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Verizon Delaying #5G Internet

I thought I would assist with the interpretation of this recent news story: Verizon is delaying its home 5G internet rollout again Verizon has just realized that 5G frequencies can’t travel very far, as in, they can go about a…

The ABCs of Verizon’s Call Filter

A week ago I signed up for Verizon’s new Call Filter service that identifies callers as Robo Callers, Spammers, etc. When you subscribe to the basic (free) service Verizon blocks the name portion of Caller ID so you cannot see…

RCS is Coming

2019 will be the year that RCS moves from tech punchline to reality. One never knows if a Google initiative is real or a lark (and to be fair we still don’t know), but Google’s efforts with RCS are coming…

The Verizon International Blues

Verizon changed its Travel Pass rules. I learned this the hard way while traveling in India. The new plan limited me to 0.5 GB of data per day (about my average). To go over this limit requires paying a fee…

Betting on Magenta

I’ve always thought T-Mobile’s Legere was super smart. I don’t necessarily mean in IQ, but he is street smart. If he is as smart as I think, he is going to gore Verizon and AT&T. Here’s how it will play…

Liar Liar Phones on Fire

Before AT&T acquired Time Warner it claimed that this is somehow good for consumers. I cannot possibly imagine how it is good for consumers. Almost immediately after completing the acquisition AT&T raised its prices.  Not long ago AT&T acquired DirecTV…

T-Mobile Gets Tech

Verizon thinks 5G is going to allow people to connect their lightbulbs and toasters to the internet. They think this is possible and that people will pay $5 per month per device to do so. Never mind that 5G frequencies…

I’m Down to Two Bars

At my home I have enjoyed 5 bars of Verizon coverage for decades. This is the reason that I went with Verizon so long ago. AT&T had spotty coverage and a lot of dropped calls. T-Mobile only had “2G Edge”…

Progress with Verizon OneTalk

Four days ago I was interested in Verizon OneTalk, a service that lets me move my phone number into the cloud and then have menus, voice mail, and simultaneously ring multiple phones at the same time. I went to the…

It’s 2018 to Us, It’s 1980 to Verizon

How exciting, Verizon seems to have a product called Onetalk that will allow our staff to integrate their VOIP and cell number on a single device. And, it has IVR and also multi-ring capability It sounds interesting. So I went…

AT&T and Verizon’s Towers

Just a few years ago both AT&T and Verizon sold off most of their cellular towers. For that, they got about $5 Blllion in cash, each. Verizon used the money to purchase AOL, and as that was such a strategic…

Vonderours Verizon

Verizon is an interesting creature for me to follow. I watch their finances and just find them curious. On the surface they are a delightfully profitable company generating about $13 Billion a year in net income. (Down about 25% per…

Verizon Gets Aggressive with Customers

Verizon has sent out a letter to thousands of customers telling them that they are being cut off, and that they have a month to find another carrier. Apparently, those customers spend too much time off the Verizon Wireless network….

Verizon’s Unlimited Service

Verizon is aggressively pushing its new unlimited data service. I am a verizon customer and they call me about once a month offering to move me up to their unlimited service. I haven’t bitten. Verizon’s unlimited service would mean a…

Verizon in Trouble

Verizon is being cannibalized by T-Mobile. A better word would be “gored”. They are losing hundreds of thousands of subscribers every quarter. Let’s put this into perspective: A loss of a hundred thousand subscribers is a loss of revenue of…

How UC mobile apps could vanish from smartphone screens

About 10 years ago, unified communications was young, smartphones were new and the mobile knowledge worker was revolutionary. The UC mobile app was inevitable and promised to make and receive work calls outside the office. The potential was brilliant, except…

Yahoo and Ringling Come to an End

There was so much excitement when Marissa Mayer became the CEO of Yahoo! Marissa had a great run at Google, but it was unclear how much of Google’s success could be attributed to her. In hindsight, probably not much. Her term at…

Verizon’s Reasonable International Plan

I have been doing a lot of international traveling lately. And, I am a couple of days in one country and a couple of days in another country. This makes it a nuisance to constantly be changing SIM chips and…

Screwed by Verizon’s International Plan

Colin Here. I’m a Verizon customer. Mostly because in my home area I find T-Mobile coverage too spotty. (My wife is now getting 4 dots of coverage and the “E” has been replaced with “LTE” so it may be worth…

Sad that Apple Intentionally Cripples its Products

There have been quite a few articles talking about how Apple has been crippling their Verizon/Sprint iPhone 7 phones to force them to go slower than the hardware allows. The story you will hear is a bit different from the…