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Verizon now offering pre-paid $5/day data plan for tablet users

on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If you have a Verizon LTE enabled tablet but find that you use WiFi more than the LTE option, you can save yourself some money and use Verizon’s new pre-paid $5/day plan. Five dollars provides 24 hours of LTE data access with 300 megabytes of data. If you run out of data before the 24hrsRead More…


HTC One Android smartphone review

on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

It’s that time of year again when gadgeteers like us start checking our wallets and bank accounts to see how much extra money we have available for a potential new phone purchase. There are quite a few new phones coming to Verizon and they have been kind enough to send me some demo units ofRead More…


Why I Switched to Verizon’s New Share Everything Plan

on Monday, July 16th, 2012
Posted in: Articles, Wireless

Bryan did a great job discussing the details of Verizon’s new Share Everything Plan that was rolled out at the end of last month. He also dove into the fact that Verizon is doing their best to kill off Unlimited Data Plans with their most recent service. He also looked at how this new planRead More…


Verizon Unveils New Share Everything Plan

on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Posted in: News, Wireless

Chances are you knew this was coming. Verizon officially announced yesterday their new Share Everything plan.  It is a simplified plan that gives you unlimited minutes, and messages for up to 10 devices, as well as mobile hotspot with no extra fee. However, it also ends unlimited data as an option on new contracts andRead More…


Columbus, Indiana is getting Verizon 4G LTE on 6/21!

on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Posted in: News, Wireless

I am sure that the majority of you reading this really don’t care that my hometown of Columbus, Indiana (Seymour too) will be getting Verizon 4G LTE in a little over 2 weeks, but I am really excited about it. I’m actually surprised that we’re getting it this soon. I figured it wouldn’t be till sometime next year. I guess Verizon really isRead More…


Droid RAZR MAXX Announced

on Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Posted in: Android related, News

Verizon announced a new DROID RAZR that is available on January 26th. I have often commented that I wished manufacturers would stop with the thin obsession, and focus on battery life, and they finally listened to me. OK, so probably not to me, but still, I like this change. The RAZR MAXX is only 8.99Read More…


My excruciating experience with Verizon Business

on Thursday, September 15th, 2011
Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

It all started 7 years ago when I started my third  business, a computer retail and service store.  I was happy with my other two businesses which uses Verizon Business for our phone services.  So I decided to use them again for the computer store.  I ordered a few phone lines, fax / credit cardRead More…


Verizon Officially Announces Droid 3

on Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Posted in: Android related

Verizon has officially announced the Droid 3. The key features of the new phone include: 5-row keyboard. (dedicated number row). 4-inch display Dual-Core 1 GHz processor Front-facing camera Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) It looks like a very strong upgrade. Yet another high-powered phone without LTE. This also seems very geared towards business. It is global ready,Read More…


Verizon announces the iPhone tomorrow. Will you buy one?

on Monday, January 10th, 2011

It’s all over the internets that tomorrow is the day that Verizon will finally announce that they will be offering the Apple iPhone 4 on their network. It seems like Verizon customers and disgruntled AT&T customers ready to jump ship have been waiting for this day to arrive ever since the original iPhone was unveiledRead More…


Verizon Wireless Introduces the LG Vortex Android Smartphone

on Monday, November 15th, 2010
Posted in: Android related, News

Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones have announced the LG Vortex entry level smartphone which will be available starting November 18th. Available in Black and Violet, the Vortex is powered by the latest version of Android (2.2), with WiFi, 3G Mobile Hotspot capable, a built in 3.2MP camera, and a MicroSD slot. Not a badRead More…


DROID PRO By Motorola Goes on Pre-Sale Tomorrow at Verizon Wireless

on Monday, November 8th, 2010
Posted in: Android related, News

The new Motorola Droid Pro will be available in stores on November 18th, but you can go ahead and pre-order it tomorrow online and at select stores. The Droid Pro is a 3G world phone powered by Android 2.2. This phone 3.1 inch display, a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LEDRead More…


The Limited Edition DROID R2D2 from Verizon will be available Thursday

on Monday, September 27th, 2010
Posted in: Android related, News

If you’ve been waiting for the special edition Star Wars R2D2 Droid 2 smartphone from Verizon, you’ll be happy to know that will be available on September 30th. Show off your geekiness by sporting a Droid 2 with cool R2D2 graphics on the back and exclusive Star Wars inspired content such as: Exclusive content comesRead More…


My Thoughts on the Motorola Droid X After One Month

on Sunday, September 26th, 2010

It’s been 30 days since I terminated my contract with AT&T, ditched the iPhone 4, signed up with Verizon and purchased a Droid X. For the most part, the move has been a good one. Verizon’s call quality and 3G coverage in my area are significantly better than AT&T. But has the transition been allRead More…


Trigger pulled – I have a Droid X on order

on Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Posted in: Android related, News

After a trip to my local Verizon Wireless store last night to check out the Droid 2, I have made up my mind which Android device will be replacing my iPhone 4. I spent some time on the phone with AT&T wireless and Verizon Wireless this morning. The first thing I did was call AT&TRead More…

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Why I’m ditching my iPhone 4 and AT&T for a Verizon Android phone

on Thursday, August 12th, 2010

I bet the title of this post surprises a lot of people that visit The Gadgeteer on a regular basis given the fact that I just posted a favorable review of the iPhone 4 a few days ago. It’s true that I’ve been a relatively happy user of the iPhone since Apple released the first version backRead More…


Droid X: Entering Text and Browsing

on Friday, July 16th, 2010

I spent a lot of time experimenting with new ways to enter information in the Droid X. The voice recognition integrated into Android continues to improve, and the Droid X comes with Swype installed. I had not tried it before, but was encouraged by Craig to give it a shot when we were comparing theRead More…


Motorola Droid X: Accounts

on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

We ask a lot more out of our smartphones anymore. It’s not enough to make phone calls, access the web, and receive text messages. We want them to be our communications hub. Android has become very adept at this, and will get even better with Froyo (2.2), but how does the Droid X stack upRead More…


Motorola Droid X: The Camera

on Sunday, July 11th, 2010

I don’t buy my phone based on the camera, but there is a lot of truth to the adage that the best camera you have is the one that is with you. The cameras keep getting better and better with each generation of phone. The camera in the Droid X is an 8 megapixel cameraRead More…


Motorola Droid X for Verizon First Looks

on Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Posted in: Android related

My birthday came a little early this year as I received the Droid X for review. I only get to keep it for a week, but I may be getting my own soon. This is essentially Verizon’s answer to the EVO. It has similar specs but doesn’t have the front-facing camera. As we have doneRead More…

HTC Incredible Review

on Friday, May 7th, 2010

My week with the HTC Incredible turned into almost 2 weeks, but still it didn’t seem long enough. Even after the brief hour I spent with it to create the First Looks post, I knew I was going to like this phone. Now after a week, the standout features for me were: Speed (1 GHzRead More…


A Week with the HTC Incredible – Sense UI

on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Posted in: Android related

One of the big differences with HTC phones is the inclusion of the Sense UI. I first encountered it with the Droid Eris and really liked it. You can read my earlier post on the topic for more details. The downside of the Sense UI is that it can delay getting an update to the latest AndroidRead More…


A Week with the HTC Incredible – HTC Sync

on Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Posted in: Android related

Don’t you hate it when you want to do something and someone tells you that you are doing it wrong? Well let me get this out of the way. If you are planning on using your shiny new Android phone to sync data on your PC, you are doing it wrong. One of the really powerfulRead More…


A Week with the HTC Incredible – Day 3

on Friday, April 30th, 2010
Posted in: Android related

For day three I managed to track down a Nexus user in Cincinnati through Twitter.  Tim was kind enough to meet up for the opportunity to check out the Incredible while I checked out the Nexus. These two phones are both HTC phones, and very similar in specifications and size.

HTC Incredible

HTC Incredible First Looks

on Monday, April 19th, 2010

On Friday I was provided the opportunity to play with the HTC Incredible. The only stipulation was that I could not post or tweet about it until today. This is Verizon’s new Android phone. Some of the notable things about it are the use of the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a large display, and anRead More…


Palm Pixi Plus for Verizon

on Monday, April 19th, 2010
Posted in: Reviews, Wireless

I was recently given the opportunity to try out the new Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus from Verizon. The “Plus” refers to the ability of both these phones to function as 3G hotspots (like a mi-fi). You can connect up to 5 devices through Wi-Fi to access the internet through the phones. Since weRead More…