It has been almost a year since Verizon Wireless announced that, for select customers, it was offering up to 12 months of free access to Apple Arcade. It was just one more perk the wireless carrier was offering up for eligible customers on specific unlimited plans. And now it's getting even better.
Visible, a budget-friendly subsidiary of Verizon Wireless, is now offering a limited free trial period for iPhone users who have access to eSIM (electronic SIM) capabilities.
Around three months ago, I shared my user experience with Visible as a second carrier for my iPhone. Visible, which operates on the Verizon Wireless network, offers outstanding network coverage for as little as $25 per month with unlimited 4G LTE & 5G data, talk, and text, and with unlimited tethering included!
Just this past week, however, Visible did something I never saw coming. They added support for cellular-capable Apple Watches. And much like Visible’s hyper-affordable cellular plan, enjoying cellular connectivity with Visible is just as affordable.
Spatial audio is an important feature in Apple's long list of features. It's one of the elements that the company hopes will get Apple Music to stand out from the competition. But Apple isn't the only company with this surround sound experience. Even Verizon is getting in on the fun.
Verizon has been offering deals related to Apple Music for quite some time now, starting with six months free, and then something a bit more permanent. And now the wireless carrier is going to offer a similar deal for another one of Apple's services.
It wasn’t long ago that I shared my personal experience with using the Google Fi cellular service as a secondary carrier on my iPhone. But my curiosity pertaining to a dual carrier setup on my iPhone led to me to research several other Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), and you can probably take a few accurate guesses as to where that rabbit hole took me.
Upon being blown away by Google Fi’s cellular reception and data speeds, I decided to drop AT&T as my primary carrier and switch over to T-Mobile. To those asking why – the T-Mobile network powers Google Fi in my region, and the un-carrier provided an enticing offer after announcing its new truly unlimited Magenta MAX plan earlier this year for a fraction of what I was paying AT&T.
Back in January, Verizon confirmed that it would be delaying its planned shutdown of its 3G network. And now the company has confirmed when it actually plans to go through with it.
Last year, Apple introduced the iPhone 12 lineup. At the same time, the company also confirmed the handsets would feature 5G connectivity for faster cellular service. They did that alongside Verizon, with the carrier touting its network coverage and speeds. What they did not do, though, is tell folks that keeping 5G on would noticeably impact battery life on your new phone.
Earlier this month, Verizon announced it was hosting an event with Apple all about 5G, business customers, and the iPhone 12 lineup.
If you ask the wireless carriers in the United States and Apple, 5G is a very big deal. Whether that's actually the case really comes down to the individual using that technology out in the wild. Still, Verizon's not done shining a light on the wireless technology.
Earlier today, Apple announced the brand new iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12. We've put together a quick rundown of what to expect, hardware wise, with the two new handsets.
Following today's announcements for the Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE, and Family Setup, Verizon is making it cost a bit less to use an Apple Watch on the Big Red network.