Verizon deals are not unfamiliar, but the US carrier’s latest promotion is an interesting one. For a limited time only, Verizon is running a deal for both current and new subscribers who trade up to get either a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL from Google. These are Google’s latest and baddest phones and while the deal lasts, buyers will save money and get some freebies.
If you’ve been following our daily postings on Droid Turf, you’re aware of the heated race for 5G establishment in the US. With 5G networks, carriers are looking to not only improve internet connectivity speeds, but also the many things that make up the IoT universe. Verizon is among those preparing a 5G release, and has plans to deploy 5G in the US during 2018 for select cities.
The US wireless carrier, Verizon, has been selling unlocked phones for a long time. In the limelight Monday, the carrier told a source that it will begin locking their devices. It has been said that this move will help safeguard their devices from theft.
Verizon secured the highest rank in wireless network quality performance in all six regions of the US. This is according to this year’s customer survey conducted by JD Power and RootMetrics (shown above). Verizon also won the “United States Text RootScore” award for a record ninth time in a row.
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are still rather new phones, so it’s not often the two go on sale. However, up until February 14 (Valentine’s Day), consumers can purchase either model at a discounted price from Best Buy.
The most dissapointing news that struck media and consumers at CES 2018 was the fact AT&T called off its deal with Huawei. The US carrier was expected to be first to sell a Huawei smartphone in the US, but we later found out why the carrier passed on Huawei’s expansion plan. According to the latest report, Verizon will follow AT&T’s lead and not offer a Huawei smartphone either.
Verizon told us a few months ago that it would have prepared some Gigabit Class LTE for use on certain devices by the end of 2017. That didn’t exactly happen, but in a sign of progress being made, the carrier has provided a list of Gigabit LTE devices that are supported.
Verizon, America’s largest carrier, has been offering $300 off the price of the Google Pixel 2 or Google Pixel 2 XL for customers visiting a store, which has now been extended to online sales. Today, the deal is also being combined with 50% off the initial Google Home price.