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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Jul 22, 2014 Verizon's second quarter profits soar, highest recorded revenue in six quarters
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Verizon

Verizon has posted its second quarter earnings, which saw the carrier accruing a double-digit percentage increase in operating income and earnings per share. Over the course of the quarter, Verizon has managed to add 1.4 million new postpaid wireless subscribers, up from 941,000 over the same period last year.

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May 19, 2014 These BlackBerry devices take advantage of Verizon XLTE
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BlackBerry Q10 with Verizon XLTE

So, you're wondering if your Verizon device works with that shiny new XLTE network that just went live in your area? Well, here's a list of BlackBerry devices that can currently take advantage of the added speed from AWS spectrum. Of course as new phones and tablets come out, we can expect that they'll support Verizon's XLTE network.

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Apr 24, 2014 Verizon Wireless's Q1 2014 results see $21 billion in revenue and 539,000 postpaid subscribers
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Verizon BlackBerry Q10

Verizon's first quarter results are in, and mirroring rival AT&T, they saw some rather impressive growth. Verizon as a whole saw $30 billion in revenue, but even with their substantial non-cellular businesses, Verizon Wireless accounted for a whopping $20.9 billion of that income. That's an increase of nearly 7% from this quarter last year, though growth through their retail outlets was slightly lower.

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Apr 14, 2014 Verizon to give discounts to customers with off-contract phones
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Verizon to give discounts to customers with off-contract phones

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.

That low Allset plan price includes unlimited 'Anytime Minutes' calls and unlimited messaging (including international messaging to Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico). The base plan offers a measly 500MB data allotment each month, though thanks to the magic of pre-pay you can get more as you need it. An extra 500MB is $5, and that's good for 30 days, while you can get 1GB for $10 and 3GB for $20 — both with a 90-day expiration.

Verizon has a handful of smartphones available for purchase for use on the Allset plans, including the iPhone 4 for $99.99, iPhone 4s at $199.99, the Moto G for $99.99, and a few other low-end Android phones. If you have your own off-contract Verizon phone, you can bring it onto an Allset plan as well.

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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.

Looking at the Verizon website doesn't tell us much about this update as there is no support info posted like their was for the BlackBerry Z10 but it should fall in line with most of what we've come to expect from the BlackBerry 10.1 MR1 update. Hopefully, it won't include the SMS bug that some folks reported previously. Are you seeing the update available? If so and you update, let us know in the comments how it goes.

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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. 

Not good enough? Head on over to Best Buy where they've reduced the pricing even further. $49.99 will get you either an AT&T version or a Verizon version with the Verizon version coming in white or black. A lot of folks didn't like the Z10 pricing at launch, what about now?

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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. **

CTIA -- the Wireless Association -- has their big show taking place in Las Vegas this week. With BlackBerry Live taking place last week in Orlando, everybody from the CrackBerry team decided to skip CTIA this year. We figured the odds of any BlackBerry news coming out of it were slim to none.

That said, Phil, Andrew and Anndrew from the Android Central team are at the show covering on behalf of Mobile Nations. And they'll be firing up the live blogs at 2:10pm ET / 11:10pm PT to bring you the news coming out of the Verizon event taking place. 

I have no idea what Verizon will be talking about on stage today, but I know a ton of CrackBerry readers are Verizon customers. And I know a lot of you Verizon customers are waiting anxiously for the BlackBerry Q10 release date to be announced. It should have been May. Now we're told it's June. Maybe today we'll find out the exact day you can run into a store and buy a Q10. I also know a LOT of Verizon Z10 owners who are waiting for a BlackBerry 10.1 update too. Maybe they'll mention that today?!

Don't shoot me if they don't announce anything. But it can't hurt to tune in and watch, right? Be sure to catch the live blog and participate above!

And CrackBerry... be nice to Phil et al, ok? They're good guys, even if they don't rock the BBs. 

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May 14, 2013 Verizon and Sprint open pre-registration for the BlackBerry Q10
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BlackBerry fans in the US looking to pick up the BlackBerry Q10 will soon be able to do so, with the first QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry 10 devices launching as soon as early June. The first carriers to open up pre-registration for the much sought after device are Verizon and Sprint! You can head over to their websites at the links below to sign up for updates to stay in the loop regarding ordering the phone including pricing, release date, and more. Of course, we'll have all that info too, so keep your eyes on CrackBerry for all the new information as it becomes available!

Will you be picking up the BlackBerry Q10 in the US? Let us know in the comments below.

Pre-register for the BlackBerry Q10 on Verizon
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