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Verizon's new set-top box may be the worst option for streaming

If you do not have a Roku device, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or Apple TV, Verizon launches a new set-top box called Verizon Stream TV. It's free for Verizon FiOS subscribers (according to 9to5Google ) . otherwise costs $ 69.99 and may be the worst option for current streaming in the market. First and probably most important is that Netflix …

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Nor does Verizon's 5G network cover the entire basketball arena

Enlarge / A Verizon booth at the Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. Verizon announced Friday that its 5G network is available is now available in three NBA Arenas will be available and will be expanded to seven by the end of the 2019-2020 basketball season. But there's a big caveat, just like Verizon's 5G coverage …

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Verizon's 5G network now achieves Gigabit download speeds

What difference can make a few weeks. Last month, I came to Chicago to start Verizon's 5G network, which is now available both here and in Minneapolis. The first 5G unit was the Motorola 5G MotoMod Moto Z3, and my experience – and that of many other technology journalists – was less than positive: 5G reporting was extremely hard to …

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Verizon's 5G network is live and fast, if you can find it

Where I found 5G, I usually saw very high download speeds in Ookla's Speedtest app. Emphasizing on the word "general" – in some places I could consistently come down north of 350 Mbps and often saw speeds of almost 600 Mbps. Verizon claims that top speeds can reach up to 1 Gbps, but even if few people actively use the …

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Verizon's 5G network is fast-paced, but it barely exists

I spent the last 18 hours in Chicago and did not cook on hot dogs or deep-dish pizza, but kicked the tires in Verizon's recently opened 5G mobile network. Yesterday, the leading US carrier triumphantly declared that it had illuminated its 5G service in "selected areas of Chicago and Minneapolis" and that "for the first time, customers are activating a …

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Verizon's free "call filter" hopes to fight robocalls

CLOSE If you've ever had a headache causing a phone call, you're certainly not alone. Veuer's Mercer Morrison has the story. Buzz60 Verizon's free response to the Robocall plague has arrived. After the company promised to introduce the features earlier this week, the company fulfilled that promise with Call Filter, a free version of what was previously an option for …

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This is Verizon's first 5G smartphone

You've been holding onto a 5G smartphone all the time! Sarah Tew / CNET Verizon's first 5G smartphone was not started as a 5G device. However, once the mobile service provider officially launches its next generation mobile service, it will do so. The first smartphone will be the Moto Z3 from Motorola, confirmed Verizon boss Hans Vestberg in an interview …

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