FCC chief asks telcos to offer free robocall blocking services

Tom Wheeler, head honcho at the Federal Communications Commission, has fired off letters asking the country’s biggest communications providers to offer robocall blocking services for free. The FCC is still fielding a barrage of complaints from people…

Tom Wheeler, head honcho at the Federal Communications Commission, has fired off letters asking the country's biggest communications providers to offer robocall blocking services for free. The FCC is still fielding a barrage of complaints from people…

Verizon is reportedly close to buying Yahoo for $5 billion

Remember when Verizon bought out AOL (Engadget’s parent brand) last year? Then get ready for deja vu: the communications giant is reportedly in closing talks to purchase Yahoo later this year. Sources familiar with the deal have told Bloomberg and Re…

Remember when Verizon bought out AOL (Engadget's parent brand) last year? Then get ready for deja vu: the communications giant is reportedly in closing talks to purchase Yahoo later this year. Sources familiar with the deal have told Bloomberg and Re…

Telecoms open shop on Madison Avenue, but will brands buy?

 Many companies have transformed and realigned their focus with great success. Avon transitioned from peddling books door-to-door to marketing beauty products. Wrigley started as a soap and baking soda company. IBM originally sold massive mainfram…

new york city skyline Many companies have transformed and realigned their focus with great success. Avon transitioned from peddling books door-to-door to marketing beauty products. Wrigley started as a soap and baking soda company. IBM originally sold massive mainframe computers and calculators. Now, telecom companies are making similar pivots into a lucrative industry. The battle du jour is about customer data… Read More

Hacker hijacks @Deray by redirecting his Verizon phone number

While everyone freaks out over passwords to millions of Twitter accounts floating around, the hijacking of yet another high-profile account shows that hackers don’t necessarily need your password. Activist and former mayoral candidate Deray Mckesson…

While everyone freaks out over passwords to millions of Twitter accounts floating around, the hijacking of yet another high-profile account shows that hackers don't necessarily need your password. Activist and former mayoral candidate Deray Mckesson…

Verizon will make a $3B second-round bid for Yahoo’s Internet business, says WSJ

shutterstock verizon sign Verizon may be moving closer towards purchasing Yahoo’s main Internet assets. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, the telecommunications giant wants to make a $3 billion second-round bid for Yahoo. Read More

shutterstock verizon sign Verizon may be moving closer towards purchasing Yahoo’s main Internet assets. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, the telecommunications giant wants to make a $3 billion second-round bid for Yahoo. Read More

Verizon Again Offering 2GB of Bonus Data Per Month for XL and XXL Plans

Verizon today announced the return of one of its popular data promotions, offering an additional 2GB of shareable data per month for both new and existing customers who choose an XL or XXL Verizon data plan when upgrading to a new device with a device payment plan or activating a new line.

Verizon’s XL and XXL plans are available to both individuals and families, providing 12GB for $80 per month or 18GB of data for $100 month, respectively. With the additional 2GB of data, which is available for the lifetime of the plan, customers can upgrade that to 14GB or 20GB. Verizon permits up to 10 lines to be added to an account.

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Customers will receive an additional 2GB of data per line per month, so a family of four lines with an XL plan could potentially receive an extra 8GB of data each month to be split between them. Monthly bonus data is only available to smartphones added to a device plan, but the data itself can be shared with all devices on the account, including tablets and other connected devices.

Verizon is also continuing to offer up to $650 per line to customers who switch to Verizon, trade in an old device, and purchase a new device with a device payment plan.

Verizon’s bonus data promotion will be available for a limited time so customers considering upgrading to an XL or XXL plan should do so in the near future.

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Verizon today announced the return of one of its popular data promotions, offering an additional 2GB of shareable data per month for both new and existing customers who choose an XL or XXL Verizon data plan when upgrading to a new device with a device payment plan or activating a new line.

Verizon’s XL and XXL plans are available to both individuals and families, providing 12GB for $80 per month or 18GB of data for $100 month, respectively. With the additional 2GB of data, which is available for the lifetime of the plan, customers can upgrade that to 14GB or 20GB. Verizon permits up to 10 lines to be added to an account.

verizonbonusdata

Customers will receive an additional 2GB of data per line per month, so a family of four lines with an XL plan could potentially receive an extra 8GB of data each month to be split between them. Monthly bonus data is only available to smartphones added to a device plan, but the data itself can be shared with all devices on the account, including tablets and other connected devices.

Verizon is also continuing to offer up to $650 per line to customers who switch to Verizon, trade in an old device, and purchase a new device with a device payment plan.

Verizon’s bonus data promotion will be available for a limited time so customers considering upgrading to an XL or XXL plan should do so in the near future.

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Verizon will you give you up to $650 to switch carriers

If you’ve been pondering switching to Verizon, now would be a good time to make the jump. The company is offering up to $650 to AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers to switch teams and join its network. That’s a impressive chunk of change and avai…

If you've been pondering switching to Verizon, now would be a good time to make the jump. The company is offering up to $650 to AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers to switch teams and join its network. That's a impressive chunk of change and avai…

T-Mobile Offers Verizon Customers Free Year of Hulu to Switch

Hulu-iconT-Mobile has announced a fourth “Un-carrier Unwrapped” holiday promotion that offers Verizon customers 12 months of Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan for free, a value of $7.99 per month or $96 annually.

The offer is valid for Verizon customers that switch any phone number to a T-Mobile Simple Choice postpaid plan between December 11 and December 17.

Verizon customers who switch to T-Mobile will receive a text message with a $100 Hulu subscription gift code, enough to pay for more than 12 months of Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan.

Verizon customers can combine the offer with T-Mobile’s Carrier Freedom promotion, which provides up to $650 towards a balance owing or to pay off early termination fees (ETFs) with an eligible device trade-in.

T-Mobile is also offering Verizon customers that switch up to half off its lineup of financed in-store accessories:

That could mean as much as a $125 discount on the hottest mobile gifts, like the latest smartwatches, UE Boom and JBL Bluetooth speakers, top-of-the-line headphones, Fitbit fitness trackers, Guitar Hero Live for iOS and more.

This limited time offer is part of T-Mobile’s monthlong “Un-carrier Unwrapped” holiday promotion that offered three months of free unlimited LTE data to Simple Choice customers, a $200 bill credit for Sprint customers and $200 off a 128GB iPhone 6s for AT&T customers.

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Hulu-iconT-Mobile has announced a fourth “Un-carrier Unwrapped” holiday promotion that offers Verizon customers 12 months of Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan for free, a value of $7.99 per month or $96 annually.

The offer is valid for Verizon customers that switch any phone number to a T-Mobile Simple Choice postpaid plan between December 11 and December 17.

Verizon customers who switch to T-Mobile will receive a text message with a $100 Hulu subscription gift code, enough to pay for more than 12 months of Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan.

Verizon customers can combine the offer with T-Mobile’s Carrier Freedom promotion, which provides up to $650 towards a balance owing or to pay off early termination fees (ETFs) with an eligible device trade-in.

T-Mobile is also offering Verizon customers that switch up to half off its lineup of financed in-store accessories:

That could mean as much as a $125 discount on the hottest mobile gifts, like the latest smartwatches, UE Boom and JBL Bluetooth speakers, top-of-the-line headphones, Fitbit fitness trackers, Guitar Hero Live for iOS and more.

This limited time offer is part of T-Mobile’s monthlong “Un-carrier Unwrapped” holiday promotion that offered three months of free unlimited LTE data to Simple Choice customers, a $200 bill credit for Sprint customers and $200 off a 128GB iPhone 6s for AT&T customers.

Discuss this article in our forums