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Exclusive: get 3 months of HBO NOW free from Verizon

Get ready for the season premieres of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep and more, because Verizon and HBO are teaming up to provide an exclusive three-month offer of HBO NOW. When customers switch to Verizon, upgrade or activate a new line, they receive the offer included with their purchase. With HBO NOW, you get

Verizon offers three free months of HBO Now for new lines or upgrades

Verizon is aiming to get the TV binge-watching audience with its latest promotional offer. It will give customers who switch to Verizon Wireless, along with current users who upgrade or activate a new line, three free months of access to HBO Now, which is normally worth about $ 45.

The carrier’s press release states:

To be eligible you’ll need to upgrade or activate a new line on a smart phone on a device payment plan  [Read More…]

Verizon and Google said to be preparing bids for Yahoo

Verizon is reportedly preparing to make a first-round bid for Yahoo next week. Both Verizon and its AOL subsidiary are said to be in talks with three separate financial institutions about the bid. Google may also make its own bid for the beleaguered company.

From Bloomberg:

Verizon Communications Inc. plans to make a first-round bid for Yahoo Inc.’s Web business next week, and is willing to acquire the company’s Yahoo Japan Corp. stake to help sweeten  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S6 on Verizon is the first to get the April security patch

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners on Verizon are currently being treated to a Marshmallow update on the day typically reserved for terrible pranks in the tech world, and it looks like there’s something extra in this build of Android 6.0.1. If you take a look at the security patch level for these phones, you’ll see it reads April 2, 2016. This is unusual for a couple of reasons, but it’s true nonetheless. The Verizon version  [Read More…]

Verizon is rolling out Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

Verizon has updated the support pages for both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to include information surrounding Android Marshmallow. The U.S. carrier is now rolling out 6.0.1 to the two Samsung handsets. And no, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke.

The software release – version MMB29K.G925VVRU4CPC2 – will include a bunch of new features like improved Google Now, longer-lasting battery thanks to Doze, and more. To manually check for updates, head to  [Read More…]

Verizon enlists a pack of adorable puppies to unbox the LG G5

Let’s face the facts: unboxing videos are always a fun watch, and nothing in this world is cuter than a pack of rambunctious puppies. So, why not combine the two? That’s apparently the line of thinking Verizon’s marketing team took with its LG G5 unboxing video, which features a whole load of puppies, well, unboxing the G5.

Okay, the term “unboxing” may be a bit strong. It’s more like chewing and sniffing. Still, if you haven’t yet received  [Read More…]

Verizon set to add new $20 charge to smartphone upgrades [Update]

Update: In a statement to Droid Life, Verizon confirmed the move, saying:

“The upgrade fee helps cover our increased support costs associated with customers switching devices. Customers can pay the charge when they upgrade, bill it to their account or trade in an old device to offset the cost. The fee for upgrading on device payment is still half of the two-year contract upgrade fee.”

Original story: Verizon is reportedly preparing to implement a new upgrade  [Read More…]

Verizon Galaxy S7 review: What to expect on America’s largest carrier

We’ve been using the best Android smartphone on America’s largest operator for a month. Here’s what we’ve found …

Not every Samsung Galaxy S7 is created equal. OK, they’re mostly created equal. That is, you’re going to get the same hardware no matter which U.S. operator you go with. Same Snapdragon processor. Same 32GB of on-board storage. Same look and feel.

Like so many (or too many, depending on how you look at it) phones these  [Read More…]

Samsung’s web browser now available for the Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung’s browser app is now compatible and available for download on the Verizon-branded Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. As many buyers noticed, Samsung’s default browser was conspicuously absent from the phones when they started arriving in the hands of consumers, and the app’s Play Store listing also showed it as “incompatible” prior to today.

If you’re eager to give the Samsung browser a shot on your Verizon Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you should be able to  [Read More…]

Verizon rolling out Wi-Fi fixes for the Galaxy S7, S7 edge

Verizon is now pushing out updates for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The updates correct Wi-Fi issues that these phones may be experiencing, and changes the software version number to MMB29M.G930VVRU2APB5 for the Galaxy S7 and MMB29M.G935VVRU2APB5 for the S7 edge.

The update apparently “improves Wi-Fi connectivity” on Marshmallow (that’s a thing we’ve noticed on the Verizon models) and also fixes:

Trouble connecting to the internet Frequent data disconnections Problems while loading files  [Read More…]