Two weeks ago, we exclusively reported that Verizon would introduce 4G LTE connectivity to its ALLSET prepaid plan starting July 17. Today, Verizon made it official. After keeping 4G LTE out of its prepaid plans for years, Big Red will now allow you to “bring your own device” to ALLSET and not have to worry about contracts. Even XLTE-ready devices will work with ALLSET going forward.
The plan works like this - $45 will get you unlimited talk and text, plus 500MB of data. If you want more data, you can pay for BRIDGE DATA at $5 for another 500MB, $10 for 1GB, or $20 for 3GB. BRIDGE DATA expires after a certain amount of days if you don’t use it ($5 data after 30 days, $10 and $20 after 90 days). You can add up to two BRIDGE DATA packages at a time.
If you sign-up for auto pay, Verizon will also give you another 500MB of data at no cost. (more…)
The DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini all started receiving an update to Android 4.4.4 over the weekend that first began last Wednesday with a soak test. The minor changelog that showed up with the update prompt mentioned that there would be camera enhancements, the addition of Isis Mobile Wallet, and bloatware updates. Motorola released a full list of the changes today, along with Verizon’s standard PDF changelogs.
The update, as we already knew, is 21.11.21. The device will see stability, framework and security improvements, along with better Bluetooth connectivity. The camera will see enhancements in picture quality, like improved photos in fluorescent lighting and enhanced dynamic range. Pausing of video recording has been added as well. VZ Cloud and Visual Voicemail were updated, plus Isis Mobile Wallet has been added. (more…)
At least one of our readers received a survey from Verizon within the last week that asked over 20 questions related to the pre-installed apps that came with his LG G2. Yes, we are talking about bloatware, but also about Google and other LG-made apps. We aren’t sure how many are receiving this survey (we didn’t get it), though we would recommend that if it shows up in your inbox, you answer exactly like this reader. A message needs to be sent. (more…)
Shortly after Verizon’s variant of the LG G3 went up for pre-order last Thursday, just as we said it would, potential owners of the device grew concerned over the idea that it may not feature a removable battery. I’m not actually sure where this got started, but I can confirm for you today that the device does indeed have a removable battery. When asked by us, Verizon’s media contact for devices, Albert Aydin, sent over the picture below along with a note mentioning that it is “100%, definitely removable.”
He also Tweeted it, in case you don’t believe us.
Feel better? (more…)
Yesterday, Verizon added tablets to its monthly device payment plan, also known as Edge.
With tablets on Edge, you are looking at the same deal as you would get with phones – no upgrade fees, full device value split into 20 equal monthly payments, and the option to upgrade once you have owned the device for 30 days and have have paid off 60% of it. As you can see from the screenshot, devices like the new Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet are already included. Verizon also sells the Galaxy Tab 4, G Pad 8.3, Nexus 7 (2013), Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, and all of the iPads. (more…)
The Xperia Z2 Tablet from Sony is now up for pre-order exclusively through Verizon, but if you were looking to learn a bit more about the device, Big Red has published the above video to bring you up to speed.
For starters, if you didn’t already know, the Z2 Tab features a 10.1″ Triluminos (1920×1200) display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, and comes running Android 4.4.2 with Sony’s custom skin on top. (more…)
The Xperia Z2 Tablet from Sony is now available for pre-order through Verizon’s website. This development comes a few short days after a leaked screenshot showed employee training had begun for the device.
Verizon has the distinction of being the exclusive retailer of the Z2 Tablet. It’s available on the carrier’s website for $599.99 without contract or $499.99 with a two-year agreement. (more…)
Finally, after what feels like forever, Verizon announced pricing and availability for the LG G3 late last night. A pre-order for the device is up on Big Red’s site, with the G3 being priced quite affordably, just as we expected yesterday.
Customers can pick up the G3 for just $99 on a new two-year agreement, or can opt for Verizon’s EDGE promo, which has you paying 20 equal monthly payments of $29.99. Off contract price is listed at $599.99. (more…)