Verizon Wireless has slowly begun to enable VoLTE on select devices on its network. To start, VoLTE is available to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. In order to use the service, subscribers need to download an app called Advanced Calling 1.0. Show More Summary
A Verizon Wireless executive stated this week that the company won't be adding support for Wi-Fi calling for its smartphones until sometime in mid-2015, stating that it will take "some technological work in our network to make it available."
Ahead of the iPhone 6 launch with support for VoLTE, Verizon Wireless has upgraded its network to support voice calls over its 4G LTE and XLTE network. Dubbed Advanced Calling 1.0, Verizon is now supporting HD Voice and Video Calling and the carrier is starting the roll out initially to the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Verizon Wireless is offering an early-upgrade program for customers whose two-year contracts are not quite up for renewal. The company informed customers on Sunday that all Verizon subscribers eligible to upgrade to a new smartphone on or before November 15 will have those dates changed to now, allowing them to get a new device whenever... Read More
Motorola is back with a new version of its X, its top-of-the-line smartphone. The X is a better competitor than last year's device as far as features go and takes build quality to the next level. Is anything holding Motorola back?
Subway today announced it has partnered with Softcard and will begin accepting Softcard-based mobile payments on October 1. Softcard, which launched last year as Isis, is backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. The service allows...Show More Summary
Documents seen on the FCC web site suggest that Verizon Wireless will soon have its own version of the HTC Desire 610. Based on the model number (OP90300), SKU (HTC331ZLVW), and spectrum support, a newly approved phone made by HTC is earmarked for Big Red. Show More Summary
Verizon Wireless knows that millions of thirsty iPhone 6 fans can’t wait to get their hands on the newest Apple model, and it’s using that to its advantage. The new iPhone 6 is set to retail for about $650; but if you trade in an older...Show More Summary
Verizon Wireless will offer customers the iPhone 6 for free when they trade in an old iPhone. The iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, and 5s qualify for the deal, which provides a $200 credit towards the iPhone 6 16-GB device price when customers sign a new two-year contract. The trade-in offer is not available for the iPhone 6 Plus.
Softcard, the mobile payment venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, today said it is "actively working with Apple to enable Softcard on the iPhone in 2015," according to CEO Michael Abbott. Softcard said Apple's decision...Show More Summary
Verizon Wireless has named Tower Cloud as its backhaul partner for its new 4G LTE small cell deployment in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.
In addition to Verizon Wireless, AT&T announced that it will also be offering the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch for sale. The carrier announced that the watch will join its portfolio of smart products, though it did not give specifics for pricing or availability at this time. Show More Summary
T-Mobile today indicated it is working with other carriers to offer LTE roaming. T-Mobile competitors Sprint and Verizon Wireless have aggressively pursued rural LTE roaming deals, which has in turn increased their LTE availability. T-Mobile has been slower to make such agreements, and it lacks coverage in many rural locations. Show More Summary
Verizon Wireless has put the metal-banded version of the Moto 360 smartwatch up for pre-order. Both the white (steel) and black versions will be available for $299.99, Verizon says that they will ship by November 11 of this year.
The new Moto X for 2014 won't be coming in a developer edition flavor for Verizon Wireless customers, unlike the original model that was released last year. Motorola's Punit Soni confirmed that there won't be a developer edition this year for Verizon in a Google+ post. Show More Summary
Verizon Wireless has joined with AT&T and U.S. Cellular to announced it will also be selling the new version of the [Moto X](http://www.androidcentral.com/moto-x] smartphone from Motorola that was officially revealed earlier today.
Having just earned top honors in NYC in the latest RootMetrics report, Verizon Wireless was recently named the highest-rated network in quality in the U.S. by a J.D. Power study. When it comes to network quality wireless users rate Verizon Wireless highest in the United States in five regions according to the J.D. Power 2014... Read More
Talk of a combination between the two has swirled since last year, after the British operator’s valuation halved in size following the sale of its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to U.S. counterpart Verizon Communications Inc. for $130 billion.
Isis, the mobile payment venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, today said its new name will be Softcard. The service will remain the same, only the name is changing. Isis announced its intent to rebrand earlier this year to avoid any association with ISIS.
It looks like Verizon Wireless has revived its Droid Landing Twitter account after having been inactive for some time now. The revival of the Droid Landing account on Twitter comes just ahead of Motorola's scheduled event for September 4th.