Is Verizon capping Netflix and YouTube at a data speed of 10Mbps? (UPDATE)

Several Verizon subscribers are claiming that Big Red is imposing a speed cap of 10Mbps on video streaming services Netflix and YouTube. To prove that this is indeed happening with Netflix, we copied a test that was published elsewhere on Friday morning. With our Moto Z Force connected to Verizon’s network, we ran Ookla’s Speedtest app and scored a download speed of 48.22 Mbps on Big Red’s 4G LTE network.

The next thing we did was run Fast.com. This is actually an app available from the Google Play Store that is offered by Netflix. The app measures download speeds for Netflix only, so in …


Cricket's Hot Summer Deals: 2 lines with Unlimited Data for $80, and new phones on sale

Sure, summer is now winding down as we get close to the waning days of July. Soon, it will be August and then September brings the start of fall. Before you know it, the holiday shopping season will be here. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. It is still hot outside. How do we know that? Well, there is first hand experience, but also Cricket Wireless is holding its Hot Summer Deals. That means that it still has to be summertime, right? After all, when the cricket sees its shadow, that means we have several more weeks of hot weather ahead.

So what exactly is Cricket offering you for the …

Is Verizon capping Netflix and YouTube at a data speed of 10Mbps?

Several Verizon subscribers are claiming that Big Red is imposing a speed cap of 10Mbps on video streaming services Netflix and YouTube. To prove that this is indeed happening with Netflix, we copied a test that was published elsewhere on Friday morning. With our Moto Z Force connected to Verizon’s network, we ran Ookla’s Speedtest app and scored a download speed of 48.22 Mbps on Big Red’s 4G LTE network.

The next thing we did was run Fast.com. This is actually an app available from the Google Play Store that is offered by Netflix. The app measures download speeds for Netflix only, so in …

Subscriber data on 14 million Verizon customers leaked online, what should you do

UpGuard, the cyber security firm that discovered leaked voter data last month, is at it again, this time going after a Verizon partner that exposed up to 14 million accounts for the world to see. An ill-configured security setting on a cloud server led to having the subscriber data of millions of Verizon customers who phoned customer service in the last six months visible online without protection. 
The data includes phone numbers, names, and, more worryingly, PIN codes that give access to said accounts. Verizon said that no ID theft has occurred because of the …

LG G3 gets 2G/3G data roaming fixes at T-Mobile, three years after release

Here is what perseverance may mean to some people. It appears that T-Mobile and LG continue to support the G3, the South Korean company’s main flagship launched back in June 2014.

Unfortunately, it’s not the elusive Android 7.0 Nougat update that many LG G3 owners have expected. Still, it’s nice to know that companies like LG continue to support their products even after they become nearly obsolete.

The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update software version D85130g is now being pushed to LG G3 units at T-Mobile. As the title says, the update is supposed to …

Ticketmaster will use audio data from your phone to admit you to events

Ticketmaster is partnering with LISNR, a Cincinnati-based
data-over-sound company, to bring sonic ticket verification to their venues.
Instead of scanning a QR code or tapping an NFC tile, LISNR’s technology
enables Ticketmaster customers to verify and gain entry to events by playing a
unique sound called a “smart tone” directly from their phone. These sonic waves
are made in the 18.75 kHz and 19.2kHZ range – completely inaudible to more than
90 percent of the human population. Within them, lies your unique ticket
information which is given to you at the time of purchase. No radios …

Google's Triangle app can help you preserve your data every month

If apps running in the background are consuming too much data each month, Google has a new app called Triangle that might help you. No, this has nothing to do with the offensive set favored by NBA coach Phil Jackson, who was just fired today as president of the New York Knicks. This is actually an app being tested by Google in the Philippines which shows you which apps are eating you out of house and home with their data consumption.

In addition, Triangle also acts as a “Data Saver” by limiting certain apps from going online for more than 10 minutes or 30 minutes at a time. All of this information …

Android loses ground, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still top smartphone sales in the US, Q1 data shows

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released today its Q1 statistics on smartphone OS data, indicating stronger performance for iOS on local ground in the US, compared to the same period, last year. However, iPhone and iOS sales marked drops in Asia, while Samsung and Android did not perform too well on the other side of the globe, in the US.

The US market was dominated by iOS sales that accounted for up to 36.5% of smartphone sales in the country – a 5.8% increase from last year. In this spirit, iPhone 7 and its larger brother, 7 Plus, remained at the top of the sales …

Google Play Store data suggests that just over 1 million Pixel, Pixel XL handsets have been sold

Based on data discovered in the Google Play Store, it is estimated that more than one million Pixel and Pixel XL handsets have been sold since the phones were launched last year. Google itself does not release information about individual phone shipments, but the Google Play Store does reveal how many times a certain app has been installed on an Android phone. These figures are listed in the Google Play Store in a wide range. For example, one app could show between 50,000 to 100,000 installs while another might show between 1 million and 5 million.

For some time, Google listed 500,000 to …

How to get unlimited Verizon hotspot data for $50 a month. Shh, it's a secret!


How would you like to score unlimited Verizon data from a Big Red hotspot for $50 a month? All you have to is join the Family Motor Coach Association, better known as the FMCA. This is a group of RV owners that gang up together to save money on RV insurance, campground costs, roadside assistance, tires and more. Among the “and more” part is a deal that the organization made with Verizon.

Sign up for the FMCA for a one-time charge of $50. Verizon then gives you a Novatel MiFi 7730L wireless hotspot for free, and allows you to access unlimited data via the hotspot for $50 each month. And …