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Topic: Verizon

Verizon announces Edge, its own early smartphone upgrade program

07/18/2013, 10:07 am

Joining similar offerings from rivals AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon on Thursday unveiled its new Edge smartphone upgrade program, offering subscribers the ability to upgrade to a new handset after six months.

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Apple's iPhone accounted for 51% of all smartphone activations at Verizon in Q2

07/18/2013, 09:07 am

More than half of all smartphone activations in the second quarter at Verizon, the largest wireless provider in the U.S., were accounted for by Apple's iPhone, the carrier announced in its earnings on Thursday.

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Verizon may debut more frequent device upgrades with supposed 'VZ Edge' no-contract plan

07/15/2013, 08:07 pm

A purportedly leaked training document from Verizon reveals America's No. 1 cellular carrier may debut an enhanced subscriber plan dubbed "VZ Edge," which will shorten the period customers have to wait between device upgrades.

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Verizon could owe Apple $14 billion off iPhone sales shortfall

07/11/2013, 12:07 pm

Verizon has sold more than 10 million iPhones over the last several months, but a new report finds that the nation's largest carrier could still wind up owing Apple billions of dollars for failing to meet expectations.

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Report of Apple throttling iPhone, iPad speeds on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint mistaken

06/06/2013, 05:06 pm

Just a day after a developer wrote a blog entry maintaining that Apple was intentionally limiting cellular download speeds for iPhone and iPad users on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, the claims have been withdrawn and his mistake in understanding how carrier bundle files has been explained.

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Apple reportedly throttling iPhone and iPad cellular data speeds for top three US carriers (U: nope)

06/05/2013, 05:06 pm

A website dedicated to providing iPhone carrier hacks claims to have discovered code in versions of Apple's iOS that suggests the nation's top three carriers are purposely throttling iPhone and iPad data speeds for all customers.

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Verizon Cloud iPhone backup software launches on Apple's App Store

05/24/2013, 11:05 am

Verizon this week launched a new iPhone application for its subscribers that gives access to the carrier's cloud-based syncing and backup service.

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Verizon confirms $100 iPhone 5 for featurephone customers [u]

05/15/2013, 04:05 pm

Verizon has confirmed to AppleInsider that the carrier will indeed be offering the iPhone 5 for just $100, but only to select customers as a promotional effort to encourage smartphone adoption.

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ESPN interested in subsidizing mobile data plans to ensure users can stream video

05/10/2013, 09:05 am

With iPhone owners restricted by capped data plans on the largest U.S. carriers, cable sports network ESPN has expressed interest in potentially subsidizing those data plans to allow users to stream video without worrying about overage fees.

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Supply shortages delay Samsung Galaxy S4 launch at Sprint, T-Mobile

04/25/2013, 09:04 am

Limited availability of Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone has led to delayed launches at Sprint and T-Mobile, the third- and fourth-largest carriers in the U.S.

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Slowing iPhone growth may be function of smartphone industry, not restricted to Apple

04/19/2013, 10:04 am

As year over year growth of Apple's iPhone sales slow, there is evidence that the once-booming smartphone industry is cooling off as a whole.

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Google's Android has flatlined in the U.S. as Apple's iPhone steals all growth

04/18/2013, 03:04 pm

Smartphone sales at AT&T and Verizon Wireless over the past two years show that Android isn't growing in the U.S. and that all new growth is coming from Apple's iPhone.

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Verizon's 4M iPhone activations in line with expectations, showing Apple's 'stability'

04/18/2013, 11:04 am

While iPhone growth may be slowing, Apple's hugely profitable smartphone franchise isn't going anywhere, as evidenced by the latest on-target activation numbers at Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S.

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Apple's iPhone accounted for 4M of Verizon's 7.2M total Q1 smartphones

04/18/2013, 08:04 am

With 7.2 million total smartphones activated in Verizon's first fiscal quarter, the iPhone accounted for more than half, with 4 million total Apple handsets activated in the three-month span.

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Verizon bumps smartphone subsidy upgrade wait time to full 24 months

04/12/2013, 02:04 pm

iPhone-owning Verizon customers may have to wait a little bit longer before upgrading to the next iteration of Apple's smartphone, as the nation's largest carrier announced on Friday that it was extending the wait period on device upgrades to a full two years.

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Verizon CEO: Going contract-free would be 'pretty easy'

04/07/2013, 05:04 pm

Verizon's CEO said recently that it would be "pretty easy" for the nation's largest carrier to switch to or add a no-contract pricing structure, so long as customers appeared to be interested in such an offering.

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Verizon CFO lauds iPhone, says no plans to incentivize selling rival low-subsidy handsets

03/04/2013, 10:03 pm

Verizon Communications Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said on Monday that Apple's free-on-contract iPhone 4 produced "a lot" of volume for America's Verizon Wireless, and despite high subsidy costs, the telecom will not offer incentives for sales staff to push low-cost alternatives.

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Verizon planned to make Siri an Android exclusive before Apple purchase

01/23/2013, 08:01 am

Before Apple swooped in to purchase Siri, U.S. carrier Verizon was working on a deal that would make the intelligent voice-controlled assistant exclusive to Android devices on its network.

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Verizon numbers hint Apple may have shipped more than 50M iPhones last quarter

01/22/2013, 10:01 am

The latest iPhone activation data from Verizon suggests Apple may have shipped more than 50 million iPhones during the 2012 holiday season.

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Apple's iPhone grabs almost two-thirds of Verizon's 9.8M smartphone sales in Q4

01/22/2013, 09:01 am

Apple's iPhone accounted for 6.2 million of the 9.8 million smartphones Verizon sold in the last quarter, powering record smartphone adoption numbers at the nation's largest carrier even as Verizon posted a big loss for the quarter.

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