Verizon and Motorola are currently running a deal that puts pretty hefty discounts on the Moto Z family. For flagships like the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, you’ll get a 50% off price, but the Moto Z Play can be had for as little as $5 per month.
So how do all of these fun discounts work? Verizon, for months now, has been offering bill credits in order to get you into phones for a really low price. It’s all a bit tricky and involves monthly credits, but in the end, you are getting the phones for those 50% off and $5 per month prices. (more…)
Verizon introduced a new promo plan today for individuals looking for an option outside of The Verizon Plan and the company’s prepaid offerings. The plan costs $55 per month and includes 5GB of data, along with unlimited talk and text, though that price is only good if you sign-up for autopay.
This new individual plan is currently being advertised on the front page of Verizon’s website, but the site won’t let you sign-up for it just yet online. Instead, if interested, you have to inquire over the phone or in-store. The plan will go live online on January 24. (more…)
Last year, Verizon began informing customers who used an “extraordinary” amount of data on unlimited plans that they would no longer be able to keep those unlimited data plans. At the time, Verizon wouldn’t set a specific number of GB on that “extraordinary” number, but we ventured to guess it was around 100GB per month or more after hearing feedback from readers and with Verizon pointing to their 100GB plan over and over. As it turns out, that number has either adjusted to a higher number or we were simply wrong. Either way, another wave of customers are getting the boot and need to find a new plan or carrier by February 16. (more…)
Verizon snuck in a couple of changes this week while CES announcements were dominating headlines and we thought you might want to know about them. For one, the upgrade fee that you pay every time you buy a new phone has increased. Also, existing customers no longer have the option to upgrade on a 2-year contract. (more…)
However, if you head over to Verizon’s Pixel or Pixel XL pages and tap on the link to “Learn more” in the $10/mo promo they have been running, you will find mentions of 256GB versions of both phones (seen in image above). They even have pricing set for each depending on what you trade-in to get a Pixel, so there is an opportunity here for someone to get a little hypebeasty. (more…)
Starting today, remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices from Verizon will see an update that kills the phone’s ability to charge. We knew this update was coming today, so if you are still holding on to a Note 7, your time is now officially limited.
The update will arrive as software N930VVRS3APL2. (more…)
To end 2016, Verizon is sending out a wave of security patches to most of its flagship phones. The batch of updates are available this week for the HTC 10, Moto Z family, Galaxy Note 4, Note 5, Note Edge, Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+.
Again, we aren’t seeing anything new for any of these phones outside of the security business, so if you see an update this week, you should now know exactly what it is. (more…)
Next week, Google will likely push out January’s security patch for Android as build NMF26U. The news comes via Verizon’s software support sites for the Pixel and Pixel XL, showing release dates of January 3. (more…)