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AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint Partner On Documentary About Texting-and-Driving

One of the deadliest things you can do while driving is texting and taking your eyes off the road.  AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless have partnered with each other on a new documentary for the “It Can Wait” campaign.  This campaign focuses on the consequences of texting and driving.
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United Online, Inc. (UOL) Makes A Deal With Sprint LTE And Verizon 3G For NetZero

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United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:UOL) runs the Internet service provider NetZero based in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.  Started in 1998, NetZero now offers a budget-friendly mobile broadband service.  NetZero sells a portable 4G modem in the form of a USB stick and a Hotspot device for laptops, netbooks, iPads, and tablets.

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Verizon Wireless Announces 3 New Google Motorola Droid Smartphones

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announced three new Droid smartphones that have been made by Motorola Mobility today.  Motorola is expected to announce the anticipated Moto X in New York next week.  This is the first flagship smartphone that Motorola since their acquisition by Google.  The Droid Ultra devices that were announced today were developed post-acquisition and was made exclusive to Verizon Wireless.  The Moto X will be available for multiple carriers.
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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Adds 941,000 Subscribers and 3.9 Million iPhones In Q2

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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has released their financial report for Q2 2013.  Verizon added around 941,000 subscribers between March and June.  The company hit around $5.2 billion in profits on $29.8 billion in revenues.  Vodafone has a 45% controlling stake in Verizon and when splitting the profits, Verizon earned $2.2 billion on their own.  Verizon Wireless hit around $20 billion in revenues on it’s own.  Compared to the same quarter last year, Verizon’s total business is up 4.3% in revenues and 16% in profits.
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Security Consultants Discovers A Weakness In Verizon’s Network, Hacks Into Femtocells

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A weakness has been exploited on Verizon’s networks.  Security researchers have found a weakness in a device sold by Verizon, which they said could help hackers spy on private data of Verizon Wireless mobile phone customers.  The security consultants said that they could eavesdrop on Verizon Wireless customer calls, photos, text messages, and e-mails by hacking into Verizon’s signal-boosting devices like femtocells or network extenders.

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Verizon May Have To Pay Apple $14 Billion Due To Weak iPhone Sales

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Over the last few months, Verizon Wireless sold over 10 million iPhones.  However, Verizon may still have to pay Apple billions of dollars for not hitting iPhone sale estimates.  This is not entirely Verizon’s fault because Apple is facing a downfall of marketshare due to the popularity of Android smartphones.  Moffett Research suggests that Verizon may have to pay Apple up to $14 billion if they do not double their iPhone sales from last year, according to a report by the L.A. Times.

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The Droid Ultra Appears In A Leaked Photo

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A photo of the Droid Ultra XT1080 has appeared on the XDA Developers forum as leaked by user xavierk75, according to Engadget.  This picture along with an FCC filing reveals that the XT1080 is a variation of the Droid Maxx with a larger battery.  There are three capacitive buttons.  The Droid Ultra XT1080 has radios for Verizon’s LTE, EV-DO Rev. A, and WCDMA (850/900/1900/2100) along with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi 802.11ac.

The 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 Is Coming To Verizon For $299

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Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming to Verizon Wireless.  It will cost $299 with a contract.  Previously the 16GB of the S4 was available for $199, but not the 32GB version.  Samsung’s Galaxy S4 32GB version has a Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 1080p 5-inch display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front camera.  The S4 also has Android 4.2 with TouchWiz.  Shipping on July 3rd, the Samsung Galaxy S4 developer version costs $650 without a contract.