Posts tagged with: Verizon
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    We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues... These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 215 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 25th (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 ...

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    Whether you’re convinced wearable devices are the next big thing, or still doubt their practicality but could be swayed into giving them a shot at the right price, this is hands down the best time to buy yesteryear’s top smartwatches. The Huawei Watch, Moto 360 and Samsung Gear S2 have never been cheaper than on the eve of their follow-up models’ introductions, with the rotating bezel-sporting Tizen bad boy in particular feeling like an absolute steal at 100 bucks. $99.99, to be specific, in limited quantity from a trusted eBay seller named Guarantee Cellular, which also hooks you up ...

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    Last week, unlocked Windows 10 Mobile phones got the Anniversary Update. This week, the carriers' phones get their turn. It started with AT&T's Lumia 950 today getting the update to 14393.67. There's no new firmware for the double-tap to wake feature, but it's still the Anniversary Update. Whether or not you're in for the same disappointment elsewhere is to be determined. AT&T hasn't officially listed the update on its device support page for the Lumia 950, but check your settings throughout the week for the update. Via: Windows Central

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    Verizon's preferences have overtaken Samsung's plans for a uniform customer experience on the Galaxy Note 7. It's not a newly-found habit for the Checkmark, but this time around, it seems really cheap. If you're still considering getting a Galaxy Note 7, let this piece be a guide as to what you'll miss out when chewing Big Red. Let's start with Samsung Cloud. If you're a big company with servers, you've got to offer a cloud service, right? It's kicking up dust by offering every Note 7 buyer 15GB of free space for backups, media, Internet settings and other things for your Samsung device. ...

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    Time to knock some balls about. RootMetrics chewed through 265,386 miles across all 50 states and performed nearly 3.7 million tests in conditions from the great outdoors to the urban jungles and, yes, even inside the concrete canopies of 125 metropolitan areas. All of that just to find out how our big four carriers in the US are doing. So, how did everyone do? Well, Verizon's the winner because duh, AT&T's second, but who came in last? Here are the criteria and scores (base on a 100-point scale): [table] Criteria,AT&T,Sprint,T-Mobile,Verizon Reliability,92.4,90.1,84.0,95.7 ...

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    Although it’s almost two whole years old, which is an age that sees many mobile devices retire somewhere quiet and sunny, the iPhone 6 Plus still has everything it needs to remain in the spotlight (not to mention darn expensive), even after the 7-series launch next month. Its iconic design will go largely unchanged, the Full HD 5.5-inch LCD screen may need to wait another year for a significant upgrade, the battery life has no big enhancement in sight, and iOS 10 should arrive as soon as it does for the 6s Plus. Sure, the Apple A8 processor and 8/1.2MP cameras are a little outdated, with ...

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    You know what Verizon-locked Android smartphones need more of? Pre-installed bloatware, aka junkware or crapware, or rather “brandware”, as Ad Age dubs an upcoming new type of unnecessary apps you may soon see Big Red load your handhelds up with by default. These will differ from manufacturer or carrier-proprietary software bloat in several important aspects, as America’s number one wireless service provider seeks between $1 and $2 for each device “affected” in possible deals struck with “big” retail and finance brands, among others. For the time being, it’s unclear exactly ...

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    If it's taken our own Jaime Rivera pulling a weekend full of in-depth looks into what the Galaxy Note 7 can do with its S Pen and iris scanner to get you wanting a Note of your own, you might be the type who would want one fast. Our advice to you? Hop onto T-Mobile or Verizon. "Un-carrier" subscribers started getting charged for their purchases — T-Mo was the only carrier to primarily offer the Note 7 for a down payment, even to its well-qualified buyers — last week and at least one Coral Blue unit has started making its way to New York for one customer on the XDA forums. Verizon also ...

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    Verizon has been doing all it can to try and shake competing CDMA-run Sprint as it gets back on its legs. The fellows at yellow have been making big claims like its network being almost as reliable as Big Red. Plan price cuts have compounded the cutthroat attitudes in this market. Meantime, the checkmark has responded by saying that Sprint is still billions of faults behind Verizon (while raising prices with albeit beefier plans) and pointing out the fact that it owns LTE across the country. The carrier enlisted the help of Jamie Foxx to do just that. Preaching to the choir or falling on ...

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    The nation’s largest wireless communications service carrier and the world’s number one search provider have been engaged in a love-hate relationship for many years now. Heavily favored by Google when the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus launched back in the day, Verizon messed up the stock Android experience with unnecessary bloat and delivered tardy updates. Nothing was the same afterwards for Nexus devices on Big Red, which arrived late, or lacked CDMA support if purchased outside the operator’s own stores. But this fall, the rapport between the two tech giants could become friendly ...

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    Want the HTC brand in your pocket? Can't afford a 10 out of 10? Maybe you should take a look at the Desire 530. It's the only Desire out of all the new ones introduced earlier this year to come to the states. And it's come again, this time to Verizon. Big Red has the phone at its postpaid service for $144 or a monthly $6 over two years. It's $16 less expensive than what T-Mobile's offering it for. Better yet, upgrade your line and you can get it for $94 or just about $4 a month. And the best bit is if you're adding a line to your account, the Desire 530's just a measly $2 a month. If you ...

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    Hilarious and efficient albeit sometimes tactless publicity stunts, irresistible deals and steals on new and old phones, a growing unlimited video streaming service, rising customer count, and according to OpenSignal’s latest “State of Mobile Networks” report, the fastest 3G and 4G LTE connections in the US. How is T-Mobile still third in the subscriber ranks, well behind both Verizon and AT&T? It has to do with history, of course, and public perception, since Magenta is about to overtake Big Red in terms of 4G availability too. Notice that the recent 2.8 billion measurements ...

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    When was the last time you were given $100 out of the blue? It's a rarity. Sure, the upfront discount works for all of us and even the extra credit we get after the purchase can be enticing sometimes, but if you catch a retroactive credit offer by surprise, you'd better be ready and willing to pounce upon it. So it goes that if you are planning to buy an HTC 10 direct from the company in the US, you'll be able to get it for $599, or $100 off the list price. Sure, that's been offered before, but say you already got your HTC 10 and missed out on the savings or you just happen to prefer ...

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    The carrier song and dance continues on for the Galaxy Note 7. We have Blue and magenta covered, now it's time to paint the town red with checkmarks. A whole bunch of checkmarks. It seems that Verizon's press release is a little undercooked. In addition to the generic portion that talks about the device's features and specs along with Verizon's all-powerful LTE network, the tacked-on "Promotions and availability" section mentions the Note 7 as its internal codename: "Grace". So, what will be free with your pre-purchase of the Note 7 or Galaxy S7 edge? A free Gear Fit 2 or a Samsung 256GB ...

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    Has the "buy one, get one free" offer run its wear? T-Mobile was said to have such a campaign planned for the Galaxy Note 7 as soon as it arrived at its stores. Fast forward to today and we have something that probably won't need a new line or upgrade to obtain. 9to5Mac is reporting from its two sources that Samsung is supplying its new Gear Fit 2 fitness smartwatch as free bundle promotions for Sprint and T-Mobile to carry out. Then again, multiple campaigns can simultaneously apply to a single device. If a smart step counter isn't in your taste, Sprint may offer a 256GB microSD card. ...

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    Tomorrow morning is when the Galaxy Note 7 will become a known entity. Taiwan will see things kick off on Friday. And soon, the world. Given how Samsung has been able to claim domination with its Galaxy S7 releases this front half of the year, we wouldn't even bother piping in a high-pitched cackle. In fact, plans for the Note 7's launch seem a bit more calculated than maniacal. A Verizon Wireless employee has apparently tipped off PhoneArena on what the carrier's plans for the stylus-equipped phablet are in a memo which you can see below (with emphasis ours). "DATES: 8/2 – Samsung ...

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    Juan's review of the Alcatel Idol 4S is LIVE, but what did Juan get wrong in his review? Apple sells it's billionth phone while sales decline. Blackberry delivers the "world's most secure Android smartphone", but can we trust that claim in the light of recent encryption issues? Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 211 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on July 28th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your ...

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    Family plans — the bane of offsprings' existence. Usually, it comes to those children who nudge their mother or father to have to move plans or just break away from an agreement to go their own way, especially when there's a promo going on. Well, check Verizon out and see if your family's willing to make the switch: it's offering a four line plan with 16GB of shared data for $150 per month. The actual mechanics of the deal is that if you enroll on an 8GB or better Verizon Plan with up to 10 lines, you'll get an extra 2GB per line per month for your account to use. The "L" plan has a $70 ...

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    The world’s second (but different) modular smartphone has officially arrived stateside (and only stateside), with actual sales and deliveries underway at its exclusive carrier following a short pre-order period. The Motorola Moto Z (by Lenovo) can be purchased in standard and Force configurations, the latter sporting a shatterproof display, larger 3,500 mAh battery (vs. 2,600), and more capable 21MP rear-facing camera (vs. 13), as well as a thicker 7mm profile (vs. 5.2), and higher $720 retail price tag (vs. $624). Of course, Verizon will let you split the overall costs in monthly ...

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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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