Verizon Acquires Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Cincinnati Bell for $210 Million

Cincinnati Bell, a telephone company based out of Ohio, has agreed to sell its rights, titles, and interests in its wireless spectrum licenses to Verizon to the tune of $194 million in cash.

The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2014, and until then, customers of CBW (Cincinnati Bell Wireless) should see no change in service. However, when the deal gets closer to closing, the company states it will assist current customers in transferring their contract agreements to Verizon or another carrier of their choosing.  (more…)

Verizon Galaxy S5 Now Up for Pre-order at $199, BOGO Deal in Effect

Were you waiting for Verizon to open up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5? That time has now come. For $199 on-contract (after $50 rebate) or $599 at full retail, you can pre-order Samsung’s 2014 flagship with an expected shipping date of April 11, the planned global launch date of the phone.

Verizon’s version of the GS5 is like everyone else’s in that it sports a 5.1″ FHD Super AMOLED display, 16MP camera, 2,800mAh battery, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, fingerprint scanner, heartrate monitor, and Android 4.4 underneath a revamped TouchWiz (full specs). You can see the heartrate monitor and fingerprint scanner in action here. You’ll find a quick video tour of the phone here. And last, here is how the Galaxy S5 compares to the Galaxy S4, plus other phones.  (more…)

Report: Google Could Launch Own Wireless Service in Fiber Cities, as MVNO Partner With Verizon

First it was with Dish, then Sprint, and now Verizon – Google has apparently had talks with almost everyone to potentially launch its own wireless network. According to a new report out of The Information, Big Red and Google chatted most recently about the Mountain View search giant using its network as an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) in cities where Google sells its Fiber at-home internet. That would be awesome, except Fiber is currently only in two markets.  (more…)

Verizon Matches AT&T’s $160 10GB Family Plan, Adjusts Discount

At only a month or so old, Verizon is already adjusting its MORE Everything data plans to better align with their biggest competitor, AT&T. You may recall AT&T’s headline grabbing move at the beginning of February, where it announced its “Best Ever Prices” for a family of four, with a 10GB $160 plan leading the charge. Verizon reached out today to note that they had recently made a move to match this offer.  (more…)

“VERIZON30″ Coupon Code Will Get You Two New HTC One (M8)s for $140

Verizon is currently running a BOGO (buy one, get one free) offer for the all new HTC One (M8) that is certainly something to consider, though you’ll have to sign a 2-year contract to get in on the deal. If contracts do not scare you, then to save some extra cash, there are a couple of coupon codes that could save you up to 30% on the $199 2-year contract price.  (more…)