LG G2 on Verizon Receives Update to VS98027A

The LG G2 on Verizon is receiving an update today to software version VS98027A. The update, as far as we can tell, is nothing but a bug fixer.

Verizon uploaded new support documents that include this new software version, but the changelog appears to be identical to the changelog that came back in September when the phone was prepped for VoLTE. That software update was VS98025B(more…)

HTC’S Next Flagship “Hima” is Headed to Verizon

Thanks to an ANTuTu benchmark (assuming it is real) of an unreleased HTC phone that was posted by @upleaks, we now know that HTC’s next flagship phone, currently codenamed as “hima,” is headed to Verizon under the model number HTC6535LVW. That benchmark also seems to confirm the impressive set of specs that has been rumored often over the last couple of weeks, a set of specs that will have you seriously considering HTC as the manufacturer of your next phone.  (more…)

Deal: DROID Turbo for $1 at Best Buy, Plus New Customers Get $150 Gift Card With Purchase

The DROID Turbo, which is easily one of the better phones of 2014, has been slashed to just $1 at Best Buy with a new 2-year contract. To sweeten the deal, Best Buy will also toss in a $150 gift card if you are a new Verizon customer and buy this phone. Minus the whole locking-yourself-in-for-2-years part of the deal, they are, in a way, paying you to buy the DROID Turbo. Not bad, right?  (more…)

Deal: All Android Phones $199 and Over are 50% Off at Verizon, Including Galaxy Note 4

Verizon is currently hosting a deal for 50% off of their best Android phones. Of course, the 50% is only off of the on-contract price, but still, the deal includes all phones over $199 on-contract. The devices to consider are the Galaxy Note 4 ($149), Xperia Z3v ($99), and DROID Turbo ($99). Actually, those might be their only Android phones that qualify, all of which we are big fans.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to read our Galaxy Note 4 review, DROID Turbo review, and Xperia Z3v review.

Verizon is also doing free overnight shipping, so if you get orders in by 4PM on December 23, they should arrive by X-mas.

Verizon Link  (more…)

Verizon Messages Will Soon Let You Send Starbucks Gift Cards

Users of Verizon Messages…wait, what’s that? There isn’t such a thing? OK, then, theoretically speaking, if you were to become a Verizon Messages user (and I understand that you won’t), I wanted to point out that you will soon be able to easily send a Starbucks eGift Card to other users. According to an un-asked-for email tied to my Verizon account (that was likely opt-out), later this month, you will be able to click a “gift” icon within the Messages app in any one-on-one conversation to pass along Starbucks bucks. Apparently, this is a “cool and convenient” way to bring caffeine into a friend’s life.

Convenient indeed. Unless of course you realize that you have to use the Verizon Messages app in order to experience this convenience, which then makes it inconvenient.  (more…)