Apple Watch Boosts Verizon Activations Amid Phone and Tablet Subscriber Loss

Verizon, the largest carrier in the United States by subscriber count, saw a monthly subscriber increase of 260,000 during the first quarter of 2018, reports Bloomberg, largely due to an increased number of smart watch activations. The company actually lost phone and tablet subscribers last quarter, but the dip in subscribers did not hurt its bottom line because of smart watches, wearables, and other connected devices like vehicles. Image via Bloomberg Verizon says it added a total of [Read Entire Story]

AT&T, Verizon under investigation over alleged anti-consumer eSIM plans

AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA are said to be under investigation over claims they colluded to make it more difficult for users to switch networks using eSIM technology. eSIM technology development “on hold” pending the investigation. A Verizon spokesperson reportedly dismissed the inquiry as “much ado about nothing.” AT&T, Verizon, and mobile industry standards-setting group GSMA are said to be under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department over accusations that [Read Entire Story]

AT&T, Verizon face DOJ investigation for allegedly trying to lock eSIMs

Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 3, with eSIM technology for connecting to cellular networks. (credit: Apple) AT&T and Verizon are being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over whether they colluded in order to prevent customers from easily switching carriers. The antitrust investigation, reported by The New York Times yesterday, relates to the eSIM (embedded SIM) technology that is used instead of regular SIM cards in cellular-capable Apple Watches and other devices such as the [Read Entire Story]

Apple faces patent lawsuit over Watch’s heart rate sensor

Apple Watch's heart rate sensor is built on stolen tech -- that's what a lawsuit filed against the company is claiming, at least. A Michigan-based health startup called Omni MedSci is accusing Cupertino of using technology on the Watch that infringes... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Verizon opens enrollment for Total Mobile Protection until May 31

Smartphones and tablets are expensive devices, so picking up an insurance plan to cover those devices can be a pretty important move. For folks who are preparing to go on a trip and who don’t already have protection for their devices, Verizon is opening up enrollment for its insurance program to get customers covered. Verizon is opening its enrollment option for Total Mobile Protection. The new enrollment period begins today, April 2, and it will be live until May 31. During that stretch, [Read Entire Story]

DEAL: Get the Verizon Wear24 smartwatch for just $80

Much like tablets, phandroid.com/guide/android-wear/ smartwatches are becoming less and less popular, as was the case with the Verizon Wear24 smartwatch. This was introduced alongside the LG Watch Sport when Google announced Android Wear 2.0, but the smartwatch did not last for too long. The Wear24 has been subjected to many different discounts over the last few months, including a price as low as $65 during the holiday shopping season. Now, you can get the Wear24 from eBay for just $80 with [Read Entire Story]

DEAL Get the Verizon Wear24 smartwatch for as low $64.99

Today is Cyber Monday and there are a load of deals taking place all over the interwebs. We’ve detailed many deals that are still live from Black Friday, but there’s a new deal taking place that may knock your socks off. If you’ve been hesitant about joining the world of smartwatches and Android Wear, now is the best time to jump in and get your feet wet. The Verizon Wear24 was announced as being discontinued back in December, but then the smartwatch rose from the dead as it [Read Entire Story]

Verizon Wear24 smartwatch resurrected on eBay for just $129.99

For an Android Wear watch that was sold at $300 on-contract, this is a good deal. Problem: it never sold well at Verizon in the first place. The post Verizon Wear24 smartwatch resurrected on eBay for just $129.99 appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Verizon discontinues the Wear24 smartwatch after 3 months

The Wear24 smartwatch offered by Verizon has been discontinued after only three months of availability. All buy links now point to support pages. SOURCE: Phandroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Verizon’s Wear24 Android Wear Smartwatch Has Been Discontinued

Carriers such as Verizon aren’t strangers to making and releasing their own branded hardware. We’ve seen it happen with tablets, and with wearables being a popular segment in tech market these days, it did not come as a surprise when earlier this year in February, Verizon announced and launched their own Android Wear smartwatch.Dubbed the Wear24, it marked Verizon’s first foray into the Android Wear scene, but unfortunately it seems that Verizon’s adventure was short-lived. In a confirmation by [Read Entire Story]

Verizon Wear24 LTE smartwatch has been discontinued

This past summer, Verizon launched its own Android Wear smartwatch called the Wear24. Now, less than a handful of months later, Verizon has discontinued the wearable. It’s surprising news given its very short lifespan, though the wearable’s high cost in a crowded market makes it easy to see how consumers decided to pass this model over. Verizon quietly discontinued the … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Verizon giving 3 months of free cellular service to Apple Watch Series 3 owners

AT&T and Verizon have proudly announced plan prices for the cellular Apple Watch while Sprint and T-Mobile, definitely carrying it, have yet to say. The post Verizon giving 3 months of free cellular service to Apple Watch Series 3 owners appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

AirPods In Stock at AT&T and Verizon With Free 2-5 Day Delivery

AirPods continue to have a 6-week shipping estimate when purchased through Apple's online store, but AT&T and Verizon currently have the wireless earphones in stock online with free delivery in 2-5 business days. AT&T and Verizon sell AirPods for $159, the same price as Apple charges, but the carriers only ship to addresses within the United States, excluding P.O. boxes. AirPods occasionally appear in stock through Apple resellers, but typically not for very long due to a combination [Read Entire Story]

Verizon Wear24 review: Time for a carrier-exclusive smartwatch

Among the launches of different devices this spring, one item you may have missed was the release of the Verizon Wear24 in March. While Verizon offers several different smartwatches for consumers, the Wear24 represents a bit of a different path for the carrier as this one is an exclusive. The market for smartwatches seems to […] Come comment on this article: Verizon Wear24 review: Time for a carrier-exclusive smartwatch Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Classic now available in Verizon stores

If you’ve been waiting to get a Tizen-based Samsung Gear S3 Frontier or Classic on your wrist, Verizon has finally announced their availability. Samsung initially announced both the Gear S3 Frontier and Classic late last year, and the press release said that both watches would be available on a variety of different carriers “by the end of the year.” That didn’t pan out for Verizon, but the Big Red carrier is hoping better late than never is okay in this case. Both [Read Entire Story]

Verizon Wear24 review

The Wear24 is a Verizon-exclusive smartwatch which happens to be among the first to ship with the Android 2.0 Wear platform. Moreover, it offers LTE-based connectivity so that it can operate independently of a phone. Priced at $300 with a two-year plan or $350, it comes in considerably higher than an activity tracker or standard […] SOURCE: AndroidGuys - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Verizon Cancels The LG Watch Sport

If you’re looking to get your hands on the LTE-enabled LG Watch Sport, you might want to look elsewhere other than Verizon because according to a report from Droid-Life, it seems that the carrier has sent out emails to customers who ordered the device to inform them that they will no longer be carrying the smartwatch.Verizon has since confirmed that this is the case to Droid-Life but did not provide further clarification. LG has also yet to respond to the cancellation so for now, we are left in [Read Entire Story]

Verizon Wear24 smartwatch with 4G LTE now available

Last month, Verizon took the wraps off a new exclusive smartwatch called the Wear24. This wearable features 4G LTE connectivity, a notable feature that eliminates the need to keep it tethered with a smartphone at all times. While the carrier revealed all of the details about the watch a few weeks ago, it wasn’t available to purchase at the time. … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Verizon Wear24 4G LTE smartwatch launches on May 11

The Wear24, a Verizon-exclusive smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0, will be available from the carrier starting on May 11. The Wear24 features 4G LTE support, enabling users to use the wearable in a connected fashion without using their smartphone as a tether. This includes streaming music directly with the smartwatch, says Verizon, as well as searching Google using voice commands, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Wear24 is a 4G LTE connected smartwatch exclusive to Verizon

While smartwatches are often tethered to smartphones to be fully functional, there are still times when you would want it to be independent. If you’re on the Verizon network, you may have a new potential device if you’re looking for a new (or your first) wearable. The Wear24 is a 4G LTE connected smartwatch that […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Verizon’s Android Wear 2.0 watch costs $350 without a contract, launches May 11

Enlarge (credit: Verizon) Just after LG announced its first two smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 in February, Verizon announced its own competing wearable. Now we know Verizon's Android Wear smartwatch, named Wear24, will be available starting May 11. Coming in silver, black, and rose gold, the Wear24 will be sold on Verizon's website and in its stores for $350. Alternatively, customers can choose to activate a new two-year plan and get the device for $300. The Wear24 smartwatch has LTE [Read Entire Story]

Samsung announces LTE version of the Gear S3 Classic

If you want an LTE watch with a more classy style, Samsung has announced that they're fulfilling that need with the Samsung Gear S3 Classic LTE. SOURCE: Phandroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]