Report: Google Wants to Become a Wireless Carrier

Google bosses are dreaming about adding wireless service to the search giant's menu of offerings. A couple of unnamed sources "who have discussed the matter with Google" told Amir Efrati at The Information that it would roll out the service in the same areas where Google Fiber is offered. In other words, Google wants it… » 4/03/14 11:56am 4/03/14 11:56am

Netflix Quality Sucks Because ISPs Won't Bother Fixing It

Notice your Netflix has had a hell of a time streaming in good quality lately? That's because the companies that carry its traffic can't seem to agree who's supposed to shoulder the cost of passing it along, Ars Technica reports. » 2/21/14 4:47pm 2/21/14 4:47pm

Get A $100 Bill Credit With A New Verizon Or AT&T Phone

If you're in the market for a new Verizon or AT&T phone then we've definitely got the deal for you. Picking up a phone from Amazon today nets you a $100 bill credit, in addition to whatever discounts Amazon already has on the phones. On top of that, Amazon will waive the $35 activation fee for new customers. [Amazon] » 2/14/14 2:55pm 2/14/14 2:55pm

Your Worst Customer Service Horror Stories

While my own Verizon horror story did work out in the end (replacement phone received, $500 penalty avoided, woohoo), not many people have a globe-spanning soapbox like Gizmodo upon which to kvetch. Here are ten of the most stupendously terrible cases of customer service our readers have had to endure. » 12/27/13 11:00am 12/27/13 11:00am

Plenty of Moto X price cuts lately, and here's one more: Verizon will give you a white or black X for free with a two-year contract. Just punch in the coupon code vzwdeal on checkout. Color customization still costs $50 though. [Verizon via TalkAndroid] » 11/15/13 10:09am 11/15/13 10:09am

AT&T Just Bought $1.9 Billion Worth of Verizon's Spectrum

As it struggles to expand its 4G LTE, AT&T is spending $1.9 billion in cash for unused spectrum from its biggest rival, Verizon. This upgrade will improve service for some 42 million people in 18 states thanks to an additional 39 700MHz licenses. This bodes well for AT&T's ambition to offer 4G LTE to 270 million people… » 9/11/13 2:37pm 9/11/13 2:37pm

Verizon's Galaxy Note and Gear "Bundle" Saves You Zero Dollars

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is finally on the market, and gosh darn is it 'spensive. Verizon just started offering a bundle with the Gear and the Note 3 that is $600 on contract. But the bundle isn't about saving money; it's about saving suckers from buying a toy they can't play with. » 9/06/13 2:23pm 9/06/13 2:23pm