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[Update x2: Statement] The Pixel 3 is the first Verizon LTE Android phone to be SIM locked in a decade, and that'll be a problem for some

Back in 2008, Verizon agreed to the FCC that it wouldn't lock its LTE phones in exchange for winning the 700MHz Upper Block C spectrum. Earlier this year, however, Verizon decided that it didn't have to follow the rules anymore, announcing that its phones would no longer be SIM unlocked out of the box. Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the first Android phones to follow this policy, which is proving problematic in some instances.

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[Deal Alert] Google Daydream View 2017 on sale for $40 at Verizon ($60 off)

Popping your smartphone into a headset is the most basic form of virtual reality technology, but of those devices, the Google Daydream View is a high-quality option. Right now, the 2017 Daydream View is 60 percent off and the 2016 Daydream View is 62 percent off through Verizon, making it a good time to purchase either device if you've been eyeing a simple mobile VR accessory. The 2017 version comes in at $40, down from $100 at regular price, while the 2016 device is $30, down from $80. 

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[Update: Get your pre-order on] The LG V40 is official: Where to buy it and when it's available

LG has just taken the wraps off the V40 ThinQ, its follow-up to the almost continual V30/V30S ThinQ/V35 ThinQ refreshes. The latest iteration in the V series brings real change in design, though, with a new notched and significantly improved OLED display, triple rear camera configuration, and a $900-1000 price tag to go with it.

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Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out now to the Samsung Galaxy J3 on Verizon

Android updates aren't always guaranteed, especially on lower-end devices, so it's nice when budget phones receive newer versions of the operating system. Case in point, Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out to Samsung's very affordable Galaxy J3 on Verizon.

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Verizon's LG G7 ThinQ updated with new camera modes, status bar improvements, and more

The LG G7 ThinQ has a bad name, but it's not a bad phone now that carriers have chopped the price down a little. Over at Verizon, the phone just got an update, and unlike most maintenance updates, this one made a lot of helpful little changes. It's not Pie, but at least it's something.

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Nokia 2.1 coming to Verizon under '2.1V' moniker

Nokia is a name that had all but disappeared from the smartphone market in the US until HMD Global acquired it in 2016. Since then, HMD has made great strides in returning the nameplate to its former glory, and Nokia phones are now beloved once again. It looks like Nokia is set to return to Verizon as well, according to this latest leak from Evan Blass.

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[Deal Alert] Verizon offering Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL fabric cases for 25% off

One of my favorite cases for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL was Google's fabric case. However, being an official accessory, it's not cheap and goes for $40 a pop. Verizon is already offering the model for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL up for pre-order with a 25% discount, equating to a price of $30.74.

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Verizon mysteriously stops selling the Pixel 2

Here's some breaking news for you: Verizon has stopped selling the Pixel 2. Its disappearance is a great enigma, and it couldn't possibly be linked to the Pixel 3's unveiling in less than a week. Funnily enough, the page title still mentions a free Google Home Mini promo with the purchase of a Pixel 2, but we suspect that'll be a pretty difficult promo to take advantage of.

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Verizon boasts 'first on 5G' with an in-house residential solution only available to a small portion of customers

Verizon's done it. The carrier has launched its commercial 5G network, becoming a world leader in the next generation of wireless technology. Or so it says. The wireless operator (America's largest, by subscriber count) announced today that it is launching a 5G broadband internet service called "5G Home" in parts of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento — but its service is still quite limited, and it's not based on the formal global 5G standards.

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Android 8.0 Oreo now rolling out to the LG G5 on T-Mobile and Verizon

Android 9 Pie has already arrived on a few phones, but many other devices are still waiting on promised Oreo updates. The LG G6 was updated to Android 8.0 earlier this year, and the company also promised upgrades for the V20 and G5. Oreo is now rolling out to the T-Mobile and Verizon variants of the LG G5, according to multiple user reports.

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