All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Verizon’

Is The iPhone Killing Wireless Carriers?

With all those iPhones sold last year, surely the wireless carriers are doing great, right? Turns out the iPhone is what’s hurting carriers the most. CNN reports that due to the heavy discounts applied to the iPhone by carriers, sales of the device destroy their bottom lines. Take for instance Verizon, the wireless company that started selling the iPhone in …

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Verizon & Redbox Join Forces, But Will It Really Hurt Netflix?

The digital streaming space is about to get more crowded as Verizon and Redbox prepare to launch their own service. Yesterday, Coinstar, Redbox’s parent company, and Verizon announced they were partnering in a new venture. The companies are combining Verizon’s video on-demand streaming and download service with Redbox’s popular DVD kiosk service.

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Redbox Streaming Service On The Way

Verizon and Redbox parent company Coinstar announced a joint venture, which will results in a streaming service for the popular movie rental service. The new service is supposed to launch in the second half of the year under a subscription-based model. Redbox’s offerings today, are of course kiosk-based. People can go up to a kiosk at a grocery store, a …

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Watch Super Bowl Online: NBC Start Time, Kickoff Time, Super Bowl Odds

The Super Bowl is today. You probably already knew that. You might not have caught on to the fact that the Super Bowl isn’t only a TV event this year – it’s coming to a Web browser or smartphone near you. That’s right, folks. The Super Bowl will be broadcast live online for the first time ever this year. NBC …

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Google Wallet On Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S (AT&T), According to Reports

Several reports have come out indicating that AT&T has quietly begun allowing users of the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S NFC-enabled smartphones to download Google Wallet. Slashgear reports that the download requires that an AT&T SIM be loaded into the phone. Google has made it clear in the past that it has big plans for Google Wallet, so any blocking …

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Verizon Preparing To Launch Shared iPhone, iPad Data Plans

Verizon and AT&T have both said in in the past six months that they were planning to launch shared data plans for phones and tablets. Both companies currently offer separate data plans for separate devices. That is, if you have an iPhone and a 3G iPad, your iPhone data network is paid directly to Verizon or AT&T on your phone …

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Verizon Boosts Wi-Fi Service, 4G LTE In Indianapolis For Super Bowl Fans

Indianapolis, you are about to have the best wireless service in the world and it’s all thanks to your dubious distinction as host to Super Bowl XLVI. AT&T has already upped their service in anticipation of the 150,000 Super Bowl attendees that will swarm Indianapolis this Sunday. Now, Verizon has released a statement announcing that its making improvements to their …

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Verizon’s Push Pays Off Big Time!

Today Verizon Wireless announced that they have added 1.5 million new customers over the last quarter and that smartphones are on the rise big time! Last quart only 39% of users were on smartphones, now over 44% of their total wireless subscribers are using them. This is no doubt due to the great incentives Verizon sponsors in order to attract …

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Over A Third Of iPhone Buyers Switched From Android, BlackBerry

The iPhone 4S launch in October was met with high level of demand that has become customary for the launch of new Apple products. Of course, not all of those people lining up for new iPhones are current iPhone users, raising the question of where they all come from. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has released a study today that sheds …

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Verizon Expanding 4G LTE Network To Five New Markets

Verizon announced today that they are expanding their 4G LTE network. The network will be activated in five new markets tomorrow and expanded in three others. Tomorrow’s launches bring the total number of markets with access to the 4G network to 195. Verizon will flip the switch tomorrow on networks in Glens Falls and Utica in New York, Brownsville and …

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Verizon Makes the RAZR More Attractive

New Verizon customers will get a $100 price break on the current Droid RAZR by Motorola when they sign a two-year contract. The model features an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD, an HD video camera, 16GB built-in memory, 4G hotspot capability, and your choice of white or purple. What will be missing from the RAZR at this new price …

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Carrier IQ To Be Removed From Sprint Phones This Month

Carrier IQ is back in the news today with reports that Sprint and HTC are planning to remove the software from their phones. Firmware updates will begin rolling out this month that will remove the software from Sprint’s Android-based phones. A public statement from HTC confirms that they are “working with Spring to provide maintenance releases that will remove Carrier …

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