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Verizon expands 5G service to more cities this January

Verizon is starting the year with more 5G network expansions in the country. 

As revealed by Big Red, they will be expanding coverage of their 5G Home Internet service to Arlington, TX, Miami, FL, San Francisco, CA, Anaheim, CA, and St. Louis, MO starting January 14. On January 28, Phoenix, AZ customers will also gain access to their very fast home internet service.

Verizon 3G network shutdown postponed to indefinite date

Verizon was supposed to shut down its 3G network by the end of 2019 but the schedule was pushed to the end of 2020. As revealed in a report, it looks like the wireless carrier is no longer in a rush to shutdown this network. 

Verizon’s 5G Nationwide now covers total of 230 million people

Verizon has expanded its 5G coverage to more areas in the US. According to their release, they have expanded both their low-band and mmWave coverage in the country. 

Verizon pushes 5G update for select Samsung Galaxy phones, launches 5G Nationwide network

Earlier this week, Verizon announced that they have launched its 5G Nationwide network and have added more cities to its list of 5G Ultra Wideband coverage. It seems like Big Red is on a roll as it has released updates for Samsung devices to support the newly launched 5G Nationwide network. 

The devices that have gotten an update include the following: 

Verizon adds new 5G Mix and Match Plans

Early this week, Verizon announced its latest plan offering for 5G users. The plans fall under the 5G Unlimited Mix & Match name, which all provide value and entertainment to customers at no extra cost. 

The new plans include the following options:

Verizon customers see decline in robocalls received

For quite some time now, regulators and legislators have been doing their best to put robocalls out of business. Service providers have since followed their regulations and have implemented new ways to protect their customers. In a way, it looks like these efforts have not gone unnoticed as more consumers report dealing with fewer unwanted robocalls than before. 

Carriers are giving away phone chargers to COVID-19 patients and physicians

It’s really good when companies set aside their differences and come together for the greater good. And especially during this time when there are a lot of people who are in difficulty as brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s nice to see companies doing their best to help alleviate their customers’ struggles. 

Wireless networks have started borrowing spectrum to improve network capacity

Now that so many people are turning to work from home, cellular networks will likely see an increase in traffic. This is caused by the sheer volume of users who want to stay connected with their loved ones around the world. To make sure that the networks continue to work smoothly, some carriers have already made the initiative to get extra spectrum. 

Big four US carriers will be fined by the FCC

The big four US carriers appear to be in big trouble with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Earlier this week, the government agency announced that it will be fining the four wireless networks a total of over $200 million for selling customer location data. 

Verizon joins 5G Future Forum with 5 other carriers

As more and more countries start to shift to 5G networks, a group of wireless carriers have teamed up to develop interoperable specifications as a standard for 5G around the world. The 5G Future Forum was founded by América Móvil, KT, Rogers, Telstra, Verizon, and Vodafone.