For those who might be unfamiliar, 5G is not equal. There currently exists two types of 5G – sub-6GHz and mmWave. The former offers wider coverage, while the latter has a shorter range but offers faster speeds. For those who might happen to live in urban areas that are within mmWave range, you might be interested in Verizon’s latest plans.
As we start moving towards a future where 5G is the new standard in mobile connectivity, it means that carriers will need to free up more spectrum. This means that older networks such as 3G will eventually be shutdown. However, the (somewhat) good news for Verizon customers is that the company is apparently holding off on shutting down its 3G network indefinitely.
During Apple’s iPhone 12 presentation, they brought Verizon’s CEO Hans Vestberg onto stage where they highlighted 5G and how iPhone 12 users could benefit from it. This is more or less a given, considering that 5G will indeed offer up faster speeds compared to previous technologies like 4G, but it seems that in the real-world, that isn’t necessarily the case.
Verizon is a massive wireless carrier, and the chances are that many customers are shopping for a new smartphone right now. Having a powerful camera system is a high priority for the overwhelming majority of buyers, and this is where our Uber HW Camera benchmark can help.
Back in November, Google announced that they will be killing off its free, unlimited photos storage. This meant that users who wanted to backup their photos to the cloud would have to either keep it below the free storage that Google provides by default, or purchase additional storage.
A lot of businesses still largely rely on WiFi for communications and connectivity. However, the problem with WiFi is that it can be affected by things like range, where if you walk from one end of an area to another, you might lose coverage. This is versus cellular connectivity where the signal strength is stronger.
Back in 2019 when the first 5G smartphones were rolling out, they were pretty much exclusive to flagship devices, which meant that they weren’t exactly what many would consider to be affordable. Thankfully, 2020 seems to have improved on that aspect, and if you’re after a 5G capable handset that won’t break the bank, Motorola might have something for you.
Back in March, major carriers in the US announced that due to the coronavirus pandemic which has caused businesses to shut down and people to lose their jobs, they will be suspending late fees for bills that are not paid on time, as well as suspending account cancellations for customers who might have overdue bills.
While social distancing will not cure the coronavirus, it will help to flatten the curve in the number of infections and help ease the burden on healthcare workers, who seem to be dealing with more patients on a daily basis. To help remind people to stay home, it appears that various carriers around the world are starting to display messages in the status bar of phones to let customers know […]
As more of us are staying home during this coronavirus outbreak, it means that we are looking at ways to keep ourselves entertained since we are no longer able to go out to meet friends or interact with colleagues. As such, it’s not surprising that more internet data will be consumed compared to usual.
If you’re late to pay your phone bills, don’t be surprised if you get hit with a late fee, or in some cases if you’ve not paid for an extended period of time, your account could get suspended or even cancelled. However, that will no longer be the case, at least for the time-being where US carriers have announced that they will be suspending those penalties.
As some of you might have heard, last year it came to light that major carriers in the US have been selling user location data to third-party companies. The carriers have since said that they have ceased those practices, but apparently that isn’t enough for the FCC who are now proposing a token fine to the carriers involved.
While 5G is mostly touted as a new and faster mobile internet service, the reality is that it can be used for so much more. In fact, it appears that both Walmart and Verizon are apparently in talks about turning Walmart’s stores (or at least some of them) into 5G hubs. This means that in the future, users will be able to take advantage of the 5G connectivity in Walmart’s […]
Back in November last year, Motorola announced their own foldable phone in the form of the Motorola Razr, a revival of the classic and iconic design, except with a modern twist where on the inside it featured a flexible display. The handset was originally supposed to launch after Christmas, but the company delayed the release.
So far the major players in the foldable display smartphones have been Samsung and Huawei. Both companies have approached the form factor as a smartphone-cum-tablet hybrid, which we admit is a pretty clever idea and a pretty obvious use of the technology, but it looks like Motorola has since tossed their hat into the ring with a different take on it.
Thinking about getting a Disney Plus subscription? The good news is that if you’re a Verizon customer, it seems that the carrier will be giving away a free year’s subscription to Disney Plus. If you’ve already pre-ordered your Disney Plus subscription, not to worry because that purchase will be put on hold.
TomTom and Verizon were exhibiting at TC Disrupt 2019 in San Francisco last week, and they announced their plans to make intersections safer for emergency vehicles using 5G.According to a NHTSA’s report (2014), each year in the U.S., there are about 6,500 accidents involving ambulances, nearly 60% of ambulance accidents and 70 % of firetruck accidents occur during the course of an emergency use.
Back in 2017, Verizon acquired Yahoo which in turn also meant that they acquired some of the other companies under Yahoo’s umbrella, such as microblogging platform Tumblr. However, we had heard back in May this year that Verizon could be looking to sell off Tumblr, and sure enough they have.
Mobile carriers in the United States launched their 5G networks earlier this year. As you can probably imagine, coverage is limited to a handful of cities by now, but the carriers are working to rapidly expand coverage in major cities across the country. Verizon’s CEO actually believes that half of the United States will have 5G coverage by next year.
Verizon today announced that it’s expanding its nascent 5G network to four more cities in the United States. Its customers in Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington, D.C. will be able to access the next-generation mobile network in select areas. This means that Verizon’s 5G service is now available in a total of nine cities across the United States.