Verizon recently sent out a Tweet that gave advice to users who are experiencing battery life issues with their 5G network. The tweet, however, has since been deleted but there are still screenshots of the tweet posted online.
The tweet says:
“Are you noticing that your battery life is draining faster than normal? One way to conserve battery life is to turn on LTE. Just go to Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Voice & Data and tap LTE.”
Earlier today, the FCC revealed the winners of Auction 107 for the sought after C-Band radio frequency licenses.
According to the announcement, Verizon spent $45.5 billion with over half of $81.1 billion total spent in the whole action. But this doesn’t really come as a surprise since all the other major carriers in the country spent large sums of money for the auction too.
The report showed that AT&T spent $23.4 billion, T-Mobile spent $9.3 billion, and U.S. Cellular spent $1.3 billion in the auction.
Over the weekend, there have been a number of networks that lost power due to the winter storm. As a result, several areas of Texas do not have internet and cell phone service and even electricity in their homes.
According to DownDetector, the areas that seem to be affected the most include Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and its surrounding areas. AT&T and T-Mobile customers reported that they have been struggling with their networks due to the harsh weather.
The Super Bowl LV marks an important milestone in 5G history for wireless carriers. According to a recent study, 5G performance of the three major wireless networks improved significantly at the Big Game in Tampa.
Recently, Global Wireless Solutions, Inc. (GWS) unveiled the results of its network performance testing. The results show that the 5G networks of the major carriers achieved faster average throughputs. There was also an improvement in maximum 5G throughputs and the overall “blended” 4G/5G throughputs as compared to the performance from last year’s Super Bowl LIV.
Visible, a Verizon-owned prepaid brand, has just made a total of four important announcements today.
For starters, the company welcomed the availability of 5G in their network. And they also have unveiled a series of supported phones that they offer. The best part about today’s announcement is that all customers get to enjoy 5G service for free.
Ever since it launched three years ago, Visible has always offered one plan: an unlimited 4G plan for $40/month. Starting today, customers get access to Verizon’s 5G Sub-6 network and mmWave network. Unfortunately, the plan comes with a 200Mbps 5G speed cap.
A few months ago, Verizon expressed its intention to purchase TracFone from American Movil. The supposed acquisition would cost $6.25 billion and would give Verizon access to TracFone’s over 21 million subscribers and 90,000 retail locations.
The transaction right now has not yet been made official. As a matter of fact, attorneys general of 16 states and the District of Columbia recently sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct a thorough investigation of the transaction. The 17 attorneys general also asked the agency to implement conditions on Verizon once the deal has been approved.
LG Wing is getting new C-band 5G frequencies so it will operate better and faster on Verizon’s networks. The Google Pixel 5 has also received authorization to use these new airwaves.
According to a report, the filing for these two devices include a “class 2 permissive change”. This is a filing that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) uses to allow new radio abilities or frequency bands. This allows both LG and Google permission to update software on these two devices for the C-band.
ZTE has just unveiled its newest smartphone called the ZTE Blade X1 5G. Along with its reveal, the smartphone manufacturer announced that the device will be sold at two Verizon-owned prepaid brands: Visible and Yahoo Mobile.
The Blade X1 5G is a mid-range device with humble specs. It comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a 2340x1080 resolution. From within, the phone runs on a 2.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with 6GB of RAM, 128GB onboard storage, with a microSD card slot for memory expansion.
Yesterday, T-Mobile released the results of a study of mobile analytics firm, OpenSignal, which revealed that they were the leading brand for 5G speeds. Today, Verizon has taken up on that claim and refuted the title with the results of another study conducted by RootMetrics.
Verizon Prepaid has just unveiled a new unlimited data plan for its customers. The new plan comes with 5G ultra-wideband support at $75/month.
Right now, this is the only Verizon Prepaid plan that comes with 5G ultra-wideband support, which means that data speeds are a lot faster than LTE data. Apart from this, the new plan comes with unlimited talk, text, and data. It also includes free talk, text, and data roaming in Mexico and Canada.
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