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If you've managed to stay on an unlimited data plan on Verizon, you might soon notice that your speeds beginning to slow down if you're using a lot of data. A limited set of customers will fall under the umbrella of Verizon's so-called "Network Optimization" policy, which Verizon says is not throttling. The shift impacts customers in a very specific set of circumstances, according to Verizon:Continue Reading →
Verizon has posted its second quarter earnings, which saw the carrier accruing a double-digit percentage increase in operating income and earnings per share. Over the course of the quarter, Verizon has managed to add 1.4 million new postpaid wireless subscribers, up from 941,000 over the same period last year.Continue Reading →
So, you're wondering if your Verizon device works with that shiny new XLTE network that just went live in your area? Well, here's a list of BlackBerry devices that can currently take advantage of the added speed from AWS spectrum. Of course as new phones and tablets come out, we can expect that they'll support Verizon's XLTE network.Continue Reading →
Verizon's first quarter results are in, and mirroring rival AT&T, they saw some rather impressive growth. Verizon as a whole saw $30 billion in revenue, but even with their substantial non-cellular businesses, Verizon Wireless accounted for a whopping $20.9 billion of that income. That's an increase of nearly 7% from this quarter last year, though growth through their retail outlets was slightly lower.Continue Reading →
Verizon is finally going to give you a discount for off-contract phones. Starting April 17th, customers of Big Red are going to be able to bring their own off-contract devices onto shared MORE Everything plans at a discount. No longer will they have to pay a subsidy fee for a subsidy they're not using. Plans at or under 8GB will see a smartphone add-on reduction of $10 (bringing the fee to $30/month), while those with data allotments of 10GB or higher will see their fee sliced from $40 down to $25 per smartphone.Continue Reading →
Pre-paid plans are becoming a more-and-more viable option these days, especially if carriers continue to make improvements like Verizon has just done with the introduction of their new "ALLSET PLANS" (no more all-caps from here on out, mkay). These new plans start at $35-a-month for basic phones, but if you're smart and opt for a smartphone, it starts at a mere $45-a-month.
That low Allset plan price includes unlimited 'Anytime Minutes' calls and unlimited messaging (including international messaging to Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico). The base plan offers a measly 500MB data allotment each month, though thanks to the magic of pre-pay you can get more as you need it. An extra 500MB is $5, and that's good for 30 days, while you can get 1GB for $10 and 3GB for $20 — both with a 90-day expiration.
Verizon has a handful of smartphones available for purchase for use on the Allset plans, including the iPhone 4 for $99.99, iPhone 4s at $199.99, the Moto G for $99.99, and a few other low-end Android phones. If you have your own off-contract Verizon phone, you can bring it onto an Allset plan as well.
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From what we've heard OS 10.2.1 isn't set to roll out for another few days for most users but if this stands correct, the process may already be underway. The update is appearing OTA for some as well as via BlackBerry Link.Continue Reading →
If you're a Verizon customer and have been waiting on the BlackBerry Z30, today is your day! The Z30 is now available online from Verizon for $199 on a two-year contract or $549 month-to-month. The Z30 is exclusive to Verizon so if you're in the US you may not see it hit other carriers anytime soon, if at all.Continue Reading →
The news notes that the Z30 will be available online, but no word if it will be arriving in stores the same day as well. We'd assume that it would show up on shelves as some point, but it could very well carry an online only tag for a while.Continue Reading →
Verizon dropped word on Twitter today that the Z30 will be coming in November but still no exact date -- so it does leave the gap open for the time being. The Z30 will run $199 on a two-year contract and is a Verizon exclusive. We're not sure if that's "exclusive forever" or just "exclusive for now" so we'll do some more digging.Continue Reading →
If you're a Verizon user and waiting on the BlackBerry Z30, you'll be happy to know that Big Red has just fired up their Z30 landing page. You won't find many juicy details as far as pricing or release date, but you can drop your email to be notified of updates gearing up to release. It does note that it's "exclusive" however so we're not quite sure what's up with that.Continue Reading →
I'm all about instant gratification. I'm a huge fan of overnight shipping on Amazon (I'm somewhat of an addict) and would love for it to be even faster some days, but I suppose that's asking for a lot.
Verizon on the other hand is kicking things up in Philadelphia with a new pilot program to offer same-day delivery on all device orders. Customers in the area who order devices with or without accessories at verizonwireless.com will be eligible for same-day delivery in addition to standard and overnight options. Orders placed before 10am Monday through Friday will arrive the same day by 7pm at a fee of $19.99 - just $5 more than the priority overnight price of $14.99.Continue Reading →
While we're not sure just when we'll see the Z30 hit North American soil, Verizon Wireless has confirmed via Twitter that the device is "coming soon".Continue Reading →
Verizon has announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Vodafone to acquire Vodafone's 45 percent stake in the company for $130 billion. The deal will give Verizon back 100 percent ownership and the deal is expected to close by the end of Q1 2014. Verizon will pay Vodafone $58.9 billion in cash and will also distribute stock to Vodafone shareholders to make up most of the remaining balance of the deal.
Verizon will hold a conference call tomorrow, September 3rd at 8am ET to discuss further details of the transaction.Continue Reading →
Verizon is once again looking to buy back their 45 percent stake from Vodafone. The two carriers have been in talks for quite some time, but as Bloomberg confirmed today, Vodafone "confirms that it is in discussions with Verizon Communications Inc.".Continue Reading →
If you've been patiently waiting for Verizon to send out an update for your BlackBerry Q10 your wait may just be over. Several folks in the CrackBerry Forums have reported their device is getting an update notification for software version 10.1.0.4189 while the underlying OS version is 10.1.0.4699. The update comes in a variety of sizes thus far with the majority mostly showing up as being around 150MB.
Looking at the Verizon website doesn't tell us much about this update as there is no support info posted like their was for the BlackBerry Z10 but it should fall in line with most of what we've come to expect from the BlackBerry 10.1 MR1 update. Hopefully, it won't include the SMS bug that some folks reported previously. Are you seeing the update available? If so and you update, let us know in the comments how it goes.Continue Reading →
Frequent NYC subway commuters will be happy to know that in the coming weeks, 36 stations across Manhattan and Chelsea will be getting Verizon service. Verizon will soon be installing equipment in Transit Wireless' Base Station Hotel facilities to provide service across the various subway stations.
The plan is the first part of what will bring service to even more stations across NYC including Grand Central Station and Bryant Park in 2014. A full listing of stations providing service can be found at nycsubwaywireless.com which includes AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint.Continue Reading →
Many Verizon users have been waiting patiently (or not patiently at all) for the rollout of OS 10.1 and it looks like today is finally the day. AT&T released their 10.1 update for the Z10 already and users are reporting that the Verizon update is now showing on the BlackBerry Z10.
The update is to OS 10.1.0.2039 and will bring Verizon users up to the latest official version. While many have already installed one or more of the leaks we've seen in the last few weeks, those that waited it out for an official release can finally get in on the fun.Continue Reading →
Not to be outdone by T-Mobile or AT&T, Verizon has introduced Edge today - a new device payment and early upgrade plan for Share Everything customers. On the plan, Verizon customers will be able to go on a month-to-month contract where the price of the device will be spread over a 24 month period. You'll make the first month's payment when purchasing the device, then continue to pay monthly until the device is paid off or you choose to upgrade.Continue Reading →
If you don't mind two-year contracts and are looking to pick up a BlackBerry Z10, Best Buy and AT&T are your best bets right now in the US. Through the AT&T website and corporate stores you can now pick up a BlackBerry Z10 for $99.99 or less if you make of their ongoing trade-in offers, that's down from their original pricing of $199.
Not good enough? Head on over to Best Buy where they've reduced the pricing even further. $49.99 will get you either an AT&T version or a Verizon version with the Verizon version coming in white or black. A lot of folks didn't like the Z10 pricing at launch, what about now?Continue Reading →
If you're a BlackBerry Z10 owner on Verizon and still waiting for them to roll out BlackBerry 10.1, we're now officially one step close to that happening. Verizon has finally updated their BlackBerry Z10 support page with the information for OS 10.1.0.2050 (Software version 10.1.0.2014) and with that updated, it's certainly only a little bit longer before folks start seeing the update arrive on their device as available for download. As we noted, earlier this OS will solve the random reboot issue some customers seeing but as the documentation highlights, there is plenty of other changes included with this release as well.Continue Reading →
Our ritual unboxing of the Verizon BlackBerry Q10Continue Reading →
Monday is June 10th and that means in-store release day for the Verizon BlackBerry Q10. While preorders are already starting to arrive, the Q10 will be on shelves and ready to go when stores open on Monday so if you haven't yet pre-ordered, you'll be able to pick one up at your local Verizon store.Continue Reading →
According to a Government order issued secretively in April, Verizon Wireless is being forced to hand over phone records to the National Security Agency.
The Guardian has obtained a complete copy of the order which would allow the NSA total access to the phone records for millions of Verizon customers made between April 25th and July 19th. Verizon would have to disclose "originating and terminating" phone numbers as well as location, time and duration of the all calls - both foreign and domestic.Continue Reading →
Verizon has given the word that the BlackBerry Q10 will be available for purchase online starting tomorrow, June 6th. We heard of their preorders earlier in the week and now can confirm that the Q10 will indeed be available tomorrow. If you aren't looking to grab one online and would rather head to your local store, you'll unfortunately have to wait until June 10th to do so.Continue Reading →
** UPDATE: Ok, so that's over. Uhhh... no Q10 announcement. no Z10 update announcement. It was just about J Lo (as in Jennifer Lopez) launching her new Viva movil. **
CTIA -- the Wireless Association -- has their big show taking place in Las Vegas this week. With BlackBerry Live taking place last week in Orlando, everybody from the CrackBerry team decided to skip CTIA this year. We figured the odds of any BlackBerry news coming out of it were slim to none.
That said, Phil, Andrew and Anndrew from the Android Central team are at the show covering on behalf of Mobile Nations. And they'll be firing up the live blogs at 2:10pm ET / 11:10pm PT to bring you the news coming out of the Verizon event taking place.
I have no idea what Verizon will be talking about on stage today, but I know a ton of CrackBerry readers are Verizon customers. And I know a lot of you Verizon customers are waiting anxiously for the BlackBerry Q10 release date to be announced. It should have been May. Now we're told it's June. Maybe today we'll find out the exact day you can run into a store and buy a Q10. I also know a LOT of Verizon Z10 owners who are waiting for a BlackBerry 10.1 update too. Maybe they'll mention that today?!
Don't shoot me if they don't announce anything. But it can't hurt to tune in and watch, right? Be sure to catch the live blog and participate above!
And CrackBerry... be nice to Phil et al, ok? They're good guys, even if they don't rock the BBs.Continue Reading →