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    In addition to widening the subscriber count gap between the nation’s third and fourth largest wireless communications service providers, T-Mobile continues to close in on “Dumb and Dumber”, which is how its CEO likes to refer to the market’s overall leader and silver medalist. Of course, even 13 consecutive quarters of over 1 million customer gains aren’t enough for the “Uncarrier” to actually breathe down Verizon and AT&T’s necks. Big Red still dominates the charts, with 113.2 mil “retail connections” as of yesterday, while T-Mo managed to surge sequentially by ...

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    Verizon is hoping for a brighter earnings picture with its acquisition of Yahoo, but until things actualize, man -- the struggle was real for the Checkmark this quarter. First, the numbers: revenue slid 5 percent from a year ago to $30.5 billion. Operating income fell to $4.55 billion, down 42 percent, while the company's net rake totaled to $702 million, 83 percent worse off than 2015. Verizon blames part of the decline on a seven-week "work stoppage" or a wireline labor strike by the Communications Workers of America. Focusing on the wireless side, the company added on 585,000 ...

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    EDIT: Minor corrections were made to our battery stats. We’re aiming to knock out two birds with one stone in this review as these two phones are more alike than they are different. A small handful of hardware options separate the two, but otherwise we get a pretty clear idea of where the manufacturer wants to take the future of its smartphone business. These two devices come from a fully entwined Motorola and Lenovo partnership, bringing both company’s cultures to the forefront. Moto delivering excellent consumer choices and business grade construction, alongside Lenovo’s influence ...

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    Verizon, which has been the leading horse out of five bidders to buy out Yahoo!, is said to be finalizing its acquisition of the multimedia company for $5 billion. A source to Bloomberg said that we should see the deal announced in a few days. Verizon would be getting all of Yahoo's real estate and internet assets. Intellectual property will be going to a separate buyer. With this move, Verizon will expand its already-rich content bay — it picked up Engadget from its AOL acquisition, after all — with gains of Flickr, Tumblr, a stake in Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba and the ...

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    The hunt is already on for the best Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid Edition deals available nationwide, as the two new Verizon-exclusive “SnapPhones” need all the help they can get to compete against the world’s first modular handheld and the ultimate jack of all trades. Enter Best Buy, which joins Big Red’s highly anticipated launch pre-order party with something much sweeter than 40 percent off “every other Mod.” There are several perks to be had at the third-party retailer, starting with a free JBL SoundBoost speaker attachment no matter your method of purchasing either ...

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    We have a slathering of Moto Z coverage for you right now, but a lot more ahead as well. In the meantime, we thought you should know that Verizon is now opening up pre-orders for the Moto Z Droid Edition and the Moto Z Force Droid Edition on its website. The Moto Z Droid will work out to $26 per month on a two-year payment plan ($624 full retail) and the Moto Z Force Droid at $30 a month ($720). Sales officially begin on July 28. You can also get up to $300 in credit for these phones by trading one in, even if it's got a cracked screen. Also at Verizon's site, you can pick up one Moto Mod ...

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    Update: Ars Tehnica is reporting an official ceiling of 100GB. The Verizon Plan for business at 100GB currently costs $450 per month. The grandfathered plans cost $49.99 per month. If you are still clinging hard to that old, overpriced and out-of-contract Verizon unlimited data plan... you're going to have to use less data and cling harder. Use less data, huh? Maybe that won't even be enough. From sources to Droid Life, it seems that will have to be the case come tomorrow when the carrier's "Unlimited Data Plan Migration" scheme will take effect. Verizon will contact account holders ...

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    From a new phone for MetroPCS to a BOGO deal at AT&T, there have been plenty of developments in the prepaid world today. They continue with an announcement from Verizon that it has extended a feature newly available to some of its postpaid customers over to most of its prepaid customers. But, instead of "Safety Mode," the Checkmark has decided to go with "Always-On Data". It's a feature that throttles customers' data speeds down from LTE speeds to 128kbps when they kick their high speed bucket for the cycle. At least when you "run out" of data, you don't actually run out and get ...

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    Long distance communication fees are the last thing on your mind when it comes to checking up on loved ones following the disturbingly frequent terror attacks of late leaving countries as diverse as Turkey, Iraq, Syria and France paralyzed with fear. But for their part, US wireless service providers can do little else to help in such heartbreaking circumstances than ensure you won’t pay through the nose if you know someone in an afflicted area, and have to contact them ASAP. Once again, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint temporarily bury the hatchet, pausing the marketing BS and ...

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    Verizon's looking forward to leave behind this decade with some of the oldest technology in wireless communications it uses. Its CDMA 1X network, which carries traffic for some end consumers as well as machine-to-machine clients, is scheduled to be entirely off by December 31, 2019. In an interview with FierceWireless, spokesperson Chuck Hamby said that the company is working on converting businesses running CDMA-reliant equipment and will work with customers "one-on-one." "Should there be stragglers, we will continue to work with them," he said. The day-pinned deadline seems to have been ...

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    Is Google working on a Nexus smartwatch? Brexit is already causing tech prices to climb in the UK! Can Apple maintain high profit margins in an increasingly competitive industry? These stories, plus we'll be tackling your questions and comments, and get ready to vote for your favorite Pocketnow photog! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 208 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 7th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] ...

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    They say old habits die hard, and not even new ownership has been able to tweak the terms of the long-standing, infuriating partnership between Motorola and Verizon. Yet again, we’ll see one, nay, two exciting fresh Motos launched on America’s largest wireless service provider before any other carrier or retailer around the world. Adding insult to injury, it looks like the Lenovo-coordinated Moto Z Force will remain a Big Red exclusive for good, while the slimmer, slightly lower-end Moto Z is set to go on sale as a “Droid Edition” sometime this summer, followed by an unlocked ...

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    Update: Mere minutes after the general announcement, T-Mobile confirmed it'll be the first to carry the "Sprinkle White" 5-incher on US shores, charging $160, or $6.67 a month for two years, with $0 down, starting July 13. With all the budget mid-range options you have these days from Chinese manufacturers, it's amazing to realize that once you take them out of the equation as well as the brands you see on the online marketplaces, we're talking about some pretty boring options. I mean, have mercy on the prepaid carrier customers, jeez. Well, HTC is once again trying its hand in that ...

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    Stop the presses, hold your horses, and don’t go throwing away your “obsolete” Galaxy Note 5 just yet! It’s still possible the fast-approaching Note 7, despite what its name suggests, will only mildly upgrade the specifications of its predecessor. Forget 6GB RAM and a Snapdragon 821/823 or Exynos 8893 processor, as according to AnTuTu, a pre-release SM-N930V prototype recently tested through the benchmarking database merely packs 4 gigs of the good stuff, alongside an SD820 SoC. That’s way too similar to Galaxy S7’s internals, of course, and we’re not seeing any discernible ...

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    During Verizon's press conference debuting its new Verizon Plan pricing and features, the carrier decided to make sure that Sprint wasn't running away with a one percent loss. Where does that one percent come from? In a recent spate of ads featuring Verizon's former adman Paul Marcarelli, Sprint claimed to be about 99 percent as reliable as Verizon when it comes to service and outages. An engineer at the Checkmark pointed out that the one percent gap in reliability meant an extra 5 billion failures per year. Whatever failures they are, how severe they are, how far they hit and how long ...

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    Verizon has a lot of changes presumed to be in the pipeline this week, including rollover data, roaming features and plan tweaks. It seems that the carrier has decided to pre-empt all those changes with an announcement of those changes today. Big Red is telling us that it is "transforming the wireless experience" and will make official those changes in a press conference at 1pm Eastern. We will update this piece when we get all the details. Update: Verizon is rolling out a new version of its My Verizon mobile app that gives customers more and easier access to information they need, like ...

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    Verizon may be working in more amenities into "The Verizon Plan," but it could also bring more data at a higher price per tier. Another image leak (the image itself has since been withdrawn) showed off where the Checkmark wants to take its customers. It is rumored to add carryover data plus options for unlimited data via throttling and free continental roaming this week. In addition, it's also said to be making big changes to its monthly high-speed data offerings. Droid Life's source claims that bucket sizes will go up by one-third while prices will rise by 10 to 15 percent. [table] ...

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    While “national trade-in events”, where new signers to Verizon plans can get big money in exchange for their old phones, are hardly novelties, frequently opening up and closing back down to suggest urgency, Big Red has just outdid itself by doubling down on customer benefits. And with a simple and attractive referral program in place, both existing VZW subscribers and switchers from rival networks score nifty little rewards. Specifically, between $25 and $100 a month as far as the former group is concerned, and a fixed 50 bucks bonus for the latter. All Verizon clients need to do is ...

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    Got an old phone? Are you on Verizon? Do you want to be on Verizon? You may have a $300 incentive waiting in the wings Big Red will spot appraise your old phone and give you up to $300 on your account if you're upgrading or adding a line or in the form of a gift card if you're coming in fresh. So long as the screen turns on and nothing's too harshly bruised, Verizon will take it in exchange for you buying the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, HTC 10, LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge or Note 5. And whether or not the screen's all cracked up, you also have options in acquiring a Droid Turbo 2 ...

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    Samsung doesn’t appear very keen on releasing new Android tablets anymore, following a global trend that favors 2-in-1 Windows convertibles all of a sudden. High-end Galaxy Tabs in particular aren’t going anywhere, while a few mid-rangers remain relatively popular on US carriers like Verizon and AT&T thanks primarily to their super-low prices. What’s perhaps even more surprising to see is the 8-inch Galaxy Tab E’s manufacturer committed to delivering timely software updates, at least on Big Red. Granted, with Android Nougat just unveiled and literally right around the corner, a ...

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    Although AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint (especially T-Mo) are all rapidly closing the gap to Verizon in terms of both cellular coverage and network reliability, there’s still no disputing the king. That said, Big Red has its problems in certain areas, with strong signal sometimes feeling like a utopian dream, not to mention the numerous independent reports claiming at least Magenta comfortably eclipses the overall market leader when it comes to download speeds. We don’t know about the latter, but the former can be easily solved in VZW-connected homes and at work, courtesy of the new ...

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    Call it a victory for T-Mobile. Or don't, it's got its own problems these days. Verizon Wireless said that it is planning on "some fireworks next week" — a response to leaks and rumors on the Verizon subreddit claiming a huge changeup in what the carrier will offer on top of its plans on Friday. The tiers won't change in any way. An "S" plan would still have 1GB for $30 per month and an XXL plan keeps its 18GB for $100 a month. But if you're on either the XXL or XL plan, you'll have a better time with these new features to "The new Verizon Plan". On the plan, unused high-speed data gets ...

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    It’s become a normal reaction of US and international wireless carriers, as well as companies like Microsoft, to both natural and man-made disasters to ensure easy, hassle-free and economical communication between people potentially afflicted by said hazards and loved ones. Almost too normal. Unfortunately, there’s not much else Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint can do in the wake of the tragic June 28 Istanbul airport bombings than waive fees typically associated with voice and text conversations from the US to Turkey. Interestingly enough, Sprint is the only operator in the ...

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    If you've been looking for a reason to head to this side of the Galaxy, — mainly a monetary one — you've got plenty of options on the table. One such option is a site called Dailysteals where, at this point, the most important discount comes down to the Gear VR. It's not as good as free, but coming from the outside, 20 percent off ain't bad. The Gear VR is $79.99 at Dailysteals for the next five days. Discounts also extend to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge as well as all the major flagships from last year. There are some cellular discrepancies with the latest phones only coming in ...

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    While Android N… utella could still technically see daylight and perhaps even roll out to new and old Nexus devices before the critically acclaimed Note 4 turns two in the fall, chances are Marshmallow will be the last major software update officially delivered to the first of Samsung’s metal-framed high-end Galaxy phablets. You’ll therefore probably excuse T-Mobile for taking its sweet time to ensure the Snapdragon 805-powered 5.7-incher’s 6.0.1 goodie pack is one for the ages. Of course, Sprint somehow kicked off its own over-the-air rollout way back in March, ahead of even ...

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