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Best Buy Pixel 3s have to be activated first on Verizon before a SIM from another carrier can be used

Just a little head’s up for those of you who are planning to buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Best Buy.

Before you do so, you should know that the phones are SIM locked to Verizon. This means the phones need to be activated first at Big Red before you can start using a card from another carrier.

Big Red has confirmed for The Verge that once the Pixel 3 is activated on its network, the device  [Read More…]

OnePlus and Verizon, Digital Wellbeing updates, NVIDIA updates, and more news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Thursday, October 18th, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, Google brings Digital Wellbeing to Android One, Keep Notes is refreshed, the  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3s bought from Best Buy are apparently SIM locked to Verizon

This is not a great sign.

Verizon being the “exclusive” carrier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is a bit of an annoyance because it reduces the options for getting the phones in a store and with incentives from other carriers. But now it looks like that exclusivity is more restrictive than in the past — Pixel 3s sold by Best Buy are seemingly SIM locked to Verizon. Early units being sold today (the first  [Read More…]

The Pixel 2 is no longer available from Verizon

As we await the anticipated launch of the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Verizon has halted sales for the Pixel 2 on its website. It is clear Verizon is preparing for the new Pixel phones slated to be announced at Google’s October 9 event. However, it is unclear why Verizon has chosen to stop selling only the Pixel 2 while the Pixel 2 XL is still available for sale.

What is interesting is Verizon still has older Samsung  [Read More…]

Verizon 5G, LG V40, BlackBerry Key2 LE, and other news worth knowing

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Monday, October 1 and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, Verizon has launched its new 5G Home service in select  [Read More…]

The best phones you can buy at Verizon Wireless right now (September 2018)

Are you a member of Big Red? Are you looking for the best smartphone you can buy right now? Well, whether you’re walking into a Verizon Wireless store or ordering from its website, you want to get the best possible phone you can. After an extensive look at what it has to offer, here are the best Android phones you can get at Verizon.

Read more: The best 2017 phones to purchase in 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Verizon now taking sign-ups for 5G Home service, costs $50/month

Available in Indianapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

After years of talk, 5G connectivity is finally making its way to consumers at a steady pace. One of the first efforts comes from Verizon with its new 5G Home broadband service.

After signing up for Verizon 5G Home, you’ll get a modem/router for your home that’s able to pull in Verizon’s 5G network to power all of the devices. In other words, it essentially replaces your  [Read More…]

LG’s new TONE Platinum SE wearable earbuds go on sale at Verizon for $199.99

Unveiled last month during IFA 2018, LG new TONE Platinum SE and TONE Ultra SE wearable wireless audio products are coming to the US.

You can already purchase the TONE Platinum SE from Verizon Wireless for $ 199.99. The device will also become available at Best Buy and AT&T later this month.

As for the LG TONE Ultra SE, it will go on sale at Verizon later this month. Customers will also be able to get it from AT&T or  [Read More…]

Get six months of Apple Music free with Verizon Unlimited

Verizon and Apple have signed an exclusive agreement giving Verizon Unlimited customers free access to Apple Music. Beginning on August 16th, Verizon Unlimited wireless customers will have the chance to sign up for six months of free Apple Music.

The offer is open to all new and current Verizon Unlimited wireless customers. Once you register after August 16th your six-month free trial for Apple Music will begin. With Apple Music you get access to a catalog of over 45 million songs ad-free.

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Motorola debuts Moto Z3 as Verizon exclusive; 5G MotoMod coming in 2019

Motorola on Thursday announced its latest smartphone, the Moto Z3, as well as a new 5G MotoMod. Indeed, it’s an accessory that works on the current devices with MotoMod support, delivering the next-generation of high speed data.

It’s all very cool stuff that will knock your socks off, but it won’t happen anytime soon. First, carriers have to build out their respective networks. And that could be a long time off for those who don’t live in major metro areas.

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