Interested in the features of Windows Phone 8, or want to know if Microsoft’s signature WP8 device, the HTC Windows Phone 8X, is worth purchase? Check out my video review of the Verizon Wireless HTC 8X and WP8 OS…
According to PhoneArena, Verizon plans to force current customers, with unlimited 3G data plans, who transition to an LTE device to a new tiered data plan. Big Red will be releasing new shared data plans this year and want to move everyone off unlimited data.
What’s not clear, is if customers that have already made the switch to an LTE device will be forced off unlimited on their next upgrade. I’m sure this is a preemptive strike against iPhone users, as the next version will have LTE and VZW will want to limit those users who currently have unlimited 3G plans.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus continues the trend of the Nexus lineup by showing the best of what Android has to offer with each launch, each time corresponding to the launch of a new version of Android. The Galaxy Nexus is the flagship device of Google to demonstrate their most recent Android version yet, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While it might not be perfection, it shows that Android has the ability to go head on with the best in terms of a beautiful UI and consistency. I have been testing the Galaxy Nexus for Verizon for a few weeks now and will provide a quick review of the device.
More and more it seems that large corporations are adding unwelcome fees and surcharges to our monthly bills. Verizon Wireless has announced that for certain payment types a $2 fee will be applied. Starting January 15, 2012 the new fee will be charged to those who choose to pay online or over the phone.
Luckily (for now) there are still ways to pay without incurring the new charge, those are as followed:
- Electronic check online (My Verizon Online, My Verizon Mobile/Handset). Fee waived.
- Electronic check via telephone. Fee waived.
- Enrollment in AutoPay using credit/debit/ATM card or electronic check; fee does not apply
- Online from the customer’s home-banking service provider website; fee does not apply.
- Credit/debit/ATM card, electronic check or cash at a Bill Payment Kiosk, Panel or with a representative at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store; fee does not apply.
- Use of a Verizon Wireless Gift Card or Verizon Wireless device Rebate Card to pay a bill in-store, online or by telephone; fee does not apply
- Paper check or money order mailed to the VZW remit address on customer’s bill; fee does not apply.
Unfortunately this is a trend that seems to have no end in sight.
Verizon Wireless has decided to no longer go forward with their original plan. They state due to customer feedback they will not implement this.
Well it is finally here, for everyone who has been waiting on the long drama of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus release. Verizon, officially announced the phone will be available tomorrow morning in stores, and online sales will start at 1AM EST. So stay up late, or hit up a local Verizon first thing in the morning to grab one.
Galaxy Nexus will be $299 with a 2 year contract, and full retail comes in at a whopping $649. This will start the first phone with Ice Cream Sandwich in the states and hopefully there will be updates coming soon. Let us know what you think if you pick one up tomorrow.