An FCC listing for the “All New HTC One” or HTC One (2014) on AT&T showed up ever-so-briefly last week before being pulled. That listing has now returned, along with a somewhat similar listing that also shows AT&T LTE bands (could be unlocked or T-Mo variant) and another for Verizon. You may recall last year when HTC failed to launch their flagship on Verizon, leaving it as the only major carrier in the U.S. without it for months. I don’t think we’ll see the same misstep this time around. (more…)
Verizon announced a new prepaid wireless plan this morning called ALLSET. The plan includes unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of data per month for $45, along with the option to add on “Bridge Data,” that can extend that data allotment by an extra 500MB, 1GB, or 3GB. Also, if added on Bridge Data goes unused, it can be pushed to the next month, sort of like rollover data. (more…)
At the end of last week, just as the soak test for a new software update was beginning on Verizon’s variant of the Moto X, Big Red fully approved the Android 4.4.2 update by publishing a changelog. Here we are not even a full week later and the update is rolling out to the masses. The update was waiting for me as I awoke this morning, along with a couple of dozen emails from readers who had received the same love. (more…)
Over the last couple of weeks, I personally have received a handful of potentially dangerous calls from a number that is showing up as “Technical Support” on my phones, likely because I have Verizon Wireless service. The phone number associated to that “Technical Support” is (800) 922-0204 and just so happens to be an official Verizon customer service number (seen here), hence the reason it is showing up as if it were already a contact of mine.
So what’s wrong with the number? A scam company seems to be masking calls to users with the number, asking that they head over to a third party scam site that probes for their login info and who knows what else. As you can imagine, it’s likely tricking many if it’s showing up as official looking as “Technical Support.” (more…)
The wait is over – the Galaxy S5 from Samsung is finally official. With its 5.1″ Full HD Display and 16MP camera, the question on everyone’s mind is, “when can I get one?” American carriers have been quick to announce availability for 2014′s most-hyped device, with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and US Cellular all stating that the device will be available on their networks starting in April. (more…)
Back in September of 2013, Verizon agreed to a deal with Vodafone to buy the European company’s 45% indirect interest in the US wireless carrier, valued at $130 billion. In December, the deal was approved by the FCC, with final closing of the deal being announced this morning.
With the closing, Verizon now owns 100% of itself, which provides the company with “greater financial flexibility, enhanced operational efficiency and innovations that will benefit customers.” (more…)
Yesterday, we saw soak test invites go out for Verizon Moto X users – today, the update has been approved by the carrier. That doesn’t necessarily mean that mass rollout is upon us, and we’ll still likely see a soak test over the coming days, but clearly Verizon feels comfortable enough with the build to give it the green light.
The update is Android 4.4.2 as expected, build 164.55.2. (more…)
Invites to a soak test for Verizon’s version of the Moto X went out moments ago, asking that participants check out an “early preview of a new software release.” With Verizon’s variant one of the last remaining without Android 4.4.2, I think it’s safe to assume what is in store. The update is considered pretty minor, but does bring the phone up to the most current version of Android.
We have already seen the update arrive on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular models. Before you get too negative about the timing of this one, keep in mind that Verizon’s was first to get 4.4, which was the bigger update of the two. (more…)