Verizon Wireless today launched its new prepaid plans that include unlimited talk, unlimited text, and a capped data package of either 500MB or 2GB of 3G data.
Whether you call it a long overdue delivery or a delayed miracle, the saga has finally come to a close: Verizon Wireless has finally delivered the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the HTC Thunderbolt.
In recent months, Verizon Wireless has sold its lower 700MHz B Block licenses in several markets, but it has mostly been to smaller regional carriers. Verizon today announced it has reached agreement to sell similar licenses to chief rival AT&T.
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Verizon today announced that it will release special color editions of two smartphones released in 2012. As part of a special Valentine's Day promotion, Verizon will sell a pink Motorola DROID RAZR M and a red Nokia Lumia 822. Both smartphones will be made available beginning tomorrow, January 24, and are expected to cost as much as the standard versions of the phones available for sale now. The DROID RAZR M currently sells for $99 and the Lumia 822 for $99 after $50 mail-in rebate.
Verizon Wireless finished 2012 strong with increases in revenue and total customer additions, but the jump in performance was not enough to offset non-operational losses that led to a net loss of $1.93 billion in the fourth quarter.
Following AT&T's announcement that it had sold a record 10 million smartphones in the closing months of 2012, Verizon Wireless announced that it activated 9.8 million smartphones during the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was Verizon's best ever, according to CEO Lowell McAdam, and the company expects to report a 2.1 million net addition of customers when it releases its official financial earnings. Like AT&T, the sales appear to be driven by the popularity of the Apple iPhone 5, as Verizon's filing with the SEC confirming the sales said that there was a "higher mix of Apple smartphones."
Verizon Wireless today announced that it has agreed to sell its 700 MHz A block licenses in Oklahoma City and 31 counties in Oklahoma to U.S. Cellular. The transaction is subject to FCC approval but will transfer spectrum covering a total of 1.9 million when completed. Verizon has been selling or leasing its 700 MHz spectrum to smaller carriers in rural and midmarket areas because they are no longer necessary to the company's long-term plan for LTE coverage. Since 2011, Verizon has sold 37 700 MHz licenses, including a sale to Clear Talk in 10 markets last November.
Verizon began 2012 with hopes of rolling-out its 4G LTE network to 400 markets by the end of 2012. Verizon already surpassed that goal in October, so the nation's largest LTE network will close the year by reaching its 470th market following today's expansion to 29 additional cities.
When will the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III get Jelly Bean? Tomorrow, December 14, according to an announcement from Verizon.