Tag Archive: Verizon


Moto Z3 hands-on preview: A Verizon exclusive with 5G flourish

It may look familiar, but this phone goes to 5G.

Motorola’s newest phone looks a lot like its other newest phone — and that’s no accident.

The Moto Z3 (no Force) is a Verizon-exclusive version of the Moto Z3 Play, and while it shares much the same spec sheet, there are a couple of upgrades — and one particular exclusive feature — that will keep it interesting.

Of course, it supports Moto Mods (more on that in  [Read More…]

The Moto Z3 is official and coming to Verizon on August 16

There’s also a new 5G Moto Mod!

At a press event at its HQ in Chicago, Motorola officially announced the Moto Z3 on Thursday, August 2. This is a more powerful version of the Z3 Play that was unveiled earlier this year, and similar to past Z flagships, the Z3 will be sold exclusively on Verizon in the United States.

The Z3 looks a lot like the Z3 Play with its 6-inch bezel-lite Super AMOLED display and  [Read More…]

Verizon introduces Safe Wi-Fi VPN for public networks, new prepaid promo

Public Wi-Fi networks are always a risky ordeal. You’re sending all of your data over an unsecured network, and if anyone wanted to intercept that data, it really isn’t that hard. Most people don’t think about it, but it’s a substantial security risk.

Verizon is trying to combat that with a new feature called Safe Wi-Fi. This feature is basically a VPN that is only enabled when you connect to public Wi-Fi networks. A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, encrypts  [Read More…]

Verizon will launch 5G in Houston this year, looking to Google as live TV provider

5G is getting really real. The spec is complete, the phones are coming, and Verizon, the largest mobile provider in the U.S., has announced that in addition to Los Angeles and Sacramento, it will launch 5G residential broadband service in Houston by the end of 2018.

Verizon made the announcement as part of its second-quarter earnings, where it said it amassed 531,000 new subscribers, including 199,000 mobile phone users, and said that growth, profitability, and revenue were all solid and  [Read More…]

Deal: BOGO Android phones at Verizon and more just in time for back to school

It’s almost time to send the kids back to school and you know what that means. Time to break out your wallet and pick up supplies. If a new phone is on your list, then Verizon has good news for you. Thanks to their back to school sale, you can pick up some of the hottest Android phones with their buy one get one deal.

Phone Deals

For a limited time, pick up the Samsung S9, Pixel 2, or Moto  [Read More…]

Moto Z Play on Verizon now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

The OTA update is rolling out now.

Android P might be the hottest thing in Android right now, but even so, there are still plenty of phones waiting for last year’s Oreo update. Most recently, the Moto Z Play on Verizon Wireless (the Droid Edition) is finally getting the Oreo treatment we’ve been waiting for.

Similar to the Oreo update that landed for the unlocked Moto Z Play in late-May, this brings the Verizon model up to  [Read More…]

Verizon and Verizon Prepaid now offering Samsung Galaxy J3

Verizon Wireless on Friday confirmed that it now offering the Samsung Galaxy J3 as part of its postpaid and prepaid services.

Announced earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy J3, features a 5-inch HD display, 8-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera (f/2.2).

Powered by Android 8.0 Oreo, the phone has an octa-core Exynos processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage.

SEE ALSO: Verizon offering military discounts on Unlimited plans

Rounding hardware out, the Galaxy J3 has  [Read More…]

Verizon offering military discounts on Unlimited plans

Verizon today confirmed that it is now offering a military discount on its new Verizon Unlimited rate plans.

Starting from today, active-duty military, reservists, Gold Star families, and veterans can save on any of the Verizon Unlimited plans. Be it for single or multiple lines, qualified consumers can knock at least $ 15 off their monthly bill.

SEE ALSO: Verizon gives customers new Unlimited options with mix and match plans

Military discounts break down as follows:

$ 15  [Read More…]

Verizon Prepaid tempts customers with double data promotion

Verizon is, for a limited time, offering its potential prepaid subscribers an offer that’s rather hard to refuse. Starting from today, those who sign up for Verizon Prepaid can receive double the normal data allotment. Indeed, this means twice as much data for your money.

For the time being, anyone who activates a new line on Verizon Prepaid will get double the data. This is for single line and family accounts as well.

During the limited time offer Verizon Prepaid  [Read More…]

Verizon and AT&T will stop selling real-time location data of its users

T-Mobile’s conducting an “internal review” into the matter.

Last May, U.S. carriers came under fire after it was discovered that they were tracking real-time location info of their subscribers and then selling that information to third parties. Following a heap of backlash over security and privacy concerns, both Verizon and AT&T have confirmed they’re ending this practice.

First reported by The Associated Press, Verizon sent a letter to Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden (who’s been particularly critical  [Read More…]