Verizon Extends HopeLine's Reach Via Android App
Verizon Wireless today announced a new dedicated application for its HopeLine service. The app, which works on Android smartphones and tablets, gives victims of domestic abuse another avenue through which they can reach out for help or simply gather information. The app lets Verizon subscribers connect directly to the National Domestic Violence Hotline for interventions if necessary. The HopeLine also makes it easier to donate unused phones or monetary contributions to the HopeLine program. The application is free to download, but requires that customers are subscribed to a data plan.
Facebook's Messenger Kids App Reaches Amazon Devices
Facebook's messaging application for children, announced late last year, is now available from the Amazon App Store. The application can be installed and used on Amazon's Fire tablets.
Facebook Steps Up Anti-Harassment Protections
Facebook has added several ways to help people avoid harassment on the social network. First, Facebook says it is improving efforts to detect fake, inauthentic, or duplicate accounts that are created in order to get around blocks.
Verizon to Let Prepaid Customers Manage their Accounts Through My Verizon App
Verizon Wireless today said its prepaid customers will soon have access to the My Verizon account management tool. Beginning June 28, prepaid customers can download and use My Verizon to pay bills, set up auto-pay, add data, and perform other account-related tasks.
Verizon Zero-Rates Its Fios Mobile Video App
Verizon Wireless today said the company's Fios home internet and television customers can stream an unlimited amount of live and recorded shows over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment. Specifically, Fios customers can use the Fios Mobile app on their smartphones and tablets to watch 140 channels of live television, movies, and stored DVR content.