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  1. IdiotInCharge

    How bad is Spectrum Wireless?

    Currently on Verizon with a paid-for phone, paying ~US$70/month for a sinlge line on the 5GB plan with an employer discount. Always have gobs of rollover data, but the lower data plans don't make sense. I'm also looking in the context of adding a second line, which looks like it would cost...
  2. scojer

    Google Pixel Heads to T-Mobile

    For years, Verizon gave Pixel fans no choices, but those days are over. Pixel lovers can now upgrade to a faster network with happier customers at T-Mobile. oogle’s entire Pixel 3 lineup lands at T-Mobile – the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – and you can get the Google Pixel 3a...
  3. Armenius

    Verizon is looking to sell Tumblr after squandering its potential

    The Verge is reporting that almost 5 months after banning porn from Tumblr and experiencing a 20 percent drop in traffic, Verizon is now looking at potential buyers for the platform. Verizon finalized its $4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo in 2017, which led to it taking ownership of Tumblr...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Multiple Carriers Pledge to Stop Selling Geolocation Data

    Following their investigation into the smartphone geolocation black market, Motherboard reports that AT&T will stop selling location data to third parties. More specifically, AT&T said they will "eliminate all location aggregation services - even those with clear consumer benefits." Meanwhile...
  5. cageymaru

    Here Is the Verizon Keynote Speech at CES 2019

    Here is the Verizon Keynote Speech from CES 2019. Expect to hear lots about 5G! Verizon and its CEO Hans Vestberg will explore the future of connectivity through 5G as it fuels new technologies and services that will blend our physical and digital worlds. Verizon is the world's first...
  6. cageymaru

    Verizon and T-Mobile Shame AT&T for Marketing Its 4G Network to Consumers as 5G

    AT&T has released an update that changes the icon on some AT&T phones to display the network type as 5G E. The AT&T network does not have true 5G capabilities; in fact the phones are still operating on the same 4G network as before. AT&T is marketing its beefed up 4G network as 5G Evolution to...
  7. cageymaru

    Verizon to Cut Oath Workforce by 1,000 Jobs

    Verizon has decided to shave 10% of the Oath workforce as it invokes more cost cutting measures in its effort to cut $10 billion in costs. Over 1,000 jobs at the company's Oath media business will be lost according to anonymous sources. Just recently Verizon laid off over 10,000 workers in its...
  8. cageymaru

    Verizon to Absorb a $4.6 Billion Charge for Yahoo and AOL

    New Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg is taking an aggressive approach to reviewing business units and cost-saving measures. After reporting that Verizon was laying off over 10,000 workers yesterday, today CNBC is reporting that the company is taking a goodwill impairment charge of $4.6 billion in value...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Verizon Drops About 7% of Global Workforce

    According to CNBC, over 10,000 Verizon employees have accepted a buyout offer from the company. While the term "buyout" is sometimes used when employees collectively buy a stake in company they work for, in this case, its an euphemism for asking employees to quit with a nicer severance package...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Verizon Rolls Out 5G to Select Cities

    Verizon recently announced the world's first commercial 5G service. "Verizon 5G Home" will roll out in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento on October 1, with pre orders starting tomorrow. Verizon says the service will be free for the first 3 months, and cost $50 a month for...
  11. Zarathustra[H]

    Anyone Else Invited to Volunteer for ISP Speed Testing?

    I just received this email today. There is no way in hell I'm putting this "white box" in my network, but it is interesting none the less...
  12. cageymaru

    Get a Google Daydream View (2017) For Only $30 From Verizon

    Add Virtual Reality (VR) on the go with a Google Daydream View (2017) for only $30 from Verizon. That's a $70 savings off the list price! There is a compatibility check on the Verizon page and also there is a list of compatible phones here. Dream with your eyes open. Watch panoramic videos...
  13. R

    U.S. Said to Investigate AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim

    According to an article on the New York TImes, the Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into AT&T, Verizon, and the G.S.M.A. The investigation is said to be into potential coordination by the companies to thwart eSIM technology. eSIM technology would allow users to switch...
  14. DooKey

    Verizon to Start Streaming NFL Games to All Mobile Phones Regardless of Carrier

    The NFL and Verizon announced today that they have entered into an agreement where Verizon will now be offering their NFL streaming plan to all mobile customers. This means that no matter what company you are using for mobile service you will now be able to get the games you missed before. Not...
  15. DooKey

    Quake Champions is Getting a New Champion

    Do you play Quake Champions? Are you tired of the current choices you have to choose from? Well now you are finally going to get a new champion, Keel, and he's going to be made available with the winter update on December 14th. Take a look at his story trailer and let me know what you think...
  16. M

    Verizon Wants FCC to Ban States From Protecting Your Privacy

    From DSL Reports, it seems Verizon is trying to convince the FCC to ban states from enacting laws protecting consumer privacy. This is another effort from Verizon to manipulate customer data as the company has been presumably selling your phone number and location data. The company says allowing...
  17. FrgMstr

    Verizon and AT&T Allegedly Selling your Phone Number and Location

    In hopes that this will be our last "Have Your Privacy Ripped From You Monday" for a couple of months now, Android Authority is reporting that both Verizon and AT&T are selling your phone number along with current location data. This has come up in the past with Verizon, and it was agreed that...
  18. M

    Verizon and AT&T Slow Due To Unlimited Data Plans

    In a new report, Verizon and AT&T customers are experiencing slower speeds because of both companies reintroducing new unlimited data plans to compete with T-Mobile and Sprint. According to OpenSignal, there was notable decline between the month of February to August of this year after Verizon...
  19. FrgMstr

    Verizon Partner Leaks Millions of Customer Accounts

    Another day, another security breach. This time a cloud server owned by NICE systems, a third party vendor for Verizon, is to blame as reported by UpGuard. While the culprits look to now have a lot of your personal information, the PIN numbers on the accounts where not compromised. Still...
  20. M

    Yahoo to Change Access for AT&T Customers

    We have news from TechCrunch of Yahoo cutting support for users with certain AT&T owned domains accessing Yahoo websites. To ensure continued access for Yahoo sites, users will need to update their registered email address with a different domain or create a Yahoo ID. With the Verizon...
  21. Bees

    Verizon Offering $70 FiOS Gigabit Service for New Customers

    The Northeast U.S. can get ready to rev up their favorite streaming sites, as Verizon is now offering Gigabit Connection via their FiOS internet service. New and existing customers in areas of Boston, Providence, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Hampton Roads, VA., and...
  22. cageymaru

    Verizon Close to Yahoo Deal, Price Cut of $250-350 Million

    On the heels of today's news that Yahoo still has hacking issues, it seems that Verizon wants a price reduction on their Yahoo purchase. Verizon is buying Yahoo on the strength of their messenger, email and search assets; none of which I have used in years. I thought that the reduction would...
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