With the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5 on Verizon all receiving the update to Marshmallow within the past month, we were starting to wonder if the Galaxy S6 Edge+ had been forgotten about. Well, it hasn’t been. Just prior to the weekend, Verizon approved the update to Android 6.0.1 for the bigger-edged S6, along with another update for the Note 5 that should improve WiFi connections. (more…)
Back when the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge was still up for pre-order and launched through Verizon, the carrier was offering a free Gear VR headset or Gear S2 smartwatch to select purchasers via a promotion. Now that the deal is over and folks are cashing in on the promotion, Samsung has been overwhelmed by the amount of takers, and is now sending out emails regarding when folks should expect their smartwatch. (more…)
For those who make the switch to Verizon, upgrade a device on an existing plan, or activate a new line, Big Red is handing out free three months of HBO NOW, the service’s monthly subscription plan for lovers of TV and hit movies. HBO NOW is usable on mobile devices, desktop computers, Android TV boxes, and other means, but in order to receive this deal, you will have to jump through Verizon’s various hoops. (more…)
T-Mobile is looking to cook things up this Spring Break, announcing a new plan for couples or those who only need a pair of lines. Starting tomorrow, interested parties can get a 2-line plan for $80, featuring 12GB of data (6GB for each line, no sharing), unlimited talk, text, plus complete access to Music Freedom and Binge On. (more…)
On Monday, Verizon introduced a new “upgrade fee” for those customers who buy new phones on device payment plans or at full retail. We spent a good handful of hours over the past week trashing all over the fee, because it seems like an incredibly slick move for a major wireless carrier who is always on the cutting edge when it comes to bleeding you dry at every angle. Of course, Verizon isn’t the only carrier with an upgrade fee – both AT&T and Sprint have them as well.
Speaking of AT&T, their upgrade fee was set at $15 just last August, but now that Verizon has gone with a $20 price point, they are wasting no time in matching the greed. That’s right, as of today, AT&T now has a $20 upgrade fee in place, because why not. We’re talking two days after Verizon pushed theirs live. How awesome. (more…)
Verizon’s LG G5 is getting its first update this week as software version VS98711A. The update appears to be minor, according to Verizon, with only WiFi Calling enhancements being the focus.
To grab the update, which at least one reader has told us is live, head into Settings>About Phone>Software updates>Check for Update>Download Now. (more…)
Just a quick reminder, but because today is April 4 and the go-live date for Verizon’s latest fee introduction, be prepared going forward to pay an extra $20 when you buy a new phone at Verizon with a device payment plan or at full retail. This is Verizon’s new “upgrade fee” that was confirmed last week. (more…)
On November 15 of last year, Verizon raised unlimited data plan pricing by $20, from $29.99 to $49.99. According to sources of ours, that was only “phase 1” of Big Red’s plan to price unlimited data users out of their plans and features and into a tiered option. We still have two more phases to go, with the next starting next month. (more…)