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So your kid wants a phone. Review these 5 tips on digital parenting first

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If thinking about buying your kid a smartphone sends your anxiety soaring, you’re not alone. According to the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), 72 percent of parents are concerned about protecting their child’s privacy online. As a founding member of FOSI, Verizon is stepping up to help parents navigate the unknowns by providing the tools they need to keep their kids safe

Verizon’s new kid-specific phone plan, Just Kids, is a first not only for Verizon, but…

Here are the cities where you can get mobile 5G service from major carriers in the U.S.

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Mobile 5G is coming to the United States, whether you’re ready for it or not. In fact, for some of us, it’s already here.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the business, mobile 5G service is still hard to come by for many people in the States. The major service providers have only just started rolling out their 5G service in select areas, and even if you happen to live in one of those cities, most phones don’t have 5G support built-in just yet.

Still, if you manage to get your hands on one…

Verizon teases 5G in NYC in the ‘very near future’

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Verizon’s 5G network launched in downtown Chicago and Minneapolis in early April, and it’s stayed in Chicago and Minneapolis. Coverage in Chicago has expanded slightly, but most of Verizon’s energy is focused on faster speeds and better beam-forming, not new city launches.

That may change. At the Motorola Z4 launch event, Verizon executive director of product marketing Chris Emmons said Verizon will “hopefully [bring 5G] to New York in the very near future,” the most precise thing the…

Crazy 5G video makes 4G look like garbage

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We know 5G internet is fast. That’s kind of the whole point. However, most of us have still never used it, so it’s tough to get an idea of just how fast it can be.

Thankfully, there are somewhat viral videos on Twitter to help us keep it in perspective. Verizon’s George L. Koroneos shared a video of the kind of download speed the carrier’s new 5G network can achieve on a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on Thursday. The results are, well, a little mindblowing.

This is 5G on the brand new Samsung…

Crazy 5G video makes 4G look like garbage

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We know 5G internet is fast. That’s kind of the whole point. However, most of us have still never used it, so it’s tough to get an idea of just how fast it can be.

Thankfully, there are somewhat viral videos on Twitter to help us keep it in perspective. Verizon’s George L. Koroneos shared a video of the kind of download speed the carrier’s new 5G network can achieve on a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on Thursday. The results are, well, a little mindblowing.

This is 5G on the brand new Samsung…

The FCC unveils its plan to stop the never-ending flood of annoying robocalls

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We’ve all been there by now: Phone numbers similar to your own call you multiple times a day, only to reveal themselves as scam operations. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) knows that rampant robocalls are a problem in this country and made a proposal this week that could help out.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai proposed a new rule that, if adopted, would encourage phone carriers to turn anti-robocall technology on by default. Carriers like Verizon have anti-robocall tools for subscribers,…

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile hit with lawsuit for selling location data

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The four major wireless telecommunication companies in the U.S. have just been hit with massive class action lawsuit.

The suit claims that AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all violated customers’ privacy by sharing their data to third party brokers. In turn, these brokers would then sell the data to bounty hunters, bail bondsmen, debt collectors, and middlemen. 

The complaint alleges that the four biggest U.S. mobile carriers violated federal communications law by sharing phone…

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile hit with lawsuit for selling location data

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The four major wireless telecommunication companies in the U.S. have just been hit with massive class action lawsuit.

The suit claims that AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all violated customers’ privacy by sharing their data to third party brokers. In turn, these brokers would then sell the data to bounty hunters, bail bondsmen, debt collectors, and middlemen. 

The complaint alleges that the four biggest U.S. mobile carriers violated federal communications law by sharing phone…