Verizon rolls out OS 10.2.1 for the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Z30
Carriers | 311 Comments Verizon rolls out OS 10.2.1 for the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Z30 Hey Verizon users — today is your day! BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 is now rolling out for all devices including the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and tBlackBerry Z30. It's been quite the wait, but also well worth it. OS 10.2.1 brings along a slew of new features that inlcudes Wi-Fi direct, quick...

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Apr 14, 2014 Verizon to give discounts to customers with off-contract phones
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Verizon is finally going to give you a discount for off-contract phones. Starting April 17th, customers of Big Red are going to be able to bring their own off-contract devices onto shared MORE Everything plans at a discount. No longer will they have to pay a subsidy fee for a subsidy they're not using. Plans at or under 8GB will see a smartphone add-on reduction of $10 (bringing the fee to $30/month), while those with data allotments of 10GB or higher will see their fee sliced from $40 down to $25 per smartphone.

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Mar 18, 2014 Verizon rolls out OS 10.2.1 for the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Z30
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Hey Verizon users — today is your day! BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 is now rolling out for all devices including the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and tBlackBerry Z30. It's been quite the wait, but also well worth it.

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Mar 03, 2014 Verizon's new ALLSET pre-paid plans offer unlimited calls, texts, and 500MB data for $45/month
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Pre-paid plans are becoming a more-and-more viable option these days, especially if carriers continue to make improvements like Verizon has just done with the introduction of their new "ALLSET PLANS" (no more all-caps from here on out, mkay). These new plans start at $35-a-month for basic phones, but if you're smart and opt for a smartphone, it starts at a mere $45-a-month. Continue Reading →
Jan 24, 2014 Verizon begins rolling out OS 10.2.1
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It looks like Verizon users may be in luck (for once). According to multiple reports in the forums, users are now seeing updates for OS 10.2.1.537.

From what we've heard OS 10.2.1 isn't set to roll out for another few days for most users but if this stands correct, the process may already be underway. The update is appearing OTA for some as well as via BlackBerry Link.

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Nov 14, 2013 BlackBerry Z30 now available from Verizon Wireless
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If you're a Verizon customer and have been waiting on the BlackBerry Z30, today is your day! The Z30 is now available online from Verizon for $199 on a two-year contract or $549 month-to-month. The Z30 is exclusive to Verizon so if you're in the US you may not see it hit other carriers anytime soon, if at all. 

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Nov 12, 2013 BlackBerry Z30 available from Verizon Wireless November 14th for $199
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Those of you that have been impatiently refreshing Verizon's site waiting for the Z30, the news in finally in. The BlackBerry Z30 will be available from Verizon Wireless starting November 14th. 

The news notes that the Z30 will be available online, but no word if it will be arriving in stores the same day as well. We'd assume that it would show up on shelves as some point, but it could very well carry an online only tag for a while.

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Oct 28, 2013 BlackBerry Z30 arriving exclusively at Verizon in November for $199
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We've been speculating on a launch date for the BlackBerry Z30 at Verizon for a while now, and despite some leaked info, it appears that the latest BlackBerry will be landing in the US in November. 

Verizon dropped word on Twitter today that the Z30 will be coming in November but still no exact date -- so it does leave the gap open for the time being. The Z30 will run $199 on a two-year contract and is a Verizon exclusive. We're not sure if that's "exclusive forever" or just "exclusive for now" so we'll do some more digging.

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Oct 24, 2013 Verizon BlackBerry Z30 landing page goes live
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If you're a Verizon user and waiting on the BlackBerry Z30, you'll be happy to know that Big Red has just fired up their Z30 landing page. You won't find many juicy details as far as pricing or release date, but you can drop your email to be notified of updates gearing up to release. It does note that it's "exclusive" however so we're not quite sure what's up with that.

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Oct 14, 2013 Verizon Wireless testing same-day delivery for online orders
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I'm all about instant gratification. I'm a huge fan of overnight shipping on Amazon (I'm somewhat of an addict) and would love for it to be even faster some days, but I suppose that's asking for a lot. 

Verizon on the other hand is kicking things up in Philadelphia with a new pilot program to offer same-day delivery on all device orders. Customers in the area who order devices with or without accessories at verizonwireless.com will be eligible for same-day delivery in addition to standard and overnight options. Orders placed before 10am Monday through Friday will arrive the same day by 7pm at a fee of $19.99 - just $5 more than the priority overnight price of $14.99.

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Sep 26, 2013 Verizon branded Z30 caught on camera
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Verizon has already confirmed that they will indeed be offering the BlackBerry Z30 at some point, but we don't expect that to be for quite a while still. While they did announce on Twitter that the Z30 is "coming soon" they failed to give any other details.

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Sep 18, 2013 BlackBerry Z30 heading to Verizon Wireless
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The BlackBerry Z30 was just announced today and will be heading first to the UK and Middle East, but customers in the USA are in luck as well.

While we're not sure just when we'll see the Z30 hit North American soil, Verizon Wireless has confirmed via Twitter that the device is "coming soon".

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Sep 02, 2013 Verizon Reaches Agreement to Acquire Vodafone's 45 Percent Interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion
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Verizon has announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Vodafone to acquire Vodafone's 45 percent stake in the company for $130 billion. The deal will give Verizon back 100 percent ownership and the deal is expected to close by the end of Q1 2014. Verizon will pay Vodafone $58.9 billion in cash and will also distribute stock to Vodafone shareholders to make up most of the remaining balance of the deal. 

Verizon will hold a conference call tomorrow, September 3rd at 8am ET to discuss further details of the transaction. 

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Aug 29, 2013 Verizon once again looking to buy 45 percent stake back from Vodafone
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Verizon is once again looking to buy back their 45 percent stake from Vodafone. The two carriers have been in talks for quite some time, but as Bloomberg confirmed today, Vodafone "confirms that it is in discussions with Verizon Communications Inc.".

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Aug 22, 2013 Verizon rolling out OS 10.1.0.4699 for the BlackBerry Q10
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If you've been patiently waiting for Verizon to send out an update for your BlackBerry Q10 your wait may just be over. Several folks in the CrackBerry Forums have reported their device is getting an update notification for software version 10.1.0.4189 while the underlying OS version is 10.1.0.4699. The update comes in a variety of sizes thus far with the majority mostly showing up as being around 150MB.

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Aug 20, 2013 Verizon Wireless launching service in NYC subway stations later this year
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Frequent NYC subway commuters will be happy to know that in the coming weeks, 36 stations across Manhattan and Chelsea will be getting Verizon service. Verizon will soon be installing equipment in Transit Wireless' Base Station Hotel facilities to provide service across the various subway stations.

The plan is the first part of what will bring service to even more stations across NYC including Grand Central Station and Bryant Park in 2014. A full listing of stations providing service can be found at nycsubwaywireless.com which includes AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint. 

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Jul 26, 2013 Verizon (finally) begins rolling out OS 10.1 for the BlackBerry Z10
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Many Verizon users have been waiting patiently (or not patiently at all) for the rollout of OS 10.1 and it looks like today is finally the day. AT&T released their 10.1 update for the Z10 already and users are reporting that the Verizon update is now showing on the BlackBerry Z10.

The update is to OS 10.1.0.2039 and will bring Verizon users up to the latest official version. While many have already installed one or more of the leaks we've seen in the last few weeks, those that waited it out for an official release can finally get in on the fun.

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Jul 18, 2013 Verizon introduces Edge - a new device payment and early upgrade plan
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Not to be outdone by T-Mobile or AT&T, Verizon has introduced Edge today - a new device payment and early upgrade plan for Share Everything customers. On the plan, Verizon customers will be able to go on a month-to-month contract where the price of the device will be spread over a 24 month period. You'll make the first month's payment when purchasing the device, then continue to pay monthly until the device is paid off or you choose to upgrade.

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Jul 12, 2013 AT&T and Best Buy lower pricing on the BlackBerry Z10
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If you don't mind two-year contracts and are looking to pick up a BlackBerry Z10, Best Buy and AT&T are your best bets right now in the US. Through the AT&T website and corporate stores you can now pick up a BlackBerry Z10 for $99.99 or less if you make of their ongoing trade-in offers, that's down from their original pricing of $199.  Continue Reading →
Jun 27, 2013 Verizon preparing to roll out OS 10.1.0.2050 for the BlackBerry Z10
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If you're a BlackBerry Z10 owner on Verizon and still waiting for them to roll out BlackBerry 10.1, we're now officially one step close to that happening. Verizon has finally updated their BlackBerry Z10 support page with the information for OS 10.1.0.2050 (Software version 10.1.0.2014) and with that updated, it's certainly only a little bit longer before folks start seeing the update arrive on their device as available for download. As we noted, earlier this OS will solve the random reboot issue some customers seeing but as the documentation highlights, there is plenty of other changes included with this release as well. 

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Jun 10, 2013 Verizon BlackBerry Q10 Unboxing
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Our ritual unboxing of the Verizon BlackBerry Q10

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Jun 07, 2013 In NYC and picking up a BlackBerry Q10 on Monday? Head to the Verizon store at Grand Central!
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Monday is June 10th and that means in-store release day for the Verizon BlackBerry Q10. While preorders are already starting to arrive, the Q10 will be on shelves and ready to go when stores open on Monday so if you haven't yet pre-ordered, you'll be able to pick one up at your local Verizon store.

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Jun 06, 2013 Verizon forced to hand over phone records to the NSA
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According to a Government order issued secretively in April, Verizon Wireless is being forced to hand over phone records to the National Security Agency.

The Guardian has obtained a complete copy of the order which would allow the NSA total access to the phone records for millions of Verizon customers made between April 25th and July 19th. Verizon would have to disclose "originating and terminating" phone numbers as well as location, time and duration of the all calls - both foreign and domestic. 

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Jun 05, 2013 Verizon BlackBerry Q10 available for $199 online June 6th and in stores June 10th
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Verizon has given the word that the BlackBerry Q10 will be available for purchase online starting tomorrow, June 6th. We heard of their preorders earlier in the week and now can confirm that the Q10 will indeed be available tomorrow. If you aren't looking to grab one online and would rather head to your local store, you'll unfortunately have to wait until June 10th to do so. 

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May 22, 2013 Live from Verizon's CTIA event - maybe they'll tell us today when the Q10 is getting released and Z10 updated?!
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** UPDATE: Ok, so that's over. Uhhh... no Q10 announcement. no Z10 update announcement. It was just about J Lo (as in Jennifer Lopez) launching her new Viva movil. **

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May 14, 2013 Verizon and Sprint open pre-registration for the BlackBerry Q10
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Apr 29, 2013 Now that's what I like to see... Apple telling you to buy a BlackBerry
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Well, not quite. But close. The illustrious Rene Ritchie, Editor in Chief or our iOS sibling site iMore, pointed out this morning that if you visit Apple's Youtube channel, there are Verizon BlackBerry 10 ads running on it.

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Apr 18, 2013 Strong results from Verizon Wireless but do they need to diversify?
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This morning Verizon Communications posted a great set of financial results for Q1. In the wireless business, Verizon added 667,000 new subscribers, activated 7.2 million smartphones and posted an 8.6% year over year rise in wireless service revenue.  

Out of the 7.2 million smartphones, Verizon disclosed that 4 million were iPhones.  This means the other 3.2 million were some other platform, and we know the majority of these were Android phones, with a smaller mix of BlackBerry and Windows in there.

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Apr 09, 2013 Verizon shows off BBM Video in latest commercial
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Typically Verizon has always cranked out some pretty good TV ads for big devices, so we were happy to see the BlackBerry Z10 get the star treatment as well. 

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Mar 30, 2013 PSA: Verizon BlackBerry Z10 owners may not be able to install certain apps
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*UPDATE* - This issue has now been fully resolved. WhatsApp, Flixster, Z-Theme and all other apps are now working for the Verizon BlackBerry Z10. If an app you come across is not working, it would be best to let the developer know as there is now options for them to specifically target Verizon BlackBerry Z10 devices through various developers tools and the BlackBerry vendor portal. There is no difference here between ATT with 10.0.10 and Verizon with 10.0.9 other than the version #. The app availability is the same.

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