Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national wireless providers in New England, in the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study(SM), Volume 1, issued earlier this month. This is the 17th consecutive reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the Northeast region.
The study measured network quality among U.S. wireless service providers. More than 27,000 wireless subscribers were surveyed by J.D. Power and Associates between July and December 2012 about their experiences with wireless voice, text messaging and data usage. Based on their responses, Verizon Wireless ranked highest among national wireless companies in five regions, including the Northeast.
In 2012, Verizon Wireless completed $256 million in wireless network enhancements across New England. Since December 2010, when Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE network in the Metro Boston area, the company has expanded its 4G LTE footprint throughout all six states of New England.
Verizon is committed to providing customers with the best possible network experience, empowering them to use smart devices and accessories in faster, more innovative ways.
Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.
These are among the new findings from a nationally representative Pew Research Center survey that explored technology use among 802 youth ages 12-17 and their parents. Key findings include:
· 78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones.That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011.
· 23% of teens have a tablet computer, a level comparable to the general adult population.
In many ways, teens represent the leading edge of mobile connectivity, and the patterns of their technology use often signal future changes in the adult population
Frederick County says it’s becoming the first jurisdiction in Maryland where people can send text messages to 911. County officials are announcing the service for Verizon Wireless customers at a briefing today in Frederick.
They say texting is important for people who may be unable to make emergency telephone calls to 911.Frederick is home to the main campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf. County officials say that was a factor in their decision to offer the service.
The service is already available to some residents of Alabama, Iowa and Vermont.
(Source: Washington Post)
Neglecting to clean your smartphone or tablet is a nasty tech habit to break this year. These gadgets have been proven to carry bacteria and germs. If there’s one new routine to create for yourself this Spring, it’s keeping these items shiny and clean. Your health will thank you. Here are some quick, easy-to-follow tips:
· As with cleaning any other gadget, when disinfecting a touch-screen smartphone, you don’t want to use any harsh chemicals or, evenworse, water. Using a tried and tested tech cleaner will ensure you won’t damage your phone’s sensitive bits. Use the a microfiber cloth, not apaper towel, to wipe the delicate surface.
· In a pinch and want to quickly rid your phone of dirty crevices and fingerprints? Use a piece of Scotch Tape to peel away dirt and rid your phone of fingerprints. Perfect for when you’re at the office (without a microfiber cloth).
· Give headphones or earbuds a quick refresh. Use a gentle cloth to wipe them down with a small amount of dishwashing detergent and water mixture. Careful not to leave soap residue on your earbuds,
The Syracuse school district has chosen 15 high school seniors for a program with Verizon Wireless that will culminate in a competition to create the best mobile app. The seniors will take part in eight weekly two-hour training sessions focusing on public speaking, business communication, technology and other skills that can help them in college and business.Good luck to all those participating!
Click through to learn more about the competition.