One of the worst things about the New York City subway system is losing cellular service. Verizon Wireless customers will soon be able to scratch that off their list of complaints when the carrier begins offering 3G and 4G LTE service at some New York City subway stations. Partnering with Transit Wireless, Verizon will enable service in 36 stations in Manhattan's midtown and Chelsea areas. Service will then be extended to 40 more stations in midtown and Queens, New York, in early 2014. Verizon is the last of the four major carriers to partner with Transit Wireless.
Isis, the mobile payments joint venture between AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, will finally start its nationwide expansion later this year. The NFC-based payment solution, which currently supports only a few Android phones, will crossover to the three other major smartphone operating systems later this year.
AT&T Mobility has an unlikely ally in Verizon Wireless. Though the leading wireless companies in the U.S. are also each other's chief rivals, Verizon has called on President Obama to veto an ITC ruling that would ban AT&T from importing some Apple iPhone and iPad models.
Verizon Wireless will follow the lead of the T-Mobile Jump and AT&T Next premium programs that are designed to make it possible for customers to have early upgrades without paying the full cost of a device.
Verizon Wireless today announced it now has more than 94.3 million customers and is well on its way to transitioning those customers to a 4G LTE connection. How far ahead is Verizon's 4G LTE network?
Verizon Wireless has sent invitations to a July 23rd press event at which the carrier will "Unveil the next generation of one of their most popular family of devices." That unmistakably refers to the arrival of new DROIDs.
Here's something to consider when comparing LTE networks in the United States: while some of its rivals can count the number of LTE markets on two hands or have milestones of 100 to 200 markets, Verizon Wireless' LTE footprint today reaches over 500 cities and towns.
Verizon Wireless will soon release a new DROID smartphone, though details about the manufacturer and specifications have yet to be released. The only reason we know that the phone is arriving soon is because the carrier has reactivated its DroidLanding Twitter account, which it only does in the weeks leading up to a new device launch. While it may be enticing to believe this might be related to the already confirmed HTC One or the fabled Moto X, I'm inclined to believe that this is something entirely different that hasn't been seen before. Whatever the phone may be, expect Verizon to shed more light on the phone soon. Listen out for the DROOOIIIIDDD sound effect. UPDATE: Actually, it's just a game
Nokia all but starved the U.S. market of its high-end Windows Phone 8 launch device. After months of frustration, a true Windows Phone 8 contender developed by Nokia has emerged for Verizon customers - the similar but new Lumia 928.
The National Security Agency is monitoring the phone records and location data for all Verizon Wireless customers placing calls to or from the United States, according to a new report published in The Guardian.