Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch with 3G will cost you $50 more

If you've been itchin' to get your hands on the cellular version of Samsung's Tizen smartwatch and its fancy rotating bezel, you'll soon be in luck. Both T-Mobile and Verizon announced pricing and availability for the Gear S2 with 3G today. On T-Mo…

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Verizon Customers on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans Face $20 Price Increase

verizonlogoVerizon customers with grandfathered unlimited data plans, which the carrier stopped offering to new customers in 2011, face a $20 increase in their monthly bill starting November 15, according to CNET. The monthly cost of unlimited data will rise from $30 to $50 as a result.

The rate increase is yet another move by Verizon to encourage customers to move from unlimited data plans to tiered data plans. Less than 1% of Verizon customers still have an unlimited data plan, according to a company spokesperson, but those remaining few are often stubborn about switching.

Verizon customers with unlimited data plans are required to pay full retail price for smartphones, although grandfathered subscribers do qualify for the company’s monthly installment plan for new devices.

In the United States, Sprint and T-Mobile are the two largest nationwide carriers that continue to offer unlimited data plans. AT&T stopped offering unlimited data to new customers in 2010.

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Verizon increases the price of unlimited data plans by $20 a month

If you're still on a grandfathered unlimited data plan with Verizon, your bill is about to go up. On November 15th, the carrier confirmed to Engadget that it'll increase rates for those customers by $20 a month. The company says that less than one…

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AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Defends Verizon’s Data Collection For Advertising

Armstrong AOL* CEO Tim Armstrong on Wednesday night defended the user data tracking practices his company is set to adopt next month as part of its acquisition by Verizon. Earlier yesterday TechCrunch reported Verizon would combine its user tracking ad network with AOL’s existing ad services. In an interview with Kara Swisher at Code/Mobile in Half Moon Bay, Armstrong said more data provides… Read More

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The HP Spectre x2 is like the Surface Pro, but cheaper and lower-specced

What timing: Just a day after Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4, HP is unveiling a similar-looking 2-in-1 of its own. Though HP has made laptop/tablet hybrids before, the new 12-inch Spectre x2 is the first from the company to rock a built-in k…

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Verizon’s customer-tracking ‘supercookies’ connect to AOL ads

In the last year it's become known that Verizon uses "supercookies" (aka UIDH or Relevant Mobile Advertising) to track what its mobile customers are doing, but now it's taking a step further by quietly linking that information to ads from AOL (the…

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Verizon: Samsung Pay support is coming in a software update

Last we heard, Verizon was still evaluating whether or not it would support Samsung Pay. But today the carrier shared some good news, revealing it will open its doors to the Korean company's mobile payment solution. Unfortunately, Verizon decided t…

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Which Android devices are getting Marshmallow and when?

Google has started rolling out Android 6.0, aka Marshmallow, to a handful of Nexus devices. But, as great as that is, there are still millions of people who have to wait for third-party manufacturers or carriers to get the update. Thankfully, compa…

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