Critical Summer Reading: "The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net" You might be thinking: But isn't everyone already using wireless? Hasn't everyone dropped their 'landlines'? Of course almost everyone reading this has a cell phone. Show More Summary
On the wireless side, the company posted strong post paid subscriber growth (1.1 million net retail adds) and impressive churn figures (0.90%). However, growth in customer adds for the FiOS service – which the carrier is counting on to shore up its wireline unit – slowed sharply (-70% year-over-year). Show More Summary
Wireless network speeds have received a significant amount of attention not just in the US and Canada, but also globally. One of the keyphrases frequently used in press releases and carrier announcements with regards to LTE has been “faster download speeds” compared to 3G networks. However, another key factor for a better customer experience is [...]
We get asked often to breakdown the costs associated with each major US wireless carrier in some form of a comparison. The task is not exactly simple, since each carrier uses its own tricks, sets of fees, data packages, and random charges to come up with a monthly bill that pads their pocket. Show More Summary
In an effort to differentiate itself in an increasingly competitive market, Verizon is looking to expand its core business model to not only include wireless and wired services, but a separate streaming video service as well. According to company CFO Fran Shammo, the mobile and online video service will be unlike anything the market has [...]
Verizon Wireless said it is comfortable with its spectrum holdings at the moment and may not bid in next year's auction for 600MHz airwaves. Verizon is only using 40% of its licensed spectrum for LTE, which gives it plenty of room to add capacity. Show More Summary
With T-Mobile becoming a scrappy and ferocious competitor, the other wireless carriers are working hard to keep profits and customer bases intact. Out of all of them, Verizon looks to be faring the best, with its Q2 2015 earnings showing a steady revenue and a decreased churn rate (amount of customers [...]
Verizon Communications Inc., the largest U.S. wireless carrier, topped analysts' second-quarter profit estimates as tablet promotions lured new customers, and lowered its sales forecast for the year... To view the full story, click the title link.
Hoping to have an errant charge resolved, O'Reilly Media author Jonathan Zdziarski recently reached out to Verizon Wireless on Twitter. While Twitter support can help put a friendly face to a massive, often-times unwieldy conglomerate,...Show More Summary
Verizon adds wireless and broadband customers, beats earnings estimates
(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc, the biggest U.S. wireless service provider, reported a 2.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added 1.1 million postpaid wireless subscribers ahead of the launch its online video service.Show More Summary
While Verizon’s consistent brand message and its focus on coverage and network quality have helped it build a reputation with customers, the company has not exactly been immune to the saturation in the U.S. wireless market, amid mounting competition from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint. Show More Summary
While LTE networks provide faster download speeds than predecessor 3G wireless networks, the other metric that does not get as much attention is latency speeds on the major U.S. wireless operators' networks.
One Month of HD Viewing: $1,050.00 for Netflix: $3,225.00 for Cable TV. America is getting a big, fat downgrade, but don't bother to tell the FCC or the media. I'll get back to this in a second. Do the Math: The average Netflix customer is watching 46.5 hours a month. Show More Summary
U.S. Cellular is targeting AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers by promising to offer a lower monthly bill. It is inviting AT&T and Verizon subscribers to bring their bills into U.S. Cellular retail stores for a comparison. If U.S. Cellular...Show More Summary
T-Mobile introduced a new family plan that’s directly targeting Verizon Wireless and isn’t shying away from it. The new plan, which offers 10GB of 4G LTE data to each family member plus unlimited talk and text starting at $100 per … Read more ›
BY HAYDEN FIELD Friday night meant the R5 concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta — the Los Angeles-based pop rock band features a group of four siblings whose names all start with “R.” The odd one...
It may not sound like it, but the ZTE Spro 2 is actually pretty capable mobile projector. More accurately, it’s a combination mobile hotspot/projector powered by Android and it won quite a few awards back when it was unveiled during CES 2015. The Spro 2 would eventually make its way to AT&T but starting today, […]
Starting today, Verizon will sell the Lumia 735 in its retail stores nationwide. Last month, they started selling Lumia 735 through their website. The Lumia 735 costs $29.99 USD on a two-year contract or $8 USD a month for 24 months with 0 percent APR on Verizon Edge. For a limited time, if you […]
The Microsoft Lumia 735 is now available for sale in Verizon Wireless's retail stores. It was previously only available online. It costs $30 with a two-year contract, $8 with a Verizon Edge plan, or $199 at full retail.