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Nokia phones now offered at Verizon and Cricket

It might have taken a few years but Nokia phones have returned to the US market. At least in a manner formally offered by wireless carriers.

As of January 25 the Nokia 3.1 Plus can be purchased through AT&T prepaid subsidiary Cricket Wireless. What’s more, a few days from now (January 31) Verizon will carry the Nokia 2 V.

Nokia 3.1 Plus

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Select Verizon Wireless customers can get Apple Music for free

Hey Siri, let’s save money.

Starting on January 17th, select Verizon Wireless subscribers will get Apple Music for free. The offer is extended to users Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans. Typically, Apple Music costs $ 10 per month, but those lucky customers will be getting the service for exactly $ 0 extra. It’ll be bundled in with your plan and won’t change or end until your plan does.

It’s worth noting that Above Unlimited and Beyond  [Read More…]

Verizon is reportedly working on a game streaming service for Android

Verizon Gaming is currently in alpha testing on the NVIDIA Shield Android TV.

With things like Google Project Stream and Xbox Project xCloud in the works, it’s evident that cloud-based game streaming is going to be a big deal in 2019 and beyond. According to a report from The Verge, another company that’s looking to tap into this niche is Verizon.

Verizon’s game service, called “Verizon Gaming”, is reportedly in alpha testing right now on the NVIDIA  [Read More…]

Rough and tumble Cat S48c phone comes to Verizon

Verizon on Thursday announced that is offering the Cat S48c smartphone as part of its Android-powered lineup. Built with military-grade toughness, the phone is designed to handle shock, moisture, drops, dust, altitude, and extreme temperatures.

In the rugged phones such as this weren’t powered by the most current hardware. That’s not the case with the S48c as it packs a decent set of specifications, especially for the money.

What’s the difference in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors?

Powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core  [Read More…]

Verizon, T-Mobile working with customers impacted by federal shutdown

Both carriers are offering to work with impacted customers on “flexible payment options”.

The United States federal government has been partially shut down since December 22, 2018, furloughing hundreds of thousands of federal employees for the Christmas holidays and now a week into the new year. As this shutdown becomes the third-longest in US history, those employees are facing a growing pile of bills that they may or may not have personal savings to cover in the absence of  [Read More…]

Oath no more: ‘Verizon Media Group’ new umbrella for company’s brands

The giant all-encompassing brand just didn’t work, so Verizon is focusing on what has potential with individual brands.

The last few years have seen Verizon expand its reach from telecommunications into media properties with several acquisitions (most of which being complete failures), which were most recently held under the “Oath” brand. Although it was far better than Tronc, the name didn’t really make any sense or end up gaining any brand equity and so Verizon is going  [Read More…]

Verizon makes amends, offers some discounts to first responders

Just in time for the holidays, Verizon announced it will be offering new discounts for emergency first responders. The promo is available for state and local police, fire, and EMS workers, regardless of whether they are in active duty, retirees, or volunteers.

Eligible parties will be able to save on Verizon Unlimited consumer plans, as the carrier is offering a $ 15 off one line, $ 35 off two lines and $ 40 off three or more lines. Moreover, users  [Read More…]

Verizon to start offering RCS chat on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today

Starting today, Verizon and Google will start rolling out Universal Profile RCS (or Chat, as the carrier calls it) in the Messaging app for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users on the network.

Verizon has confirmed this information to Droid-Life, and the option should start appearing beginning today, December 6.

While Big Red already supports advanced messaging features such as read receipts and typing indicators in its own Messages+ app, the Universal Profile ensures that these features will work  [Read More…]

Don’t let Verizon and AT&T’s bad 5G demos temper your 5G excitement

5G demos aren’t compelling yet, despite the serious promise the technology has.

5G is coming. We’ve heard that phrase for years now; but it’s no longer a concept, it’s reality. Carriers around the world are committing to consumer-ready 5G network launches in 2019 (in some cases, early 2019), with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-powered smartphones that you can actually go buy and use on the network. But that’s still months away, and that makes a difference — because demos  [Read More…]

Verizon is launching RCS Chat on the Pixel 3/3XL starting Dec. 6

Universal Profile RCS chat is coming to the Pixels later this week.

Two weeks ago, Verizon announced it will kick off support for RCS — the messaging standard that’s set to replace SMS — from early 2019, and the carrier confirmed via a Reddit thread that it will roll out the RCS chat feature on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL from December 6.

The latest Pixels will be the first phones on Verizon to pick up  [Read More…]