Tag Archives: Verizon Wireless

Verizon making Un-carrier-style moves by simplifying plans, eliminating contracts

Verizon today announced that it’s going to be making some big changes to its rate plans and the way that it sells phones, and the tweaks are pretty similar to the changes that we’ve become accustomed to at T-Mobile. First up, Verizon is launching four new plans on August 13 that are reminiscent of T-Mo’s Simple Choice system. The new Verizon plans come in … [read full article]

FCC votes to reject revised limits on AT&T and Verizon in upcoming spectrum auction [UPDATED]

UPDATE: John Legere has responded to the FCC’s decision, saying that T-Mo is “committed to showing up, playing hard, and being successful at the auction.” You can find his full stream of tweets related to the FCC’s decision at the bottom of this post.   T-Mobile has been lobbying the FCC to set aside more spectrum for smaller carriers — aka not AT&T and Verizon … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere, Best Twitter Account In Wireless?

Ok, if you had the chance to sit down one-on-one with T-Mobile CEO John Legere, you might ask for better phones, (even) cheaper rate, improved service or something else you want T-Mobile to do better. Still, if you’re a social media junkie like me you might recognize that Legere has quickly become the most interesting and active wireless executives in recent memory. With the knowledge that I doubt we’ll ever see Dan Hesse … [read full article]

T-Mobile Challenging Verizon In Brand Perception According To Research Firm

  According to data from at least one research firm, T-Mobile’s rebranding as the “Un-carrier” is working and working well. Research firm YouGov found for the first time since it began tracking this type of data one year ago, that smartphone users are more likely to switch to T-Mobile than Verizon. YouGov’s “BrandIndex Buzz score” shows that T-Mobile has surpassed Verizon at least twice in the last four months. Ultimately, part of T-Mobile’s success … [read full article]

Verizon Set To Introduce JUMP!, Call It “VZ Edge” Instead

In a move that will have T-Mobile customers screaming “we had it first,” Verizon Wireless looks set to introduce “VZ Edge,” their own early upgrade plan for customers. In simple terms, Verizon will allow customers to upgrade their devices more often to “stay on the leading edge of technology.” The boys at Droid-Life got their hands on a slide right out of a Verizon training session highlighting customers ability to upgrade to a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Takes A Shot At Verizon’s Share Everything Plans

While T-Mobile and Verizon are cutting deals over spectrum, T-Mobile’s still taking shots at their competition. Verizon’s new Share Everything plans launch this week and they’re a big shift away from the traditional style of pay-per-line rate plans we’ve seen in the industry thus far. Verizon’s new plans have no doubt created a lot of discussion across the web, the majority of … [read full article]

Verizon Says They Use Spectrum Twice As Efficiently As T-Mobile

Ok…so let’s just get this right out-of-the-way. The reason Verizon uses spectrum twice as efficiently as T-Mobile is because their network goes out every other day. It’s easy to be spectrum efficient with a LTE network that hardly works. Ok, stupid joke over. Anyway… With T-Mobile already launching the first salvo in what will inevitably be a back and forth has now found a first Verizon response via Verizon’s policy blog. In … [read full article]

T-Mobile Moves To Block Verizon Acquisition Of Cable Company Spectrum

T-Mobile has indicated via fillings with the Federal Communications Commission their intent to persuade the government to block Verizon Wireless from acquiring spectrum from a number of cable companies. In the last few months Verizon has finalized deals to acquire spectrum from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications. T-Mobile argues that the Verizon deal would place an “excessive concentration” of wireless spectrum in the hands of one of the … [read full article]