Verizon Stories July 20

From 2022, Verizon will begin preloading Google Messages as the default SMS and RCS messaging app on all Android phones sold by the US carrier.

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Verizon Stories May 24

Google Play Pass is free for up to a year to Verizon customers w/ unlimited data plan

Play Pass is a subscription service by Google that grants Android users access to over 800 games and apps for a low monthly cost, but Verizon subscribers are about to get a bonus. Starting this week, the service is a free perk of your cellular service.

Verizon Stories April 13

After months of silence it seemed all but certain that CCMI, a project from all major US carriers to bring RCS to the masses was probably dead, but now a report seems to confirm as much. The Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative for RCS is — probably — dead.

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Verizon Stories March 29

Review: Verizon Stream TV offers fairly priced Android TV with a not-awful skin

Like the Android platform it’s based on, one of the wonderful things about Android TV is that it can suit a variety of different hardware and software needs. Using the “Operator Tier,” some companies can even heavily customize the platform. That’s what Verizon does with its $69 Stream TV box, and it’s actually a relatively solid product on the whole.

Verizon Stories February 1

[Update: Prepaid too] TCL 10 5G expands to Verizon w/ mmWave at $399

As the carrier continues to make a massive 5G push, Verizon is pulling some new manufacturers into its lineup. During its first big year making smartphones for the mass market, TCL is now arriving on Verizon with its TCL 10 5G.

Verizon Stories January 21

After being announced earlier this month at CES, Verizon has just put the new Fossil Gen 5 LTE up for sale in the United States, though it does come with one caveat.

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Verizon Stories December 14, 2020

[Update: Rolling out] December Pixel 5 patch for Verizon delayed a week, like last month

This month’s Pixel Feature Drop brings a slew of additions to Google phones. The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G benefit the most from today’s release, but the Verizon update will not be available until sometime next week.

Verizon Stories November 17, 2020

Verizon is today launching a new set-top box for its customers based on Google’s Android TV. The Verizon Stream TV, second-generation, is available starting today with new software, an updated design, and a slick feature.

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Verizon Stories November 16, 2020

Verizon’s nationwide 5G network works on these Android smartphones [Updated]

Last week, Verizon announced that it had opened up its nationwide 5G network after months of only offering mmWave coverage. The latest Apple iPhones support this network out of the box, but some Android phones are also getting support for Verizon nationwide 5G with models from Samsung and LG.

Verizon Stories October 15, 2020

Verizon skips the OnePlus 8T as T-Mobile gets a special variant

The OnePlus 8T arrived yesterday as the successor to the OnePlus 8 from earlier this year. However, this latest launch won’t be sold quite as widely. Verizon has confirmed it won’t be selling the OnePlus 8T, but T-Mobile is enhancing its version.

Verizon Stories September 14, 2020

Verizon will acquire Tracfone, the largest MVNO in the US, for over $6 billion

Just a few months after T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint closed, Verizon has a big announcement of its own. Verizon, the nation’s largest carrier, today announced that it would acquire the largest MVNO in the US, Tracfone, in a deal worth over $6 billion.

Verizon Stories June 11, 2020

Samsung’s smaller Galaxy S20 finally launched on Verizon Wireless this month, but with a couple of big compromises. The biggest one? Verizon’s Galaxy S20 makes a huge cut to the RAM without cutting the price, just for the sake of 5G connectivity.

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Verizon Stories June 8, 2020

Fun fact: TCL 10 Pro, TCL 10L are Verizon-certified devices

The TCL 10 series finally went on sale last month with pretty solid hardware for the price tag, and now we’ve learned there’s another perk to these devices — the TCL 10 Pro and 10L are both Verizon certified.

Verizon Stories June 3, 2020

Google’s Pixel lineup has been on Verizon Wireless since day one, and the upcoming Pixel 4a was expected to do the same. However, the device has been delayed recently and probably won’t be coming out until at least July, but a Verizon changelog references the Pixel 4a like it’s already on the market.

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Verizon Stories May 19, 2020

One of the biggest upgrades Samsung has made to the Galaxy S20 series is that every model supports 5G. In the US, we’re only getting the 5G versions of the Galaxy S20 and, as a result, Verizon won’t see the device for a little while because its network isn’t supported.

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Verizon Stories May 7, 2020

In January, Google announced partnerships where ISPs distribute Stadia Premiere Editions to new customers. The Stadia deal with Verizon is now expanding beyond Fios to include new 5G Home Internet customers.

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Verizon Stories May 4, 2020

Making a specific version of a smartphone just for a single carrier isn’t uncommon, but for the past several years we’ve seen hardware variations on those devices kept to a minimum. The “OnePlus 8 5G UW” on Verizon, though, makes a few more changes which, in turn, will affect the accessories you’ll be able to buy.

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Verizon Stories April 17, 2020

Verizon now supports eSIM, Dual SIM Dual Standby on Pixel 4

We reported yesterday that Google Fi now allows embedded/electronic SIM activation on newer iPhone models. Verizon looks to have added Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL support for eSIMs and Dual SIM Dual Standby earlier this month.

Verizon Stories April 14, 2020

The rumors are true! OnePlus has struck a deal with Verizon Wireless to bring its Android smartphones to the biggest carrier in the United States. The catch? Only the regular OnePlus 8 is heading to Verizon and it’s going to have some branding.

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Verizon Stories March 23, 2020

Verizon gives all customers 15GB of extra data during coronavirus outbreak

There are a lot of things to be anxious about in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak, but ensuring you stay connected shouldn’t be one of them. Today, Verizon announced that it would be granting all customers with a data cap 15GB of extra data during the coronavirus outbreak.

Verizon Stories February 25, 2020

In an effort to offer an alternative to traditional cable TV, Verizon has today launched its own set-top box. The Verizon Stream TV is launching today with Google’s Android TV and some free add-ons too.

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Verizon Stories February 20, 2020

Until the Pixel 3a, Google exclusively partnered with Verizon to sell phones in the US. That close relationship wound down further when the Pixel 4 launched on all four major carriers last year. A new report this evening alleges that Verizon will stop selling Google phones going forward, including the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5.

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Verizon Stories February 6, 2020

Huawei is set to launch legal proceedings against Verizon over alleged patent infringements.

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Verizon Stories January 21, 2020

Last week, BT in the UK became the first European distribution partner for Stadia. A similar partnership is now happening stateside with Google and Verizon announcing that new Fios subscribers will receive Stadia Premiere Edition for free.

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Verizon Stories January 10, 2020

In the next few months, we expect OnePlus to launch its next flagship smartphone, and slowly but surely, details are coming out. Today, a new report claims that the OnePlus 8 will launch on Verizon Wireless, and that it will have 5G connectivity in tow.

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Verizon Stories November 11, 2019

Verizon’s Stream TV box will use Android TV, includes free month of YouTube TV

Rumors have been floating around since the summer regarding a new streaming box coming from Verizon, but now it’s looking like Verizon is going to be using Google’s platform on the device. Thanks to the Google Play Developer Console, we now know the Verizon Stream TV will be using Android TV.

Verizon Stories October 25, 2019

Here’s a shocker. All four major US carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile — have just announced that they’re joining forces to deliver RCS messaging in the US for Android smartphones in 2020.

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Verizon Stories September 30, 2019

After Hours: Arrive package tracker for Android, Stranger Things 4, more

As the month of September comes to a close, we’re still diving into Pixel 4 apps and also seeing the debut of YouTube TV on Amazon’s streaming platform. In some of the day’s other stories, Verizon bought a company by the name of Jaunt and Netflix confirmed it would be making Stranger Things 4.

Verizon Stories September 24, 2019

Report: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is already the best-selling 5G smartphone

5G is not ready for the average consumer just yet, but there are already several smartphones to support the new networks available for purchase. According to a report, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is currently the best-selling 5G smartphone, as it makes up one-third of all Note sales on Verizon.

Verizon Stories September 19, 2019

After Hours: Roku finally has customizable remotes, NYC gets 5G, more

Huawei’s Google-less Mate 30 Pro went official today and YouTube announced tighter requirements for channel verification too. Outside of the Google bubble, though, we saw exciting news from Roku which is finally launching a remote with customizable buttons, and more.

Verizon Stories September 16, 2019

As OnePlus gears up for another launch later this month, there’s news that the company might have a deal with another carrier. According to Android PoliceVerizon Wireless is planning to sell OnePlus smartphones in the near future, possibly starting in 2020.

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Verizon Stories September 10, 2019

Google Pixel calls on Android 10 could be hindered by My Verizon app

If you’re a Google Pixel owner on Verizon Wireless, there’s a good chance that calls have been broken or delayed since the Android 10 update. As many have noted, a weird issue with the My Verizon app is hindering calls.

Verizon Stories September 6, 2019

As October approaches, there are plenty of new smartphones to get excited about. One of those is the OnePlus 7T, and today we’re getting word that Verizon will be offering a variant of that device exclusively with the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition.

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Verizon Stories August 27, 2019

Verizon’s anti-robocall ‘Call Filter’ will automatically opt-in some Android devices

Carriers have been in a push lately for anti-spam services. Today, Verizon is launching a big expansion of its free Call Filter service which will automatically enroll “eligible” Android users.

Verizon Stories August 20, 2019

Nokia 3V arrives on Verizon this week for $168 w/ 6.26-inch screen, Assistant button

Nokia’s budget portfolio expanded earlier this year with the Nokia 3.2 and 4.2, and now the former of those devices is getting a carrier variant. Nokia has just announced the Nokia 3V for Verizon, a $169 mid-range smartphone going on sale later this week.

Verizon Stories August 8, 2019

Since its debut last month, the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4G has been one of our favorite smartwatches thanks to value and its performance. Now, a key feature of the TicWatch Pro 4G is finally getting activated with Verizon LTE.

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Verizon Stories July 19, 2019

Verizon Fios subscribers can get their first month of YouTube TV for free

Earlier this year, Verizon announced a partnership with Google to promote YouTube TV. This week, that partnership is starting to take effect with a new promo that gives Verizon Fios subscribers a free month of YouTube TV with any internet package.

Verizon Stories July 9, 2019

Mobvoi last week teased that a new TicWatch, which previously leaked with LTE capabilities, is coming on Wednesday, July 10. Just a day before that announcement, Verizon’s Open Development Showcase site has leaked the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE.

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Verizon Stories June 18, 2019

LG V50 ThinQ 5G lands on Verizon Wireless later this week for $999

As Verizon pushes forward with 5G, it’s also launching more devices to support the faster network. Later this week, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G lands on Verizon Wireless as its second smartphone with 5G built-in.

Verizon Stories June 7, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ get RCS support on Verizon, but there’s a catch

The rollout of RCS messaging has been dreadfully slow to date, and also fairly unpredictable. This week, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on Verizon Wireless are getting RCS support.

Verizon Stories April 25, 2019

It’s going to be a while until 5G hits the mainstream, and in the meantime, it’s probably going to add a lot of cost to our smartphones. Today, Samsung’s first 5G smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G has officially gone up for pre-order, and it’s got a big price in tow. On top of that, a 5G Galaxy Note 10 has also been officially confirmed.

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Verizon Stories April 23, 2019

Verizon will sell YouTube TV to its wireless and broadband customers later this year

Verizon and Google made a partnership last year over bringing YouTube TV to the company’s 5G customers. Now, that deal is massively expanding with Verizon pushing Google’s service on its wireless and broadband customers starting later this year.

Verizon Stories April 19, 2019

The OnePlus 6T was the first device from the company to launch on a major US carrier with T-Mobile. OnePlus saw huge success from that, and it appears the company is gearing up to extend carrier support in the future. Some recent job listings at OnePlus hint at a launch on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.

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Verizon Stories April 9, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G for Verizon shown off in press render w/ huge connectivity icon

5G is one of the biggest talking points in the mobile industry right now, and Verizon is pushing it hard here in the US. Ahead of the launch of the Galaxy S10 5G on Verizon, we’re getting a glimpse at the phone in a leaked press render.

Verizon Stories April 4, 2019

Tomorrow, Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy S10 5G in its home country of Korea. However, the company has already confirmed a launch of the Galaxy S10 5G on Verizon Wireless here in the US. Now, it’s looking like that debut could happen on May 16th.

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Verizon Stories March 12, 2019

Android Pie now rolling out to Verizon and Unlocked US Galaxy Note 9 devices

Samsung has really ramped up the speed of their updates during the first quarter of 2019, but two notable absentees were the Verizon version of the Galaxy Note 9 and the unlocked US variants. Well, now the Verizon Galaxy Note 9 finally has Android Pie ready to download alongside the unlocked US model.

Verizon Stories February 27, 2019

Google Voice has seen better support and updates since its relaunch a couple of years ago, but the service still has its quirks from time to time. Over the past couple of days, it seems many Google Voice users have been seeing their SMS text messages delayed.

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Verizon Stories January 31, 2019

Since HMD Global brought the brand back to smartphones a couple of years ago, Nokia has seen a lot of success overseas in European markets. Its presence in the US and North America in general, though, has been minimal. Today, HMD Global is announcing new carrier deals to support its long-term strategy for Nokia in the United States, and that includes two new devices launching today.

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