Tag Archive: Verizon


No, Verizon hasn’t blocked Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S7

… it just might not be available yet.

There’s been a little bit of confusion over the Galaxy S7 and whether Verizon has blocked or removed or otherwise squashed Samsung Pay from being loaded on the new phones. Here’s the deal:

Verizon has not blocked or removed or otherwise squashed Samsung Pay from being loaded on the Galaxy S7. As we noted in our Galaxy S7 review, the app itself isn’t preloaded on the phone. But  [Read More…]

Unboxing the Verizon Galaxy S7 edge

The stealthy black box contains a super-bright phone.

The first step of any phone purchase is getting the thing out of its box. And while so much fun comes thereafter, if you appreciate gadgets the way we do there’s a special feeling associated with that first time you unseal the box of a brand new device.

There’s plenty excitement around the Galaxy S7 edge, and we’ve been lucky enough to pull a gold platinum Verizon  [Read More…]

Verizon HTC One M8 now receiving Marshmallow update

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now rolling out to the HTC One M8 on Verizon. According to Verizon’s support documents, it looks like the bump up to Marshmallow is the second portion of a pair of updates, culminating in software version 6.21.605.3. Do keep in mind that the update has just begun rolling out, so it may take some time to land for everyone. Once updated, however, users will be able to take advantage of features like Doze  [Read More…]

Verizon ordered to pay $1.35 million for use of ‘Supercookies’ in mobile traffic

Verizon Wireless has been ordered to pay $ 1.35 million for its use of “Supercookies” in mobile traffic, following an investigation by the FCC. As a result, Verizon will have to make some changes to the way it delivers advertising to customers. The process will now require Verizon to get opt-in or opt-out consent from each customer before it is able to target ads at them.

From the FCC’s ruling:

To settle this matter, Verizon Wireless will  [Read More…]

The Verizon Galaxy Note 5 gets its sweet, sweet Marshmallow update

If you’re a Galaxy Note 5 owner on Verizon, then today is a good news kind of day. The carrier has announced the rollout of its upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow which you should be seeing on your devices sometime soon.

Interestingly, Verizon also says the update comes with “the latest security patches,” and we’re particularly interested in seeing exactly which one that means. We’re still waiting on word from Google of the March update,  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile offers big savings if T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon customers switch

Boost Mobile, the no-contract carrier that’s owned by Sprint, is offering a new promotion for T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon customers. Boost Mobile says it can offer savings of up to 50% for those customers if they switch over to the carrier.

Boost Mobile adds:

For a limited time, customers who ditch T-Mobile, AT&T or Verizon for Boost Mobile family plans will get 10GB of high-speed data per line. Plans start at two lines for only  [Read More…]

Blackberry PRIV launches on Verizon

Attention fans of the Blackberry PRIV! (if there are any). Verizon is now carrying the PRIV on its network. Starting today, March 3, you can buy the phone online or

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BlackBerry Priv now available from Verizon

If you’ve patiently been awaiting the arrival of the BlackBerry Priv on Verizon, it looks like your time has come. BlackBerry’s first Android-powered smartphone is now available to order from Verizon’s website, further expanding the Priv’s reach across carriers.

As for pricing, Verizon is offering the Priv at $ 30 per month for 24 months or, for those looking to buy outright, at a full retail price of $ 720. The Priv’s listing on Verizon’s online store  [Read More…]

Verizon updates Sony Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z2 Tablet to Android 5.1.1

Verizon is pushing out an update to its Sony Xperia Z3v today, and owners of the smartphone will finally be able to upgrade their Android OS from KitKat to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

The Xperia Z3v will get the software version 23.4.B.0.319 when the update is applied. Here’s is the change log:

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system HD Voice provides high quality call audio, video calling and simultaneous use of voice and data Latest Android security  [Read More…]

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 updated with February Android security patch

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 on Verizon is now receiving an update containing the latest Android security patches. The update bumps the Galaxy Tab S2’s software up to version LMY47X.T817VVRS2APB2, and only includes the following, according to Verizon’s release notes:

The current software update gives you the most up to date Android™ security patch on your device.

According to Verizon’s update tracker page, the update just started rolling out today, so you may not see it right  [Read More…]