Samsung breaks new 5G upload speed record in Texas

Samsung broke another industry speed record for 5G, the company announced today. Specifically, Samsung collaborated with Verizon and Qualcomm to conduct a 5G demonstration in Plano, Texas, where a record-breaking data upload speed of 711 Mbps was achieved. In practical terms, an upload rate of 711 Mbps would allow a user to upload a 1GB […]

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Verizon’s Visible subscribers suspect the service is hacked

Verizon’s all-digital wireless carrier offering unlimited data, talk and text services for dearth cheap prices may be facing a data breach. Though there is no official confirmation of the same; users of the service are taking to social media channels including Twitter and Reddit to report that hackers may have accessed their accounts and changed […]

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Deals: Verizon Discounts MagSafe Charger ($29.99), MagSafe Battery Pack ($74.24), and More

Verizon this week kicked off a new accessory sale, including discounts on a wide range of Apple accessories like the MagSafe Charger, MagSafe Duo Charger, new Siri Remote, iPhone cases, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive […]

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Deals: Verizon Offering Up to 30% Off MagSafe Accessory Bundles, iPhone 13 Cases, and More

Today we’re tracking a handful of solid accessory discounts offered by Verizon, offering a chance to save on a new case or screen protector for your iPhone 13, MagSafe bundles, and more. Verizon offers free two day shipping across the board on orders over $49, even if you don’t use Verizon as a carrier. Note: […]

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Verizon wants Exynos version of the Galaxy S22, but do you?

Samsung could divide the Snapdragon and Exynos-powered Galaxy S22 variants unlike it did in previous years. For the US market, for example, a new rumor suggests that every Galaxy S22 variant will be powered by the Snapdragon 898 SoC, except for one. While the Galaxy S22 series will reportedly employ the Snapdragon 898 chipset in […]

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T-Mobile Wins Title of Fastest U.S. Carrier in 2021 5G Test

With its mid-band 5G network that’s widely available, T-Mobile has earned the title of fastest U.S. mobile network in 2021, according to testing conducted by PCMag. Each year, PCMag sends drivers to traverse thousands of miles of the United States. This year, drivers traveled over 10,000 miles and surveyed network speeds in 30 major metro […]

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Pre-order Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 from Verizon and get up to $1000 off

Samsung just got done with unveiling its new foldable smartphones – the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The company’s carrier partners in the United States are now confirming their deals for the new handsets. Verizon, the largest mobile carrier in the United States, has the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and […]

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Deals: Verizon’s New Sale Lets You Build Your Own Accessory Bundle and Get Up to 50% Off

Verizon today has a “Buy more, save more” sale that is offering up to 50 percent off five or more regularly priced accessories. This includes iPhone cases, Qi wireless chargers, screen protectors, iPad cases, audio accessories, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Verizon. When you click a link and make a purchase, […]

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Verizon Smart Display works over LTE, WiFi; powered by Alexa

Verizon is slowly getting into the smart home industry. It’s already a big name in the mobile arena but it hasn’t really penetrated into the smart device game. Not that it needs to prove anything further but Verizon has introduced the Smart Display. The special smart device is powered by Alexa. It connects via WiFi […]

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Messages by Google for Android default for RCS on Verizon

Back in 2018, we mentioned Verizon would be supporting RCS messaging beginning the following year. The carrier did offer RCS. RCS messaging features were soon made available on Verizon Pixel phones and more. Fast forward to 2021, Verizon is making RCS default with Messages by Google for Android. This means now that all three major […]

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All Three Major U.S. Carriers and Google Adopt Rich Communication Services, But No Sign of Apple Interest

For the last several years, Google has been pushing a new communications protocol called Rich Communication Services, or RCS. RCS is designed to replace SMS, the current text message standard, and it offers support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, bigger file sizes, better encryption, improved group chat, and more. Verizon today announced […]

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US carrier variants of the Galaxy S10 series receive June 2021 security update

The Galaxy S10 series started receiving the June 2021 security update earlier this month. However, the new software was limited to the unlocked international variants of the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+. Now, US carrier variants of the devices have started getting the latest security patch. Samsung has started rolling out the new […]

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Android 11 update for the Galaxy A01 starts rolling out in the US

Samsung had released the Android 11 update to the international unlocked variants of the Galaxy A01 two months ago. The carrier variants in the US were not that lucky, though. Samsung has now started rolling out the Android 11 update to the Galaxy A01 in the US, starting with AT&T and Verizon. The Galaxy A01 […]

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Verizon’s Galaxy S21 series grabs the essential June 2021 update

Samsung has rolled out no less than three updates for the Galaxy S21 series in June. The first two were limited to very few markets, presumably due to some underlying issues that Samsung didn’t feel the need to reveal to the public. The company finally managed to get things right with the next attempt as […]

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