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Oct 13, 2016

Verizon closing call centers in Henrietta, elsewhere

ALBANY — Verizon plans to close call centers in five states, including in Henrietta and another facility in its home state of New York, where the impending loss of hundreds of jobs prompted the governor’s office to label the company’s move as “corporate abuse.” The company said Thursday a consolidation of its call centers will […]

Nov 18, 2013

Court rejects plea to look at NSA program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency, rejecting a call from a privacy group to stop NSA from collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers in the United States. While the justices on Monday declined to get involved in this issue, other […]

Jun 7, 2013

US gov’t collecting huge number of phone records

WASHINGTON — The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency’s need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach. Sen. Dianne […]

Sep 24, 2012

TiVo settles suit against Verizon for $250.4M

Verizon will pay Tivo Inc. at least $250.4 million to license its digital video recording technology and settle a patent lawsuit. It is the third settlement that Tivo has gotten in major patent cases. That “bodes well for its future litigation,” said Alan Gould, an analyst with Evercore, in a research note. Tivo, based in […]

Dec 27, 2011

Verizon retailer opens new Greece store

Cellular Sales, a Verizon wireless retailer, has announced the grand opening of a new store at 3687 Dewey Ave. The new store made possible the creation of 15 new sales consultant positions, all of which will be filled by local job-seekers. According to Luke Fletcher, regional director of Cellular Sales, the wireless retail store’s opening […]

Sep 1, 2011

In annual ritual, Verizon raises dividend

NEW YORK — Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. on Thursday said it is hiking its quarterly dividend by 1.25 cents, or 2.6 percent, to 50 cents per share. It’s the fifth straight year Verizon has raised its dividend in September. Last year’s raise was also by 1.25 cents.

Jul 27, 2011

RadioShack adds Verizon, cuts T-Mobile

The Shack has officially switched carriers. Fort Worth, Texas-based electronics retailer RadioShack announced today it has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to provide post- and-prepaid wireless products ...

Feb 3, 2011

Ahead of iPhone, Verizon says it may slow data

NEW YORK CITY — On the same day it started taking pre-orders for the iPhone, Verizon Wireless is updating its terms of service to give it the right to slow down data service for users who use far more than others.

Jan 11, 2011

Verizon to start selling iPhone early Feb.

NEW YORK CITY — Verizon Wireless says it will start selling a version of the iPhone 4 in early February, giving U.S. iPhone buyers a choice of carriers for the first time.

Jan 6, 2011

Verizon reveals first ‘4G’ tablet and phone

LAS VEGAS — The first portable devices announced for Verizon Wireless' new, high-speed wireless data network are a smart phone and a tablet from Motorola, both designed to take advantage of network's speed with cameras for videoconferencing.

Dec 29, 2010

Apple readying 6 million Verizon iPhones

(Dolan Media Newswires) — Apple has raised the bar on the number of iPhones it expects to ship in the first quarter of 2011, indicating an imminent release of the popular smart phone on Verizon Wireless, DigiTimes reports.

Dec 2, 2010

Verizon to launch 4G service on Sunday

NEW YORK CITY — Verizon Wireless says its new “4G” wireless broadband network will start accepting customers on Sunday in 38 cities. Initially, only laptop users will be able to take advantage of the higher data speeds ...

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