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Topic: Verizon

AT&T to roll out true 5G to consumers in 'weeks'

11/22/2019, 11:11 am

It's still chiefly a lower-speed version of the technology, but genuine 5G is shortly to reach 'tens of millions' of AT&T customers across the US. True full speed 5G for businesses is also expanding.

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FCC formally approves T-Mobile and Sprint merger

11/06/2019, 12:11 am

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday formally approved a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the final regulatory step toward the creation of a new mobile carrier expected to rival an existing duopoly held by Verizon and AT&T.

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Verizon giving one year of Disney+ free to new and existing customers

10/22/2019, 11:10 am

Starting November 12, Verizon will give 12 months of Disney's new video streaming service to new and existing customers on eligible plans.

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Back to school iPhone deals deliver cash savings and even free devices

08/16/2019, 11:08 am

We've rounded up the best iPhone deals this August, with free device offers and cash back savings across top wireless carriers.

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WordPress owner Automattic to purchase Tumblr from Verizon

08/12/2019, 06:08 pm

Automattic, parent company of popular online publishing platform WordPress, has agreed to purchase microblogging service Tumblr from current owner Verizon for an undisclosed sum, it was reported on Monday.

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Verizon intros new batch of 'unlimited' plans, including four with Apple Music [u]

08/02/2019, 10:08 am

Verizon on Friday announced five new "unlimited" phone plans, four of which offer extended access to Apple Music. [Updated with elaborated throttling details]

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Verizon adds four US cities to growing 5G network

07/31/2019, 06:07 pm

Verizon on Wednesday activated 5G Ultra Wideband services in select areas of Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., bringing the number of U.S. cities with access to the speedy mobile network up to nine.

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US cellular carriers say stopped sale of customer location data to third parties

05/17/2019, 02:05 am

Major U.S. cellular carriers recently confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission that they have, for the most part, stopped selling customer geolocation data to third-party aggregators, a questionable practice first discovered a year ago.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now on sale via Verizon, but can only use 5G network in two cities

05/16/2019, 01:05 pm

Samsung's first 5G-compatible smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, is finally going on sale in the United States on Verizon, but prospective owners will only be able to use the new connectivity speeds in parts of just two cities for the moment: Chicago and Minneapolis.

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Multiple class actions target US carriers over selling location data

05/06/2019, 02:05 pm

All four major U.S. carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint -- are facing proposed class action lawsuits over their selling of customer location data.

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Verizon names 20 more 5G cities, T-Mobile says mmWave 5G will be urban-only

04/25/2019, 08:04 am

Verizon on Thursday announced 20 further U.S. cities set to get 5G, including the fastest version of the standard, millimeter wave (mmWave) -- a technology T-Mobile's CTO says won't make it beyond urban borders.

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Rounding up the best iPhone deals: here's where to score the steepest discounts

04/05/2019, 01:04 pm

If you're shopping for a new iPhone, it's worth checking out the latest deals at wireless carriers for instant savings and buy one, get one free promotions compared to spending MSRP at Apple. We've rounded up the best bargains on a variety of devices, from budget-friendly phones to loaded iPhone XS Max models.

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Verizon flips switch on 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis

04/03/2019, 08:04 pm

Verizon on Wednesday activated its 5G Ultra Wideband network in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis, offering customers in the area up to 1 Gbps data speeds over the world's first commercial 5G network for mobile devices.

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Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, & Verizon's unlimited wireless plans for iPhone in 2019

03/29/2019, 01:03 pm

All four of the major carriers in the United States offer competitive "Unlimited" plans, but they all vary in terms of what they actually offer to customers. AppleInsider compares the plans to try and work out what actually provides the better deal for iPhone users.

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US FTC orders Comcast, Google, AT&T & others to share full details on data collection practices

03/26/2019, 04:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued letters to several major internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast, ordering them all to detail their respective data collection practices.

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AT&T's '5G E' network not faster than 4G on T-Mobile & Verizon

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

AT&T's controversial "5G E" network -- really rebranded 4G LTE -- may actually be slower than Verizon and T-Mobile's LTE networks, a newly-published study says.

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Verizon's 5G mobile network launching Apr. 11 with $10 premium over 4G

03/13/2019, 09:03 am

Verizon will launch its 5G mobile network on Apr. 11 in just two U.S. cities, Chicago and Minneapolis, and charge $10 extra versus regular 4G service.

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NSA's domestic metadata collection going unused, could be ended permanently

03/05/2019, 09:03 am

The U.S. National Security Agency has allegedly left its metadata collection system -- first exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013 -- unused for months, and it could vanish completely in the near future.

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Verizon says 5G coming to 30 US cities by end of 2019

02/21/2019, 01:02 pm

Verizon on Thursday said it's working on deploying 5G to some extent in 30 U.S. cities by the end of 2019, another hint that the technology won't appear in iPhones until 2020.

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AT&T & Verizon 5G rollouts stall, reinforce claims that tech not coming to iPhone until 2020

01/31/2019, 03:01 pm

The two biggest U.S. wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon, are unlikely to have much in the way of true 5G service deployed by the end of 2019, perhaps backing the view that Apple won't have support in iPhones until fall 2020.

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