Verizon’s Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5 All Updated With New Security Patch

Just a quick heads-up, but to those of you on Verizon who own a Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, or regular S6, you should be on the lookout for a new update. In fact, the updates were posted yesterday and may have already arrived on your device. If so, just know that they are security patches and nothing more, according to Verizon’s support site.

Below, you’ll find software versions for each update in case you were curious as to whether or not you were on the current build.  (more…)

Watch Sprint’s Super Bowl Commercial, Contemplate Choice Between Faking Death or Switching to Sprint

It’s Super Bowl commercial season, the time of year where Americans put aside their petty differences and decide which company releases the best TV spot during the big game. Man, I love America!

Well, Sprint is throwing its hat into the ring this year, basing this somewhat morbid commercial on the claim we’ve all heard via the “Can You Hear Me Now?” guy, that its network reliability is just 1% under Verizon’s. Insert extremely small text here that indicates these findings are based on 3rd-party research of voice and data in the top 106 markets.  (more…)

DEAL: Google Daydream View is Still Just $49, Now at Best Buy Too

Just a reminder that Google’s Daydream View is still discounted to $49 at the moment, a $30 discount. The deal on Google’s VR headset is good until late in February, but we thought we’d point out the fact that Best Buy has finally joined in on the fun. Originally, only Google and Verizon had dropped the price.

While only a few devices are Daydream-ready as of today, you should expect that most in 2017 will be. Taking advantages of deals like this ahead of time is never a bad idea. Then again, others likely have their own similar headsets on the way as well.

Our Daydream View review could help with the decision.  (more…)

Verizon Intros New $15 Unlimited Plan…for Calling Internationally

Place a lot of calls to other countries? Verizon has a new Unlimited Together plan that will give you all the international calling you can handle for $15 per month.

The new Unlimited Together World option gives customers “unlimited minutes to landline phones in over 70 countries and mobile phones in nearly 40 countries.” If the country you want to call isn’t in those 70 or 40 country groupings, Verizon says that the plan also offers “discounted” calling to 160+ countries.  (more…)

DEAL: Verizon Drops Moto Z Family to as Little as $5 Per Month

Verizon and Motorola are currently running a deal that puts pretty hefty discounts on the Moto Z family. For flagships like the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, you’ll get a 50% off price, but the Moto Z Play can be had for as little as $5 per month.

So how do all of these fun discounts work? Verizon, for months now, has been offering bill credits in order to get you into phones for a really low price. It’s all a bit tricky and involves monthly credits, but in the end, you are getting the phones for those 50% off and $5 per month prices.   (more…)

Verizon Introduces New 5GB, $55 Individual Promo Plan

Verizon introduced a new promo plan today for individuals looking for an option outside of The Verizon Plan and the company’s prepaid offerings. The plan costs $55 per month and includes 5GB of data, along with unlimited talk and text, though that price is only good if you sign-up for autopay.

This new individual plan is currently being advertised on the front page of Verizon’s website, but the site won’t let you sign-up for it just yet online. Instead, if interested, you have to inquire over the phone or in-store. The plan will go live online on January 24. (more…)

Verizon Unlimited Users Averaging 200GB or More Per Month Getting the Boot

Last year, Verizon began informing customers who used an “extraordinary” amount of data on unlimited plans that they would no longer be able to keep those unlimited data plans. At the time, Verizon wouldn’t set a specific number of GB on that “extraordinary” number, but we ventured to guess it was around 100GB per month or more after hearing feedback from readers and with Verizon pointing to their 100GB plan over and over. As it turns out, that number has either adjusted to a higher number or we were simply wrong. Either way, another wave of customers are getting the boot and need to find a new plan or carrier by February 16. (more…)