Sorry Folks. It’s Still Verizon’s Fault that the Lumia 950/950 XL Doesn’t Work

Sorry Folks. It’s Still Verizon’s Fault that the Lumia 950/950 XL Doesn’t Work

It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in an enigma. Ever since the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL were announced, everyone wanted to know about Verizon. Would the devices work on Verizon? If not, why not? It was quickly found that the new Lumias would not work on Verizon’s network. Sure, the hardware is there but the device would not activate on Verizon’s network.

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Microsoft Lumia 735 for Verizon Spotted at FCC

Microsoft Lumia 735 for Verizon Spotted at FCC

By Rich W Woods Photos of a Nokia Lumia 735 with Microsoft branding appeared on the FCC web site today, as a confidential filing has expired. This is certainly not the first we’ve heard about the Lumia 735 coming to Verizon. WindowsCentral has been talking about it for months and we noticed when LumiaUS accidentally tweeted a photo of a cyan Lumia 735 with Verizon branding on it, although the Lumia 735 doesn’t currently come…

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How to Pick a Carrier: or Why No One should use Verizon

How to Pick a Carrier: or Why No One should use Verizon

By Rich W Woods Let’s face it. No one likes cell phone carriers. They are basically the Montgomery Burns and Dr. Evils of the technology industry. They promise not to charge customers for things and then they put it on his bill anyway. Then he has to call them and argue with someone saying he was promised something. Then, of course, he has to speak to someone in a different department and inequity that person’s…

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HTC One M8 for Windows vs Nokia Lumia Icon: Which is the best Verizon Windows Phone? Part 3 Final Comparison

By Rich W Woods Verizon has always had a limited selection of Windows Phones. When Windows Phone 8 launched, they got the HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 822, both mid-range phones. Later, they got the Nokia Lumia 928 after the former two had left the shelves. The Lumia 928 was a variant of the Lumia 920 that came out 8 months after AT&T got the 920. Contrary to what Nokia, HTC, or Verizon would…

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HTC One M8 Makes History with a Windows Phone Variant

By Rich W Woods HTC announced today that it is going to ship the HTC One M8 with Windows Phone as the operating system. For the first time in computer history (not just smart phone history), a device is being sold and the consumer has the choice of which operating system they want to use at the time of purchase. There is no word on if existing HTC One M8 owners will be able to…

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There is Still One More Area of Technology that Needs Innovation

By Rich W Woods It seems like every week there is another product that is disrupting an industry. Google Maps took down paid GPS services. Aereo had the cable companies trembling. Uber changed the way we call taxis. The iPhone changed the way we use phones. One may think that we are about where we want to be. We are not. Go into any AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile store and you’ll see a variety…

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Net Neutrality: Are You Sure You Want It?

By Rich Woods I started my last post like this and I’ll start this one the same way. Remember the 90s? Remember when the Internet was completely unregulated and anyone could do anything they wanted without worrying about the consequences? Yea, those were the good old days. Let’s start with defining what net neutrality is. Net neutrality is a policy that makes internet service providers (ISPs) not give any data preferential treatment over other data….

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