Tag: Verizon

Verizon’s bizarre 5G rollout now covers some seats in 13 NFL stadiums

Rolling out a 5G network isn’t as easy as it sounds: Between the challenges of local approvals, physically climbing towers to install new radio hardware, and getting compatible handsets into consumers’ hands, the process can take longer than expected — and yield less-than-impressive results. As I’ve followed Verizon’s 5G rollout, I’ve kept these practical factors […]

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Verizon’s 5G in Providence: Unreliable, but fast when it works

If you’ve been following the rat race that is U.S. carriers’ 5G rollouts, you’re probably aware that Verizon recently announced it would light up mobile 5G in portions of Providence, Rhode Island this summer, coinciding with a rollout in Denver, Colorado. The company claimed in a press release that customers could expect speeds up to […]

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Verizon and Boingo will bring millimeter wave 5G inside buildings

Up until now, the two biggest knocks against Verizon’s millimeter wave-based 5G have been its tiny coverage areas and inability to reach inside buildings. Today, the carrier announced that it’s working to solve both issues in partnership with Boingo Wireless, which already offers wireless coverage inside buildings and will help Verizon bring 5G to a […]

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Motorola adds 5G Moto Mod support to Verizon’s Moto Z2 Force

Motorola’s 5G Moto Mod was technically the first commercially available 5G device — a backpack that enabled the 2018 Moto Z3 phone to evolve from 4G network support to 5G millimeter wave connections over Verizon’s mobile 5G network. Now Motorola is adding 5G Moto Mod support to an older Motorola phone, 2017’s Moto Z2 Force, […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note10 makes a 5G nightmare come true: Confusion

If I lived in a city with a 5G network, I wouldn’t dream of buying a non-5G phone this year. As smartphone prices go up, users are moving to three-year replacement cycles, so buying a 4G phone in late 2019 means getting stuck on the old standard through late 2022 — well past the major […]

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Verizon warns that mid-band 5G will perform more like 4G

After being accused by T-Mobile CEO John Legere of 5G lies and being “dead in the water without a strategy,” Verizon’s consumer EVP Ronan Dunne retorted today that the company has been executing on its 5G strategy since dividing its business into consumer, business, and media groups: deliver meaningfully differentiated 5G to urban areas, followed […]

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Verizon’s dumb new ‘unlimited’ plans could hobble it in the 5G era

One year ago, Verizon seemed poised to define 5G cellular technology for the entire world. By January 2018’s CES, the company was already working on becoming the first major carrier to deploy a commercial 5G network, which it followed up by identifying its first 5G home broadband cities, later revealing its first mobile 5G device — Motorola’s […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Verizon’s Start, Play More, Do More and Get More Unlimited Plans

It is not often that Verizon reduces its price. The company has announced that it will be lowering the cost of all unlimited plans. As part of the change Verizon will be retiring the current Go, Above and Beyond plans whilst replacing them with new plans that cost less to the consumers. New Verizon Unlimited […]

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Verizon CEO expects 5G in 50% of U.S. land by 2020, 50% of phones by 2024

While AT&T and T-Mobile have both committed to nationwide rollouts of 5G cellular technology next year, an interview with Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg this morning suggests that 5G may actually take considerably longer than that to spread to customers. However, the prickly nature of the interview with CNBC’s David Faber this morning may have done […]

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Verizon brings 5G to Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington D.C.

Verizon may have been the first to launch 5G home broadband in the United States, and one of the world’s first carriers to offer commercial mobile 5G to paying customers, but its early 5G networks have been limited in both cities and coverage. That’s improving somewhat today with the addition of four new mobile 5G […]

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Verizon releases Inseego’s 5G MiFi hotspot as a nationwide exclusive

Inseego’s MiFi portable hotspots have been popular with users for years, enabling laptops, tablets, and prior-generation phones to access the latest cellular networks using Wi-Fi connections. Today, Verizon announced an exclusive deal to sell Inseego’s 5G model, the MiFi M1000, to customers nationwide, enabling users in five cities today — and a promised 30 by […]

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The U.S. now has 4 live 5G networks, but good luck actually using them

As the first half of 2019 came to a close, every major cellular carrier in the United States was officially offering 5G service to customers: just days after blasting rivals AT&T and Verizon for lying about their limited 5G offerings, T-Mobile commenced initial service on June 28, becoming the last U.S. national carrier to launch 5G. The good […]

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T-Mobile blasts AT&T and Verizon for ‘outright lies about 5G’

AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all launched early 5G networks and devices in the United States, leaving T-Mobile as the only major U.S. carrier without a presence in the growing market — but T-Mobile CEO John Legere doesn’t see it that way. His two bigger rivals have launched millimeter wave 5G networks that are limited […]

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