Buying Guides

Best Verizon Phones

We've wrangled together the five best Verizon phones to make sure your next two-year contract isn't wasted on a dud device.

Verizon continues greed streak: Adds $30 charge for subscribers updating cell phones

Verizon will soon begin charging all of its wireless subscribers a $30 fee for upgrading their phone every two years. Why? Because everyone's doing it.

Verizon forcing landlines on “new” DSL subscribers starting May 2012

In an arguably archaic move that may push existing DSL subscribers to other services like cable, Verizon plans to bundle landlines with high speed Internet service in the near future.
Android Army

Verizon’s LG Lucid out today, offers 4G LTE connectivity for $79.99

Verizon has announced the availability of a new mid-range device named the LG Lucid, a 4G LTE Android phone with a 4-inch screen and a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor.

Are iPhone subsidies destroying carriers?

Carriers may balk at the cost they shoulder to carry the iPhone, but the math behind eliminating subsidies just doesn't add up.
Home Theater

Microsoft and TiVo walk away from their patent fight

Microsoft and TiVo have quietly walked away from their potentially high-stakes battle over video delivery and the "time-warp" patent...and neither side gets a thing.

iPad 4G LTE showdown: AT&T vs Verizon

We compare the 4G LTE data plans available for the new iPad on both AT&T and Verizon.

Verizon plans to double 4G LTE coverage by end of 2012

As wireless service providers are looking for faster ways to increase 4G coverage across the United States, Verizon announced an aggressive plan today in regards to 4G LTE expansion.
Android Army

NPD: One third of new smartphones sold are 4G

NPD says 35 percent of all smartphones sold in the fourth quarter of 2011 were 4G long as you define 4G to include HSPA+.

New iPad preorders pushed up to three weeks, opportunists overcharge on eBay

With the release of the new iPad rapidly approaching at the end of the week, demand for the product has already spiked online and is causing delays in shipment as well as inflated prices on eBay.

AT&T planning 4G LTE upgrade within 11 new cities

With more 4G LTE-enabled devices hitting the consumer electronics market, AT&T is continuing to push out the 4G LTE network upgrade across more cities within the United States.

Mythbuster: Why unlimited data throttling may be pointless

New research finds top unlimited and tiered wireless users consume virtually the same amount of bandwidth.