Verizon announces Black Friday 2017 deals, iPhones not included


This Black Friday, Verizon Wireless will allow customers
to buy select high-end smartphones at up to 50% off – in certain conditions. If
you sign up for Verizon Unlimited, the carrier slashes $378 of the prices of
the following handsets: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note
8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Moto Z2 Force. The $378 discount will be offered
as credit applied to your account over 24 months. This promotion will be
available online starting November 23 (Thursday), and in stores on November 24
(Black Friday).

 

Verizon will also take $100 off select smartphones …


Verizon cuts the price of nearly all Moto Mods by 50%

If you, or someone on your holiday shopping list owns a Moto Z or Moto Z2 series phone, you might want to mosey on down to your nearest Verizon store. There, nearly all Moto Mods are priced at 50% off. And that even includes the brand new Polaroid Insta-Share Printer Mod, which is $100 off at $99.99. The Insta-Share Projector is priced at $149.99 following a $150 discount, and even the price of the new Amazon Alexa Smart Speaker Moto Mod has been sliced in half to $74.99.

If you’ve been waiting for Moto Mod prices to drop like stock prices in the Crash of 1929, this is about as close as …

PSA: OnePlus 5T won't work on Verizon and Sprint


The OnePlus 5T is launching in the US and other
markets tomorrow, November 21, less than a week after being officially
announced. 
If you’re planning to buy the smartphone and use it in the US, you have to know that it won’t work on two
of the largest carriers: Verizon and Sprint. More exactly, the phone is compatible with some
of Verizon’s and Sprint’s LTE bands, but that’s not enough. As OnePlus puts it:
“Even if a device supports some or all of the required frequencies for a
carrier, it will not be able to connect unless the device is approved for the
network.”

 

Of course, …

Verizon updates LG V20 today, has a slew of OTA updates set for tomorrow

Verizon sent out an update today for the LG V20, which contains the November Android security patch and software version VS99518A. Tomorrow, we expect to see Big Red push out updates to the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the LG G6, the Moto Z2 Force and the Moto Z Play. Outside of the LG V20’s support page, the nation’s largest carrier has yet to update the pages for the other smartphones receiving their OTA updates on Tuesday.

If you own any of these models and you’re a Verizon subscriber, once you receive a notification telling you that the update has arrived on your handset, …

Deal: Moto Z2 Play on sale for just $192 at Best Buy (Verizon model)

Best Buy is trying to steal the Black Friday deals start with a couple of promotions on some decent flagships. Along with the LG G6 deal that we’ve already reported about, Best Buy is running a promotion on the Moto Z2 Play, not quite a flagship, but a decent Android smartphone nonetheless.

So, for a limited time, customers can grab the Verizon Moto Z2 Play at Best Buy for just $7.99 per month for 24 months, which makes the smartphone cost only $192. Considering the fact that Verizon sells the prepaid version of the Moto Z2 Play for $408, you’ll be saving $216 when …

Asus ZenFone V Live now available as a Verizon exclusive for only $7 a month

Asus and Verizon announced today that the new Asus ZenFone V Live is now available exclusively from Verizon. The budget priced handset features a 5-inch display made with slightly curved 2.5D glass, carrying a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset, which comes with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 308 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage.

The rear-facing 13MP camera has, according to Verizon, “class-leading low light performance.” The front-facing 5MP camera handles selfies and video chats. The 3000mAh battery, combined with the …

Verizon now adds BOGO Half Off to its Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL 50% trade-in deal

Verizon has turned its 50% off trade-in deal on the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL into something even better. In addition to getting 50% off one Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL handset with a trade, you now have the opportunity to get a second Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL priced at half off. There are 13 handsets that Verizon will accept in trade in exchange for the original 50% discount on either one of the two new Pixel models. The discount is applied to your bill in the form of monthly credits over 24 months. For the Pixel 2, that works out to $13.54 a month over 24 months. For the Pixel 2 XL, the monthly …

Watch the top 5 carrier ads: T-Mobile spent $30 million for the Netflix spot, still couldn't beat Verizon

Hot on the heels of T-Mobile giving away Netflix streaming to its subscribers came the rumor that Sprint may offer Hulu in its turn, and Verizon might be exploring free content, too. Well, T-Mobile made this a big selling point last quarter, so how much exactly has it spent on popularizing its generosity with the “Netflix on us” spot? No less than $30 million, it seems, judging from the recap of the wireless ad TV spending for last month.

That’s still just a chunk of the total estimated $271 million that 18 brands gave for advertising in October, up …

Verizon and AT&T team up to lease new cell towers being built by a third party

The nation’s top two largest mobile carriers, Verizon and AT&T, are teaming up with Tillman Infrastructure to build hundreds of cell towers. Tillman will be building the towers to the specs requested by the two mobile operators, and both Verizon and AT&T have agreed to lease them. The structures will be built at locations where there are no cell towers at present, allowing the carriers to move some equipment off of existing towers and on to the new ones once they are built.

Construction work on the new structures will begin in Q1 of 2018. Verizon says that once the towers are built, …

Save $100 on the iPhone 7 Plus at Best Buy (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint)


If you’re not impressed by the iPhone 8 series and you think
the iPhone X is too expensive, but you need a new Apple handset in your life,
the iPhone 7 Plus should be a great choice. Especially now, as you can get an
iPhone 7 Plus for $100 off if you’re buying it with a monthly plan and activate
it on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint.

 

This offer is available at Best Buy, with savings being “reflected
in reduced monthly payments over the life of the device.” Unfortunately,
the deal does not include the iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB, so you can only get the 32
GB model for $100 off – after all …