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Wireless provider Verizon has paused the rollout of its next-generation network in Santa Rosa to hold a series of public meetings aimed at educating residents about its new “small cell” wireless installations on utility poles, which have triggered health and aesthetic concerns among residents. The city and ...
But pricing gets surprisingly more complicated when you bring in wireless carriers: AT&T and Verizon are charging extra, but they're also offering trade-in discounts that can more than offset the price increase. Here are the details we have so far — we'll be updating with more info as it comes out. In all cases ...

The Verizon Wireless call center in Mankato, Minn., will close this fall with a portion of its approximately 600 employees having the option to continue working from their homes. Other employees, or those who don't want to become home-based, will be given the opportunity to relocate to other call centers or ...
Will Verizon take the offer to the rest of the U.S.? Will AT&T and Sprint launch similar plans?” wrote Wave7 in a research note. T-Mobile executives have made no secret of the success of that 55-and-over offering. “Our job is to look for ways to keep the growth going without creating increased competitive ...
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Verizon Wireless plans to close its Huntsville call center this summer. That's according to our news partners at AL.com. The closure is expected to take place by the end of July. According to the report, more than 600 employees will be offered the option of working from home while 140 ...
Verizon Wireless will shut its large North Charleston call center by early fall as it shifts over to a home-based business model to be staffed by about 500 workers. The closing of the Mall Drive service site was announced Wednesday and will be finalized by September, spokeswoman Karen Schultz said.

Verizon Wireless plans to close its Huntsville call center by the end of July and transition the majority of its employees to working from home. Carolyn Schamberger, a Verizon spokeswoman, said 660 customer service positions in Huntsville will be offered the option of transitioning to the company's Home ...
It's hard to give exact metrics on how the carriers' current networks compare, but a recent PCMag report found Verizon to have to best mix of speed, coverage and reliability, with T-Mobile and AT&T close behind. A recent RootMetrics study, meanwhile, found a bigger gap T-Mobile to be fast but less reliable, ...
Verizon has added a new prepaid plan to its lineup, a $30 per month option that includes a meager 500MB of data per month. It doesn't look like a great deal, especially compared to Verizon's other existing prepaid plans, which offer 3GB for $40, 7GB for $50, 10GB for $60, or unlimited data for $75. Verizon ...
Verizon Enterprise Solutions plans, later this year, to launch a portfolio of services based on blockchain technology. It's getting the blockchain software from Guardtime, a company that was founded in 2007 in Estonia and is headquartered in Amsterdam. Guardtime's technology supports the Estonian ...
Sprint (S) and Verizon (VZ) have had very encouraging developments and strengthened their hands, while AT&T (T) has had a big setback and could fall far behind Sprint and Verizon in the 5G race. T-Mobile (TMUS) is still "in search of a vision" (credit that one to Antonio Banderas in "Zorro"), treading in ...
Tim Armstrong, the CEO of Verizon's digital-media unit Oath, suggested that Go90, Verizon's free mobile video app, may be dismantled. The shows and programs in Go90 will be redistributed inside Oath's different distribution outlets, like HuffPost and Yahoo Finance, Armstrong said, adding that Go90's ...
The Basalt Town Council and Basalt Chamber of Commerce are directing a one-two punch at Verizon Wireless to try to get better cellular service for their constituents. Both the chamber and town unveiled letters Tuesday that they will send to the cell service provider demanding that the company take steps ...
What is the reason why Verizon has not added a tower in Quincy? Many times when I come to Quincy, I want to search for a business or coupon on my phone and can't because of lack of service. I would think businesses would want Verizon customers to be able to find them when they are in Quincy.
Verizon said the test was conducted in Murray Hill, NJ using Nokia 5G network technology on a 5G NR prototype device from Qualcomm. The Qualcomm prototype included an optimized millimeter wave RF front-end design in a smartphone form factor. "Qualcomm Technologies is committed to supporting ...
On this podcast, we talk about: Verizon locking phones down to prevent theft · Blockchain and what it's used for · A cyberattack during the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony. The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New ...
Initially, the phones will be unlocked as soon as a customer signs up and activates the service. But later in the spring, the company will begin the practice of keeping the phone locked for a period of time after the purchase -- in line with the rest of the industry. Verizon said it's doing this to deter criminals from ...

Verizon did it again. The nation's largest consumer wireless carrier placed first in the latest network quality tests performed by RootMetrics in the last six months of 2017, sweeping all six categories (with one tie). Verizon had the best network overall and also won for reliability, speed, data connections, and ...
Subscribers can choose any combination of the three iPhone models detailed above. Verizon requires that both units are on device payment plans upon purchase and the new line must be activated on Verizon Unlimited. Customers must be aware that the $699 discount for the additional unit is not applied ...
Verizon (NYSE:VZ) posted better than expected postpaid phone net additions in the fourth quarter. In fact, since introducing its unlimited data plan last February, Verizon has added nearly 1.2 million new phone subscribers. Meanwhile, competitors like Sprint (NYSE:S) and AT&T (NYSE:T) are struggling to ...
... stores and provide exceptional service to even more Verizon customers," Victra CEO George Sherman said in a statement. "As always, our focus is connecting Verizon's unparalleled network coverage and reliability with personalized and local service through our existing and expanding store locations.".
In an almost identical deal to what T-Mobile announced two weeks ago, Verizon is essentially offering a BOGO for the base model iPhone 8 with $699 worth of credits over 24 months. The offer is valid for both new and existing customers and works with any combination of iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus devices ...
When the Falcons faced off against the Patriots in Super Bowl LI last year, Verizon customers at Houston's NRG Stadium—where Verizon had installed some 900 antennas—burned their way through 11 terabytes of data. (That's roughly the equivalent of one guy watching HD video nonstop for 255 days, ...
In corporate news, Verizon announced that a change in accounting standards will impact how the company reports revenue and commission expenses associated with wireless subsidy contracts. As a result, Verizon will report a larger portion of its 2018 wireless revenue as equipment revenue and less as ...
Anthony Dorone Edwards, 18, appeared in court Friday on charges relating to the Verizon Wireless store robbery on Thursday in Springfield. Jeff Guerini/Staff. Posted: 4:11 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018. Two teenagers are now in custody and three others remain at large in connection with the armed robbery of a Springfield ...
The brand confirmed to Adweek that it will air an ad during the game, but didn't provide any further details. Verizon last appeared in the Super Bowl in 2011, when it aired a 30-second spot featuring pitchman Paul Marcarelli and focused on Verizon's claim as “America's largest and most reliable network,” ...
Verizon has made preemptive access “available” across its network for public-safety customers and demonstrated that it works during this year's Tournament of Roses Parade in California, but the preemption functionality is being “enabled” only on a limited basis in other parts of the country, according to a ...
Last month, Verizon rolled out a global ad campaign that left out its recent pitchman, the "Silicon Valley" actor Thomas Middleditch. The spots, more serious in tone than Middleditch's customer-acquisition efforts, were aimed at inspiring investors about what its 5G tech can achieve. In one video, Verizon ...
Additionally, Go Unlimited plans will now come with unlimited calling from the United States to Mexico and Canada. Go Unlimited typically costs $10-$20 less than Beyond Unlimited depending on how many lines you have, so it's nice to see one of these perks come to Verizon's more affordable unlimited ...
The report notes that unlimited plans do come with a performance hit, and in August OpenSignal's State of Mobile Networks report mentioned that Verizon had seen an average drop of 2Mbps in LTE download speeds. AT&T's average speed was down by 1Mbps. Now, however, it seems like things have ...
Yet here is Sprint suggesting that Verizon customers might not do too well on the presidential cognitive test. In a new ad, the budget carrier features a man called Jim hyperventilating. Helpfully, Sprint (and former Verizon) spokesman Paul Marcarelli explains that Jim has just opened his Verizon bill.
The analyst said telecommunication stocks such as Verizon trade like "bond surrogates." He noted dividend yields for Verizon and AT&T have correlated with 10-year treasury yields. Moffett also said Verizon will not be able to maintain a dividend yield under 4 percent or an elevated stock price because the ...
Verizon's tower, which has been a contentious topic in the Hempfield community since the summer, would stand 100 feet tall behind Rohrerstown ... residents who vehemently opposed the tower spent the last six months pleading with the school board to not only back out of its contract with Verizon, which ...
The tax bill will also allow the company to increase donations to the philanthropic Verizon Foundation, which focuses on funding STEM educational initiatives, by $200 to $300 million over the next two years, McAdam said. He added that the funds will be used to help improving customers' lives with tech.
In August, Verizon split its unlimited data plan into three new options with some annoying limits and restrictions on video streaming. The basic of those three plans, Go Unlimited, will soon work in Canada and Mexico. But there's still some annoying restrictions. If you're a Verizon customer on the basic plan, ...
"Verizon will announce later today how employees will further share in the company's success, and the company will also be increasing contributions to the Verizon Foundation by $200 million to $300 million over the next two years," the company said in a statement. "These two initiatives have a projected ...
Verizon has established a 5G technology incubator in New York City that includes workspace and access to 5G network equipment that designated startups and researchers can play with. Verizon and AT&T intend to be among the first wireless carriers to offer commercial 5G wireless services, so Verizon ...
The biggest disadvantage to picking up the smaller Pixel 2 on Verizon's network is the locked bootloader. Big red dictates that the phones it sells have to be locked down tight. That's a problem if you're into ROMs or if you'd like to root without an exploit. However, the folks over in the XDA forums have ...
Verizon's largest exclusive authorized retailer is opening a Martinsburg store, a first for the nation's largest wireless provider. The retailer ... Formerly known as A Wireless, North Carolina-based Victra has more than 1,100 Verizon-branded retail stores in 47 states, according to its website. The opening of the ...
This is true of the Google Pixel 2 sold on Verizon Wireless, where the bootloader cannot be unlocked, however multiple users on our forums are reporting tonight that they have successfully unlocked the bootloader of the Verizon Google Pixel 2. An XDA member by the name of D3RP_ posted a thread on ...
Verizon and Qualcomm have successfully completed a trial of a new LTE-Advanced technology, massive MIMO, that is going to give next year's flagship Android phones a major speed boost. The test used equipment from Ericsson and a prototype phone running Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845 chip and ...
Verizon (NYSE:VZ), Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) announce completing the first successful FDD Massive MIMO trial with a compatible customer device, which provides a key step towards 5G. The trial used Ericsson's Massive MIMO software and hardware, Verizon's network, ...
Verizon continues to pitch its planned core public safety network as states continue to sign up for the state framework for the AT&T FirstNet network created by Congress after 9/11. FirstNet has signed up 40 states and territories for the interoperable broadband network, but Verizon continues to talk to some ...
Nomura upgrades Verizon to buy from neutral and increases its price target on the telecom company to $61, citing the company's potential new streaming service. Verizon stock is up more than 15 percent in the past month on hopes of tax cuts, according to analyst Jeffrey Kvaal, who said the GOP tax plan ...
Diego Scotti, Verizon's marketing chief, told The Wall Street Journal the new campaign represents "our transition from being seen as a wireless carrier to really putting us squarely in the center, and [as] a leader, as a technology brand. We're expanding from wireless to smart cities, the Internet of Things, ...
Verizon's 5G wireless will soon become a practical reality... if not quite the way you might expect. Big Red has announced that it's launching residential 5G broadband (that is, fixed-in-place wireless) in three to five markets starting in the second half of 2018. Most details aren't nailed down at this point, but ...
Asus has been busy in 2017, but amongst the madness that is the Zenfone 4 family, the company took some time to partner with Verizon to ...
The latest: Verizon released a video back in April where one of its top legal counselors tries to explain that the FCC is not actually killing net ...
A new Verizon cellphone tower designed to blend into the surrounding environment by looking like a tree shouldn't affect anyone's view in the ...
In a one-time-only ad during NBC's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Verizon is encouraging people to be thankful for the first ...


 

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