JBL Expands Portable-Speaker Sales Through Verizon Stores

JBL Expands Portable-Speaker Sales Through Verizon Stores

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 15 2014 - 10:52am

JBL’s Pulse speaker is part of an expanded selection of JBL Bluetooth speakers n
JBL’s Pulse speaker is part of an expanded selection of JBL Bluetooth speakers now available through all Verizon-owned stores.


Stamford, Conn. — Harman’s JBL brand expanded its portable Bluetooth-speaker selection in Verizon-owned stores and expanded distribution to all Verizon stores, Harman announced.

Previously, a single JBL SKU — the JBL Micro Wireless Bluetooth speaker — was available in a limited number of Verizon stores for about a year, “but this is the first full-scale distribution of a range of products across all its stores,” a Harman spokesman told TWICE.

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Carrier Consolidation Continues

Carrier Consolidation Continues

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 7 2014 - 2:29pm




Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon is buying Cincinnati Bell’s wireless operations in a deal valued at $210 million.

Verizon will get access to Cincinnati Bell’s 1.9GHz and 1.7/2.1GHz spectrum in the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, areas.

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Verizon Adds Samsung Windows Phone

Verizon Adds Samsung Windows Phone

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 7 2014 - 9:44am

Samsung’s Ativ Se Windows Phone 8 phone with a 5-inch FullHD screen and $199 pri
Samsung’s Ativ Se Windows Phone 8 phone with a 5-inch FullHD screen and $199 price with two-year contract


Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon Wireless is adding a Windows Phone to its selection, pricing the Samsung Ativ SE at $199 with two-year activation and planning a Windows Phone 8.1 update later in the year.

The no-contract price is $599, and the price under the carrier’s Edge trade-up program is $25.22/month for 24 months for a total of $605.28.

The LTE-equipped device is available for preorders, which will ship by April 12. The preorder deal includes a buy-one-get-one-free offer. The carrier didn’t say when the product would be available in stores.

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T-Mobile Marks LTE Rollout With Major Network Upgrade

T-Mobile Marks LTE Rollout With Major Network Upgrade

By Steve Smith On Mar 13 2014 - 12:27pm

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Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile U.S. will mark a year since its 4G LTE network rollout by kicking off a major new program to upgrade its 2G/EDGE network with 4G LTE.

The year-old 4G LTE network has “abolished a litany of consumer pain points through a series of revolutionary new programs and services,” the company said.

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Strategy Analytics: Price War Won’t Help T-Mobile Gain Share

Strategy Analytics: Price War Won’t Help T-Mobile Gain Share

By Joseph Palenchar On Feb 21 2014 - 12:25pm




Boston — Price wars are breaking out among U.S. cellular carriers, but carriers’ subscriber shares won’t change much between 2014 through 2018, Strategy Analytics contends in a new research report.

In fact, the carrier that started it all — T-Mobile — will show little subscriber-share gains through 2018 because of high churn rates, the report concludes.

In other findings, the research and consulting company forecast that continued growth in U.S. net subscriber additions through 2018.

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Verizon Revises Rate Plans To Respond To Competition

Verizon Revises Rate Plans To Respond To Competition

BY Joseph Palenchar On Feb 13 2014 - 10:41am




Bedminster, N.J. – Verizon Wireless is responding to recent aggressive pricing moves by rivals AT&T and T-Mobile.

The carrier launched More Everything plans to add more data, more Cloud storage, and unlimited international messaging to the carrier’s unlimited talk and messaging plans with shared data.

Starting today, existing Share Everything subscribers will be moved automatically to More Everything plans, which will also be available to all new customers, including small-business customers

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Verizon Wireless Q4 Income, Margins Rise

Verizon Wireless Q4 Income, Margins Rise

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 21 2014 - 11:33am




Bedminster, N.J. — Verizon Wireless grew its operating income by 30 percent in the fourth quarter and 19.4 percent for the year on single-digit gains in operating revenue in both periods.

The operating-income gains came from rising operating margins, rising average revenue per account, an expanded subscriber base, and a growing base of 4G LTE subscribers, whose data consumption rises as they switch to faster 4G phones.

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Verizon Opens First Of High-Profile Destination Stores

Verizon Opens First Of High-Profile Destination Stores

By Joseph Palenchar On Nov 19 2013 - 5:15pm

A view from the entrance of the first Verizon Wireless Destination Store
A view from the entrance of the first Verizon Wireless Destination Store


Bloomington, Ill. — Verizon Wireless will open its first Verizon Destination Store on Wednesday and plans to open more Destination Stores over the next few years in iconic high-traffic locations across the country, the carrier announced.

The first Destination Store, which covers 9,715 square feet, opens 7 p.m. Wednesday here at the Mall of America. The next Destination Stores open next year in Chicago and Houston.

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Verizon Reveals House-Brand Tablet

Verizon Reveals House-Brand Tablet

By Joseph Palenchar On Nov 5 2013 - 5:37pm

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 at $249 will be available through Verizon’s web store and
The Verizon Ellipsis 7 at $249 will be available through Verizon’s web store and brick-and-mortar stores.


Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon Wireless’ first Verizon-brand tablet, the $249 7-inch Ellipsis 7, will be available Nov. 7 through Verizon’s direct and indirect channels.

The carrier positioned the LTE-equipped Android 4.2.2 tablet as “a fully featured tablet at an affordable price.”

The device, exclusive to Verizon, is the first product from Verizon in the Ellipsis family. “The Ellipsis family will not be limited to only tablets,” a spokesman told TWICE.

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Verizon To Sell BlackBerry Z30 Online

Verizon To Sell BlackBerry Z30 Online

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 28 2013 - 3:16pm

Verizon Wireless said it will be the exclusive carrier for the BlackBerry Z30 an
Verizon Wireless said it will be the exclusive carrier for the BlackBerry Z30 and will sell it through its online store.


Bedminster, N.J. – Verizon Wireless became the first national carrier to commit to selling the BlackBerry Z30 with 5-inch HD display, but only through its online store beginning in November.

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