Verizon Stories August 2

GOOG: 930.39

-0.44

Update: Asus has now officially announced Verizon availability and also says that the unlocked ZenFone AR will be available in two variants: 6GB RAM and 64GB storage for MSRP $599 and 8GB RAM and 128GB storage for MSRP $699.

Back at CES in January, Asus unveiled two new phones: the Zenfone 3 Zoom and the Zenfone AR. While the 3 Zoom went on sale back in May, Asus has been quiet on when it would finally make the Zenfone AR available to customers. Without any official announcement, the Zenfone AR showed up on Verizon’s website today for pre-order…

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Verizon Stories July 25

GOOG: 950.70

-29.64

Daydream VR lands on the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ in latest update

Google has plans for a ton of new Daydream VR-ready smartphones through the end of this year, and that’s starting with a previous announcement. Following the reveal back at I/O 2017, Samsung is finally starting to roll out Daydream support for the Galaxy S8 family, starting with the Verizon variant.

Verizon Stories July 21

GOOG: 972.92

4.77

Unlimited data plans have to be one of the most blatant examples of false advertising. Whether you’re grandfathered into an old plan, or buy one today, deep in the small-print will be a note that the carrier reserves the right to throttle your speeds once you hit a certain usage level.

But Verizon Wireless has been accused of taking this one stage further, and throttling Netflix and YouTube usage for unlimited plan users even before they hit the 22GB level at which the company says it may reduce bandwidth …

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Verizon Stories June 29

GOOG: 917.79

-22.70

The Moto Z2 Play just arrived at my doorstep, and it came with a couple of new Moto Mods. The original Z Play was celebrated for its excellent battery life and good performance for the price. A lot of people are worried about the smaller battery in the new model, but I’m hopeful that better software optimization will still offer similar performance.

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Verizon Stories June 16

GOOG: 939.78

-2.53

Verizon has made mention in the past of its plans to eventually abandon its CDMA network as its LTE reach grows. Calls and text messages have been mostly handled by LTE for a while now, so it makes sense to eliminate the holdover 2G/3G network — except that many customers still use basic flip phones, none of which could connect to Verizon’s LTE network … until now.

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Verizon Stories June 9

GOOG: 949.83

-33.58

Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier and Classic are now available from Verizon Wireless

Android Wear is a powerful platform for smartwatches, but I, along with a lot of others apparently, have recently moved to Samsung’s Tizen on the Gear S3 family — and it’s fantastic. The combination of hardware and software on these devices is excellent, and starting today, Verizon Wireless customers can finally join the club.

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