These days, choosing a carrier is more about data than it is calls or messages—so a new report about which one provides the fastest 3G and 4G download speeds makes for interesting reading.
Depending on who you talk to, LTE-U—the term given to using cellular LTE technology to transmit in unlicensed airwaves—is either the future of communications, or a terrible idea that will wreck wi-fi. The FCC is studiously not taking sides in the argument, but is allowing further testing.
And now for the most impressive thing I’ve seen all day: a Minecraft cell phone that not only works, it can make video calls from inside the game. It’s amazing.
“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a week.
There is no shortage of high performance Android phones out there, and it can be hard to find a good reason to go with one over the other. The Droid Turbo 2 has a couple of features that say hey over here, pick me. pick me!! But a great phone has to feel right in many different ways, and this one might catch a nerve…
Verizon just unleashed two new Droid smartphones, each styled after Motorola’s latest. Where the burly Droid Turbo 2 falls more inline with the top-tier Moto X Pure Edition, the Droid Maxx 2 is a Verizon version of the Moto X Play, a phone that never actually came to the U.S. Under a slightly different guise, it’s now…
Creating the Verizon Droid is a simple formula at this point: Take Motorola’s latest and greatest, in this case the new Moto X Pure Edition, and supercharge the specs in every direction. Bigger battery. Bigger processor. So on and so on. But for the Turbo 2, Verizon has a whole new trick—the display is shatterproof.
Verizon is merging its cellphone tracking supercookie with AOL’s ad tracking network to match users’ online habits with their offline details.
One month ago, we tried Google’s experimental cell phone service. It was a disaster. But I guess the second time’s a charm. After spending two weeks with Project Fi in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m just about ready to ditch my old carrier.
Contracts that get you a shiny new iPhone every year are the trendy thing in the world of smartphone financing. Just in time for the latest iPhone launch, Verizon has a new financing plan that will get you the latest iDevice every 12 months.
“Hey, us, too!” noted Verizon today, with an announcement that their logo would be changing. Someday, at least. Probably tomorrow? Because right there on their website, alongside the bold statement that Verizon’s look must evolve to keep up with its customers, is the old logo.
The Moto X Style is Motorola’s newest flagship phone, but this year, the company did things a little differently, by launching a second smartphone that’s nearly as interesting as the first: the Moto X Play. However, it was unclear whether the Play would be coming to the US at all.
I glimpsed the future before it collapsed into bullshit.
In a smartphone renaissance where we’ve finally realized that carrier contracts are bullshit, Verizon is now moving to month-by-month contracts, meaning you are no longer forced into sticking with Verizon for years at a time.
We’re getting a lot of tips about a widespread cellular coverage outage in the southeast for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon customers. Local news stations are reporting large outages in Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville in Tennessee, as well as parts of Alabama and Kentucky.
If you live in New York City, you most likely don’t have access to Verizon’s very 21st-century fiber optic internet service, FiOS. And you should be because Verizon told the city in a contract that it would deliver fiber to every household by 2014. As of today 75-percent of New York City is still without FiOS.
Verizon makes weird smartphones. For a while, the carrier convinced Motorola to churn out the admittedly wonderful Droid line of smartphones and last year recruited a new partner with Sony and the quirky Z3v—a great phone that also looked like an old phone. Now, the Verizon/Sony team up is returning with the new Z4v.
NASA is said to be working with Verizon to develop a new means of tracking drones. According to documents acquired by The Guardian, the pair will use radar, satellites, and cellular signals to keep track of both civilian and commercial unmanned aerial vehicles.
Telecommunication companies were up in arms in February after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made net neutrality the law of the land by classifying broadband internet as a utility, seeming to ensure there would be no pay-to-play fast lanes.