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The Technology 202: Apple and Verizon say 5G is here. That’s not exactly true yet.

“5G just got real,” Verizon chief executive Hans Vestberg said onstage, as he touted his company’s plans to double its availability in some cities and roll out to 60 new markets by the end of 2020.

But in reality, 5G remains a work in progress throughout the United States. 

Access to 5G networks is limited to a handful of U.S. cities, and in some instances, it’s currently slower than 4G speeds, my colleague Geoffrey Fowler has found through tests with multiple phones. And my colleagues note that the fastest early deployments have been concentrated in areas most Americans aren’t visiting very much since the pandemic began such as stadiums. 

“It will likely be a few more years before we see what kind of revolution 5G will bring about in the tech world,” Stan Adams, the deputy general counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology, said in an email. 

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Price warning: iPhone 12 on T-Mobile costs more than on AT&T and Verizon

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How much you’ll pay for the iPhone 12 depends on your carrier.


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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

If you try purchasing the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Mini — unveiled during Apple’s event on Tuesday — via the company’s site, you may be surprised to find you’ll be paying slightly different prices depending on your carrier. 

The iPhone 12 is listed at $799 for AT&T and Verizon customers, and $829 for T-Mobile and Sprint customers. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Mini is priced at $699 for AT&T and Verizon customers, and $729 through T-Mobile and Sprint.

On its site, Apple also touts “Special Carrier Offers” for customers who trade in their old phones with AT&T and Verizon. 

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Verizon adds 8-inch TCL Tab to its Android tablet lineup

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TCL Tab 8

You might recognize the TCL brand from its value-priced Roku TVs sold through Amazon, Best Buy and the like, but it’s been a player in the mobile space through its manufacturing of phones for the likes of Alcatel and BlackBerry. In 2020, the Chinese company has moved to release Android phones under its own moniker, which have been well-reviewed by ZDNet’s own reviewers (here and here). Next up: launching into the tablet market through a partnership with Verizon.

Whereas it’s selling its TCL 10 Pro and 10L smartphones unlocked in the U.S., it’s taking a different approach with its Tab 8 tablet by hooking up with a wireless carrier. At $199.99, or $8.33 per month for 24 months, the 8-inch slate is Verizon’s cheapest tablet offering, about three dollars per month cheaper than an 8.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Though the Galaxy Tab has a slightly bigger screen

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Verizon has an exclusive Pixel 4A 5G that’s $100 more expensive

Verizon is getting an exclusive model of the Pixel 4A 5G: it comes in white, it supports Verizon-specific 5G bands, and it’s $100 more expensive. Verizon has dubbed this model the “Google Pixel 4A 5G UW” to highlight its support for the carrier’s “ultra wideband” 5G network.

If you’re on any other carrier, you’re not missing out. And if you’re on Verizon, this is probably a worse option than buying a standard Pixel 4A 5G at the regular price of $499, rather than spending $599.99 on Verizon’s model.

The issue here is Verizon’s limited 5G network. Unlike AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon’s 5G network so far relies only on millimeter wave (mmWave) connections. Those connections are the fastest you can get from 5G, but they have issues — they’re very short-range signals, there’s little deployment of them, and the hardware needed to receive

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Verizon said to be looking to unload money-losing HuffPost

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Verizon has been quietly scrambling to unload HuffPost as it grapples with continued losses at the left-leaning news and culture website, The Post has learned. 

The telecom giant — which acquired the site formerly known as the Huffington Post as part of its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL in 2015 — has approached multiple digital-media companies during the past few months in a bid to get the property off its books as losses accelerate due to the coronavirus, according to sources close to the situation.

Verizon (VZ) has pitched the property to prospective buyers including Thrillist-owner Group Nine Media, Rolling Stone publisher Penske Media Corp., Bustle Digital Media and J2 Global, insiders said. Those media outlets declined to comment.

Vox Media, which owns New York Magazine and operates news and political site Vox as well as tech news sites Recode and The

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The LG Wing gets a $999 price and October 15th release date on Verizon

LG’s wild-looking Wing smartphone has gotten a US price and release date — it’ll cost $999 and be available October 15th, at least at Verizon, with preorders set to begin October 1st. The news confirms what many had already expected about the dual-screen device: it’s not going to be cheap.



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As is usually the case with a new Verizon phone launch, there’s also a variety of trade-in offers and discounts to help cut down that price tag. The company is offering up to a $750 discount when adding a line to an unlimited plan and trading in a phone, up to $500 off for existing Verizon unlimited plan customers who trade in a device, or a $250 Verizon gift card for new customers who are porting the line.

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But even with those discounts, there’s no other way to slice it:

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Samsung Signs up Verizon as First Customer for Indoor 5G Gear | Technology News

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics has signed up Verizon as its first customer in the United States for its 5G products to increase indoor coverage, weeks after winning a $6.64 billion order for telecom equipment from the mobile network operator.

A small player until recently in the telecom equipment business, Samsung has gained ground in recent years and is challenging the dominance of Nokia and Ericsson in telecom gear.

It has also benefited from China’s Huawei [HWT.UL] getting barred from bidding for 5G contracts in the United States.

Samsung’s new 5G portfolio will help operators add coverage and capacity indoors, be it homes of users or factories and warehouses, Alok Shah, Vice President of Network Strategy at Samsung, told Reuters.

He said the company was in talks with other U.S. telecoms operators.

Indoor coverage is crucial for 5G as the millimetre wave radio frequency used by the likes of Verizon

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Apple, Verizon And 23 Other Blue Chip And Tech Stocks Investors Find Appealing

Today, I look at the top stocks held by AAII members. These are companies that show up the most in A+ Investor portfolios at AAII.com, and they give an insight into the stocks that real investors are attracted to right now.

The American Association of Individual Investors’s A+ Investor is a suite of tools that helps investors monitor their investments, discover new opportunities and learn what strategies work (or don’t work). Its portfolio tools and technology team track stocks that members hold in their portfolio. Going through all the portfolios of members who have created a portfolio, A+ Investor looks at the most popular holdings among the portfolios, tallies the positions in individual stocks, and then ranks those stocks by most popular holdings.

The most widely held names offer a portrait of A+ Investor members. Many investors choose to invest in companies and industries they are passionate about and believe

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Verizon Media Hosted Hong Kong’s city-first 5G Immersive Cross-Realm Virtual Event

HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The tumultuous year of 2020 also marks Yahoo’s 25th anniversary globally. Seizing this momentous moment to drive timeless passion, Verizon Media today hosted a city-first 5G immersive cross-realm virtual event, the “Yahoo25 Hong Kong Passion Moments in 5G”. With CSL Mobile as its 5G strategic partner, Yahoo Hong Kong is the first in the city to offer consumers a never-before-seen immersive experience with 5G technology.” data-reactid=”19″HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The tumultuous year of 2020 also marks Yahoo’s 25th anniversary globally.

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