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Verizon now lets you text Starbucks to your friends

Verizon is helping users give the gift of Starbucks this holiday season. Through the Verizon Messages app, users can send an Starbucks eGift card of $5, $10, or $15 to virtually anyone on any U.S. carrier. The cost of the card is billed to the senders account, and the recipient simply needs to...
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Verizon XLTE hits 10 new markets including Charleston, Watertown and Eureka

Verizon has today expanded their XLTE service to 10 new markets, making the total number of XLTE markets over 400 across the country. The service, which offers double the speed of standard 4G LTE, is available on various Verizon devices including the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and LG G3. The...
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Check out our brand new best phones guides!

You guys may have noticed a flurry of carrier-themed guides for best phones crossing the front page of Android Central lately. We wanted to round them all up for you here and give a bit of insight to our thinking when putting them together. Each one of our guides runs through the best phones on...
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Verizon signs a patent license agreement with Google to help fight 'frivolous' lawsuits

Verizon Wireless has announced that it has signed a patent licence agreement with Google. Specific details about the agreement were not revealed, but Verizon did say it was designed "to lower the risk of frivolous patent litigation." The company added: Verizon has long championed patent...
The Best Verizon Phones of 2015

The Best Verizon Phones of 2015

We’re compiling the very best Verizon phones across all platforms, so you can take a quick look at a glance, and find more information easily. Whether you’re a long-time Verizon subscriber, or you’re switching and want to find out what’s available at a glance, this should help you out.
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LG G3 update brings Advanced Calling to Verizon customers

Verizon is rolling out an update to the LG G3 with Advanced Calling included. The new software, version VS98512B, also squashes a few bugs and updates My Verizon Mobile, Software Wallet, GMS R5, and LG apps. Advanced Calling is basically a fancy way of saying HD voice thanks to voice over LTE...
Verizon shares plans for LTE in 2015

Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

Verizon's Mike Haberman today detailed a number of improvements coming to the carrier's LTE network next year. In short, the carrier in red will be rolling out carrier aggregation, adding more coverage for VoLTE, and continuing to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE. Perhaps the most notable...
Verizon reportedly begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

Verizon begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

After having announced that it would repurpose portions of its 3G spectrum to operate the faster 4G LTE protocol sometime in 2015, it looks like the Verizon has begun the conversion process and is testing these plans in select markets. Verizon would not give specifics about the test markets right...
The Best Verizon Prepaid phones of 2015

The Best Verizon Prepaid phones of 2015

We’re taking a good hard look at the selection of Verizon prepaid phones available, and are rounding them all up here for your reference.
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Sprint offers to cut AT&T and Verizon customers' bills in half

Sprint has fired its latest salvo against AT&T and Verizon Wireless. It is offering to chop the bill prices for customers of both carriers by half in a new promotion that begins on Friday, December 5. On that day, current AT&T and Verizon customers can go to Sprint's website to upload...
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Get apps, movies and more for free via Verizon's Connection Day promotion

Verizon is getting into the spirit of the holiday season by giving away a host of digital content today, which the carrier is calling Connection Day. Starting today, all users, regardless of wireless carrier, will be able to access free content from iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Conde Nast, Boingo and...
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Soak test invites going out for the 2014 Moto X on Verizon

Owners of the 2014 Moto X on Verizon are beginning to receive soak test invites. We've gotten tips from several Android Central readers users that the invites are starting to roll out, and although there is no mention of what the soak test is intended for, it is possible that a Lollipop update is...
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Verizon is now selling the 7-inch and 10-inch LG G Pad LTE tablets

Verizon Wireless is now offering the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE and LG G Pad 10.1 LTE tablets on sale. The 7-inch model is priced at $249.99 without a contract, or for $49.99 with a two-year contract, while the 10.1-inch tablet is being sold for $299.99 without a contract or for $199.99 with a two-year...
Verizon's new contract terms make it more expensive to defect early

Verizon's new contract terms make it more expensive to defect early

Verizon Wireless has updated its terms of service, which could increase the amount you're paying in early termination fees, or ETF, depending on when you wish to defect and leave the carrier. According to the new terms, if you sign a new two-year contract with Verizon and decide to leave towards...
Verizon tries to entice new customers with Connection Day

Verizon offers deals on digital content with Connection Day

In an attempt to get you to sign up for their service, Verizon has introduced Connection Day, a day of digital giveaways for people visiting Verizon stores. Taking place on November 26, the day before Thanksgiving, Connection Day will see Verizon give away music, apps, movies, and more from...
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Verizon hits the field with exclusive football leather Moto X

The new Moto X has been available from Verizon for a few weeks now, but today they're offering up a sweet new exclusive for football fans. A new football leather-backed Moto X is available now online and in stores for just $119.99 after a $50 on-contract rebate. New exclusive #MotoX is now...
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Verizon set to unveil 8-inch successor to the Ellipsis tablet for $259.99

The Ellipsis 8 has been spotted on Verizon's website, listed for $149.99 when taken out with a plan or $249.99 if you'd rather purchase the device outright. Much like the Ellipsis 7 Verizon announced last year, specifications aren't anything to scream about since we're talking about affordable...
Verizon responds to AT&T by offering more data on $80 & $100 plans, $150 port-in credit

Verizon responds to AT&T by offering more data on $80 & $100 plans, $150 port-in credit

Need more data for that new Droid Turbo? Verizon has just announced that it is upping data allotment on its midrange More Everything plans for a limited time. $80 will now score you 10GB of data per month, while $100 will net you 15GB. Perhaps even better, the deal isn't limited to new customers...
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Verizon's official Droid Turbo TV ads feature James Franco and a Bendgate nod

After posting two "viral" videos featuring actor James Franco earlier this week, Verizon Wireless has unleashed its full one minute TV ad featuring the man who cannot say "No" to a gig using the just launched Motorola Droid Turbo. A second ad also has a nod to the recent iPhone 6 "Bendgate"...
Verizon LG G3 update adds camera access from lock screen

Verizon LG G3 update adds camera access from lock screen

Verizon is rolling out a 201 MB update to the LG G3 which adds camera button access on the lock screen, along with a handful of other performance enhancements. This might not be a particularly exciting update, depending on how well your LG G3 has been performing lately, but an update to...