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Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Hotspots Over Fire Risk
Sometimes a product can be made and seemingly pass QC tests, but still have issues that might not have been spotted. Such is the case with Verizon’s hotspot devices in which the carrier has announced that they are recalling 2.5 million units due to potential fire and burn hazards.

Verizon Will Pay You Up To $1,000 For Your Old, Broken Phones
Whenever you trade in a phone, the value of it depends on how old it is and also its condition, which is why you usually try to keep phones in tip-top shape if you plan on trading them in or selling them off later on. However, with Verizon you may no longer have to worry about the condition of your phone.

Verizon Launches 5G mmWave Prepaid Plans For The iPhone 12
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.

Verizon Is Putting Its Plans To Shutdown Its 3G Network On Hold
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.

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iPhone 12 Users On Verizon Might Actually Be Better Off Using 4G
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.

Best Verizon Smartphone Cameras Among 50 Choices, From $99 to $1399
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.

Verizon Just Launched Their Own Cloud Storage Service
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.

Verizon And Nokia Team Up For Private 5G Networks For Businesses
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.

Motorola One 5G Is An Affordable 5G Capable Smartphone
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.

Verizon Will Continue To Suspend Late Fees And Account Cancellations Through June 30
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.

Carriers Are Displaying ‘Stay Home’ Messages On Status Bars
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 […]

Verizon Is Giving Customers An Extra 15GB Of Data To Use
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.

US Carriers To Suspend Cancellations And Waive Late Fees
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.

FCC Wants To Fine Carriers For Selling User Location Data
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.

Walmart, Verizon In Talks To Turn Stores Into 5G Hubs
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 […]

Motorola Razr Now Officially Launching On February 6
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.

The Motorola Razr Has Been Revived As A Modern Day Foldable Smartphone
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.

Verizon Customers Will Be Given One Year Free Disney Plus Subscription
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 To Improve Safety of Emergency Vehicles over 5G
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.

Tumblr Has Been Sold Off Yet Again, Adult Content Ban To Remain In Place
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.