Cell-towers are dependent on electric power from the grid, but many of them have backup batteries, and in some cases generators that can power the antennas independently for longer. Prolonged power outages, such as those after Superstorm Sandy, can bring down cell service in an area.
Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, today announced two of its M2M modules have received certification to work with the Verizon Wireless network. Now Telit customers can employ the DE910-DUAL and the CE910-DUAL modules to deploy a range of M2M applications.
Verizon Wireless today launched prepaid plans that provide unlimited talk, unlimited texts and 500 MB of data for $60 a month, or for $70 a month, a prepaid customer receives 2 GB of data in addition to unlimited talk and texts. According to a press release, the plans are...
CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent slammed an opinion piece, "How to Get America Online", which was published by New York Times. In the piece, Times contributor Susan Crawford argues that access to Internet services...
In the wake of today's official unveiling of the new BlackBerry 10 platform and the first two devices to operate it, the full touch screen Z10 and the QWERTY keyboard and touch screen Q10, U.S. carriers are beginning to announce their plans for the new gadgets.
Verizon Wireless has filed with the FCC comments on Sprint's potential acquisition of Clearwire, stating that the Commission should apply its spectrum screen to the swath of 2.5 GHz airwaves in question to determine if the potential deal poses spectrum aggregation concerns.
Verizon Wireless said Friday that it will sell 39 lower 700 MHz B Block licenses to AT&T in exchange for a payment of $1.9 billion and the transfer by AT&T to Verizon Wireless of AWS (10 MHz) licenses in certain western markets, including...
Verizon Tuesday reported record fourth-quarter revenues of over $30 billion, up 5.7 percent annually, but still managed to swing to a quarterly loss that was double what it was in the same quarter last year. Losses that were largely due to charges related to the annuitization of $7.5 billion...
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam addresses an audience at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. McAdam talked on a range of topics, including his company's tie up with the National Football League, as well as advancements in the connected car, among other topics.
It seems everyone agrees that the FCC needs to simplify its spectrum screen, but there's a big division on exactly how that should be done. Such was the case in a spate of comments filed with the FCC this past week. AT&T and Verizon Wireless come down on the "light touch" side of things...
Speaking at an investor conference ahead of his opening keynote tomorrow at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam disclosed some good and some bad pertaining to his company's fourth quarter. McAdam said that while the company had a record fourth quarter...
Verizon could own all of its Wireless business soon, if CEO Lowell McAdam has anything to say about it. McAdam told the Wall Street Journal Monday that Verizon is strong enough to buy Vodafone out of its stake in Verizon Wireless. Verizon entered into a joint venture with Vodafone...
Caps have been placed the amount of data mobile customers can use under the impression it helps to alleviate network congestion, according to a new study released by the Open Technology Institute. Can any of the unique data service models used by MVNOs solve the problem and help to convince big carriers to cease the restrictive practice?
Verizon today announced the launch of its 4G LTE service in 29 new markets, as well as the expansion of service in 36 of its existing markets. Verizon's LTE deployment has been consistently ahead schedule. The carrier says it plans to have its rollout completed by the middle of 2013.
Once you get your hands on the new HTC Droid DNA, Verizon’s new flagship Android phone, you’ll fall in love with this sleek beast’s flat-out gorgeous five-inch, 1080p display and the breathtaking 1.5 GHz quad-core processor it has rumbling under the hood. You’ll spend more time than you thought possible polishing the screen.
During a presentation at the UBS Investor conference that was broadcast online this morning, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam wasn't shy about where he feels his company's network is in relation to competitors, saying that other tier one carriers are playing "catch up" in the LTE race.
Verizon takes time out with a Google+ Hangout to feature an unboxing of the Droid DNA. With a customer support representative online to help with any questions, this video offers everything you need to know about this top-of-the-line Android smartphone.
Verizon Wireless customers will soon be able to start charging purchases from Google Play to their monthly bill.
Reports that Verizon Wireless’ iPhone 5 comes unlocked may have been at least partially overblown.
Fitch Ratings is reminding investors that the new version of Apple's iPhone won't be all upside for AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint.
Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it will enable Apple's FaceTime over cellular on all of its data plans.
Mobile customers on LTE devices see fewer data-related issues than do customers on 3G and HSPA+ or WiMAX devices, according to the a new study released today by J.D. Power and Associates.
Two smaller wireless companies, T-Mobile and MetroPCS, announced unlimited-data offerings this week as they try to compete with AT&T and Verizon. Here’s how data plans offered by the five largest U.S. carriers compare.
T-Mobile can finally claim that it offers truly unlimited plans without the caveat of throttling.