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Verizon's 5G rollout starts April 11 in Chicago and Minneapolis, 5G Moto Mod pre-orders begin March 14

The era of 5G is upon us, whether you like it or not. Verizon's millimeter wave 5G NR network is launching in Minneapolis and Chicago on April 11. What about 5G devices? Well, the long-awaited 5G Moto Mod goes up for pre-order tomorrow (March 14).

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Galaxy S10 leaves pre-order today, here's how you can get a deal on one

Samsung's latest Galaxy S10 series went from pre-order to regular-order today, eliminating the wait associated with picking one up. Sadly, you'll also lose out on pre-order Galaxy Buds freebie. Several existing offers through US carriers have persisted, though, and we've checked the details on the different promotions currently available and compiled them here.

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The Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ launch today

If you've got $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you're in luck. Samsung's latest smartphones are launching today. You can mosey down to your local carrier store or electronics retailer and buy a Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, or S10+. You can also order them online for shipping in (probably) a couple of days.

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LG G8 coming to AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint to sell V50 5G

LG announced its two flagships for 2019 earlier today — the G8 ThinQ and V50 5G ThinQ. Both devices have their share of interesting features, and if you're wondering where to buy them in the United States, all four major carriers have announced which devices they will offer.

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Verizon aims to circumvent FCC SIM-locking restrictions by playing to phone-fraud fears

Yesterday Verizon announced its intention to modify FCC restrictions placed on it a decade ago, requiring that the company explicitly not lock its phones. If its request is granted, Verizon plans on selling all phones as locked for a 60-day period. The company claims it needs to break the terms it previously agreed to so that it can fight an amalgamated but undefined fraud/criminal/boogeyman element. That's right, Verizon is spinning its plan to circumvent consumer protection rules as... a consumer protection move.

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Verizon plans to deploy its 5G network in 30 cities this year

5G is really picking up steam now, with Samsung announcing its (extremely expensive) Galaxy S10 5G yesterday. Verizon is one of the frontrunners in this game, as it has a launch exclusive on the S10 5G for a few months. At an investor conference today, the company announced that it's aiming to launch 5G in 30 cities in 2019.

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[Update: AT&T too] Tizen 4.0 rolling out to Verizon's Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier

Verizon is pushing an update to the LTE variants of the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier that brings Tizen version 4 as well as some cool new features. This update aligns the smartwatches with the non-LTE counterparts that got the update last week. The OTA packages for the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier carry the version numbers R775VVRU1CRL8 and R765VVRU1CRL8, respectively.

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[Update: US Cellular on board] Verizon, Sprint, AT&T get Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android 9 Pie update

Samsung started rolling Android 9 Pie out to some variants of the Galaxy S9 across the globe this month, but scant few phones in the US have the update. That changes today with the Verizon variant, which is getting a taste of Pie as we speak.

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Nokia 2 V available today on Verizon for $70

Coming as no surprise, Verizon quietly launched the Nokia 2 V today. We've heard about this already, and even saw the kernel source code released. More importantly, however, you can pick up this little phone for just $69.99 from Big Red. 

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HMD gets serious about Nokia in America, inks deals with Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers

Smartphone shoppers have lots of choices out there, and the increased accessibility of unlocked devices has made it easier for users to select their handsets and carriers independently. But while it's possible for an informed consumer to take that route, there's no denying the one-stop appeal of showing up at your carrier store and going home with a new phone. Manufacturers like OnePlus are definitely enjoying the sales bump that carrier partnerships can offer, and now HMD is looking to get in on this action, too, as it announces the availability of Nokia smartphones at North American carriers.

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