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ASUS ZenFone V, Kyocera Dura XV LTE rugged basic phone now available at Verizon

Verizon this week has some news to share with us. The most important part is related to the LG V30 which will (finally) be landing at Big Red on October 5. There’s not going to be a pre-order period for it, which means you won’t have to wait for the phones to start shipping out. […]

You can now finally use the Essential Phone on Verizon

One of the contributing factors that delayed the launch of the Essential Phone was certification from the carriers. Andy Rubin didn’t mention specifically which one, but when the Essential Phone finally shipped without support for Verizon it was pretty obvious where they delay was. Verizon has a much more extensive certification process for the phones […]

ASUS Zenfone V with 5.2-inch fullHD AMOLED display is a Verizon exclusive

Just a few days ago we told you the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max landed on US shores. Now another ASUS handset has made it into the country. This time we’re talking about the Verizon-exclusive Zenfone V (V for Verizon, not 5). For your information, the handset is not a re-branded version of an existing ASUS […]

Essential team takes to Reddit AMA, promises Oreo update and Verizon certification

Andy Rubin hosted a Reddit AMA, and answered some burning questions the community had.

After a few delays, the Essential Phone was finally released last month to awaiting fans and critics. While the Phone certainly has a nice design and exotic materials, there are parts of the device that are a bit of a compromise at the retail price of $ 700. In our review we noted that the camera felt far from finished, and general issues with stability  [Read More…]

Deal: Get the Moto E4 on Verizon for only $40

The Moto E4 is available to Verizon pre-paid customers for only $ 40.

As smartphones become more and more commoditized, it’s become entirely possible to get a good device without spending a whole lot of money. In this context, “a whole lot of money” probably means more than $ 40.

Right now, Amazon has the Moto E4 — though locked to Verizon — for only $ 40. Daniel Bader said in his review of the phone that “at $  [Read More…]

T-Mobile and Verizon fight for top U.S. mobile speed results

These days, the U.S. carrier conversation appears to dominated by Verizon and T-Mobile — for good reason.

America’s networks are all getting faster, according to a report by Ookla-owned Speedtest released this week.

But T-Mobile is the fastest network, and Verizon, despite prevailing in large cities like San Diego and New York City, is nipping at its heels. AT&T is slightly behind, and beleaguered Sprint brings up the rear, despite making large strides in the last year.

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Verizon brings Android Oreo to the Pixel before Google rolls it out widely

Verizon has started rolling out Oreo to Pixel owners.

Android 8.0 Oreo became officially official last week, with a stable version of the software rolling out to users of the developer preview build. It seems the time has now come for users that were on Nougat to begin receiving the update aws well.

Verizon has begun rolling out Oreo to Pixel owners. As usual, Big Red recommends having the device connected to WiFi and making sure the  [Read More…]

FYI: Verizon certification for the Essential Phone is not yet complete

After much delay, Andy Rubin’s long awaited Essential Phone has finally started shipping out to customers who pre-ordered it. However, at this time only the Black model is being sent out. And there’s another caveat to conisder, one might put a damper on the whole Essential experience from the get-go. You see, while the Essential […]

5 reasons you should switch away from Verizon

Verizon is a great carrier, but there are some problems.

Having phone service that’s cheap and good is important to us.

Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since you were forced to have an expensive Sprint plan to get good digital nationwide phone service. In fact, the choices now are almost mind-boggling in both sheer number and all the different options each company has to offer. That means it’s a buyer’s market and now is a great  [Read More…]