Verizon 4G LTE Network Now Covers 500 Markets
Today, its 4G LTE network covers 500 markets in 49 states and officially launches next month in Alaska.The impact of 4G LTE is evident all around us. It has transformed the entire mobile ecosystem, inspiring new types of content to be created and consumed beyond the range of popular limited-range private and public Wi-Fi networks, including streaming video from a train and photo sharing from a mountain peak, chatting on Skype, or listening to Pandora on a long drive. 4G LTE has made the high-speed, high-quality wireless experience a possibility as we travel throughout the United States. And, new uses are still being developed and introduced for appliances, cameras, cars and mobile health devices. By 2020, forecasts from GMSA predict that 4G LTE will enable 24 billion connected devices.Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is available to more than 99 percent of its 3G footprint and to more than 95 percent of the entire U.S. population. So, virtual nationwide coverage has arrived and will continue to expand – making the real question, where will 4G LTE take our lives next?

Verizon 4G LTE Network Now Covers 500 Markets

Today, its 4G LTE network covers 500 markets in 49 states and officially launches next month in Alaska.

The impact of 4G LTE is evident all around us. It has transformed the entire mobile ecosystem, inspiring new types of content to be created and consumed beyond the range of popular limited-range private and public Wi-Fi networks, including streaming video from a train and photo sharing from a mountain peak, chatting on Skype, or listening to Pandora on a long drive. 4G LTE has made the high-speed, high-quality wireless experience a possibility as we travel throughout the United States. And, new uses are still being developed and introduced for appliances, cameras, cars and mobile health devices. By 2020, forecasts from GMSA predict that 4G LTE will enable 24 billion connected devices.

Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is available to more than 99 percent of its 3G footprint and to more than 95 percent of the entire U.S. population. So, virtual nationwide coverage has arrived and will continue to expand – making the real question, where will 4G LTE take our lives next?


How To Master the “Selfie”
 Selfie (self-ee). n. a picture taken of a person by that person and commonly shared via social media.Every day, celebrities,individuals and even pets (well, their owners) are using mobile devices to post Selfies across social networks.To create the perfect selfie, keep these tips and tricks in mind.
Watch out for photo bombers. Apps like Handy Photo and TouchRetouch make it easy to remove unwanted objects in a photo, whether it is a random stranger or unexpected wildlife. 
Create the best version of your photo. If after taking the photo you decide you don’t like the picture, there are plenty of apps that provide editing capabilities. With Facetune, users can easily remove stray hairs or blemishes to create a more flattering selfie and use Instagram to add a unique filter. 
Take your selfies in front of a landmark. Wherever you may be, give your selfie a cool background, like the Golden Gate Bridge, the ocean or a pretty sunset. Phones that feature wide-angle lenses on their front-facing cameras, such as the Windows Phone 8X and the DROID DNA, allow you to capture the full scenery in the background. 
Reblog this post and show us your best selfie!

How To Master the “Selfie”

 Selfie (self-ee). n. a picture taken of a person by that person and commonly shared via social media.Every day, celebrities,individuals and even pets (well, their owners) are using mobile devices to post Selfies across social networks.To create the perfect selfie, keep these tips and tricks in mind.

Watch out for photo bombers. Apps like Handy Photo and TouchRetouch make it easy to remove unwanted objects in a photo, whether it is a random stranger or unexpected wildlife. 

Create the best version of your photo. If after taking the photo you decide you don’t like the picture, there are plenty of apps that provide editing capabilities. With Facetune, users can easily remove stray hairs or blemishes to create a more flattering selfie and use Instagram to add a unique filter. 

Take your selfies in front of a landmark. Wherever you may be, give your selfie a cool background, like the Golden Gate Bridge, the ocean or a pretty sunset. Phones that feature wide-angle lenses on their front-facing cameras, such as the Windows Phone 8X and the DROID DNA, allow you to capture the full scenery in the background. 

Reblog this post and show us your best selfie!

Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season
After a hurricane season in 2012 that impacted virtually the entire eastern US, experts have forecasted roughly 50 percent more storm activity this year compared to an average season. Hurricane season officially started on June 1st, so the time to prepare is now.First, develop a family emergency plan that includes what to do, who to call, where to go and what supplies to take with you if your family must evacuate.Keep phones, tablets, laptops, batteries, chargers and other equipment in dry, accessible locations like re-sealable plastic bags. And, have car chargers available to charge devices while on the road. Take photos/videos of personal possessions for insurance purposes and save them to an online file storage site such as Verizon Cloud in case of computer/wireless damage.Apps, such as the Disaster Readiness Guide contain helpful in-case-of-emergency information that is available without the need for an Internet connection.Find additional Verizon tips here that can help you prepare for and stay connected in the event of an emergency.

Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season

After a hurricane season in 2012 that impacted virtually the entire eastern US, experts have forecasted roughly 50 percent more storm activity this year compared to an average season. Hurricane season officially started on June 1st, so the time to prepare is now.

First, develop a family emergency plan that includes what to do, who to call, where to go and what supplies to take with you if your family must evacuate.

Keep phones, tablets, laptops, batteries, chargers and other equipment in dry, accessible locations like re-sealable plastic bags. And, have car chargers available to charge devices while on the road. 

Take photos/videos of personal possessions for insurance purposes and save them to an online file storage site such as Verizon Cloud in case of computer/wireless damage.

Apps, such as the Disaster Readiness Guide contain helpful in-case-of-emergency information that is available without the need for an Internet connection.

Find additional Verizon tips here that can help you prepare for and stay connected in the event of an emergency.

Video: Lending a Hand with Wireless Devices

 On April 25, Verizon Wireless made a significant donation of wireless devices and technology to The People’s Pantry, a food pantry and resource center in Toms River, NJ that has become a Hurricane Sandy resource center for community members looking for a helping hand. 

The ceremony was attended by nearly 60 community members, including Toms River Township Mayor, Thomas F. Kelaher, and volunteers from AmeriCorps and The Corporation for National and Community Service. See more at the video below

For information on the People’s Pantry or to donate, emaildonations@trschools.com

Jennifer Lopez launches Viva Móvil at CTIA 2013

Last week, Verizon Wireless introduced the newest premium retailer to give consumers the ability to purchase the latest smartphones and tablets on its 4G LTE network – Viva Móvil by Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer Lopez launched Viva Móvil in collaboration with Brightstar, a global distribution and services company, and Moorehead Communications, Verizon Wireless’ largest premium retailer. Viva Móvil will offer consumers a full service shopping experience online, in customized stores and on mobile devices.

Viva Móvil will revolutionize the wireless shopping experience for Latino consumers with a unique social shopping experience through its Facebook page. While on the page, consumers can get personalized recommendations, shop with their friends, comment on devices and share what device or accessory they purchased – all while staying connected on Facebook. Consumers can interact with Viva Móvil on getviva.com and the Viva Móvil Facebook page now.


In the next few weeks, the Viva Móvil by Jennifer will announce store opening in major markets including New York.

 

Text-To-Donate and Other Relief Efforts to Support Central Oklahoma
 To support relief efforts in Central Oklahoma, customers can now text-to-donate to the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Verizon Wireless customers can donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or to the Salvation Army by texting STORM to 80888. Those who would like to give more can donate up to $50 via text. Text messaging fees will be waived and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the Red Cross and/or Salvation Army.
Verizon has committed $100,000 in grants to disaster relief in the area, and the Verizon Foundation will provide a 1-to-1 match of employee online donations (from $25 up to $1,000 per employee) to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. To learn more click through.

Text-To-Donate and Other Relief Efforts to Support Central Oklahoma

 To support relief efforts in Central Oklahoma, customers can now text-to-donate to the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Verizon Wireless customers can donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or to the Salvation Army by texting STORM to 80888. Those who would like to give more can donate up to $50 via text. Text messaging fees will be waived and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the Red Cross and/or Salvation Army.

Verizon has committed $100,000 in grants to disaster relief in the area, and the Verizon Foundation will provide a 1-to-1 match of employee online donations (from $25 up to $1,000 per employee) to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. To learn more click through.






Using Mobile Tech to Manage Your Family







There is no single best way to use your smartphone or tablet to manage your family. All of us work in a different way and have different needs. As you look for ways to get a handle on it all, do not give up if one app or method doesn’t work for you. There are countless ways to gain more control over your daily schedule. You will also need to give yourself time to re-learn the way you handle everything, and develop new mobile habits.

One suggestion to get started  is to use a shared calendar. You can use the calendar in Outlook.com, Google, Yahoo or one of the many other online scheduling services. You can create a single calendar for your entire family or you can have multiple calendars and combine them all on one color-coded master schedule.  
 
If you prefer using an organizing and scheduling app that can do more than just keep a calendar-like hold family photos, important files , and other information-then AboutOne and Cozi are two of the more popular choices.
 
For more organization suggestions from Verizon Wireless click though!

Using Mobile Tech to Manage Your Family

There is no single best way to use your smartphone or tablet to manage your family. All of us work in a different way and have different needs. As you look for ways to get a handle on it all, do not give up if one app or method doesn’t work for you. There are countless ways to gain more control over your daily schedule. You will also need to give yourself time to re-learn the way you handle everything, and develop new mobile habits.

One suggestion to get started  is to use a shared calendar. You can use the calendar in Outlook.com, Google, Yahoo or one of the many other online scheduling services. You can create a single calendar for your entire family or you can have multiple calendars and combine them all on one color-coded master schedule.  

 

If you prefer using an organizing and scheduling app that can do more than just keep a calendar-like hold family photos, important files , and other information-then AboutOne and Cozi are two of the more popular choices.

 

For more organization suggestions from Verizon Wireless click though!

Virtual Tour of the Verizon Innovation Center

 

Verizon established its Innovation Program to encourage the growth and development of the 4G LTE ecosystem and to uncover ways to wirelessly connect just about anything. 

Verizon’s Innovation Program now has more than 200 participants and, to date, more than 30 products on the market, ranging from digital jukeboxes and telepresence robots to routers and gateways embedded with 4G LTE connectivity. The recently-introduced Verizon 4G LTE Router is one of the first solutions from the Innovation Program to be sold in Verizon Wireless stores. Much of the work is concentrated at the Verizon Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass. In addition to providing opportunities to demonstrate and showcase solutions, the Center is also home to working labs, where engineers from Verizon and participant companies work side-by-side to develop, test and refine solutions. 

Nearing the two-year anniversary of its official opening in July 2011, Verizon’s Innovation Center in Massachusetts has hosted hundreds of customers, prospective collaborators, and companies both large and small, who have seen the kinds of solutions that are possible. The Center in Waltham has also won prestigious awards, including being named a World Class Center by the Association of Briefing Program Managers and receiving LEED Gold certification.

 

 

Infographic: How Smartphones and Social Keep Us Connected
 
Effective Student Marketing released a new infographic last week that details important information about how smartphone users are using their devices throughout the week, and specifically how they’re using the social and communication applications on their phones.

The key finding in the study was that smartphones have revolutionized the way we communicate, socialize, share, and connect. Smartphones, combined with the social and communication applications, allow us to stay connected with our friends, family, and community throughout the day. 

Infographic: How Smartphones and Social Keep Us Connected

 

Effective Student Marketing released a new infographic last week that details important information about how smartphone users are using their devices throughout the week, and specifically how they’re using the social and communication applications on their phones.

The key finding in the study was that smartphones have revolutionized the way we communicate, socialize, share, and connect. Smartphones, combined with the social and communication applications, allow us to stay connected with our friends, family, and community throughout the day.