Dish Network has accumulated a great deal of frequency licenses that it had hoped to use to launch a wireless network or acquire and pair with an establish player like Sprint or T-Mobile. Such a deal never materialized, so Dish is reportedly looking to earn some money for that unused spectrum by selling it to Verizon Wireless.
The HTC One M8 will be available in two new color options beginning Friday, June 5. Verizon Wireless today announced that it will start selling the most recent HTC smartphone in Glamour Red or Amber Gold. This raises the total number of color options at Verizon to four, including the original options of Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver. The carrier is also announcing a Father's Day smartphone sale that will take $100 off the purchase price of any phone costing $199.99 or more, meaning the new M8 models can be purchased for only $99.
Perhaps feeling the heat of AT&T and Sprint launching HD Voice in recent weeks, Verizon has put out another announcement that it will deliver its own implementation of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the "next few months."
Verizon Wireless today announced that it is going to improve the network in half of its 500 4G LTE markets by using its AWS spectrum to deliver higher capacity and improve performance in busy areas with its new XLTE.
When the FCC hosts an auction for spectrum voluntary given up by broadcasters to sell to wireless network operators, AT&T and Verizon will not be able to acquire as much spectrum as T-Mobile and Sprint. That doesn't sit well with the nation's two largest carriers.
Verizon Wireless today released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2014. In the three-month period ending in March, the wireless operator added 549,000 net subscribers, raising its total customer base to 103.3 million. About 97.3 million of those customers are on postpaid contracts. Verizon also continued its trend of converting customers to smartphones thanks to releasing more devices like the Nokia Lumia Icon and the HTC One M8. Of the 103 million customers, 72 percent of accounts are using a smartphone.
Though the carrier has long said that it charges more for a premium network because it delivers "better" service, Verizon adjusted the higher tiers of its More Everything plans to compete with its chief rival.
It has already been confirmed that Carphone Warehouse will put the All New HTC One on sale minutes after the UK press event wraps next Tuesday. New information makes it incredibly likely that Verizon Wireless will do the same in the US market.
Verizon Wireless is the best performing network, followed by AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Analytics firm RootMetrics recently released those rankings, which pleased Verizon and obviously upset T-Mobile.
Verizon Wireless today announced a rebranding and shift of its prepaid option, now know as ALLSET Plans. The plans provide unlimited calling and texting on a basic phone or $45 on a smartphone, and total costs are affected by data choices.