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…)
Verizon snuck in a couple of changes this week while CES announcements were dominating headlines and we thought you might want to know about them. For one, the upgrade fee that you pay every time you buy a new phone has increased. Also, existing customers no longer have the option to upgrade on a 2-year contract. (more…)
However, if you head over to Verizon’s Pixel or Pixel XL pages and tap on the link to “Learn more” in the $10/mo promo they have been running, you will find mentions of 256GB versions of both phones (seen in image above). They even have pricing set for each depending on what you trade-in to get a Pixel, so there is an opportunity here for someone to get a little hypebeasty. (more…)
To end 2016, Verizon is sending out a wave of security patches to most of its flagship phones. The batch of updates are available this week for the HTC 10, Moto Z family, Galaxy Note 4, Note 5, Note Edge, Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+.
Again, we aren’t seeing anything new for any of these phones outside of the security business, so if you see an update this week, you should now know exactly what it is. (more…)
Next week, Google will likely push out January’s security patch for Android as build NMF26U. The news comes via Verizon’s software support sites for the Pixel and Pixel XL, showing release dates of January 3. (more…)
Because it’s still the holiday season, companies like Verizon and AT&T have lined up a steady stream of deals to help you with your gift shopping. For this weekend, both companies are offering up the best phones for free, or at the very least, really cheap monthly payments on the best phones. (more…)
Last week, shortly after Samsung announced that it would issue a software update that would stop the Galaxy Note 7 from charging and render remaining units useless, Verizon came forward to suggest that they would not be participating in such madness. Big Red said that they weren’t fans of killing the phones of customers during the “heart of the holiday travel season” and that they “do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation.” But now today, Verizon is letting Galaxy Note 7 owners know that they will indeed participate in the software update after all, only not until January 5. (more…)