Fast.com Shows You How Much Your ISP is Screwing You

Fast.com Shows You How Much Your ISP is Screwing You

Fast.com tests your internet speed and then makes you very frustrated at the return on investment.

My New Device is a Nexus 5

My New Device is a Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is my new device. Find out what I like and dislike about this phone, especially when compared to Moto X.

HTC and Verizon Show Droid DNA Some Love

HTC and Verizon Show Droid DNA Some Love

While I sat debating the purchase of Google Glass, I also had a second choice to make. That choice involved the purchase of Moto X, since I had a code from the big Cyber Monday fiasco event. My thought was simple: if I made the Google Glass purchase, then I wouldn’t get Moto X, and vice…

Verizon’s VZ Edge Set to Take on T-Mobile’s JUMP

Verizon’s VZ Edge Set to Take on T-Mobile’s JUMP

Leaks abound of a new program from Verizon called VZ Edge. According to this post from Droid Life, Verizon will introduce the VZ Edge program that will allow customers to purchase a new phone and upgrade to an new device when they’ve paid off 50% of the purchase price.   As you can see, VZ Edge…

Verizon Galaxy S3 Customers DON’T Grab Android 4.1.2

Verizon Galaxy S3 Customers DON’T Grab Android 4.1.2

Verizon Galaxy S3 owners will definitely want to wait to upgrade their devices to Android 4.1.2. The 4.1.2 update started to push to Samsung Galaxy S3 devices last week. Unfortunately, whatever changes or “enhancements” Verizon adds to their flavor of Jelly Bean, it’s leaving a sour taste in some user’s mouths. The update seems to break…

Update: Verizon, “We Weren’t Hacked”

Update: Verizon, “We Weren’t Hacked”

Verizon responded to the ZD Net story about a records hack late Saturday: That’s pretty impressive for a Saturday evening before Christmas, but I suppose something that has a monumental impact like this deserves the utmost attention. This morning, Tibit’s Twitter feed (that I easily accessed late Saturday) is disabled: Honestly, I don’t know who…

Verizon Accounts Hacked

Verizon Accounts Hacked

ZDNet reports that a hacker by the handle, TibitXimer, gained access to Verizon’s consumer database (3 million+ customers) and posted a “pastebin” (list of names/information) portion of the file (about 300,000 names) on the internet for download. TibitXimer clarified that this hack is FIOS-related and not Verizon Wireless: I strongly suggest that you change all of…

Question of the Week: How do I speed up my tethered connection?

Question of the Week: How do I speed up my tethered connection?

One of the great things about Android is the ability to “hack” and tether two devices to share one internet connection. I’ve used a variety of different apps for this, including my two favorite apps, FoxFi and Barnacle (root required), both free. Now though, I use Verizon’s app to manage my tethered connection. Sadly, many people…

Jump Ship to “Big Red”

Jump Ship to “Big Red”

Here’s a blatant example of pandering to the masses: please click on this link if you’re thinking of changing cellular carriers. I’m quite satisfied with Verizon Wireless, and especially the Share Everything plan and my new, lower bill. You’ll need to enter the referral code “DroidLawyer” to help me get points toward a Las Vegas vacation,…

The Great Tethering Debate

Verizon recently took some heat from the FCC for its hard stance on restricting tethering between mobile devices and other accessories. A lot of readers (mostly non-lawyers) are interested in my view (preferably a legal opinion) on tethering. Dedicate fans of The Droid Lawyer blog will know I’ve discussed tethering, and even recommended a couple…

Verizon Dumps Tethering Restrictions

Verizon Dumps Tethering Restrictions

Verizon is announcing that it will no longer block third-party tethering apps, like FoxFi. While I never had a problem accessing tethering, I got several reports that people were having their own problems connecting to the FoxFi app. Well, because of the FCC, and a $1.25 million payment, Verizon will allow tethering. I haven’t had…

The Droid Lawyer Ditches It All

The Droid Lawyer Ditches It All

Well, I’m ending it. I’ve decided that I just don’t use it that much, and I need to spend time elsewhere. So, as of today, The Droid Lawyer will no longer exist in the world as a Verizon unlimited data plan holder. Yep, that’s right. I spent about 20 minutes talking with the guys at…