Perhaps the folks at Verizon have a sick sense of humor; they enjoy letting things hang out there until the last possible minute. Verizon announced just minutes ago that the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available tomorrow, December 15th for $299 on-contract. This comes after multiple rumors of delays and more speculation than you can shake a phone at.
Netflix shareholders haven't been thrilled with Netflix's direction the past few months. After announcing a spin-off of its DVD-by-mail rental business and higher prices for streaming and DVD services combined, subscribers raged until Netflix reversed course on severing its DVD arm, but the company didn't relent on recent price hikes. It's been paying a price in subscriber losses ever since. Enter unhappy investors, though talk of Verizon taking over the streaming service has them smiling once again.
Verizon Wireless blamed a nationwide 4G LTE service outage on a "technical issue," which it has now resolved, and not a moment too soon. Some Verizon 4G LTE device owners have been without access to the high-speed network since Tuesday, dropping down to 3G and in some cases being demoted all the way down to 2G. That's hardly the way Verizon had hoped to celebrate its one-year anniversary of its 4G LTE network.
While not offering any specifics, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has again raised the issue of family data pricing. Consumers have been begging for a carrier to move in this direction for years, and McAdam seems at least open to the idea. According to the CEO, a family data plan for multiple devices could arrive in 2012.
Word to the wise, if you're planning to attack Netflix and make a serious attempt at stealing away its streaming customers, now is the time to do it. Netflix subscribers -- the ones who haven't fled -- are an excuse away from jumping ship, and surprising as it sounds, Verizon Communications might be the one to push them over the edge (insert your own 'Can you hear me now' joke here).
Wireless spectrum: it’s what powers mobile communications and wireless carriers have an insatiable taste for more, more, MORE of it. The need for more spectrum is the reason Sprint keeps bailing Clearwire out of financial hot water and why AT&T is pushing so hard for a merger with T-Mobile. Verizon has pretty much been the only major carrier that hasn’t engaged in major spectrum-related deals this year – until now, that is. Today, Verizon announced it has reached a $3.6 billion deal to gobble up 122 spectrum licenses from three major cable companies.
This is the story that will not die. When will the US variant of the Galaxy Nexus launch? According to a new investigation by ComputerWorld, pre-orders are happening tomorrow (November 29) and the device will be coming out on December 8th. This jives with earlier rumors, but how official is this “confirmed” information?
Android fans in the US have been waiting with bated breath for Verizon to announce availability of the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus. After various rumors of delays, an interesting Big Red holiday ad started running last night, with the Galaxy Nexus listed for a downright reasonable $199.99 on a 2-year contract. This is much lower than the expected cost of $299.99. Could this be the best deal on Verizon this holiday season?
The whole idea of having a mobile data cap blows, especially when you consider the things we're using our smartphones for, like downloading games, surfing all corners of the Web, streaming Netflix, tapping into streaming music, and so forth. Snug fitting data caps become even more bothersome when you have access to a fast 4G LTE connection, but there's a bit of relief in sight.
It’s been a long time coming, but the HTC Rezound, the device once known as the Vigor, has been announced. This high-end Android smartphone is destined for Verizon’s 4G LTE network on November 14th, and will sell for $299.99 on a two year contract. This phone will be the first to bring several features stateside, which makes the high price seem almost reasonable.