Verizon Phone Plan Gets Upgrade With “More Everything”

Feeling pressure from rival carriers T-Mobile and AT&T, Verizon announced a new “More Everything” plan that gives its customers, well, more of “everything” for their money. The new plan primarily benefits families and users who don’t consume as much data.…

Verizon Workers Out of Jobs After Closings

“Move or find a new job” is what Verizon Wireless is telling about 3,000 of its employees. Verizon, the largest wireless carrier in the US, announced Wednesday it is closing five of its company’s customer call centers, but plans to…

Vodafone Sells Verizon Shares For $130 Billion

British telecom Vodafone Group this week announced that it has agreed to sell its shares in Verizon Wireless to Verizon for $130 billion. The company currently owns a 45% stake in Verizon, one of the largest mobile carriers in the…

Verizon Could Soon Offer Flexible Upgrades Too

Last week, T-Mobile announced it’s new “Jump!” pricing plan. Under the service, customers would pay $10 per month for the privilege of being able to trade in their smartphone for an upgrade twice a year, with the fees for upgrading…

Verizon Highlights Its Privacy Policy in the Wake of Windows Phone Rumors

Earlier today rumors surfaced that Windows Phone 8 devices scheduled to be sold and used on Verizon’s network might be delayed or even cancelled. The story is that Verizon wants more access to Windows 8 smartphones, to better collect users’…

Verizon Earnings Grew Along With Shared Plans

Verizon Wireless this week announced its third-quarter 2012 results, revealing that the company continues to grow earnings. The company stated that it is on-track to meet its 2012 financial objectives. “In the third quarter, Verizon continued to deliver double-digit earnings…

Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE As iPhone 5 Hits Shelves

Like AT&T, Verizon is also improving its LTE coverage as the newly-LTE-sporting iPhone 5 arrives in millions of hands across the country. Verizon has been busy in the lead up to the big launch, either expanding or introducing new LTE…

Verizon Spokesperson Unable to Explain Data Plan Changes

Verizon’s shift to tiered data plans and its killing off of its unlimited data plans has upset many subscribers, but it wasn’t unexpected. The major wireless providers in the U.S. have been shifting away from the unlimited data plans of…

Samsung Galaxy S III Verizon Pre-Orders Begin June 6

Samsung announced this morning that its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, will be launching on all major U.S. carriers by the end of June. Verizon Wireless has become the first carrier to announce details of the launch on its…

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…

Verizon Q1, 2012 Report: Good News for Investors

Yesterday, Verizon released their Q1 2012 earnings and revenue financial report and it looks like good news for the technology provider. $0.59 earnings per diluted share, which is an increase $0.08 or almost 16% when compared to last year. Cash…

Verizon Network Engineers Drove Over 1 Million Miles Last Year

In our modern world of gadgets and fancy technology some things still have to be done the old fashioned way. For example, if you’re a major wireless carrier and you want to test your network, it turns out you can’t…

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Want the FCC To Stop Verizon’s Spectrum Grab

Verizon Wireless has ideas of securing a big chunk of the unused wireless spectrum by purchasing it from companies like Time Warner, Bright House Networks, and Cox Communications. Such an agreement would give Verizon Wireless increased access and control over…

Verizon Rings In New Year By Charging You To Pay Your Bill

In a move no doubt calculated to win friends and influence people, Verizon is apparently going to start charging users a $2 “convenience fee” to pay their bill. starting January 15th, Verizon customers will be required to pay the fee…

Verizon Snapping Up More Wireless Spectrum

Cox Communications, a cable provider, has announced a deal to sell its 20 MHz Advanced Wireless Services spectrum licences to Verizon Wireless for $315 million. The sale comes just a month after Cox announced that it was discontinuing its wireless…

Verizon To Pay $25 Million For ‘Mystery Fees’

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reached a record settlement of  $25 million with Verizon Wireless over what it calls “mystery fees” the carrier charged its customers over the last several years.

The payment is the largest in FCC history and the settlement ends the agency’s ten month investigation into the overcharges. In addition to Verizon Wireless’s payment, the company will refund a minimum of $52.8 million to some 15 million customers.

Verizon Wireless Readies Refunds for Wireless Customers

Verizon Wireless reportedly intends to pay millions of dollars in customer refunds to customers who were charged for unintended web access and/or data usage. Amounts vary by source. The Wall Street Journal pegs the total at about $50 million. Some have the total as high as $90 million.