If you happen to be affected by Verizon’s decision to end its two-year free LTE data program for Chromebook Pixel owners a year early, the good news is that Google is attempting to make things right by offering up an $150 Visa gift card.
Last year,Google’s LTE Chromebook Pixel went on sale from Google’s Play Store for $1450. Included in this price was a “free two-year mobile broadband plan from Verizon — 100MB per month,” with the option to purchase more as needed. Now, after just one year, Verizon is apparently telling buyers that the free 100MB per month deal was really just a one-year deal.
John Legere got a bit too wordy at the Uncarrier 5 and 6 event. As customers, we love it, but not everyone walked away with a laugh. This is why Legere has decided to apologize.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 Mini are now starting to receive an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Verizon’s network.
Verizon will reportedly launch a Sony Xperia Z2 version sometime in August, according to @evleaks, supporting earlier rumors.
Qualcomm is introducing a new chip that will improve 4G LTE wireless data service inside and outside of a house. Qualcomm will offer a low-cost chip, FSM90xx SoC, that should be inexpensive enough to include in Wi-Fi routers by device makers. This would create mini 4G LTE cells in a person’s home. According to Qualcomm, the 4G LTE small cell technology can be put into products that are also offering Wi-Fi access.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 users were starting to lose hope by this point, but Verizon has finally come around and given their phablet users a good taste of KitKat.
If a newly leaked Verizon memo proves accurate, Big Red will begin taking LG G3 pre-orders on July 10th, and will ship the handset 7 days later.
Last year, Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced that AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile had struck an agreement with forty-five states to stop billing for these very same Premium SMS services (or as he put it “scam artists”). Premium SMS services have been around for years and have almost always been a source of fraud. Carriers did not do anything about the fraud for years because they received a cut of the profit, often as high as 40%.
Growadesign Recently, Motherboard wrote a fantastic piece on Internet Service Providers fighting back against cities who want to wire themselves due to a lack of satisfaction with current broadband speeds. Included in the piece are stories about Comcast agreeing to wire the Washington DC government in exchange for a monopoly on the DC area (including residential areas that Comcast wouldn’t wire) and San Francisco wiring the city schools, police and government buildings yet are not ranked in the top 100 for municipalities in the country due to other parts of the city lack substantive broadband speeds. Thankfully, Google Fiber has brought attention…