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Verizon buys regional spectrum for $210 million

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.

Verizon Galaxy S5 now available for pre-order

Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders have arrived with Verizon Wireless. The carrier opened the pre-orders this morning, and perhaps more important for some -- this means the pricing and availability date has been confirmed. The handset will begin shipping on April 11th, and it sits priced at $199.99 on a new two-year agreement.

Smaller carriers test data hub to battle AT&T, Verizon

Some carriers just don’t have great coverage. A group of carriers that aren’t Verizon or AT&T have teamed up to form the Competitive Carrier Association, which is aimed at providing service to one another in an attempt to give customers a reason to use their services. The new Data Access Hub is one such endeavor, providing free data and voice roaming on networks outside a users’ home base.

Verizon HTC One (M8) launches as buy-one-get-one

Verizon seems to have come out with a slight edge with the HTC One (M8) in terms of US carrier availability. Not only do they have the handset available online beginning today, but they are the first to have it available in retail stores. Simply put, if you want an HTC One (M8) today you will be heading to a Verizon store. But there is another perk for those shopping with Big Red.