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Verizon to revamp its data plans starting August 13, ditches phone contracts

Verizon Wireless will launch a revamp of its monthly device data plans beginning on August 13. It will also do away with smartphone contracts and subsidies in favor of monthly installment plans.

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Verizon's disaster readiness is an impressive combination of hardware and manpower

We spent a day with Verizon looking at their disaster readiness plans, which includes everything from opening their retail locations up as safe places to go to deploying massive vehicles for civilians and local emergency agencies to work out of.

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Google Voice adds Verizon Wireless MMS support and native MMS for pictures

A month after Google announced it had added MMS support inside Google Voice for nearly all major wireless carriers in the US and Canada, it revealed today that the lone holdout, Verizon Wireless, has at last added MMS support to the app as well. In fact the support started last week.

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Verizon agrees to pay $64.2 million to settle Family SharePlan overcharging claims

Verizon Wireless has quietly agreed to a settlement of a class action lawsuit that claimed the company was overcharging its Family SharePlan customers. Verizon will pay a total of $64.2 million to its customers and to cover legal fees.

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Verizon won't throttle its heaviest unlimited data users after all

Verizon is backtracking on its plan to begin throttling data hogs on grandfathered unlimited plans on its 4G LTE network today. Originally, the carrier announced that starting on October 1, unlimited customers who use excessive data on a strained cell site may see their data speeds temporarily reduced, but after public backlash the carrier is now reversing its policy so that there will be no throttling.

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Verizon Wireless: We won't support Wi-Fi calling until mid-2015

A Verizon Wireless executive stated this week that the company won't be adding support for Wi-Fi calling for its smartphones until sometime in mid-2015, stating that it will take "some technological work in our network to make it available." That means Verizon subscribers who get the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday won't be able to use its native Wi-Fi calling features on the network for several more months at least.

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Verizon may be about to close a loophole for its remaining unlimited data users

A new rumor claims Verizon Wireless is about to close a loophole that some of its grandfathered unlimited customers have used to continue to get that plan, even though Verizon stopped offering such a service for its new subscribers a few years ago.

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Verizon sold 4.2 million iPhones last quarter

Bloomberg reports that Verizon Wireless sold 4.2 million iPhone units during the last quarter.

The demand suggests Verizon Wireless is winning an increasing share of new iPhone users, after gaining rights to offer the handset to its subscribers last year. In the third quarter, Verizon added 2 million customers for the device, trailing the 2.7 million iPhone activations at AT&T Inc. (T), which has offered the handset since 2007.

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FCC to investigate Verizon's $2 convenience fee

After yesterday's news that Verizon would be charging a $2 fee for paying bills online and over the phone, the FCC has chimed in.

“On behalf of American consumers, we’re concerned about Verizon’s actions and are looking into the matter,” the statement said.

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Verizon to begin charging $2 fee for online and phone payments

Our sibling site Android Central has confirmed that, beginning January 15th of 2012, Verizon Wireless will start charging a $2 fee for bills paid online or over the phone.

The fee will help allow us to continue to support these single bill payment options in these channels and is designed to address costs incurred by us for only those customers who choose to make single bill payments in alternate payment channels (online, mobile, telephone).

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