On Friday, Nov. 9, Aliah Davis of Washington, N.J., had the day of her dreams realized by Verizon Wireless as the winner of our Dia de tus Suenos sweepstakes that was held in October as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Davis’ prize was spending a day with celebrity chef Jose Garces, known for his appearances on “Iron Chef America” and for his 15 award winning restaurants.
Davis’ dream day experience began at the Verizon Wireless store at 11th and Market Street in Philadelphia, where she and her husband, met Garces for the firsttime. Here, they spent some time talking about the contest, family, food, and more, before Garces presented Davis’ with a check for $1,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 7.7 tablet she could use to document her day.
Garces and Davis then headed to one of Garces’ Philadelphia restaurants, JG Domestic. Upon arrival, Garces showed Davis his office and gave her a behind-the-scenes look at some of his current projects, favorite cookbooks and a private tour of the restaurant, ending in the kitchen where they spent the next hour preparing two of Garces’ signature dishes: Ecaudorian-style shrimp ceviche and a chicken and rice dish. Along the way, Garces gave Davis pointers and shared some of his own cooking secrets. The end result was a meal Davis was able to enjoy with her husband, and an unforgettable experience Davis said she won’t stop talking about anytime soon.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), VZW wants to give you the Día de Tus Sueños. Are you a fashionista? Love to cook? Enter to win one of two grand prizes—an all-expense-paid trip to hang out with famous Latino trailblazers—Julissa Bermudez & Adrienne Bailon, “fashionistas” from the Style reality series Empire Girls or restaurateur and famous chef, Jose Garces! Winners will also get an Android 4G LTE tablet to help record and share the experience and $1,000 to jump start their dream!
Click here to visit Verizon Insider for additional details and to enter! ”
Chances are you’re familiar with the 4-H Club, you’ve stayed in a four-star hotel and you can name a four-star general. But what do you know about 4G? For those only vaguely familiar with the term 4G, it refers to the fourth and latest generation technology for data access over cellular networks. 4G wireless networks are much faster than 3G networks and provide more capacity (or bandwidth) needed to access all the applications and programs now available on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
Two key advantages of 4G LTE are its incredible bandwidth and its ultrafast speed, enabling the user and businesses to access the Internet from a mobile device as quickly and seamlessly as you do from the computer in your office.
To learn more about how 4G LTE is Transforming Health Care see below and click through.
Transforming Health Care
The ability to experience the Internet, untethered with no wires attached, with virtually no latency or delay — all at super-fast speed — opens a world of new possibilities for business, improving your efficiency and productivity while offering the tools to run a business at full strength.
The New Normal
4G LTE also can enable Emergency Medical Technicians and ambulance medical technicians to transmit patient data to emergency room doctors while in transit, thus expediting care upon arrival at the hospital; by the time the ambulance arrives, the patient has been admitted, medical records have been pulled and care can begin immediately.
The newest addition to the DROID RAZR line was introduced earlier this month—DROID RAZR M. Several outlets have reviewed the device, and here’s a look at what they had to say.
DROID RAZR M’s design and compact size drew attention from Computerworld, which noted that the large screen runs flush with the border, putting it on par with larger Android phones.
CNET’s review commented that, despite DROID RAZR M size, its fast dual-core processing, access to 4G LTE speeds and long battery life offer strong performance.
The DROID RAZR M is available for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract at Verizon Wireless stores and online here
If you ever wished to live like an actress or world-renowned chef, your dream is about to come true. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), VZW wants to give you the Día de Tus Sueños. That’s right, you’ll be able to live the big dream with an all-expense-paid trip to hang out with a famous Latino trailblazer. Vive como los famosos!
Two lucky dreamers will win:
- An all-expense-paid trip to meet either Julissa Bermudez and Adrienne Bailon, “fashionistas” from the TV show Empire Girls or Iron Chef Jose Garces
- An Android 4G LTE tablet to help you record and share the dream day experience with your friends, family and social networks
- $1,000 to jump start your dream
Click here to visit Verizon Insider for additional details and to enter!
Additionally, VZW’s new National campaign “The Power to Share Unites Us” features one of the top Hispanic celebrities in the U.S. – Jennifer Lopez. The campaign emphasizes how our Share Everything Plan, our diverse ecosystem of devices and our Apps help customers connect on our 4G LTE network.
On the heels of the announcement of the release of the iPhone 5, Verizon Wireless is happy to announce that it will offer the device on its 4G LTE network beginning on Friday, September 21 at 8am (EDT). Beginning today, customers are able to pre-order iPhone 5 at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone. iPhone 5 will be available starting at $199.99 for the 16 GB model, $299.99 for the 32 GB model and $399.99 for the 64 GB model with a new two-year customer agreement.
For more information click here.
Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics USA recently announced the Intuition
by LG, a next-generation device that offers the full functionality of a
smartphone and a tablet all in one slim, pocket friendly device. The
Intuition by LG, exclusively for Verizon Wireless, is available
online at www.verizonwireless.com starting today and will be in
Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Sept. 10 for $199.99
with a new two-year customer agreement.
The Intuition’s innovative design and features let customers record
their most creative ideas while also staying productive, all in one
device. Customers will also have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
network, which covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and
will soon be available in more than 400 markets nationwide.
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More than half of children between the ages of five and eight have already used tablets to play or learn, according to research. Tablets are permeating family life, too; in households that own a device, kids 12 and under get their hands on it more often than adults. Check out the infographic below to see what kids are using them for most
When setting your kids up with their new gadget, don’t forget to research your options for parental controls to ensure safe and appropriate use. To learn more about VZW’s offerings including content filters, family locator and usage controls, click here.
A recent report by Georgetown University found that 80 percent of senior citizen households surveyed have wireless service. Wireless sensors placed throughout a home can help an older person retain his or her independence, while easing the concerns of families and caregivers. The PERs+ solution from Healthsense uses sensors to detect whether doors are opened or closed or a toilet is flushed to provide information about the resident’s activity.
Another innovative technology that takes advantage of fast wireless networks is the Healthcare Access Tablet
. Developed by BL Healthcare, the tablet brings a healthcare professional directly into an senior citizen’s home via video conferencing over 4G LTE
. By connecting accessories to the device, the tablet can monitor and report vital signs, including blood pressure and oxygen levels, and reduce the number of visits to the doctor’s office.
Click through to learn more about how 4G LTE technology is helping seniors and keeping families, caregivers and physicians connected.