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Top ISPs Adopt Graduated Response to Piracy, Give Users Six Strikes Top ISPs Adopt Graduated Response to Piracy, Give Users Six Strikes
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A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a new anti-piracy campaign being pushed by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA). The deal, backed by the music and movie businesses would have major Internet Service Providers sign a …

Is Verizon Customer Service The Worst Thing Ever? Is Verizon Customer Service The Worst Thing Ever?
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To get this out of the way, I am not a disgruntled Verizon customer. I’ve never been a Verizon customer. This is not a personal vendetta being aired because I had to spend 4 hours on the phone with Verizon …

Verizon Has an Indy Car App for Android Verizon Has an Indy Car App for Android

If the Indianapolis 500 is your thing, you might be interested to know that Verizon has launched an Android app called IndyCar Mobile. It has timing and scoring during races, live audio feed during races, race schedule and points standings, …

Verizon Addresses Location Tracking, Announces New Warning Label Verizon Addresses Location Tracking, Announces New Warning Label
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In a letter dated April 19th, 2011 – one day before the Apple iPhone tracking hullabaloo all began – Verizon’s VP of government relations Peter Davidson wrote to congress concerning the topic of consumer privacy. The just released letter is …

Verizon Named Mobile Brand Of The Year By Consumers Verizon Named Mobile Brand Of The Year By Consumers

Verizon has been named the mobile networks brand of the year among consumers for the second year in a row, according to a new poll from Harris Interactive. ‚ÄúSince the change in the portability of phone numbers, switching mobile phones …

FCC: AT&T, Verizon Must Offer Roaming Deals to Competitors FCC: AT&T, Verizon Must Offer Roaming Deals to Competitors
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As AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile looms, the mobile giant was hit with a new regulation, along with other wireless leader Verizon. Today, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that AT&T and Verizon must make data roaming deals that allow smaller carriers …

Verizon Sprint Merger Not Looking Likely
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As you probably know, AT&T and T-Mobile USA announced plans for the former to acquire the latter from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock. While the deal, expected to close in a year, has to go over …

Verizon iPhone 4 Impressions 4.5% of U.S. iPhones in Two Weeks Verizon iPhone 4 Impressions 4.5% of U.S. iPhones in Two Weeks
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Millennial Media released its monthly Mobile Mix report this morning, finding (among other things) that Verizon’s iPhone represented 4.5% of U.S. iPhone Impressions in the two weeks following the launch. Verizon is about 3 years behind AT&T in terms of …

Verizon Partners With StopBadWare To Protect Internet Users

Verizon said today it is partnering with the nonprofit organization StopBadWare to help protect Internet users from security threats like spyware, viruses and other malware. During the next three years, the organizations will work together on issues ranging from educating …

Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Called Out By Consumer Reports
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Consumer Reports blasted the iPhone 4 when it first came out for AT&T, citing reception problems. You may recall Apple’s "antennagate" scandal, where it gave away free bumpers to make up for the issue. Now, Consumer Reports is making a similar case for Verizon’s incarnation of the iPhone 4.

Verizon Updates V Cast Music App For Android

Verizon said today it gas updated its V Cast Music app for Android smartphones.

 The new version of V Cast Music is available for Android 2.1 or higher. The service allows users to buy full-track songs in an MP3 format without DRM.

A Week With My Verizon iPhone

My Verizon iPhone

Verizon iPhone 4 Sales Sets Record
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Verizon said today it has stopped pre-order online orders for the iPhone 4 to its existing customers after the most successful first day of sales in the history of the company.

“This was an exciting day," said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Taking Pre-Orders For iPhone 4

Apple said today it will be taking pre-orders for its iPhone 4 on Verizon beginning at 3 a.m. EST on February 3.

Verizon said it has set aside a limited quantity of iPhone smartphones for existing  customers and orders will be shipped to arrive on February 10.


Verizon Buying Terremark for $1.4 Billion

Verizon announced that it is acquiring IT infrastructure and cloud services provider Terremark Worldwide in a move the company says will "decisively reshape the rapidly evolving global business technology solutions market."

The agreement is for Verizon to get Terremark for $1.4 billion, at $19.00 a share. 

Verizon iPhone Hotspots Will Cost You
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Now that the confetti from the “Verizon’s getting the iPhone” hubbub has died down, it’s time to talk turkey.  It’s not going to be cheap to use Verizon’s iPhone to begin with — unlimited data packages, anyone? — but now, information about the additional charges potential users will face are surfacing, and, suffice to say, the results are typical.

That is, you’re going to have to pay for pretty much every little capability the iPhone has, including using your phone as an Internet hotspot.

Verizon Now Offering Google Apps For Small Business

Verizon said today it will begin offering Google Apps with its broadband service for small and medium-sized businesses.

Google Apps for Verizon features Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites.  Google Apps for Verizon provides three free user accounts and is available to businesses that subscribe to a bundle consisting of Verizon Internet service.


iOS 4.3 Will Reportedly Give All iPhones Personal Hotspot

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Verizon is getting the iPhone next month. One part of the announcement that excited a lot of people, beyond the extension of the iPhone’s availability was that the iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless would include new Personal Hotspot capabilities, enabling users to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. 

iPhone for Verizon Coming February 10
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Apple and Verizon officially announced the iPhone 4 for Verizon today. Verizon includes the tagline, "The phone that changed everything. Coming to America’s most reliable network."

The iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Thursday, February 10, and qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the opportunity to pre-order it online on February 3.

Netflix Spotted on Android Device, Doesn’t Mean Yours Will Get It

A Netflix app for Android was spotted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which wrapped up yesterday. Verizon, showing off its new LG Revolution 4G phone with Android, showed evidence that the app is indeed in existence. 

Android users have been waiting for a Netflix app for quite some time, and have had to wait idly by while apps for the iPhone, iPad, and even Windows Phone 7 were released. UnwiredView.com posted the following video of the demo, which is now making the rounds: 

Verizon to Offer Unlimited Data Plans for iPhone?
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Verizon Wireless subscribers have been waiting a long time for the iPhone to come to the carrier, and soon they will be waiting no longer, as Verizon is expected to offer Apple’s game-changing device within the next several weeks.