New Details on Verizon’s New “One Plan. Four Sizes”: Keeping Current Plans, Upgrades, and Other Data Options

On Friday, Verizon surprised most of the wireless industry with an announcement of new S-M-L-XL data plans and a move away from 2-year contracts for new customers. Now that the dust has settled a bit and we move closer to their August 13 launch, we have some additional information to share that should clear any remaining questions up, courtesy of our sources.  (more…)

FYI: Verizon Killed the 2-Year Contract With Its New S-M-L-XL Data Plans

Verizon is done with 2-year contracts. That also means they are done with subsidized (discounted) phones in exchange for you signing up for two years of service. Starting August 13, Verizon’s new S-M-L-XL plans are your option when you decide to become a Verizon customer or upgrade from your current phone. Verizon is now fully invested in device payment plans separated from service costs.  (more…)

Verizon Tries to Simplify Plans With S-M-L-XL Data Plans

Verizon announced this morning that it is simplifying its data plan strategy with the introduction of new S – M – L – XL options. The options include set amounts of data, coupled with flat $20 line access charges. So instead of having to figure out your line access charge and whether or not it includes a discount and/or how much that discount is, you now just focus on the data amount you and you family needs.  (more…)

Does the OnePlus 2 Work on Verizon? No.

I know that most of you know/knew the answer to this question, but it’s become obvious to us over the past couple of weeks that not everyone is clear on the situation involving the OnePlus 2 and Verizon. Does it work on Verizon? Will it ever work on Verizon? Why doesn’t it work on Verizon?

The short answer is, no, the OnePlus 2 does not and will not ever work on Verizon. The phone doesn’t support the frequencies or network bands that would allow it to function on Big Red’s network.  (more…)

Verizon Lights Up XLTE in Six New Markets

Depending on how long you have been reading DL, you may recall a while back when we would write up weekly announcement posts of when new 4G LTE markets would light up across the US. Seeing as how it’s mid-2015, those posts don’t happen anymore, as Verizon’s rollout of LTE was complete some time ago.

Now, we have Big Red lighting up XLTE, aka their AWS spectrum (band 4 LTE), available in six new markets according to today’s announcement. (more…)