Verizon Prepaid Customers Now Get 1GB Bonus Data by Signing Up for Autopay

If you are on either of Verizon’s prepaid plans – $45/1GB or $60/2.5GB – and sign up for autopay, you are entitled to an extra 1GB of data each month. The carrier announced the bonus this morning, which will go live on prepaid customer accounts after their first autopay payment is successfully processed.

For customers already on autopay, the bonus 1GB of data arrive after their next autopay payment is made.  (more…)

LG Watch Urbane Now Available From Verizon and AT&T for $349 in Silver

After popping up on the Google Store yesterday afternoon, the LG Watch Urbane is now available from Verizon and AT&T as well. You can order this premium Android Wear watch for $349 at each carrier’s online store in silver starting today. The gold version isn’t available from either spot, but Google still has it in stock with a shipping date of May 8.

The watch will reach AT&T stores on May 15. As of right now, we don’t know if or when it will arrive in Verizon stores.  (more…)

Verizon Revamps Data Plans Again – Brings Back 10GB $80 and 15GB $100 Options, Kills Others

Back in February, Verizon did a big re-shuffling of its More Everything data plans that included the introduction of a bunch of new tiers, $10 discounts on many, and slight increases on a few. This morning, they did another big shuffling that wiped out many of those new plans, brought back others, and kept the $10 discounts. Let’s talk about what’s new, gone, and what stayed the same.  (more…)

Some Galaxy S6 Edge Units are Having All Sorts of Auto-Rotate Issues

Now that Samsung’s new phones have been in the hands of normal people for more than a few days, we are hearing of a potential auto-rotate issue that is plaguing Galaxy S6 Edge owners on Verizon and Sprint. There may be variants from other carriers experiencing the issue as well, but these are the two we are seeing mentioned more often than any other model.

So what exactly is the issue?  (more…)

Deal: Verizon Moto G is Just $25 at Best Buy for 4 Hours

Need a decent back-up phone? Best Buy is currently hosting a 4-hour sale on the Verizon Moto G that will get the phone in your hands for just $25. Sure, it’s the 1st gen model and doesn’t have LTE, but you never know when you might need a temporary replacement device. Or maybe your 12-year old needs his first phone? Or maybe you just like owning random prepaid phones? I don’t know, but whatever the reason, now is your chance to grab one for less than an IMAX Avengers ticket.

Note:  Again, this phone doesn’t have LTE even if Best Buy’s listing claims that it does. Trust me, it doesn’t.

The deal ends at 3PM Central.

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Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 Gets Lollipop Today

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 is the next in line to receive the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. That gives Big Red seven devices that have now been bumped up to the newest version of Android, just don’t mention that to DROID Turbo owners.

The update, which is rolling out as version VRUEOB6, is a big one. Users can expect to see Material Design changes throughout, especially in Samsung’s stock apps. That means bolder colors, fluid animations, and floating action buttons everywhere. Outside of the shiny new looks, notifications will be more powerful (more control and on the lock screen), the app switcher turns into a stack of cards, and there are hidden features like Smart Lock.  (more…)