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CTIA, FCC come to agreement on cellphone unlocking terms

Customers to be notified proactively of unlocked status, get devices unlocked for free The CTIA has announced today it has come to an agreement with the FCC regarding cellphone unlocking. The five largest carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular — have signed-on with a...
Samsung Galaxy S4

Small OTA update hitting Verizon Galaxy S4 with various fixes

Third-party charger issue purportedly fixed A small follow-up update to the original jump to Android 4.3 back in October is hitting Verizon Galaxy S4's today with a few small fixes and improvements. According to the Verizon support document for the update, email connectivity has been improved,...
Droid DNA

HTC and Verizon confirm Droid DNA Android 4.2.2 update

600MB update already landing on devices Both HTC and Verizon have confirmed that an update bringing Android 4.2.2 along with Sense 5 is on its way to Droid DNA owners today. It's certainly been a long time coming (as other HTC devices start to hit Android 4.4), but we'll never turn down such a...
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Verizon dramatically increases LTE network capacity in major cities

Network expands to 40MHz, double the largest available previously Following up on the admission that its network isn't up to par in major cities, Verizon has just quietly flipped the switch on massive LTE network enhancements across the country. Just one month ago Verizon CFO Fran Shammo ...
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AT&T and T-Mobile expected to bid for Verizon's 700MHz spectrum

Valuable block of spectrum could net Verizon a big profit on the sale Verizon may be considering a sale of its 700MHz "A block" spectrum, and its no surprise that T-Mobile and AT&T are both in line to make a bid for it. Although Verizon continues to actively use the 700MHz spectrum, it has...
White Droids

Verizon Droid Ultra + Droid Mini now available in white

Following some recent (and not-so-recent) leakage, the Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Mini have appeared in white on Verizon's online store. Nothing has changed besides the color of the phones' exterior — you're still basically looking at a Moto X-class device in a different form factor with added...
Motorola Droid Mini

Verizon Droid Mini shows up in white in leaked press render

It's the Droid Mini you know and love, now with a new color option Frequent device revealer @evleaks has posted a press render today of a Motorola Droid Mini in white, headed to Verizon. Details on an exact price and availability aren't known, but there isn't much to the imagination here....
Chromecast

Verizon the latest retailer to begin selling Chromecast

Listed as an online-only accessory for now The days of constrained Chromecast supply are long gone, as Verizon is yet another retailer selling the $35 TV dongle. Coming in right behind Motorola which just started selling Google's accessory and long after both Amazon and Google Play have offered...
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Verizon introduces $5 'Daily Plan' 300MB data pass for tablets

New plan targeted at infrequent mobile data users Verizon is hoping to get more people hooked on mobile data for their tablets with a new $5 "Daily Plan." The new plan slots in below the previous low offering of $20 for 1GB of data each month, and gives you 24 hours of access to 300MB of data,...
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Verizon launches Samsung Galaxy S3 + S4 Minis

New Verizon home buttons now available If you want a pint-sized Samsung phone with a full-sized carrier logo on the home key, Verizon Wireless has launched two new devices that may pique your interest. As foretold, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy S4 Mini are available today from Verizon,...
HTC One Max

Verizon now selling the HTC One Max for $299

With exactly zero fanfare, Verizon today has begun selling the HTC One Max. It'll cost you $299 on contract, or $25.22 a month with the Verizon Edge plan. Outright, you'll be paying $599. The HTC One Max is a large — 5.9-inch display, but the phone itself is a bit bigger than that thanks to the...
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Motorola adds six more phones to Android 4.4 update list

List gives no indication of when updates will actually begin rolling out Motorola was quick to refresh its software support page to indicate which devices are set to receive Android 4.4, and it has just updated the page again with six more devices. Verizon and Motorola's 2012 Droid lineup are...
Moto G

Verizon says it'll carry the Moto G on prepaid next year

If you're looking to get the new Moto G — be sure to check out our quick-look video — on Verizon when it's available here in the U.S. in early 2014, it looks like you're going to have to go prepaid to do it. The official VZWNews Twitter account this morning confirmed as such. The move to prepaid...
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Verizon CFO admits network isn't up to speed in big cities

Customers getting dropped from LTE to 3G because of 'capacity constraints' Speaking at an investor conference, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo admitted that his carrier's network isn't offering a high enough quality of service in big cities. Although it reminds everyone regularly that it has the nation'...
Elipsis 7

Verizon announces their own tablet - the Ellipsis 7 will debut Nov. 7 for $250

Want a 7-inch LTE tablet on Verizon? You could get the Nexus 7, and fight with Verizon to try and get it activated, or you could wait until Thursday and pick up the new Verizon brand Ellipsis 7 — Big Red's very own HD Android tablet. The Press release is short on specs, but we do know the Ellipsis...
Droid Maxx and Ultra

Soak test updates hitting new Droids starting tomorrow

What specifically the update contains is still unknown at this point We had more than a hunch it was coming, and now we have confirmation that those participating in the soak test for Verizon's latest Droids (Mini, Ultra and Maxx) are receiving an update starting tomorrow. Now what exactly you'...
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Verizon's HTC One update delayed for a month, says HTC exec

Verizon stalls with the finish line in sight HTC America VP Jason Mackenzie has taken to Twitter this evening to break the bad news about the HTC One 4.3 update on Big Red: @htc One Vz customers: we need more time to spin new SW & re-test 4.3 update. Approx a month. Appreciate your...
Galaxy S4

Verizon Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update landing today with Gear support, Band IV LTE

As we speculated earlier today, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S4 will indeed be the first U.S. model to be updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which brings with it Samsung's "premium suite" software. Samsung has updated its support page indicating that the new software version I545VRUEMJ7 should begin...
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Motorola Droid soak test invites going out

New Droids getting ready for their turn at the big camera update You have your shiny new Droid Maxx, Mini or Ultra. It's one hell of a phone, and in my opinion the best set of phones to ever hit Verizon. I wish there was a GSM Droid Maxx. But I digress. You've been watching every other Moto X...
Droid Maxx

Using a new Verizon Droid? Your update is coming soon

Have hope Droid users, you have not been forgotten — you're just on Verizon Standard Time While a solid date would be better, there's finally some good news for Droid Ultra, Droid Mini and Droid Maxx users waiting on an update to get them in line with the rest of the Moto X family. Vice...

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