Verizon now offers unlimited data plans for pre-paid subscribers

Verizon announced today that effective immediately, it will offer an unlimited data plan for its pre-paid customers. The price of the service is $80 a month and includes unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada, and unlimited text to over 200 international locations. The pre-paid unlimited plan streams video at up to 480p (DVD quality). Mobile hotspot and tethering usage is not included as part of the plan, and during times of heavy traffic your data could be prioritized behind other customers.

Verizon has now simplified its pre-paid offerings, and all of them include unlimited talk, text and …


AT&T outbid for Straight Path by mystery firm rumored to be Verizon

Earlier this month, AT&T bid $1.6 billion for Straight Path Communications. At the time of the announcement, it was assumed that the nation’s second largest carrier wanted Straight Path’s 28 GHz and 39 GHz millimeter wave spectrum for its upcoming 5G pipeline; the 28GHz/38GHz bands are being considered for 5G use. The price included liabilities that Straight Path was ultimately responsible for.

Immediately after AT&T announced its bid, which works out to $95.63 a share, analysts started naming other carriers that they felt were interested in Straight Path too. As it turns out, at …

Verizon starts seeding Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Verizon is the next carrier in the United States to provide the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners. Although the Big Red has yet to make it official, some users have already captured the update on their phones.

Until Verizon won’t release the proper documentation for this update, we can’t confirm what security patch the update contains. The good news is the Android 7.0 Nougat update does include “security updates,” it’s just we don’t know yet if it’s the March or April patch.

According to the official changelog, the update also contains …

Despite comments from Verizon CEO McAdam, analysts don't see Big Red buying Disney or CBS

Ready to play a new game? It’s called “Who is going to merge with Verizon?” Here’s how you play. Take the following sentence, “Verizon is going to merge with _____________. Fill in the blank with the name of a well known company. Use your common sense and stick to wireless content providers and distributors, large media firms and communications companies. Be smart. Verizon isn’t going to buy Dairy Queen. Some of the names that Wall Street has bandied about recently include Disney, Comcast, Charter and CBS.

Last week, Verizon announced that it lost 289,000 postpaid phone subscribers …

Verizon reports a drop in postpaid phone subscribers for the first quarter of 2017

Verizon released its first quarter earnings report today. The nation’s largest carrier had revenue from January through March of $20.9 billion, which was 5.1% lower than what Big Red grossed a year earlier. Verizon blamed the decline on a drop in revenue received from overages, the cost of promoting the business, and a decline in the number of postpaid customers. Of the 307,000 postpaid customers that left the carrier during the three month period, 289,000 were phone-related customers which is the holy grail of the industry. Still, postpaid phone churn came in under .90% for the eighth consecutive …

Samsung's Windows powered 12-inch Galaxy Book launches via Verizon on April 21st

At MWC this year, Samsung didn’t introduce the Samsung Galaxy S8 (unless you count a quick video teaser as an introduction). The company did unveil the Samsung Galaxy Book. This is a 2-in-1 tablet that comes with Windows 10 inside. The device is available in two sizes (10.6-inches and 12-inches) and with two different forms of connectivity, LTE and Wi-Fi. Starting April 21st (this coming Friday) you will be able to pick up the device from Verizon Wireless. The nation’s largest carrier will be offering the larger 12-inch LTE model of the Galaxy Book for $1,299.99. Both size devices feature a snap-on …

Company developing a physical QWERTY keyboard Moto Mod will meet with Lenovo and Verizon

Last month, we told you about a company called Livermorium that is developing a third-party physical QWERTY keyboard Moto Mod. The accessory is listed on Indiegogo where the company is trying to raise the $100,000 it needs to guarantee production. With 15-days left on the crowdfunding site, Livermorium has raised a tad more than $47,000 from 638 backers. If you like the idea of adding a QWERTY keyboard to your Moto Z device, you might want to donate $60 for a Super Early Bird model. The company plans on selling them for $120 at retail, if it can get the necessary funding.

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LG G6 on Verizon getting its first update with April's security patches for Android

The Verizon LG G6 is receiving an update that contains several improvements, in addition to April’s Android security patches. The handset is still on Android 7.0, but the update weighs in at 473MB.

Verizon’s change log only includes instructions on how to protect the SIM card tray from water damage, and a new notification for the charging port letting you know the LG G6 won’t charge if moisture is detected in the charging port or USB cable. There’s got to be something else going on with the update, but this is all we know.

To get the latest software, …

The Verizon Wear24 LTE smartwatch is launching on May 11

Starting next month, Verizon will sell its very own smartwatch: the Verizon Wear24. Similar to other smartwatches currently on the market – including the LG Watch Sport that’s already available on Verizon – the Wear24 runs Android Wear 2.0, and sports a circular display (a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen, to be exact).

Thanks to LTE connectivity, the Verizon Wear24 will let you make and receive calls without having to rely on a smartphone. Furthermore, with the new smartwatch, you can download Android apps, ask Google for help, or stream music (and easily pair the watch …

Get all star codes and self-service short codes for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint phones right here!

All carriers around the world and in the US have a bunch of star codes – also known as service codes – that you can punch in your phone’s dialer app (speaking of which, Verizon still supports rotary phones , but that’s another story!) and obtain some convenient functionality, such as enabling and disabling specific features in your plan, checking your bill and data usage, getting in touch with customer support, and much more. Especially on T-Mobile, whose excessive list of codes can be barely contained here!

Have a look at the things you can accomplish with your …