Verizon Introduced a New $75 Single Line 2GB Plan, Secret 2GB $60 “SAVE” Plan Too

Verizon quietly introduced a new $75 single line plan today that gives customers 2GB of monthly data, along with unlimited talk and text. According to sources of ours, this new plan is a “limited time promotion,” though we have no word on when it will end.

If that plan doesn’t sound like the deal for you, know that Verizon also has a semi-secret option called the “SAVE” plan that is $60 for 2GB of data, plus unlimited talk and text. You need to qualify for it, but it’s worth knowing about should you be in the market for discounted service and a new phone.  (more…)

T-Mobile Celebrates First Anniversary of 4G LTE Rollout, Announces Major Network Upgrade Program

Less than a single year ago, T-Mobile launched its 4G LTE network in just a handful of markets across the US. Today, the Magenta Monster covers 210 million people in 273 metro areas nationwide with its LTE network. To celebrate this joyous occasion, T-Mobile announced a “major network upgrade plan,” one which will turn most of its 2G/EDGE service areas into an oasis of LTE coverage.  (more…)

“All New HTC One” for Verizon Sold on eBay for Just $500, Packaging Outs Specs

What’s that, you thought the “All New HTC One” leak situation couldn’t get any worse (for HTC) or more ridiculous? Silly, you should know better. Today, it got substantially more entertaining, if anything, as an apparent Verizon model was listed and sold on eBay for $499. We aren’t sure if the seller didn’t realize what they had or if they were trying to play it extra sneaky. But for full retail on an unreleased flagship phone that we can’t stop talking about, $500 seems like the steal of the century. The phone will more than likely be listed at $600 when it’s released.

If that wasn’t enough, the packaging has been outed as well, along with a spec list that had avoided us until now. (more…)

My Verizon Update Brings Auto-Refresh Back to the Data Widget

Over the coming weeks, Verizon will push out an update to its “My Verizon” app for Android devices. The update doesn’t change the UI or offer a new experience, but it does bring back automatic refreshing to the app’s data widget. For those not familiar, Verizon broke the auto-refresh functionality of the widget shortly after the company introduced shared data plans in 2012. Users had to tap the widget in order to refresh their current data usage status. While not the most inconvenient change of all time, no one will argue with automatic.

Here we are almost two years later and the functionality has returned. Good job, dev team.

The new build is v10.0.615.

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Cheers Rashad and John!

Monday Poll: If the Nexus 5 Came to Verizon Now, Would You Buy It?

Outside of the ultra-late arrival for the Nexus 7 (2013) on Verizon, Big Red customers have been without a Nexus device since the disaster that was the launch of the Galaxy Nexus in late 2011. OK, so the launch wasn’t the only disaster there, but you get what I’m saying. The last two phones from Google have not made their way to Verizon’s airwaves, even though the latest (Nexus 5) does just fine on all other carriers, including the CDMA-reliant Sprint.

But what if that changed? What if Verizon launched the Nexus 5 late, just like they did the Nexus 7? What if you could buy the Nexus 5 in the coming weeks – would you? With the Galaxy S5 and “All New HTC One” on the horizon, is Google’s 2013 flagship still worth having, just because it’s a “Nexus” device?

If you need help responding to that question, feel free to read our Nexus 5 review. Then hit up the poll and comments to share your thoughts.

If the Nexus 5 Came to Verizon Now, Would You Still Buy It?

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Verizon CFO Talks Continued Subsidies, Not Buying Customers, and Upgrading 50 Million to 4G LTE

Verizon CFO, Fran “ShamWow” Shammo, sat down for the opening keynote of the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom Conference and weighed in on all sorts of topics. Since we know how many of you are still Big Red customers, even with T-Mobile and AT&T shifting up strategies in order to grab your business, we thought you’d be interested in hearing what he had to say.

Shammo is always worth a few good quotes during his interviews. I don’t want to call him the new Sanjay Jha, because well, that would be a massive insult, but he sure knows how to grab a headline while talking to investors and analysts.

In his sit down today, he walked through everything from how Verizon wants “high creditworthy” customers for EDGE and how they don’t plan to leave the subsidy model any time soon, to how many millions of customers they still want to upgrade to 4G LTE and why his company likes having four major players in the wireless industry.  (more…)