05/09/2016, 03:05 pm
A variety of wireless carriers and smartphone and tablet makers, including Apple, are reportedly being asked by U.S. regulators to explain how they review and push out security updates to their customers.
04/08/2016, 10:04 am
AT&T has quietly raised its smartphone activation and upgrade fee from $15 to $20, matching a similar fee imposed by Verizon earlier this week.
04/04/2016, 03:04 pm
Pebble on Monday announced a series of service and software updates for its multi-platform smartwatches, most notably enabling the iOS text reply feature for Verizon iPhones.
Verizon planning $20 upgrade fee even for customers of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, leak suggests
03/31/2016, 01:03 pm
Starting April 4, Verizon will be charging a flat $20 fee to upgrade most devices bought for its network -- even when a customer is using Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, according to a leaked memo.
03/25/2016, 10:03 am
Netflix has been throttling video for AT&T and Verizon mobile subscribers for over five years, the streaming service has newly admitted, claiming it was in customers' best interests.
03/23/2016, 12:03 pm
With Monday's release of iOS 9.3, all four major U.S. cellular carriers -- including the latest addition, Verizon -- now support Wi-Fi Calling on Apple devices. Here's how to activate the feature on supporting networks.
02/01/2016, 01:02 pm
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved additional testing of a cellular technology called LTE-U, controversial because it can operate over the same bands as Wi-Fi routers.
01/19/2016, 01:01 pm
Verizon on Tuesday officially announced FreeBee Data, a service that will let businesses sponsor data access so subscribers can load some apps, websites, or downloads without it impacting their monthly limits.
New York investigates claims that Verizon, TWC & Cablevision fail to deliver promised Internet speeds
10/26/2015, 12:10 pm
The New York attorney general's office is probing claims that three major Internet service providers -- Verizon, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable -- aren't living up to the speeds they advertise to subscribers.
10/26/2015, 09:10 am
Verizon has submitted a petition to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, asking for a waiver that would allow it to enable Wi-Fi calling on its network.
10/07/2015, 04:10 pm
Beginning in November, Verizon will start sharing the data gathered by its so-called "supercookie" identifier with AOL's ad network -- potentially raising privacy and security concerns, a report noted on Wednesday.
09/24/2015, 08:09 pm
Following the announcement of new iPhone upgrade incentives this week, first by T-Mobile then Sprint, America's largest wireless carrier Verizon debuted its own yearly upgrade path on Thursday, saying it offers benefits over lease-type plans.
09/21/2015, 08:09 am
Both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available to purchase at Apple retail stores, carrier stores, and select authorized resellers starting this Friday, Apple has announced.
09/10/2015, 11:09 am
While it lacks the fanfare of new hardware or software, one of the biggest announcements from Apple this week was its competitive iPhone Upgrade Program. It's actually an interest-free way to pay off your new iPhone and AppleCare+ warranty over a two-year period, with the added option to upgrade your iPhone to the latest model every year.
09/08/2015, 09:09 pm
Verizon will start field trials of 5G cellular technology sometime in 2016, the carrier announced on Tuesday, paving the way for a network could potentially eclipse 4G LTE and many landline Internet connections.
08/12/2015, 10:08 am
The shift of U.S. carriers from contract subsidies to installment pricing for smartphones could speed up upgrade cycles for Apple's iPhone, according to a new memo by financial services firm Piper Jaffray.
08/07/2015, 03:08 pm
Verizon Wireless on Friday announced a new set of core subscription plans, eliminating contract-based phone subsidies in favor of combinations based on device choices and the amount of data.
05/12/2015, 02:05 pm
U.S. carriers Sprint and Verizon will together spend $158 million to settle government complaints that they let third-party firms bill subscribers millions in unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming," the Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday.
05/12/2015, 09:05 am
Verizon on Tuesday announced a deal to buy AOL at a cost of $4.4 billion, or $50 per share, in what the company said is a bid to advance its "wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) strategy."
02/11/2015, 09:02 pm
America's top wireless providers can no longer refuse to unlock devices for customers who have paid financing plans in full or completed their contract term under a new set of industry rules -- agreed to over one year ago -- which go into effect today.