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World Cup Tips Help You Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

World Cup Tips Help You Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

Soccer fans around the world would rather be in Brazil right now than anywhere else. But most will stay home for the 2014 World Cup. If you're not spending the next month in Brazil, you can still catch every game, no matter where you are. WatchESPN will live-stream all 64 games, available both online and on your mobile ...

Netflix Streaming on FiOS Got Worse, Even After Their Deal

Netflix Streaming on FiOS Got Worse, Even After Their Deal

When Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for a direct connection to the ISP's network, video performance improved immediately. Verizon subscribers aren't so lucky. Although Netflix and Verizon confirmed on April 28 that they had struck a paid peering deal, performance continued to drop in May and could remain poor for months ...

Verizon Sends Netflix a Cease-and-Desist Over Streaming Warnings

Verizon Sends Netflix a Cease-and-Desist Over Streaming Warnings

Verizon has sent Netflix a cease and desist order demanding that it stop presenting its subscribers with messages that blame Verizon's network for poor streaming performance. Netflix's messages are actively meant to knock Verizon — among other service providers — that it alleges have been hurting streaming quality, ...

Netflix (Still) Isn’t Happy With Verizon’s Streaming Speeds

Netflix (Still) Isn’t Happy With Verizon’s Streaming Speeds

Earlier this year, Netflix signed a Web traffic deal with Comcast, then complained about it. Here’s a new version of the story: In April, Netflix signed a Web traffic deal with Verizon. Now it is telling some of its customers that Verizon’s pipes — and, presumably, other ISP’s as well — aren’t up to snuff. Last ...

Verizon Wireless’s XLTE Doubles 4G LTE Bandwidth in High Traffic Areas

Verizon Wireless’s XLTE Doubles 4G LTE Bandwidth in High Traffic Areas

Verizon Wireless on Monday announced the next step in delivering the best high-speed data experience available on any wireless network in the U.S.: XLTE. XLTE is Verizon’s new way to give its customers the benefits of even more capacity by delivering faster peak data speeds and a minimum of double the bandwidth to 4G ...

New Verizon FiOS Customers Can Get a Free LG LTE Tablet

New Verizon FiOS Customers Can Get a Free LG LTE Tablet

Verizon announced on Monday that new FiOS TV or FiOS Internet customers who sign up for a new, two-year agreement will receive a free LG G Pad 8.3 LTE tablet -- or up to $200 off any other tablet available from Verizon Wireless. The offer is also available for existing customers who add new service to their ...

Reports: Verizon to Announce Plans to Double LTE Speeds in Cities

Reports: Verizon to Announce Plans to Double LTE Speeds in Cities

Verizon has been widening its LTE data pipes for months, and it now looks like the carrier is ready to take full advantage of that extra headroom. An early TV ad and details from both Droid-Life and @evleaks have revealed plans to offer its improved 4G speeds under the "XLTE" banner. Reportedly, the badging represents a ...

Some States Now Let You Text 911 During an Emergency

Some States Now Let You Text 911 During an Emergency

If you're deaf or in an emergency where you can't speak, getting a hold of 911 is problematic. Starting Thursday, the nation's leading mobile providers will start the support of texting to 911 for emergencies in certain areas. The providers supporting the service include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. For ...

AT&T to Begin Rolling Out Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) This Month

AT&T to Begin Rolling Out Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) This Month

With so many apps, services and features on today's smartphones, it's easy to forget that there are still plenty of people out there who still actually make calls. Eager to leverage the speed and efficiency of existing LTE networks, providers like AT&T and Verizon are busily trying to enhance voice call quality with a ...

Netflix Signs Deal With Verizon to Improve Streaming Quality

Netflix Signs Deal With Verizon to Improve Streaming Quality

Netflix just confirmed that it will pay Verizon for direct access through the carrier's network, allowing for improved streaming video for customers. According to a brief statement, "We have reached an interconnect arrangement with Verizon that we hope will improve performance for our joint customers over the coming ...