Select Moto Mods Pricing Revealed, Spoiler Alert, They’re Expensive

Listed inside of the My Verizon app, pricing for select (not all) Moto Mods has apparently been listed. As mentioned in the headline of this piece, you will need to prepare your wallet, as a couple of the Moto Mods are priced quite high, unsurprisingly.

According to the listings, the Insta-Share Projector will be priced at $299, which is quite the expense. The JBL SoundBoost Moto Mod, the one we demoed last week, is priced at $79, seeming a bit more realistic. The TUMI battery packs are also priced, with the wireless charging Power Pack listed at $99 and the standard Power Pack listed at $89. For those interested, the Kate Spade Style Shell is priced at $79. At this time, pricing of other shells is not known. (more…)

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Arrive Exclusively to Verizon This Summer, Elsewhere in the Fall

With the Moto Z and Moto Z Force (along with their DROID Edition variants) now official, you are probably wondering how and when you can get one. Well, I have really sh*tty news on that front, unfortunately. Why? Because Motorola went the exclusive route to start. Yep, ready to hear about this?

The Moto Z and Moto Z Force will first arrive in the US as DROID Edition exclusive phones for Verizon this summer. If you aren’t a Verizon customers, you’ll be able to buy the Moto Z later in the fall. You’ll notice I only mentioned the Moto Z and that’s because the Moto Z Force, with its shatterproof display, is a Verizon exclusive completely.  (more…)

Verizon’s Galaxy Note Edge the Latest to Get Marshmallow Update

Add another one to Verizon’s list. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from Big Red is the latest to receive an update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The update will arrive as software version VRU2CPD1 and Android build MMB29M (6.0.1). Once it shows up on your phone, it’ll include features like Google Now on Tap, Doze, better application permission controls, WiFi Calling, a newish TouchWiz skin with new icons, and Ultra High Quality Audio.  (more…)

Verizon’s “Can You Hear Me Now” Guy Now Works for Sprint

“Can you hear me now?” It was a line that anyone who watched TV in the early part of this century would hear over and over again, thanks to Verizon. The actor in those commercials is Paul Marcarelli, and announced late last night, he has officially switched to Sprint. Not only is Paul doing commercials for Sprint, but the company claims he is also a customer. Good for you, Paul.

In a new line of commercials that feature Paul, Sprint is pushing a “1%” stat provided from Nielsen. According to the research done by them, Sprint is within 1% of the network reliability rate offered by AT&T and Verizon. Sprint spins this information to make the claim that your calls and data should be just as reliable on their network as it would be on Verizon or AT&T. With far better rates on monthly plans, why would anyone not use Sprint? (more…)

Verizon Offering Father’s Day Promos, One Includes a Free 50″ Samsung Smart TV

Attempting to profit from yet another holiday aimed at celebrating the loved ones in our lives, Verizon is offering a few promotions during the time of Father’s Day. According to mainstream media, every father is a typical tech lover, so getting him a new smartphone or VR headset is exactly what he wants. Never mind a new fishing pole or George Foreman grill, those gifts are way too cliche.

Starting today, when you buy two Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, or Galaxy Note 5 devices on a Device Payment plan and activate at least one new line, Verizon is throwing in a free 50-inch Samsung Smart TV. Specs for the TV are not available, but you can expect it to be at least 720p or 1080p (refresh rate unknown, but probably low) complete with Samsung’s Smart tech baked inside. To be eligible, both lines must remain active for six months on Verizon’s network, and please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery.  (more…)