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  • Verizon's Wireless 5G Home High-Speed Internet Just Destroyed The Case For 'Net Neutrality'

    09/14/2018 7:54:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    IBD ^ | 09/14/2018
    Verizon started letting people sign up for its new wireless 5G Home high-speed internet service this week. It doesn't just mark the start of the next internet revolution. It obliterates the case for net-neutrality regulations. On Tuesday, Verizon said that people can start signing up now for its 5G Home, with service starting on Oct. 1 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Calif. Speeds will, the company says, be as fast as 1 Gbps, which is about as fast as Verizon's FIOS gets. It's more than 10 times faster than what the average home gets today. What's different about...
  • Verizon Throttled Firefighters' Data As Mendocino Wildfire Raged, Fire Chief Says

    08/22/2018 2:52:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    npr ^ | 08/22/2018
    Just days after the massive Mendocino Complex Fire ignited in Northern California, fire officials were getting desperate in their emails to Verizon Wireless. As Santa Clara County firefighters mobilized, they discovered that Internet access had slowed to a crawl on the vehicle they were using to coordinate their response. "Please work with us," Daniel Farrelly, a systems analyst for the Santa Clara Fire Department, entreated the company in an email dated July 30. "All we need is a plan that does not offer throttling or caps of any kind." A few hours later, the Verizon accounts manager suggested they get...
  • Police officer denied service at Verizon store; employee fired

    08/09/2018 7:59:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies via AJC ^ | August 9, 2018 | Mike Saccone
    WALTHAM, MASS. — An employee at an independently owned Verizon retailer has been fired after refusing service to an on-duty, uniformed Massachusetts police officer, Boston's WFXT reports. Sources told WFXT that Waltham police Officer Dan Collins was refused service Tuesday at the Verizon store on Tower Road in Waltham. The store is independently owned and operated by Cellular Sales. Waltham police Detective Sgt. Timothy King said the company reached out to officer involved and apologized. The officer involved told the department he’s satisfied with the company’s response. “As the matter has been resolved by the officer and the company, there...
  • Is Android Facilitating a Felony?

    07/23/2018 12:38:00 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 60 replies
    I just noticed something on my Android Phone. When I press "Contacts", then the phone number under "Me" (my own phone number), I get the My Info page. In the past, I haven't given this much inspection, but this morning I happened to scroll to the bottom of the page. At the bottom, there is a siren icon with the following: ICE - emergency contacts (0) WHAT. THE. HELL!!!! In my book, this is corporate malfeasance. They are encouraging their customers to commit a serious felony! Everyone, check your phones. I have duckduckgo'd and even googled "Android ICE warning" and...
  • Leaving Verizon and Headed to Sprint (Rainbow Mafia Alert)

    06/27/2018 6:19:27 AM PDT · by Mathews · 76 replies
    Mathews | 06/27/2018 | Mathews
    We are Verizon customers and have been for about eight years. Was watching the tube with the family last night when a Verizon commercial came on showing kids making the "coming out" call to their parents... My ten year old was watching. The commercial ended with Verizon endorsing and throwing their support towards an Organization calling itself PFLAG which stands for Parents, Friends, Families and Friends of the LQBTQ. We called Sprint this morning... I have four new Galaxy S7s headed my way, I'm saving $90.00 per month, unlimited data and Sprint is paying off what we owe Verizon. I...
  • Sprint and T-Mobile to combine in deal that could reshape the U.S. wireless landscape

    04/29/2018 5:23:58 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04-29-2018 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — T-Mobile and Sprint have struck a deal that could reshape the U.S. wireless landscape, bringing it down to three major cellphone companies. T-Mobile on Sunday closed a $26.5 billion agreement that merges the phone company with Sprint, upping Sprint’s market value to $6.62 per share, CNBC reported.
  • Verizon says many workers will receive shares of stock

    01/24/2018 3:43:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/23/18 | David Faber
    Verizon says many workers will receive shares of stock Verizon says many workers will receive shares of stock 3:21 PM ET Tue, 23 Jan 2018 | 00:38 Verizon says employees, other than top management, will receive 50 shares of restricted stock, the price of which will be set on February 1. About 155,000 employees will be affected, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam told CNBC's "Fast Money: Halftime Report" on Tuesday. The award could total over $400 million, based on Verizon's current share price. Shares traded around $53 a share on Tuesday, down from a fresh 52-week intraday high of $54.60 after...
  • Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

    12/11/2017 1:55:10 PM PST · by bgill · 52 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 11, 2107 | AP
    Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo’s app, now that Verizon owns Yahoo... Verizon’s five-year deal with the NFL takes effect in January, in time for playoffs. Games will stream on the Yahoo Sports app; on mobile (but not on computers); Verizon’s little-known video app, go90; and the NFL mobile app.
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike hanging up on pay phones

    11/28/2017 8:17:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | November 9, 2017 | Jason Cato
    Finding a pay phone along the Pennsylvania Turnpike is no easy task, with fewer than three dozen spread over the 360-mile span, plus its extensions. Soon, it will be impossible. “Slowly, we have been eliminating the pay phones as construction work takes place at the interchanges,” said Renee Colborn, a turnpike spokeswoman. “Approximately 15 pay phones have been eliminated this year, which leaves a total of 28 pay phones at various locations.”The culprit behind the pay phone's demise along the turnpike is the same as elsewhere: the cellphone. For that same reason, turnpike officials in September began removing more than...
  • Investigation: Foundations Gave Millions To Groups Accused Of Terror Ties

    11/03/2017 6:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/3/17 | Peter Hasson
    Major American foundations have given millions of dollars in funding to Islamic organizations accused of having ties to radical Islamist movements or designated terrorist organizations and a group of activists are trying to convince them to stop. Groups like Islamic Relief Worldwide, which some countries have banned for allegedly funding Hamas and other terrorist organizations, have received millions of dollars from corporate charities like the GE Foundation, community foundations like the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and independent foundations like George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.Researchers with the Middle East Forum, an activist group devoted to promoting American interests abroad, identified the financial...
  • Comcast Xfinity Sees Huge Subscriber Loss, Shares Plunge

    09/13/2017 6:08:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 10 Sep 2017
    Comcast, the parent company of MSNBC, saw its shares plunge this past week as the company said it expected a record drop-off of subscribers for its Xfinity cable and internet service. The selloff of shares began on Thursday when Matthew Strauss, a Comcast vice-president for Xfinity, told a Merrill Lynch media conference that the company was bracing for a dramatic loss of 100,000 to 150,000 subscribers in the third quarter of this year. Shares had closed Wednesday at over $41 a share, but Thursday’s announcement led to a 7 percent price decline -- the biggest drop in share price since...
  • FYI Freepers (Verizon Customers) : Verizon says personal data of 6 million users leaked online

    07/13/2017 1:33:43 PM PDT · by johnk · 3 replies ^ | 7/13/17 | BY JOE MARUSAK
    The personal data of 6 million Verizon users has leaked online, the company said Wednesday. “Human error” caused the leak, Verizon told CNN Tech. The error, a misconfigured security setting on a cloud server, made customer phone numbers, names and some PIN codes publicly available online, CNN Tech reported. PIN codes are used to confirm the identity of people who call for customer service, the media outlet said. No loss or theft of customer information occurred, Verizon told CNN Tech. Cybersecurity firm UpGuard found the leak. UpGuard initially reported the error could impact up to 14 million accounts, multiple media...
  • HuffPost lays off dozens of staffers (Verizon culls the AOL/Yahoo HuffPo herds)

    06/14/2017 6:32:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/14/17 | John Bowden - The Hill
    News outlet HuffPost — previously known as the Huffington Post — laid off 39 staffers on Wednesday, a move that follows parent company AOL's acquisition by telecom giant Verizon. ... The layoffs also included several reporters in HuffPost's Washington, D.C., bureau. HuffPost senior politics editor Sam Stein described the layoffs on Twitter as "a very difficult day." HuffPost is "also a business, with all that entails," Stein wrote.
  • Why Verizon is losing more cellphone customers than ever

    04/22/2017 7:05:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/22/2017 | Brian Fung
    For the first time, the nation's largest wireless provider is losing customers faster than it can replace them. It's a major milestone for Verizon, which on Thursday reported a net decline of 289,000 cellphone subscribers over the past four months. Even though Verizon usually loses some cellular customers every quarter, it has historically lured enough back to be able to report growth in that part of its business. But recent months have seen hundreds of thousands of customers defect to competitors such as T-Mobile and Sprint, analysts say. Things could have been even worse if Verizon hadn't suddenly reintroduced unlimited...
  • Yahoo to be named Altaba, Mayer to leave board after Verizon deal

    01/09/2017 10:59:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2017 | 8:03pm EST | Aishwarya Venugopal
    Yahoo Inc. said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc. and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc. Yahoo has a deal to sell its core internet business, which includes its digital advertising, email and media assets, to Verizon for $4.83 billion. The terms of that deal could be amended — or the transaction may even be called off — after Yahoo last year disclosed two separate data breaches; one involving some 500 million customer accounts and the second involving over a billion. …
  • LOL: Trump has better coverage than...

    11/09/2016 8:12:49 PM PST · by beaversmom · 28 replies
    Imgur ^ | November 9, 2016 | trollprozac
  • I need help

    10/02/2016 8:07:00 AM PDT · by agondonter · 19 replies
    vanity | agondonter
    I am looking for an article posted on September 9, 2016 titled "Hundreds of Verizon customers are battling data over-limit fees." I have done the search and get no returns on my search. Can someone find it and post the link for me? Thanks ever so much. Have a blessed day.
  • Hundreds of Verizon customers are battling data over-limit fees

    09/23/2016 2:21:15 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 32 replies
    Syracuse Media Group ^ | September 09, 2016 | By Teresa Dixon Murray,
    It's been an interesting week. Last weekend, I wrote about a sudden surge in my family's cell phone data through Verizon. In my unscientific survey that lasted one week, every friend and acquaintance I asked said they were having the same problem: Their monthly data use had been soaring in recent months for no apparent reason. In some cases, using more data meant hefty over-limit fees. Well, well, well. Since my column ran a week ago, I've heard from about 700 Verizon customers (and quite a few AT&T customers too) in Ohio and many other states. Most have iPhones. Some...
  • Who Owns Yahoo News?

    08/17/2016 12:54:35 PM PDT · by MrChips · 48 replies
    Every day, more than once, I log on to the Internet. My homepage is Yahoo. There I see the headlines of the day. . . from everywhere, except from the more conservative papers. One headline after another bashes Trump, often before he can even say what they are criticizing him for saying. It is nauseating, indeed, dizzying. A constant drumbeat of negativity. Now, I know Google was involved in Obama's campaign. I know that Time-Warner (which owns CNN) is Clinton's 6th largest donor. But, this selective editing, these sins of omission when there are so many conservative papers with better...
  • Need help in controlling internet bill--

    08/12/2016 9:59:37 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 58 replies
    Vanity tech chat | Mamzelle
    No youtubes, no streaming, yet every month I use more Data. I don't have many apps. I use my phone almost exclusively.