Software updates are like Christmas gifts for geeks like us. We rush to get them and we can't wait to unpack them, but we never know what we're really going to get. Sometimes it's everything we've been begging for in the past months, other times it's just a pair of socks for... I don't know mom, why did you think I needed socks?!

Verizon likes to tell you what's inside your gift before you unpack it. It's thoughtful and it makes our job here a little less complicated because we don't have to fill the news article with fluff about random bugs getting fixed and things becoming better without really knowing if that's the case. Which, I just realized, I am doing right now despite the changelog that the nice folks at Verizon posted. Without further ado, here are the three phones getting OTA updates from the carrier and the improvements you should expect.

LG G5

Software Version: VS98712A

This update includes enhancements for Visual Voice Mail, Airplane Mode and reporting Microsoft Exchange Active Server data usage.

Visual Voice Mail Updates:
New, user friendly speaker and volume icons.

Airplane Mode security enhancement:
To enable Airplane Mode with a long press of the power button, you'll have to unlock the screen if you used the follow methods to lock it: Pattern lock, PIN, Password, Knock code, Fingerprint.
This prevents your phone from enabling Airplane Mode by mistake.

Data Usage:
Your device will now display data usage attributed to Microsoft Exchange Active Server (EAS).

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Software Version: MMB29K.N920VVRU2BPD4

This software update brings the latest Android™ security patches, a fix to false "No SIM card detected" error messages and improves audio routing for incoming video and voice calls.

New SIM card detection software fixes false "No SIM card detected" pop-up notifications.

You can now answer video calls as just a voice call, and when you do, call audio is routed to the earpiece by default.

Video call audio will come from the speaker by default.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Software Version: MMB29K.G928VVRU2BPD4

This software update brings the latest Android™ security patches, and improvements to video and voice call audio.

Video call answering options
You can now answer video calls as just a voice call, and when you do, call audio is routed to the earpiece by default.
Video call audio will come from the speaker by default.

There's nothing really groundbreaking here, but you shouldn't scoff at security updates and small improvements. They're what make your already good phone better. If you don't see the OTA available for your device yet, be patient. They're probably rolling it out in stages.