Asus ZenFone V launches on Verizon, near high-end features on board


Update: The Asus ZenFone V can now be bought from Verizon for $16 per month for 24 months, or $384 outright.
Not long after releasing the Asus ZenFone AR, Verizon
Wireless is now seemingly readying the launch of another Asus-made smartphone.
We’re talking about the Asus ZenFone V – model number V520KL – a handset that hasn’t been announced, and
yet it’s already listed on Asus’ official US website.

 

The Asus ZenFone V is smaller than
the ZenFone AR, and it’s not compatible with Google Tango, having no AR
(augmented reality) features. Nevertheless, this is a respectable handset, as
it …


Galaxy Note 8 on Verizon gets its first OTA update

In case you haven’t heard, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is officially hitting the shelves today. Verizon is commemorating the occasion by releasing its first OTA update for the 6.3-inch phablet. 
The software upgrade is not identical to the one released for the international variant of the Note 8 – that one has a kernel version of 4.4.13, while Verizon’s update stands at 4.4.21. After updating, the software version of Note 8 units distributed by Verizon should stand at N950USQU1AQI5. 
Here …

The best deals on an iPhone 8/Plus pre-order at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Best Buy and Target

Today is iPhone 8 preorder day, and those who pull the trigger now will be among the first to get their hands on Apple’s latest and greatest glass-y handsets with drastically faster chipsets and upgraded cameras, not to mention the wireless and wired charging speeds. T-Mobile started the promo season on iPhone upgrades with a press release yesterday, and the other carriers and retailers might be forced to respond, that is why we will be scouring the airwaves for deals on Apple’s newest iPhones to help you choose.
Verizon
Big Red is giving up …

Verizon to drop 8,500 rural customers on October 18th

In the highly competitive business of providing wireless service to cellphone, smartwatch and tablet users, most carriers like to add subscribers, not remove them. But back in June, we told you that the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon Wireless, was planning on dropping some customers in rural parts of the country who get free roaming thanks to the LTEiRA program. As we told you back then, this program gives 21 regional carriers access to Verizon’s technology and network; in return Verizon customers get free roaming on these regional carriers.

The problem for Verizon is that the LTEiRA …

Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular: AT&T and Verizon unveil monthly plan rates

The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a cellular connectivity option that costs $400 for the 38mm size and $430 for the larger, 42mm size, but did you know that you will need to pay an additional monthly fee to your carrier in order to use that cellular connectivity?
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have now announced prices: it will cost $10 a month to get that cellular connected watch rolling on their network.
This makes 2017 one of the priciest years to own already premium priced Apple products. The iPhone X costs more …

Deal: The Moto E4 is just $40 (44% off) on Amazon, but it's locked to Verizon


The Moto E4 was launched at Verizon back in June as the carrier’s cheapest Android smartphone. At just $70, Motorola’s budget-friendly handset was an absolute steal for customers looking for their first smartphone.

Fast forward three months and the Moto E4’s price has dropped by almost 50%. If you don’t mind being tied to a carrier like Verizon, the Moto E4 is a great phone due to price-specs ratio.

For a limited time, customers can buy the Verizon-branded Moto E4 for just $40 on Amazon. The bad news is the retailer will now ship the phone within 1 to 4 weeks, probably due to high …

Why did Verizon and AT&T networks slow down? Unlimited plan users went crazy with mobile data

T-Mobile has another reason to brag after the latest Speedtest results by Oookla – it has been pegged as the fastest US network in the first half of the year, mainly on account of the fact that the Verizon and AT&T speeds have slowed down significantly after the two big carriers introduced unlimited data offerings. 

In fact, according to Opanga Network analysts, the average mobile data consumption has increased twofold since the carriers went unlimited, which explains the enormous strain on Verizon and AT&T networks, which are the ones with the most customers. 
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Deal: Verizon Google Pixel 32GB (refurbished) is on sale for just $329.99

A duo of Pixel smartphones are expected to be announced on October 5, so there’s still time for a couple of more promotional offerings for the older models.  

The most recent deal has the smaller Verizon-bound Pixel smartphone on sale for a lot less than the MSRP. The only downside is that this is a refurbished device, so while it might be in good cosmetic condition, it may have minor scrapes or scratches.

If that doesn’t bother you, then you may want to check out the deal up on eBay, which will allow you to purchase …

Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Asus ZenPad Z10

The Asus ZenPad Z10 tablet made its debut at Verizon late last year, probably to some success since the carrier was very interested in offering customers who bought it the possibility to update it to a newer version of Android.

Long story short, Verizon is now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for Asus ZenPad Z10. The update is pushed OTA (over the air) in stages and can be captured either via Wi-Fi connection or Verizon’s mobile network.

Aside from the usual new features and improvements included in Android 7.0 Nougat such as multi-window mode, improved settings …

Some Sprint and Verizon customers will receive their Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phones much earlier

Samsung introduced its newest flagship on August 23 and opened pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 8 just one day later. However, the South Korean company announced the smartphone is supposed to hit the shelves on September 15, not earlier.

Even so, it appears that some customers who placed pre-orders at Sprint and Verizon will be getting their Galaxy Note 8 handsets much earlier than expected. Although the phone isn’t supposed to ship until about two weeks from now, many customers received shipping notifications informing them that their phones have already been shipped and will arrive …