Tag: Verizon

PSA: Verizon’s Free Apple Music Subscription Isn’t Available for the Grandfathered ‘Verizon Plan Unlimited’

Verizon and Apple have collaborated on a nice deal for Apple Music subscribers, with the carrier opting to cover the cost of a monthly subscription for some. That started as a six-month free stretch for all Verizon customers on compatible devices. In that case, after six months was up the carrier would simply charge the […]

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Verizon May be Adding a Full Apple Music Subscription at no Additional Cost to Some Unlimited Plans

Verizon may not have as many bundled perks as some of the other carriers out there, but it does, at the very least, offer up a six month free trial period of Apple Music. So that’s something. But it looks like the partnership between Verizon and Apple is going to get a bit better for […]

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CES 2019’s mediocre 5G demos set the stage for a confusing year

During a 5G-focused Mobile Innovation event at last year’s CES, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said he hoped to appear at 2019’s show with a working 5G phone on a live network. Since there were exactly zero 5G phones or networks in existence at that point, his plan sounded ambitious, but his quiet confidence made the outcome seem […]

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Carriers Say They Will Close Access to Customer Geo-Location Data to Third-Parties

One of the pieces of the giant data puzzle that carriers are able to routinely obtain from a smartphone on its network is geo-location, but unfortunately for customers that data hasn’t been handled all that well. In a report from The Verge, two of the three wireless carriers that were specifically named in a recent […]

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Verizon’s 5G keynote at CES spotlights media, drone flight, and health partnerships

Introduced by Consumer Technology Association head Gary Shapiro as one of the most exciting speakers at the 2019 CES, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg took the stage to discuss the network’s plans for 5G this year. He focused on fairly narrow upcoming uses of 5G technologies by various partners while actually demonstrating very few of them. But […]

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Samsung Bolt gets Wi-Fi certification as a 5G hotspot, not a Galaxy phone

With 2019’s CES trade show now only days away, there’s been no shortage of speculation as to Samsung’s plans for announcing new 5G devices at its Monday evening media event. But one such device, named “Bolt,” has turned out not to be the exciting 5G variant of the Galaxy S10 some were expecting — it’s […]

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CES 2019: Tips for surviving tech’s biggest trade show

I’ve been to Consumer Electronics Show more than 20 times in Las Vegas, and I’ve collected a few tips that will help the newcomers walk the miles of exhibits next week at tech’s biggest trade show in Las Vegas. Yes, it is possible to survive CES 2019 without Vegas nightmares and hangovers. All told, CES […]

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T-Mobile woos new customers with test drive of new iPhone eSIM app

Though Apple’s latest iPhones shipped with hardware support for eSIMs, U.S. carriers weren’t fully ready to support the feature until iOS 12.1.1 debuted in early December. Now that Verizon and AT&T have introduced iPhone eSIM support, third-place U.S. carrier T-Mobile is joining the party — and using the opportunity to pitch its competitors’ customers to switch […]

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FCC Votes to Classify Text Messages as Information Service, Gives Carriers More Power

The Federal Communications Commission has voted this week on a party-line vote to classify text messages in a specific way that will give wireless carriers even more power. The FCC has officially voted to classify text messages as an information service, which means carriers will have more power over text messages moving forward. According to […]

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