Verizon and their Education Empowerment Program, with the help of the Paterson Public School and the Board of Education of Paterson, selected 20 students to compete in a competition to develop a new marketing plan for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Partnering with Samsung and SOTI, the School of Business, Technology, Marketing and Finance as a part of the John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, NJ presented 20 students with Galaxy Tab 2 devices to help them with their marketing plans which will involve creating a plan and a video showcasing the very device that they will be using.
The program will focus on mobile learning and using technology in the everyday life to prepare them for higher education as well as the workforce. The goal is to have the program prepare the students for college and career success. Verizon will be providing the 20 students with free service during their 4 months with the devices and of course prizes for the best marketing plan. June 2013 is when the program will commence. The students, Verizon and a panel of judges will choose just 3 finalist of the 20 students. Voting will be online and open to the public to determine first, second, and third place winners.
Verizon has previously worked with other schools in Boston, MA and Newark, NJ.
For more info on this and other Verizon Wireless initiatives, check out http://news.verizonwireless.com/
The Consumer Electronics Association reports 76% of shoppers plan to purchase consumer electronics as a gift this year — specifically mobile devices. As we mentioned in this post last week, the best way to make sure that your gift is a hit this year is to consider how the lucky recipient will use it —by determining their “device personality.” Check out the video below featuring Verizon’s Jason Desormeaux and tips on how to pick the perfect device for everyone on your list
Due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, many households and businesses from New York to West Virginia have been left without power. To assist those affected, Verizon Wireless has opened charging stations in the impacted areas. Charging wireless devices is free and open to anyone impacted by the storm.
Click through for a list of locations offering charging stations. This list will be updated as more locations are added.
A growing number of smartphone and tablet users are turning to VZW to get the most out of their new wireless devices. Overall attendance at our Wireless Workshops has more than doubled in 2012. Have you attended a workshop yet?
Brush up on your smartphone and tablet skills. VZW Workshops are free and available online and in most Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. Click here to search for a list of topics and schedules at participating stores in your area as well as information about online sessions.
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.
Many companies offer incentives for using their apps to conduct everyday tasks like going to the gym, eating or watching TV. Check out some of them below and more here:
Gympact provides cash incentives to gym-goers. Users set goals to earn cash back, but if they skip an appointment with the treadmill, they end up losing cash.
LevelUp provides an easy way to use a smartphone to pay for a meal while scoring cash. This app links a credit or debit card to a phone and can be scanned to pay to unlock savings at a new or favorite restaurant.
Viggle is a free app (data usage may apply) that lets people earn points by checking in to their favorite television programs. Accumulated points can be redeemed for rewards which include movie tickets, gift cards, wireless accessories, music and more.
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About 65% of sports fans that watch games on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are using them to follow football — far more than any other U.S. sport, according to new data. The below infographic recently posted by Mashable reveals just how popular mobile devices are among football fans watching games in real time, opening up a wider market for advertisers and teams to directly reach out to fans.
Viewing games and video content isn’t the only thing luring fans to pick up mobile devices to follow along. There are more than 290 football-related apps currently available for download.” Try NFL Mobile for stats and news from other games around the league when the stadium scoreboard isn’t telling you the whole story, and to track your Fantasy Football players.
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