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Streaming Shutdown: Redbox, Verizon give up on Redbox Instant

Closing down a streaming service that failed to attract a significant number of subscribers, Redbox and Verizon decide to shut down the Netflix-killer that never was, Redbox Instant.

Home Theater

Verizon won’t throttle your unlimited LTE data, after all

Even though Verizon originally announced that it would throttle the top 5 percent of unlimited 4G LTE users, the carrier reversed its decision. The FCC, which criticized Verizon's original decision, applauded the reversal.

Mobile

Verizon Droid Turbo reportedly set for October unveiling, brings fast charging with it

According to a report, Verizon will unveil the Droid Turbo next month. No word on when the handset will be released, though specifications point to a beefy smartphone with a ridiculous screen pixel density.

Mobile

Verizon plans on supporting Wi-Fi calling by mid-2015

Potentially useful for Verizon customers that have upgraded to the new iPhone, the wireless carrier plans on slowly rolling out nationwide support for Wi-Fi calls by the middle of next year.

Mobile

Verizon allows users to upgrade early for new iPhone release

Ideal for anyone that's interested in transitioning to one of the two new iPhone models, Verizon has become more lenient with the upgrade process by opening up upgrades to contracts that end in mid-November.

Mobile

Verizon adds fuel to the cord-cutter fire, readies a la carte Internet-TV for 2015

As Internet-TV begins to pop up from a variety of sources, Verizon's CEO speaks about the company's planned Internet-based TV service, which is expected to offer mobile users access to "the Big Four" and "custom channels" by mid-2015.

Home Theater

Verizon gets slapped with $7.4 million fine for customer privacy violations

The FCC slapped Verizon with a $7.4 million fine. The fine stems from Verizon's targeted marketing campaigns, which were created using customer information. Customers were not informed of the campaigns.

Mobile

NFL Mobile and Sportscenter apps raise the ante for more coverage away from home

The NFL and ESPN today released updated versions of their NFL Mobile and Sportscenter apps respectively giving select subscribers more options to catch live sports and events away from home.

Home Theater

Verizon introduces new $60 plan with 2GB of data

Verizon quietly revealed a new $60 individual plan, which includes unlimited talk and text with 2GB of data. Big Red also announced a promotion that throws in an extra GB of data for those who buy new More Everything plans.

Mobile

If you suspect your Netflix is dragging, here’s how to test and find out

You may not be able to do much about lumbering streaming speeds, but some say knowing is half the battle. Check out our quick-hit guide for on how to test your Netflix streaming speed, whether your prefer to check the ISP Speed Index or play a dedicated video.

Home Theater

Verizon wants to send cable TV to wireless devices via 4G LTE

Verizon revealed its plans to deliver its FiOS pay-TV service to wireless devices via 4G LTE, according to the Radio & Television Business Report. A spokesman for the company told RTBR that Verizon's wireless network is in the best position to be able to take…

Home Theater

Verizon is the worst ISP for streaming Netflix in the U.S., says Netflix

New data from Netflix indicates that Verizon subscribers are getting absolutely hosed when they're using the streaming video service. You can learn more here.

Computing

Handsets with LTE-only calling will make their way to Verizon in 2016

During an investor conference, Verizon's Fran Shammo announced that the carrier's handsets with LTE-only calling will arrive in 2016. There's no word yet on how Big Red plans to shift from CDMA.

Mobile

The 5.7-inch LG G Vista lands on Verizon and AT&T

Verizon has launched the $400 LG G Vista, a mid-range, big-screen smartphone with the look of the G3 flagship phone, but without its headline specs, including the Quad HD screen.

Mobile

FCC tells Verizon that just because other carriers throttle, doesn’t mean it can too

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler dismissed Verizon's defense of data throttling as an industry standard. The FCC also sent letters to other major carriers, asking them to explain their policies on data throttling.

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