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New Verizon plan provides unlimited data if you’re willing to pay for it by the hour

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The holy grail of any carrier plan is unlimited data. Especially in today's day and age where one can reasonably spend hours upon hours streaming HD video, it's remarkably easy for even the most prudent smartphone user to go over his or her allotted data. Of course, the carriers themselves welcome this because there's a lot of money to be made with overage charges. As we reported just a few days ago, AT&T and Verizon, in 2016 alone, have already generated upwards of $600 million in revenue on overage charges alone. Without question, the trend today is moving towards unlimited data, a selling point that Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T all now get behind, albeit with some qualifications. Nonetheless, the lone outlier with respect to unlimited data remains Verizon.

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Yoni Heisler

October 16th

Mobile

Verizon and AT&T have already made $600 million from overage fees this year

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According to a new study from Nerdwallet, U.S.-based telecos are still making bank on smartphone overage fees. Over the past few years, data plans have undoubtedly become more user-friendly with respect to the amount of data offered. However, because we use our smartphones for more data-intensive activities than ever before -- such as streaming Netflix for hours on end -- many users are still finding themselves penalized for going over.

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Yoni Heisler

October 12th

Mobile

Verizon: blame networks, not cable companies, for stupid cable prices

Verizon Skinny Bundles
The stupidly high (and still rising!) price of cable television is driving a mass migration to internet streaming. But according to the cable companies -- yep, those same companies that have been fined for deceptive billing, and that are instituting internet caps across the country -- it's the networks that you should blame. At least, that's what Verizon says.

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Chris Mills

October 11th

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Verizon: blame networks, not cable companies, for stupid cable prices

Verizon Skinny Bundles
The stupidly high (and still rising!) price of cable television is driving a mass migration to internet streaming. But according to the cable companies -- yep, those same companies that have been fined for deceptive billing, and that are instituting internet caps across the country -- it's the networks that you should blame. At least, that's what Verizon says.

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Chris Mills

October 11th

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Verizon said to be launching data plans for drones

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People buy data plans for their smartphones so they can send email, check Facebook, and more, but what about a data plan for your drone? Wireless carrier Verizon will start selling such plans, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The plans reportedly will begin at 1 GB of data for $25 a month.

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FoxNews.com

October 8th

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Google is letting Verizon ruin its new Pixel phones

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If you can get past the hardware design, which we'll politely call "an acquired taste," Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are shaping up to be two of the hottest smartphones of the year. Google unveiled the new handsets earlier this week and from start to finish, they sound like a hardcore Android fan's dream. The phones pack cutting-edge specs, premium hardware, class-leading cameras, the latest and greatest Nougat software from Google, and so much more. You can read all about the new Pixel phones' 10 best features right here. Sadly, it's not all good news for Android fans. As Google tries to get its footing in the increasingly competitive US smartphone market, it may have made some deals with the devil that ruin the user experience for many people who end up buying the phones.

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Zach Epstein

October 7th

Mobile

Verizon is ruining the one good thing about Google’s Pixel

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The Google Pixel phones are good, though overpriced and underwhelming, smartphones. But the one fantastic thing about buying an Android phone straight from Google is that it gets immediate upgrades to the latest version of Android. Lol nope. Google has apparently confirmed to 9to5Google that for any Pixel phones bought from Verizon, the network (and not Google) will be in charge of system software upgrades. Forget all your dreams of Android 8.0, Pixel-owners.

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Chris Mills

October 6th

Mobile

Verizon tech found guilty of tracking customers’ locations for money

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A Verizon Wireless technician has plead guilty to a federal hacking charge related to selling customer data over a number of years. As Ars Technica discovered, the technician, Daniel Eugene Traeger, was selling customer location and calling data to a private investigator between 2009 and 2014. He now faces a prison sentence of up to five years.

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Chris Mills

September 29th

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Imagine receiving this $9,000 Verizon bill

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Shock cellphone bills are mostly a cliche by this point, but racking up a $9,000 bill without ever leaving the country is just plain impressive. That's why this Florida woman doesn't think Verizon is counting right, and listening to her side of the story, you have to agree. Cleveland.com spoke to Valarie Gerbus of Tampa, Florida, about her recent Verizon shock. She received a bill totalling $9,153 from 569 gigabytes of data overage, on one line with a regular 4GB of data usage. Um, how?

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Chris Mills

September 14th

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Verizon is offering a free* iPhone 7 deal, too

iPhone 7 Preorder Verizon
Why pay for your brand new iPhone 7 when you can get one for free*? T-Mobile and Sprint slapped together a couple of somewhat convoluted promotions in an effort to woo iPhone upgraders, and now Verizon has followed suit. In a nutshell, these deals allow you to trade in an old iPhone and get a credit toward your new iPhone 7. Then, you have to pay the balance in full for that iPhone 7, but the amount they pay is credited back to you in the form of wireless bill credits over the course of 24 months. Is it really a good deal? Yes and no.

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Zach Epstein

September 9th

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