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Verizon adds 1.7 million new customers despite T-Mobile pricing competition
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday January 21, 2014

Despite T-Mobile applying pressure with big drops in prices, Verizon Wireless still reported that it had a net profit of $7.9 billion, a big turnaround from the $4.23 billion loss during the same period in 2012.

Verizon Edge offers monthly smartphone upgrades if you're rich enough to afford it
By Andrew Kameka on Monday January 20, 2014

Verizon Edge was introduced in response to T-Mobile JUMP as a way for customers to gain a faster path to upgrading their phone. Verizon is now making the process faster by cutting the waiting period from six months to 30 days.

T-Mobile will pay Verizon more than $3 billion to improve network with spectrum buy
By Andrew Kameka on Monday January 06, 2014

T-Mobile has confirmed previous rumors that the fourth place carrier would make a big spectrum buy from the leading carrier, Verizon Wireless. This will introduce important changes in areas where most of its customers live.

Verizon starts same day shipping on smartphones
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday December 03, 2013

The Amazon Prime Air drone delivery method may be a pipe dream, but Verizons new same-day delivery option is very much a reality. Verizon Wireless has started a new program that will ensure that a phone ordered in the morning will be at the customer's doorstep that evening.

US carriers agree to end premium SMS spam
By Andrew Kameka on Friday November 22, 2013

AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have announced that they will cease charging subscribers for premium texting services, most of which are nothing more than spam that tricks users into paying highly monthly fees for unwanted messages.

Verizon launches HTC One Max, Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini, and Galaxy S III mini
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday November 21, 2013

Verizon Wireless has a trio of new Android smartphones launching on its network today. As expected based on yesterday's premature reveal, the HTC One Max is now available at Verizon. So too are a pair of Samsung Galaxy mini devices.

Sprint is the worst of the four major carriers in service ratings list
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday November 21, 2013

Sprint is the third-largest carrier in the United States; however, when it comes to the satisfaction levels of those millions of subscribers, the Now Network is rated as the worst carrier in the country, according to Consumer Reports.

Moto X Android 4.4 KitKat update starting now, phone may launch outside of the United States
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday November 19, 2013

Despite its reputation as being the last of the major carriers to launch widely available phones or deliver updates, Verizon Wireless is the first of the four major carriers to push out an Android 4.4 KitKat update.

Isis Mobile payments now available nationwide for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon smartphones
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday November 14, 2013

Isis, the mobile payment joint-venture by three of the largest carriers in the United States, has officially gone nationwide today. After several delays and a lengthy testing phase in only two markets, consumers can now pay for items with their smartphones at thousands of locations throughout the US.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 now updating to Android 4.3
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday October 29, 2013

Verizon has started sending the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to Samsung Galaxy S4 users, enabling support for new Android features and the ability to connect the device to the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch.