All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Verizon’

Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Verizon Galaxy Nexus Rolling Out Now

In December of last year, the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus became available on Verizon’s network. It was Google’s flagship Android device, the first phone to run the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Within just hours of release, though, a software update was released. Android 4.0.2 fixed a few bugs and tweaked a few features. Since then, though, …

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Verizon Doubles FiOS Speeds to 300 Mbps

Verizon today announced that next month it will double the speeds for its FiOS broadband service. The company will be introducing a 300 Mbps connection as its highest-tier option. As Ars Technica points out, this is faster than most single-band routers. A tier with 75 Mbps access will also be introduced. Verizon said the new speed tiers, which will be …

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Verizon to Raise FiOS Rates

It was recently reported that Verizon will be ending tiered data plans, and to further upset its customer base, it will likewise be raising it’s FiOS bundled internet access, telephone and television service rates. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo states, “Look, we believe that it is a superior product in the marketplace.” Verizon spent $23 billion expanding its FiOS network, and …

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Sprint Offers $100 Trade-In On Other Carriers’ iPhones

In a bid to bring more iPhone customers into the fold, Sprint has started offering $100 credit towards the purchase of a new iPhone when you trade in an old iPhone from either of its competing carriers. The program began on Friday and runs through early July. There are a number of ways to take advantage of the deal. You …

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New Prometheus Clip Indirectly Ties Into Verizon Services

What looks like another promotional piece for the upcoming Prometheus actually serves two roles. Not only is it virally promoting Ridley Scott’s next trip into the universe apparently ruled by the Weyland Corporation, it’s also an exercise in viral product placement. You see, not only is the clip promoting the movie, a quick glance at the party responsible for the …

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Verizon Ending Unlimited Data Plans

Around the time Verizon began to carry the Apple iPhone last year, instead of incorporating tiered data plans, the provider stated that it would merely expand its network to accomodate the bump in data use: Verizon Wireless has been beefing up its network and believes it will have no problem handling iPhone-type loads, a claim that could be put to …

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Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club

Twitter impressed all of us this week when they laid the legal smackdown on the state of New York over their attempt to subpoena Tweets from a member of the Occupy movement. It showed that some companies in the tech business still care about a consumer’s privacy. In an even more surprising move, Verizon has apparently joined the club of …

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Sprint’s LTE Network To Be Slower But More Consistent Than Verizon, AT&T

As you may have noticed, LTE is all the rage these days. Everyone, it seems, is in the process of building a 4G LTE cell phone network. Verizon already has a fairly sizable one up and running, and AT&T isn’t all that far behind. Sprint is set to roll out their network later this year, and even T-Mobile is getting …

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AT&T To Offer Family Data Plan Soon

Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T mobility, has revealed that his company will soon be offering shared family data plans. These plans will allow users to pay for a single data plan that covers multiple devices – smartphones and tablets, namely. Under the current system a family with, say, two iPhones and a 4G iPad have to pay separate …

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Color Enables Live Audio – For Verizon Subscribers

Color, the mobile broadcasting app startup, has announced a deal with Verizon Wireless to enable audio for live video broadcasts over their 4G network. The feature will not be enabled for subscribers of any other wireless provider. The deal was announced on the Color blog, where Bill Nguyen, CEO of Color Labs, explained how the deal came about. It started …

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iPhone Accounts For Two-Thirds Of Smartphone Sales

In the wake of the most recent round of quarterly earnings reports, there’s been quite a bit of discussion over just who the leader of the pack is when it comes to the smartphone market. While Samsung passed Nokia to become the world’s biggest overall cell phone vendor, two conflicting analyses led to some uncertainty as to whether they had …

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Sprint Sells 1.5 Million iPhones in Q1

Sprint has been losing money with the impending shutdown of its Nextel network. Customers had been leaving the “push to talk” walkie-talkie-like service in waves, and Sprint is pulling the plug at the end of the year. Though, investors have been happy with the performance of Apple’s iPhone on the Sprint network, as the company has added a $10-per-month surcharge …

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