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Verizon Wireless interested in buying up Dish's spectrum
By Andrew Kameka on Friday June 20, 2014

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.

HTC One M8 in Gold and Red heading to Verizon this Friday
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday June 03, 2014

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.

Verizon reiterates plans to launch Voice over LTE in a "few months" with enhanced voice and video calls
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday May 20, 2014

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 XLTE launches to improve network in these 260 markets
By Andrew Kameka on Monday May 19, 2014

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.

AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile clash on FCC rules for upcoming spectrum auction
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday May 07, 2014

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 raises smartphone base to 72 percent and adds 550,000 customers in Q1 2014
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday April 24, 2014

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.

Verizon Wireless cuts prices to be more competitive with AT&T plans
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday April 03, 2014

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.

Verizon Wireless will likely sell the new HTC One on March 25
By Andrew Kameka on Friday March 21, 2014

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 leads network performance tests, T-Mobile miffed about last place results
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday March 06, 2014

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 ALLSET Plans become new prepaid option, starting at $35 per month
By Andrew Kameka on Monday March 03, 2014

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.