Verizon, the country’s largest mobile carrier, has announced that it’s going to provide all of its subscribers with free span and robocall protection for free. These features were previously included in the carrier’s Call Filter app which is a $3 add-on and offers features like call blocking, robocall filtering, and spam blocking. The features will now be offered for free to all Verizon subscribers.
Compared to buying your music a la carte, subscribing to a music streaming service can be cheaper because for around $10 a month, you will get unlimited access to songs whenever and wherever you are. However if $10 a month is a bit too dear for your liking, not to worry because Verizon might have you covered.
We know that Verizon is exploring ways to take advantage of 5G. Given how fast the promised speeds are supposed to be, it does seem like it holds a lot of potential. However could one of the potential uses of 5G be for game streaming? While we can’t say for sure, it seems that Verizon could be exploring the idea.
5G can be easily viewed as the next-generation in mobile connectivity, and it can also just as easily be simply thought of as just “faster internet”, but could there be more to 5G than we think? We know that Disney and Verizon are working together to figure out what 5G could be used for, and it looks like Verizon wants your help.
Back in 2018, Garmin launched the Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch. For the most part this is a smartwatch that comes with a host of features you might expect from a smartwatch, but recently it seems that Garmin and Verizon have teamed up to launch an LTE version of the smartwatch that will make it more independent.
A lot of our smartphones these days are clearly designed to feature the latest technological features, like edgeless displays, facial recognition software, AI, and so on. However there isn’t much emphasis placed on durability since we’ve yet to really see a nicely designed rugged phone.
5G will represent the next generation in mobile internet connectivity. However it seems that some of the advantages offered up by 5G could mean much more than simply faster internet speeds on our phones. In fact some are already starting to use 5G in place of WiFi, with some companies also creating routers with 5G support.
A couple of weeks ago it was reported that there was a device codenamed “Bolt” made by Samsung. It was speculated that this could be the 5G smartphone that Samsung is making for Verizon, but as it turns out maybe it wasn’t 100% accurate. In fact what “Bolt” appears to be is a mobile hotspot device.
Multiple reports have claimed that Google has “Lite” models of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in development. It appears that the company will be launching them early next year. A new report claims that Google is going to launch the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Lite on Verizon in Spring 2019.
We know that Verizon and Samsung are working on a 5G smartphone together, that much is obvious given that the official announcement was made earlier this month. However thanks to the folks at XDA, it appears that Verizon’s 5G smartphone with Samsung’s codename might have been revealed to be “Bolt”.
Last week Verizon announced that they would finally be supporting eSIM, which means that iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR owners would finally be able to add a second line to their iPhones. However the process involved using a QR code to activate the eSIM, which while not terribly inconvenient isn’t quite as efficient as it could be.
One of the new features of Apple’s iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and the XR is dual SIM, where models in the US rely on a single physical SIM and an eSIM for the second one. While this saves space internally and makes it easier to switch carriers, the only downside is that carriers will need to support the feature.
RCS, the new standard of text messaging that will ultimately replace SMS for Android phones, will finally be rolling out on Verizon tomorrow. However, support will be limited to a couple of devices – the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to be precise. The carrier does say that it will eventually bring this functionality to other devices on its network in the future.
We imagine that it will probably be a while before we start to see 5G coverage become more common and widely available, similar to back in the day when 4G was still relatively new. However if you want to take advantage of 5G but don’t have a 5G-enabled handset, not to worry as Verizon has you covered.