Announced today, those who are mobile and not attached to a couch will be able to catch all of the 2016 NFL Postseason action, thanks to the availability of live streams from all the major networks. Given that all games go through varying networks, and the NFL and Verizon have a distribution deal, you will need to be sure you can access the following apps and websites from your tablet or smartphone to catch the gridiron action. (more…)
For those looking to pick up a Moto 360 Sport when it launches in the US tomorrow, you can add Verizon to the list of retailers who will be carrying it. Priced at $299, the Moto 360 Sport has a GPS sensor, and is designed for those who enjoy being active with runs, workouts, and being outdoors in general.
Featuring an all rubber uni-body, if you were worried about getting sweat on your metal links or Horween leather straps, this is the Android Wear smartwatch for you. (more…)
AT&T announced today that its voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) service is king, at least in terms of subscribers. According to their numbers, their VoLTE covers more than 295 million Americans, even if only 27 million of them are actual signed up for it, which is tops in the US. That’s a lot! Good for them.
There may be bigger news than numbers out of this announcement, though, and that’s a two-sentence, end-of-paragraph mention in their news release about carrier-to-carrier VoLTE exchanges. (more…)
To end the year, Verizon appears to be ready to pay for your business in a way that almost all of the other carriers have tried over the past couple of years. Big Red, the one wireless carrier who has tried to avoid this type of promo, has either given in to the new battle for wireless customers or wants to try and crush them all with through their LTE fingertips. Whatever the case, this is what’s going on in a new $650 per line switching deal that the company kicked off this morning. (more…)
This weekend only, Verizon is hosting separate promotions for those who are looking to purchase a new smartphone through a device payment plan. For those interested in a Galaxy smartphone from Samsung, you can get a 64GB model at the 32GB price, netting you a savings of nearly $100. This promo is available to purchasers of a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. (more…)
Verizon has this video service called go90. They initially launched a beta version of the app in September before pushing it live for all in October. It’s basically an attempt by Verizon to cash in on the waves of people watching video on their mobile devices. I couldn’t tell you if it is at all successful so far or if it will be, but I know that Tim – our resident mobile video consumption professional – spent 5 minutes with the app and then immediately uninstalled it. I think if I asked him to re-install again, he would quit working for DL on the spot.
With that said, Verizon will give you 2GB of free data for the next three months if you install the app and sign-up for an account. After you sign-up and see the free data hit your device, you can then uninstall it and never look back. The extra data can be used for whatever you want, not just go90 streaming. (more…)
Last year around this time, we asked all of you to weigh in on your current wireless situation. We kept it simple, only asking if you were in some sort of month-to-month type of plan or if you were locked into a contract. The vote showed that most of you (59%) had ditched long-term contracts in favor of a month-to-month plan, which is something you should be proud of.
This year, we want to ask again to see how things have changed. This time, though, we’re tossing in an extra answer or at least breaking out the month-to-month option. You see, if you are in a month-to-month plan, but still have a device payment plan, you are still basically under contract, just without the nasty ETF fee typically associated with a contract. So in this poll, you can vote for a straight up contract, month-to-month without a payment plan, or month-to-month with a payment plan.