• Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    AT&T has introduced mobile TV, tying its wireless TV with DirecTV, letting viewers watch programming on their smartphones or tablets anywhere in the United States, over the AT&T Mobility wireless network.Sprint, a wireless-only player, is turning into a growth company once again.
  • Verizon Unlimited: Everything You Need to Know

    Verizon Unlimited: Everything You Need to Know

    From everything we have learned from several sources, plus some direct feedback from Verizon, we think we’ve got the details pretty dialed in on what this new Verizon Unlimited plan is all about.This isn’t a replacement plan for you; it’s just a new data plan called Verizon Unlimited.
  • Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan

    Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan

    The company on Sunday announced its own unlimited smartphone option while keeping alternatives open for lighter data users.After 22 MB of data usage, Verizon may "prioritize" customers in the event of network congestion.
  • Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo

    Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo

    In spite of the massive scale of the breaches, which came to light after the deal was struck, the acquisition "makes strategic sense," said Verizon EVP Marni Waldon.The company is still hungry for Yahoo's assets and talent, she added.
  • Verizon Tops Network Performance Survey

    Verizon Tops Network Performance Survey

    Despite significant improvements in the LTE networks of T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T, Verizon once again took the top spot in a biannual independent test of mobile network performance.The RootMetrics report, released this week, found that Verizon was the "undisputed leader" in terms of network reliability and coverage.
  • FCC Head Champions FM Radio for Smartphones

    FCC Head Champions FM Radio for Smartphones

    Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission, last week issued a call for activation of the FM chips in smartphones.Activating FM chips would enhance public safety, he said.
  • Qualifying Verizon Customers Can Now Use FiOS Mobile App Without Using Your Data

    Qualifying Verizon Customers Can Now Use FiOS Mobile App Without Using Your Data

    For anyone on Verizon FiOS with an internet and TV subscription, plus a Verizon S, M or L plan, streaming anything from the updated FiOS Mobile app won’t count against your monthly data.According to Verizon, those qualifying customers can watch anything saved to their DVR, all sorts of on-demand titles, plus 140+ live channels, all without a single bit counting towards your monthly limit.
  • Verizon Exempts Fios Mobile App From Data Caps

    Verizon Exempts Fios Mobile App From Data Caps

    The company on Thursday announced that Fios subscribers can now stream video with the Fios Mobile app without using up any of their data.The offer applies to Fios customers who also use Verizon for their mobile phone service, with one exception: those on the new unlimited plan.
  • US Charges 2 Russian Intel Agents, 2 Hackers in Yahoo Case

    US Charges 2 Russian Intel Agents, 2 Hackers in Yahoo Case

    S.A federal grand jury in Northern California charged the defendants -- the FSB officials and two Russian cybercriminals -- with using stolen data to gain illegal access to the accounts of Russian journalists, Russian and U.
  • Buy an LG G6, Get a Free Google Home

    Buy an LG G6, Get a Free Google Home

    The LG G6 is set to hit store shelves soon, and if you order one before the end of April, you'll get a bonus goodie for free.All four of the major US carriers will carry LG's latest flagship phone; pre-orders kick off tomorrow.
  • Verizon Wakes Up to Join Mobile TV Race

    Verizon Wakes Up to Join Mobile TV Race

    One of the latest comes from Verizon, which has improved its FiOS mobile app to offer data-free streaming.AT&T's DirecTV started this ball rolling with its wireless TV, or mobile TV, offering.
  • Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements

    Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements

    advertisers -- including AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson -- this week pulled out of their agreements with YouTube due to their ads appearing with videos advocating extremism, or with other offensive content.For this, we deeply apologize," said Google Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler said in a Tuesday post.
  • The Best Deals for the Samsung Galaxy S8

    The Best Deals for the Samsung Galaxy S8

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 is arriving soon everywhere; Samsung says pre-orders begin March 30 and phones ship April 21, though that timetable will likely depend on your carrier.Cellular, and Verizon Wireless, as well as Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.
  • That was quick! Verizon to install adware on phones after privacy rules repealed

    That was quick! Verizon to install adware on phones after privacy rules repealed

    After Evie debuted its eponymous launcher a few months back, it teamed up with Verizon for AppFlash.And it recommends apps using virtualization technology: You can stream up to a minute of an app from Evie’s servers free of charge.
  • Sprint Goes All In on Unlimited

    Sprint Goes All In on Unlimited

    The wireless pricing wars continue; this week it's Sprint's turn to mix things up.Starting April 7, Sprint will start to phase out plans with data allowances for unlimited data plans.
  • Verizon Just had a Terrible Quarter That was Only Slightly Less Terrible Thanks to Unlimited Data

    Verizon Just had a Terrible Quarter That was Only Slightly Less Terrible Thanks to Unlimited Data

    According to today’s Q1 earnings release, Verizon lost 289,000 postpaid phone customers, which are the really, really important type.What makes this news even crazier is the fact that they had to openly admit that it was on track to be even worse had they not introduced Verizon Unlimited, their new unlimited plan.
  • Verizon Galaxy S8 Lacks Shopping Via Bixby, Apparently Because Verizon

    Verizon Galaxy S8 Lacks Shopping Via Bixby, Apparently Because Verizon

    Over the weekend, Verizon owners of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ may have noticed another important feature missing from Bixby – the ability to shop on Amazon via Bixby Vision.Typically with Bixby Vision, a user is able to snap a photo of something, then cross reference that image via Amazon for shopping or Pinterest for general searching.
  • Verizon Adds $80 Unlimited Option to Prepaid, Features Throttled 480p Video

    Verizon Adds $80 Unlimited Option to Prepaid, Features Throttled 480p Video

    With this plan, you’ll get unlimited “high speed” data usage most of the time, except when on a congested network or you want to stream a video in something over DVD quality.The $80 prepaid plan is listed like the other prepaid plans with its unlimited talk and text in the US and to Mexico, Canada, and some other countries around the world.
  • Verizon Announces Unlimited Prepaid Plan

    Verizon Announces Unlimited Prepaid Plan

    Need unlimited data but don't feel like being locked into a service agreement?The carrier on Tuesday announced a new $80 monthly prepaid plan with unlimited data, talk, and text.
  • C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers

    C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers

    It's not yet clear what C Spire TV will be, or how it will impact the marketplace.The television industry is ripe for growth, with new competitors and innovation from IPTV, satellite TV and wireless TV.