The demand for spectrum from mobile service providers is at an all-time high, and only promises to increase. To satisfy the wants of consumers and carriers alike, the FCC has decided to take some spectrum earmarked for TV and auction it to carriers. In addition to the added spectrum, the FCC may implement a few rules about purchases for the upcoming auction that could signal their intent to thwart a Sprint/T-Mobile merger.
Those who want a KitKat handset without shelling out for a contract device have a new option at Verizon: the LG Optimus Zone 2, a small prepaid smartphone that brings several features with it, among them being a guest mode and hotspot option.
Verizon Wireless rolled out the "More Everything" updates back in mid-February. And as of today it looks like another round of changes have been announced. The earlier change dealt with increased data allowances and this time we are seeing discounts for customers adding phones that aren't under contract.
Some good news has arrived for those carrying a DROID RAZR HD or RAZR M -- Kit Kat is coming. There has yet to be a changelog shared by Verizon Wireless, however we do know progress has been made and the update should be arriving in a few weeks time. Details have been shared by David Schuster of Motorola who mentioned the update "should only be a few more weeks."
Samsung appears ready to launch a Developer Edition Galaxy S5. The handset, which has recently been detailed on a "coming soon" style landing page will be heading to Verizon Wireless. We've seen similar Developer Edition releases from Samsung in the past, but so far there hasn't been any details regarding a release date or price.
T-Mobile may consider themselves groundbreaking, but their moves are easily duplicated elsewhere. Verizon proved that by matching T-Mobile’s offer of 1GB extra data for any More Everything Plan that adds a tablet. That puts quite a bit of T-Mobile’s announcement to shame, but still doesn't answer the other problem we have with connected tablets.
A new report suggests Comcast may be involving themselves in the mobile carrier game. The cable company, lamented by many for their ongoing attempt to purchase Time Warner Cable, may be working on VoIP service on the back of their wireless offerings for the home. While the service is said to be dependent on WiFi, Comcast may have other plans for the service as well.
We now have a Verizon HTC One (M8) in for review. The handset arrived earlier this morning, and while we obviously aren't going to post a full review after having the phone for only a few hours -- we did want to share some images and some first impression thoughts. Of course, we can also touch on some of the Verizon specifics that you'll find (should you decide to purchase this model). That said, read on for our first impressions of the Verizon HTC One (M8).
Regional carrier Cincinnati Bell has officially sold their spectrum to Verizon. The deal, worth $210 million, will give Verizon Cincinnati Bell’s territory in southwestern Ohio, as well as parts of Kentucky and Indiana. The deal is almost purely for spectrum, as the two companies have differing wireless standards.