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Firefox OS Flips Into The U.S. With Verizon Feature Phones; Enters Africa With Orange And The $40 Klif

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
 With its web-based, no-native Firefox OS smartphones launched only in 2013, the open-source web software maker Mozilla has been a late mover in mobile, with only 1 million devices shipped to date. But it continues to step up its efforts nevertheless: at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla today is announcing new deals with several carriers, OEMs and [...]

Verizon Nexus 6 is all but confirmed for launch

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
Many reports have claimed that Verizon is preparing to launch the Nexus 6, and the carrier has all but confirmed that plans are in motion by releasing late on Thursday a promo video on YouTube called “Nexus 6 | Demo | Verizon Wireless.” That video is now private, but the cat is out of the [...]

Verizon issues furious response to FCC, in morse code, dated 1934

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Verizon is just so mad at the Federal Communications Commission today that a normal press release wouldn’t do. After all, Verizon issues so many press releases denouncing the FCC for trying to regulate telecommunications that today’s vote on net neutrality required a special one to make sure it would be remembered. So Verizon wrote it in morse [...]

Verizon trolls today’s Net Neutrality ruling by responding in Morse code

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Net Neutrality won today, thanks to a 3-2 vote by the FCC. Yay! But not everyone is happy. In just about the most innovative thing the company has ever done, Verizon put out a press release in Morse code, copied here for your pleasure: – — -.. .- -.– .—-. …   -.. . -.-. .. … [...]

Updated: Android Lollipop lands on 2014 Moto X at Verizon and AT&T

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Update 2/25: AT&T’s version of the second-gen Moto X has now received its Android 5.0 Lollipop as well. The news comes via a tip to Phone Arena, followed by reader reports of the update arriving. Android Lollipop should roll out gradually to AT&T’s 2014 Moto X via a big 650MB update, so watch out for [...]

Blackberry Classic will launch on Verizon for $99 on February 26

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Remember the good old days of QWERTY keyboards and trackpads? Well, it seems like they are making a comeback – Verizon Wireless has confirmed that the BlackBerry Classic will be going on sale from Thursday, February 26. The phone will be priced at $ 99.99 with a new two-year contract. Sales will start online and the phone [...]

Verizon will fix your landline in a month—or give you wireless right now

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Verizon’s aging copper landline telephone network has been offline for numerous customers in Manhattan over the past few weeks, giving Verizon another chance to convince customers to ditch their landlines for wireless service. This has been a recurring theme for Verizon, which often tells customers their phone lines can’t be fixed right away but that they [...]

Google Wallet declares war on Apple Pay — AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile join fight

by Gizmoration February 23, 2015
Google Wallet far predates Apple Pay, but even with the head start, the Android-owner has failed to impact the mobile-payment market. Meanwhile, the fruit-logo company has made a serious dent, gaining the support of many partners. Even in popular culture, Apple Pay is featured in many TV commercials, while the average consumer probably has no [...]

Lollipop expected for Verizon One M8 in early March

by Gizmoration February 18, 2015
Android 5.0 Lollipop is edging closer to release for Verizon subscribers with an HTC One M8, but it’s still going to be a few weeks before it begins its rollout. HTC has confirmed that the software is “in the lab” and it expects it to be ready in early March. HTC has been working quickly [...]


Google Plans To Buy Mobile Payment Company Softcard

by DRajon January 29, 2015
Softcard is a mobile payment company which is troubled nowadays and that is a reason why many potential buyers are planning to take over Softcard. Google, the tech giant is also planning the same. Google is interested in buying payment groups which are relatively small which are controlled by Telecom companies of US. Google is [...]

FCC Filing Shows That Sprint is A Supporter of Net Neutrality

by Gizmoration January 17, 2015
Supporters of net neutrality got a boost from an unlikely source on Friday as telecom giant Sprint stated in a letter to the FCC that it would support so-called “Title II” regulation, which is the only legal tool that the agency can use to ensure internet providers can’t favor some websites over others. “So long as the FCC [...]

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Verizon Upgrades Its 3G Spectrum For Accomodating 4G

by RJ Kon December 7, 2014
Verizon, the pioneer in wireless communications has taken the steps towards upgrading the 3G networks that the company possess to 4G LTE in PCS bands, according to reports. These bands are being used for EV-DO in  markets. This upgradation helps the company to provide reliable LTE services at a greater speed to the consumers. The [...]
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KILL SWITCH 2015: The Remote Disabling of Smartphones

by Ranjan Yadavon August 12, 2014
“Kill Switch”, meant to remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data is set to be a standard in 2015 in the US. This kill switch enabling pledge is supported by mobile world’s major market players like Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft. The major cellular carriers in the US viz. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular, have also signed to this voluntary [...]

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Walmart lowers prices for iPhone 5C and 5S: $29 and $99

by Matthew Lucason June 27, 2014
Walmart is lowering the price of the iPhone 5s and 5c beginning Friday, 9 a.m. “local time.”. The retailer says that the price drop is permanent, and the offer is only available in stores. It’s not available online. With a two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, the 16GB iPhone 5c will be available for just $29 (down from $49) [...]
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Verizon Phone Plans: More Data, Cheaper and Global Texting

by Nick Adamson February 15, 2014
The Verizon phone plans are changing. The company hatched its latest scheme to win customers in the mobile service battle Thursday, boosting data allowances, storage and messaging ability, and offering a discount for some plans. The “More Everything” Verizon phone plans, which leaked to the internet, are similar to the company’s existing Share Everything plans, but with higher [...]


Verizon Gives Parent Companies $7 Billion

by Chris Murphyon June 23, 2013
Verizon Wireless announced today that it will distribute $7.0 billion to Verizon Communicatins and Vodafone Group Plc. VC owns 55 percent, and Vodafone owns 45 percent of the “partnership”. It is payable June 25, 2013. According to Seeking Alpha this a “stalemate” move, claiming, “In effect, Verizon is betting that Vodafone will be under more [...]
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Strong American Company, Verizon Helps The Boston Victims

by Chris Murphyon April 19, 2013
The week wasn’t good for Boston. But Verizon, who saw a strong Q1 ‘13 earnings report today, has generously given $100,000, to ‘One Fund Boston’ to help the victims of the horrific bombing. In a statement released by Verizon today, the donation was directly addressed, “The thoughts and prayers of Verizon employees across the globe [...]
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Dish Network Fighting Softbank Over Sprint

by Nick Adamson April 16, 2013
Dish Network has announced that it wants to buy Sprint Nextel for about $25.5 billion giving shareholders $17.3 billion in cash and $8.2 billion in stock… this would amount to about $7 per share. The $7 dollars per share would amount to $4.76 in cash and 0.05953 DISH shares for each Sprint share held. Dish Network [...]


Want to Invest? Put Your Money on Verizon

by Chris Murphyon March 28, 2013
Looking to invest in telecommunications? Check out Verizon, dividend yield of 4.65%, massive revenue generating capacity and strong cash flows make the stock a hit among income investors, having jumped 22% over the past year. Source, Seeking Alpha. See also AT&T Versus Big Red: The Battle Of Mobile Coverage As of today, March 28, the stock [...]
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HTC One Specs, Design, Features and Price

by Eric Brownon March 22, 2013
The Taiwanese mobile manufacturer’s new high-end smartphone features a stunning and modern design, a large screen and a powerful camera. The HTC One specs are quite impressive and at a first look it seems a great smartphone. HTC One has a rectangular design, with aluminum insertions, it is very thin and weights 143 g. When [...]