Mobile Devices Will Outnumber People by the End of the Year

Similar to yesterday’s infographic, Cisco’s Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update shows that consumers’ mobile appetite has grown a lot in the past year, with no signs of slowing.

In fact, by the end of 2013, Cisco predicts there  will be more mobile devices on Earth than people! Findings from the report also uncovered that global mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold by 2017, with more than 10 billion mobile-connected devices by then. What do you think the future holds for mobile? Reblog this post and let us know your predictions!

In Two Years 4G LTE Has Changed the Mobile Lifestyle



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On Wednesday, Dec. 5, wireless users may not pause to celebrate that it has been two years since the launch of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, yet every day they experience how it has transformed their lives.  

4G LTE wireless networks mean that what was once considered only in the realm of desktop computers – or someone’s imagination – is now seamlessly mobile. Whether it’s watching user-generated clips, favorite entertainment programs or video chatting with friends and family, the growth of 4G LTE has changed the way we watch and share video.

To learn more click here: http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2012/12/verizon-wireless-4G-LTE-two-year-anniversary.html

QR Codes for Small Businesses

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QR codes enable companies to drive customers to their own interactive content such as videos, social media sites and Web pages, by using a device’s camera to scan a barcode. These barcodes can be anywhere – billboards, ads, posters, product displays and more, increasing visibility.

The low cost and high interactive aspect of this technology make it a good option for small businesses and provides valuable insights into customers. Small business owners can use many free or paid sites like QReate & Track and Delivr to create their own QR codes and find out the number of scans, location, dates and times used. To learn more click through.

A Tale of Small Business Survival After Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc up and down the East Coast, flooding homes and businesses, and leaving millions without power. In New York’s Orange County, thousands of homes suffered power outages. Among them was the home of Joe Dans, president and senior creative director of Rogue Wave Creative Group, Inc., who was forced to relocate with his family. Left without power when they returned home, Dans faced the challenge of operating his small public relations firm from his home.
 
Click through to read how a 4G LTE Jetpack help to allow Dans to conduct business without interruption and keep his small business open during and after Hurricane Sandy.

Verizon Wireless Makes “Dia De Tus Suenos” A Reality In Philadelphia For Fan Of Chef Jose Garces

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Congratulations to Aliah Davis of Washington, N.J. for winning our Dia de tus Suenos or Day of Your Dreams sweepstakes held during October in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Today, Davis will be spending the day with acclaimed Chef Jose Garces, a Philadelphia restaurateur and star of “Iron Chef America” on the Food Network.

Her day will begin at the Verizon Wireless store at 11th and Market Street in Philadelphia, where Garces will sign copies of his new book, “The Latin Road Home,” for fans, and Davis will be presented with a check for $1,000 and a Verizon Wireless 4G LTE tablet. Davis will also accompany Garces on a private tour of his restaurant J.G. Domestic at 2929 Arch Street, followed by a cooking lesson and dinner!

Verizon Wireless gives a platform to everybody to share their personal stories, and encourages the community to celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic population to our nation’s culture. For more information about the Day of Your Dreams contest, visit www.verizoninsider.com/dreamday.

Stress-Free Shopping Is Just a Click Away

Parents who have spent the last few weeks back to school shopping for clothes and supplies can attest that shopping can be stressful. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a growing number of shoppers are avoiding the crowds and making mobile commerce part of their shopping routine.

Recognizing this trend, Verizon and Amazon will offer a suite of Amazon-owned shopping apps directly to customers on certain Verizon Wireless Android smartphones. Retail apps like those offered by Amazon are another way wireless users can customize their smartphones and bring the convenience of online shopping right to their mobile device.  

Click through for a list of apps.

Have you found great apps to use to shop directly from your mobile device? Reblog this and tell us what apps you use!

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Let’s Talk LTE: College Survival Kit

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For college students preparing to go back to school, it is essential to have the proper devices to succeed academically, make connections on campus and check in with family.

Apps and services like Skype provide an avenue for parents to spend time with their freshman away from home. Combined with the power of 4G LTE smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC, parents can expect better connectivity and more time chatting.

When it comes time for schoolwork, E-reader apps like Kindle for Android have classic literature and new titles available for download, lightening the load to haul around campus and possibly saving a few dollars in the process.

Students with Android tablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, can use the QuickOffice Pro HD app to create and edit Microsoft Office documents fast with 4G LTE.

Some mobile hotspots, such as the VerizonJetpack MiFi 4620L, provide 4G LTE connectivity for up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices so you and your dorm pals can have a shareable Wi-Fi signal wherever needed, turning the dining hall or quad into an impromptu study space.

How do you plan on preparing your kids to go away for school? How will you keep in touch? Check back here on Friday for other helpful devices, tips and apps we’ll be sharing with mommy bloggers as everyone prepares for back-to-school.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE On Track To Cover More Than 400 Markets By End Of 2012

Starting July 19, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 33 new markets and expanded in 32 other markets. “Our rollout of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE in the United States is on track and we are confident we will meet our target of providing 4G LTE to our customers in more than 400 markets by the end of the year,” said Nicola Palmer, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.

Click through for a full list of 4G LTE markets and additional information on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.