Verizon Wireless has long considered itself the Cadillac of carriers.
Following Thursday's introduction of its "More Everything" plan, which brings price cuts, more data, and a few other freebies, it's clear that carrier wants to remain the premium brand in the wireless industry. While the discounts are welcome to existing Verizon users, its rivals still offer more competitive plans.
More Everything is a concession that even Verizon, which has long sought to stay above the competitive fray, is no longer immune to the pressures facing the industry. But the changes suggest Verizon is slowly, even reluctantly, … Read more
Google's LTE Nexus 7 is now officially part of Verizon's network.
As of Thursday, Verizon is selling the tablet for $250 with the usual two-year contract, or $350 on a month-to-month off-contract basis. The Nexus 7 is now available online and will land in Verizon retail stores as well.
Further, current owners of the 4G LTE Nexus 7 can now officially activate it on Verizon's network courtesy of a software update that sailed forth on Wednesday. Though users were already able to "unofficially" activate the tablet, the new update comes with Verizon's blessings.
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Verizon Wireless is finally getting its hands dirty in this price war.
The company on Thursday officially introduced "More Everything," a plan that promises more data, 25GB of cloud storage, and unlimited international messaging. Most important, it finally gives customers who have opted for its Edge monthly installment plan a break in their monthly bill, moving to a standard pricing model embraced by every other carrier. The changes going into effect today.
Details of new plan had been leaked early on Wednesday.
"More Everything" is Verizon's return salvo following a recent flurry of activity from … Read more
Wireless carriers' salvos in the battle for subscribers have been coming fast and furious lately, and it looks like Verizon Wireless is getting ready to launch a new attack.
The US wireless carrier will unveil a "More Everything" plan on Thursday that promises customers more data at no extra cost, doubled bandwidth, 25GB of cloud storage, and unlimited international messaging, according to a reference guide obtained by DroidLife. Subscribers who participate in Verizon's Edge program also will see discounts on line access, according to the report.
According to the reference guide, the shared data on the $40 … Read more
At City Hall here, State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon introduced a bill that would mandate the inclusion of a "kill switch" in phones sold in the state. The security feature would render a phone inoperable if stolen. If passed, any phone sold after January 1, 2015 would require the feature. The bill will be heard in Senate policy committees later … Read more
AT&T was the top ranked full service wireless carrier, according to J.D. Power's latest survey. MetroPCS was the top-ranked carrier for customer service among wireless providers concentrated on the no-contract market. The biggest customer satisfaction improvement, however, went to T-Mobile.
The biggest takeaway from the J.D. Power study, conducted from July to December 2013, is that there are more customer service calls and the problems are becoming more complicated. Seventeen percent of full-service wireless customers said their customer service issues were resolved in less than five minutes. Twenty percent said problems were resolved in 25 … Read more
President Barack Obama has won a commitment totaling $750 million from a number of technology companies to help low-income students in K-12 public schools get early access to the Internet and educational tools.
Apple is pledging $100 million in iPads, according to the AP. Microsoft is offering up its "billion-dollar response," which is essentially the potential to inject $1 billion in savings into the system. The company will offer Windows-based tablets, laptops, and devices through its manufacturing partners; 12 million copies of Office; copies of its Windows 8.1 Pro operating system; and student and teacher educational resources. … Read more
The Denver Broncos' pummeling by the Seattle Seahawks didn't dampen the number of selfies, video uploads, and text messages sent from the Super Bowl, with the wireless carriers reporting a significant spike in traffic.
Verizon Wireless saw an explosion of data usage. At the busiest hour, the carrier saw the number of data connections rise by a mind-boggling 800 percent versus a year ago in New Orleans. Verizon said it shattered its record for data usage in a single hour during the half-time show with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
AT&T, meanwhile, said it … Read more