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It doesn't matter that Apple's 'iPhone 8' may not support 4G Gigabit LTE or 5G

06/12/2017, 01:06 pm

A report claiming Apple's "iPhone 8" won't supporting some next-generation connectivity generated some confusion about the new device's prospects -- but it really won't matter. AppleInsider explains the technology, and why the next crop of iPhones won't be impacted if Apple limits connectivity speed.

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Verizon debuts unlimited data plan for prepaid customers

04/25/2017, 06:04 pm

Verizon on Monday introduced a new unlimited data tier for prepaid customers, with the plan adding to the mobile carrier's four capped options.

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Verizon reportedly plans to launch own 'over-the-top' internet TV service

03/31/2017, 11:03 am

Verizon is reportedly working on its own internet television service, with the carrier said to be securing streaming rights from a number of television networks in preparation for a nationwide launch this year, possibly as soon as this summer.

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Apple extends VoLTE & Wi-Fi iPhone calling to more carriers in UK, Russia & other countries

03/28/2017, 02:03 pm

With the release of iOS 10.3 on Monday, Apple has also extended Wi-Fi and VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) calling to more carriers worldwide, most notably enabling both options for the U.K. branch of O2.

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US Senate votes to allow ISPs to sell personal data to advertisers without opt-out safeguards

03/24/2017, 12:03 pm

The U.S. Senate has voted in favor of overturning privacy rules instituted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, which -- if the measure survives a second vote in the House of Representatives -- will allow internet service providers to sell customer data to advertisers without people having a say.

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AT&T, Verizon join firms pulling millions in ads from Google, YouTube over hate, terrorist content

03/22/2017, 05:03 pm

The U.K. advertising backlash against Google is spreading to the United States. Mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon, Enterprise car rental and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline are among the major ad buyers acting to distance their brands from the offensive and extremist content that saturates YouTube.

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AT&T adds 3Mbps unlimited GoPhone tier as Verizon exempts FiOS video from cellular caps

03/10/2017, 03:03 pm

U.S. carrier AT&T on Friday debuted yet another unlimited phone plan, this time bringing the option to prepaid GoPhone customers for $60 per month -- albeit at low speeds. Verizon meanwhile fired its own salvo in the "unlimited" battle, exempting FiOS video from caps on its cellular plans.

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Verizon agrees to buy core of Yahoo for reduced $4.48B price tag following hacks

02/21/2017, 01:02 pm

Verizon on Tuesday announced a deal to buy the core business of Yahoo for $4.48 billion -- managing to secure a $350 million discount it was pursuing because of two major security breaches, the last of which affected over 1 billion accounts.

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Head to head: Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's 'unlimited' wireless plans for iPhone [u]

02/16/2017, 03:02 pm

All four of the big U.S. wireless providers once again have unlimited plans available to smartphone users. AppleInsider looks into the four, and gives you the data you need to make the best choice possible if you're in the market [updated with latest info].

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Verizon Unlimited plan resurrected with 4G, talk, text for $80 per month [u]

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

Verizon has re-launched an unlimited data plan for the first time in years, with Verizon Unlimited giving subscribers unlimited data, talk, and text for $80 per month with a single line.

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iOS 10.3 beta enables calls on iCloud-connected devices for Verizon customers

01/25/2017, 11:01 am

A small but significant addition for Verizon iPhone subscribers in the iOS 10.3 beta is the ability to make and answer calls from any iCloud-connected device, including Macs, iPads, iPods, and the Apple Watch.

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Verizon plans purge of 200GB+ bandwidth hogging unlimited data users

01/10/2017, 10:01 am

Verizon Wireless will force unlimited data subscribers who use over 200 gigabytes of bandwidth per month to change their plan to one with a data cap, or face having their wireless service disconnected.

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Verizon turns down Note 7 'kill' update as Apple rejects 'Samsung Pay Mini' at App Store

12/12/2016, 12:12 pm

Verizon won't be joining other U.S. carriers in pushing out a "kill" update for the fire-prone and now defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to an announcement. In the meantime, Apple has allegedly rejected a "Samsung Pay Mini" app at the iOS App Store, possibly deflecting competition for Apple Pay.

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Verizon offers 'free' iPhone 7 with trade-in as part of Black Friday deals

11/23/2016, 04:11 pm

Looking to match T-Mobile, Verizon on Wednesday announced its own Black Friday deals, including a nearly identical trade-in offer letting people get a "free" iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.

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Apple accused of throttling iPhone 7 performance on Verizon to match slower speeds on AT&T

11/18/2016, 01:11 pm

In an effort to offer a uniform experience on the iPhone 7 regardless of carrier, Apple could be reducing the top speeds capable on Verizon, keeping them on par with rival carrier AT&T, a new investigation alleges.

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Verizon debuts 5GB and 10GB prepaid data plans

11/07/2016, 04:11 pm

On Monday, U.S. wireless carrier Verizon introduced two more plans for its prepaid smartphone customers, supplementing three existing options.

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Apple's iPhone leads in JD Power satisfaction survey of US carrier customers

10/20/2016, 11:10 am

In terms of customer satisfaction Apple is the most popular smartphone brand among U.S. carrier subscribers, according to two new J.D. Power studies, though that position isn't absolute.

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Apple releases iOS 10.0.3, fixing Verizon LTE issues on iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

10/17/2016, 01:10 pm

Owners of Apple's latest and greatest iPhone received a software update on Monday, with version 10.0.3 exclusive to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, addressing cellular connectivity problems specific to those models.

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iPhone 7 owners complain about issues with BMW Bluetooth support, Verizon LTE connections

09/29/2016, 03:09 pm

Some iPhone 7 owners are encountering trouble with Bluetooth connections in BMW vehicles, and/or LTE connections to Verizon, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and tips to AppleInsider.

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AT&T & T-Mobile versions of iPhone 7 likely using Intel modem incompatible with Sprint & Verizon

09/09/2016, 05:09 pm

The iPhone 7 models Apple is selling for AT&T and T-Mobile customers don't support Sprint and Verizon, likely because some of them use an Intel modem that doesn't work with CDMA networks, a report noted on Friday.

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