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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 a first amongst all major carriersJust Kids includes a full suite of parental controls to take the heat off you having to monitor your kid’s every digital move. Ready for takeoff? Read these digital-parenting tips, put your seat back, and enjoy the ride. Read more...

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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 a first amongst all major carriersJust Kids includes a full suite of parental controls to take the heat off you having to monitor your kid’s every digital move. Ready for takeoff? Read these digital-parenting tips, put your seat back, and enjoy the ride. Read more...

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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 of a device that can handle it, here are the places where you can theoretically try out ultra-fast mobile internet.  Read more...

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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 carrier has said about a launch date for any of its upcoming cities. Until now, all the cities Verizon would name were coming "by the end of 2019." Read more...

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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 Galaxy S10 5G in front of my hotel. It's crazy the difference a month makes#FirstToRealTime pic.twitter.com/Syxc7HGrqn

— George L. Koroneos (@GLKCreative) May 16, 2019 Read more...

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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, but they're usually optional and need to be turned on. If they were on by default, more people would naturally benefit from them.  Read more...

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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 numbers, geolocation data, and other account information. The class action covers approximately 300 million customers ranging from April 30, 2015 and February 15, 2019 spread out between the four companies. Read more...

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon is seeking a buyer for the blogging platform. Tumblr hosts 465.4 million blogs and 172 billion posts. Read more...

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It looks like Verizon is feeling some buyer's remorse with Tumblr.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that the telecom giant is looking to offload the social blogging site a little less than two years after acquiring it. It doesn't sound like there's a buyer yet and Verizon may not find one, according to the Journal, but the company is at least looking.

Tumblr was founded in 2007 and purchased by Yahoo for a whopping $1.1 billion in 2013. It was a landmark acquisition during former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's tenure, but it didn't really work out the way Yahoo planned. Read more...

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Verizon is giving hope to anyone that's eager to jump on the 5G mobile internet this year.

The company announced on Thursday 20 U.S. cities it plans to launch 5G internet service to this year. The cities include Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Washington D.C. 

Verizon did not specify when it plans to launch 5G coverage in these places, but says it wants to launch 5G in more than 30 U.S. cities by the end of the year. The company started rolling out 5G in Chicago and Minneapolis earlier this month. Read more...

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