Category: Verizon

June 27, 2019

Denver and Providence are next up for Verizon’s 5G rollout

There’s going to be a point in the not so distant future when the addition of new 5G cities won’t be news. After several years of hype, however, we’re still not quite there. The 5G picture is set to be quite different by year’s end,...

by Brian Heater in 5g
June 26, 2019

Verizon gets FCC approval for a 60 day network lockdown on new phones

Verizon (disclosure: the company that owns the company that owns TC) celebrated an FCC victory this week, as the agency approved a request for a temporary network lockdown on new phones. The carrier request the feature in February as part of a “safety check period.”...

by Brian Heater in FCC
May 16, 2019

A year after outcry, carriers are finally stopping sale of location data, letters to FCC show

Reports emerged a year ago that all the major cellular carriers in the U.S. were selling location data to third-party companies, which in turn sold them to pretty much anyone willing to pay. New letters published by the FCC show that despite a year of...

by Devin Coldewey in AT&T
May 16, 2019

Samsung’s 5G phone hits Verizon, Sprint getting two 5G devices this month

With 5G, when it rains, it pours. A few hours after Verizon officially started selling the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Sprint announced that it will be offering two 5G devices for its network by the end of the month. For now, it still feels like...

by Brian Heater in Hardware