Tag: Verizon

Verizon CEO touts 1.5Gbps peak 5G speed as S10 reviewers hit approved sites

Back in February, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg told the audience at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event that he was “super excited” to bring the Galaxy S10 5G to market, even though he wasn’t making specific promises as to how fast the phone would perform on Verizon’s 5G network. Now we have a better idea: Vestberg told […]

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Verizon releases Galaxy S10 5G with 20 cities of hype for only 2 cities

My hat’s off to Verizon this morning for the bold marketing campaign behind Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G, and more generally, its nascent 5G network. Take a moment to visit the company’s 5G mini-site today, which happens to be the S10 5G’s U.S. launch day, and you’ll experience a wonderfully clean graphic design that works as […]

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AT&T Contractors and a Verizon Employee Charged With Helping SIM Swapping Criminal Ring

Last week, the Department of Justice accused nine people of allegedly being part of a crime gang known as “The Community” that hijacked mobile phone numbers to then steal money and cryptocurrency. This is yet another criminal case brought forward against hackers who use a technique called SIM swapping to target bank accounts and, primarily, […]

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All Four Major US Carriers Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit For Selling Customer Data

It was discovered not too long ago that it was actually a pretty easy process to get information about someone from a carrier, where you could actually find the location of a person on a carrier’s network by paying a third-party service. Carriers later came forward to state that they would no longer be selling […]

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FCC Demanding More Information From AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Regarding Phone Location Data

Location data can be a contentious subject, especially when it comes to who has access to it. Where that data goes beyond, say, a wireless carrier, is important. And now the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is demanding more information regarding that data from the biggest wireless carriers in the U.S. Motherboard has the […]

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Verizon sets Galaxy S10 5G date and names 20 cities, kills cheap 5G plan

Verizon today officially set the first U.S. release date for Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G phone — May 16, 2019 — and named 20 additional 5G cities, while also announcing changes to its 5G data plans. The standout change: there are now only two 5G plans, down from three before, and the least expensive option is […]

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AT&T expects 5G plans to use broadband-like speed tiers by 2022

Unlike competitors Verizon and T-Mobile, AT&T hasn’t been shy about pushing the pricing envelope for 5G services, and the company is already anticipating a new pricing model over the next few years. During a Q1 2019 earnings call today, AT&T executives offered precious little insight into their 5G plans, except to predict that 5G services […]

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Verizon is Teaming up With Google to Offer YouTube TV to Mobile, 5G Home, and Fios Customers

Verizon is about to start offering a brand new premium subscription option for its customers, both for wireless and home subscribers. The company has announced it’s teaming up with Google to offer YouTube TV to those interested. On Tuesday, Verizon officially announced that it will be working with Google to offer YouTube TV for wireless, […]

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Sprint’s 5G E lawsuit tarred AT&T, but didn’t help consumers

In recent years, bad behavior has increasingly gone unpunished, so it probably won’t shock anyone that wireless carrier Sprint has given up its fight with AT&T over “5G Evolution” — an allegedly deceptive mismarketing of late-stage 4G service as “5G E.” The branding infuriated competitors and allegedly confused prospective customers, but after a settlement with […]

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From U.S. to South Korea, early mobile 5G is only inconsistently fast

It may be only a day — or three, or 105 — into the mobile 5G experience, but there’s already a consensus between early U.S. and South Korean 5G smartphone adopters: When 5G works, it’s mighty fast, but users shouldn’t actually expect it to work consistently quite yet. On a positive note, testers in both […]

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