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Verizon kills the 20-month upgrade, halts device swaps

Verizon gets a little stingier with its discounted upgrades, and will now make customers wait two full years before getting a discount. Verizon also eliminates the option to switch the type of device.


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Verizon's revamped fees could lead to a la carte programming

Verizon wants to negotiate eyeball-based content fees for programming it buys, and customers may get a break out of the deal.


Petition to White House to allow phone unlocking nabs 100,000 signatures

An online petition to legally protect the unlocking of mobile phones has collected 100,000 signatures—which is enough to guarantee a response from the White House.

AT&T will buy mobile spectrum from Verizon for $1.9 billion

AT&T will buy mobile spectrum in the 700MHz band from Verizon Communications for US$1.9 billion, AT&T said Friday.

Verizon debuts two shared data plans for businesses

The plans include one for small businesses, with up to 25 lines of shared data, and one aimed at large businesses of any size, with no limit on the number of devices

Verizon revenue up, but one-time costs lead to loss

Verizon Communications posted a net loss of $1.9 billion during the fourth quarter of 2012, but the losses were due to a series of one-time expenses from severance, pension, and restructuring costs.


U.S. mobile buyouts may meet their end in 2013

After starting amid the smoldering ruins of AT&T and T-Mobile USA's failed merger, 2012 ended as a big year for mobile carrier deals in the U.S., and possibly a final changing of the guard for a long time.

After claiming Verizon attack, hacker and the spoils disappear

Hours after boasting about the theft of 3 million records from Verizon Wireless, the hacker claiming responsibility for the attack and the purloined data posted to Pastebin have disappeared from the Web. Verizon denies the data involved customer files, while a security expert says it was old.

Verizon upgrades Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean OS

Verizon Wireless Thursday announced that it will start upgrading Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones on its network to Android 4.1 operating system Friday.


Verizon patent application for TV snooping tech rejected

The U.S. Patent Office has delivered a 'non-final' rejection of a Verizon patent application for a controversial technology that would serve targeted ads to TV viewers based on what they're doing or saying in front of their sets.