Cell phones play growing role in getting U.S. online

As of April 2012 it is reported that 88% of U.S. adults own a mobile device of some kind, with more than half of these cell owners (55%) using these mobile devices to go online. Moreover, 31% of these current cell internet users say that most of their online activities are with their mobile phone; as opposed to other, more traditional mediums, such as a desktop or laptop computer.

To learn more about the growing significance of mobile usage, click here.

HopeLine from Verizon Presents Financial Grant to Resources for Children with Special Needs

Through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless has donated $7,500 to Resources for Children with Special Needs. RCSN works with New York families throughout the five boroughs who have children with disabilities and other special needs to help them understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential.

"We are very grateful for the grant from HopeLine from Verizon," said Rachel Howard, Executive Director of RCSN. "It will allow us to expand our current educational programs and ensure that more NYC families affected by domestic violence have the chance to heal and grow together."

Verizon Expands 4G LTE Network In Northern NJ

Verizon Wireless has expanded its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to more customers in the Northern New Jersey area by turning on additional cell sites in Newark, Lodi, Jersey City, Hackensack, South Plainfield, Linden, and Florham Park.

“Now, even more residents and small businesses have access to the blazingly fast 4G LTE speeds and the brand new line of devices that make it easy to share music, photos and files on-the-go”said Pat Devlin, president of Verizon Wireless, New York Metro Region.

To find out where the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in Northern New Jersey please see NJ Today’s report: http://njtoday.net/2011/11/03/verizon-expands-4g-lte-network-in-northern-nj/

In the wake of Wednesday’s tornadoes and severe weather in Western Massachusetts, Verizon Wireless deployed additional resources to augment wireless communication, network capacity and coverage in and around Springfield, MA. In response to requests, the Verizon Wireless Crisis Response Team has:

-Delivered six mobile power generators for use by local police and fire departments, as well as FEMA

-Distributed 45 mobile handsets to local police and fire departments

-Added call handling capacity to several exiting cell sites in the areas most affected

-Recharged resident’s cell phones inside local Communications Stores