Verizon Partnering with Payfone for Mobile Payments
Verizon Wireless plans to expand the capabilities of its BilltoMobile service through a new partnership with Payfone. Payfone is a privately-held company that creates mobile payment systems and forges relationships with online merchants. The partnership will allow Verizon Wireless customers to purchase virtual goods online directly from their handsets and have their Verizon Wireless accounts charged. Merchants that partner with Payfone will place a "buy" button on their mobile web sites that when clicked will make the purchase happen. In order to purchase more expensive, physical goods, users will have to link a credit card to the account. Verizon plans to launch the service later this year, and said it will be compatible with all its handsets that have mobile web browsers. No software updates will be needed. Verizon hopes the expanded presence and capabilities of this system will help it to grow more quickly. Verizon is also part of a multi-carrier initiative called ISIS, which will use NFC (near-field communications) for tap-and-go mobile payments.
Verizon Talks Up Android Pay, Says Still Looking at Samsung Pay
Verizon Wireless today took the time to tout the benefits of Android Pay, the new mobile payment app and service from Google. Android Pay is a relaunch of Softcard, which Google bought from Verizon (and AT&T/T-Mobile) earlier this year.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
Verizon Wireless will not stymie system updates for the Google Pixel phones, according to Ars Technica. Earlier this month, Google said Verizon would be responsible for pushing system updates to its variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Verizon Launches 5 Prepaid Plans for Tablets, Hotspots
Verizon Wireless today revealed five new options for customers who want to connect their tablets or hotspots to Verizon's network on a no-contract basis. The month-to-month data plans cost $15 per week for 500MB, or $20 per month for 1GB, $35 for 2GB, $60 for 5GB, or $100 for 10GB.
Verizon Discontinues Free Content Filtering Service
Verizon Wireless this week retired its content filtering service. The tool was initially made available to account holders in order to prevent devices from accessing certain types of content via the web and the Google Play Store.
Thats verrrry good that no software update is necessary
I can hear the customers calling CS now