Take the “Wait” out of Upgrading with VERIZON EDGE

Story by David Samberg 

Technology changes fast. You purchase a phone and within a few short months, something new hits the shelves.

If you want to stay on top of the latest technology, the new Verizon Edge device payment plan offers an affordable way to upgrade to the newest device and satisfy your love of technology. Verizon Edge is a flexible equipment payment plan that spreads the retail price of a phone over 24 months. You can also upgrade to a new phone after six months if 50 percent of the retail cost has been paid. LEARN MORE…

Take the “Wait” out of Upgrading with VERIZON EDGE

Story by David Samberg

Technology changes fast. You purchase a phone and within a few short months, something new hits the shelves.

If you want to stay on top of the latest technology, the new Verizon Edge device payment plan offers an affordable way to upgrade to the newest device and satisfy your love of technology. Verizon Edge is a flexible equipment payment plan that spreads the retail price of a phone over 24 months. You can also upgrade to a new phone after six months if 50 percent of the retail cost has been paid. LEARN MORE

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?


Catch all the Top Summer Blockbusters with Help From These Movie Apps
Cool off and check out your favorite summer blockbusters of 2013. But how can you get the most out of your cinematic experience? Look no further than your Verizon smartphone and these hot movie apps.With the Fandango app, you can check out the latest trailers, read reviews, find the best show times and purchase tickets—all from your mobile device. Additional goodies include voice searches, fan alerts to keep you posted on your favorite movies and Next Hour, which will find you the closest additional showing in case you’re running late to the theater.Flixster’s app lets you get info on your favorite flicks, check show times and purchase tickets for that big midnight premiere of The Next Big Thing, Part IV (now in 3D). With Flixster, you can stream your digital copies straight to your device, showing your friends once and for all who shot who first.“Isn’t that the one guy from that one movie? No, not THAT movie, the other one.”We’ve all been through a conversation like this at least once in our lives. Thanks to the IMDb app, it’s not a conversation you’ll have to deal with again. Instantly search through IMDb’s database of more than two million movies and TV shows, as well as more than four million celebrity listings to find who starred in what, quick trivia facts and the latest in Hollywood headlines.Check out the rest of our favorite movie apps here.

Catch all the Top Summer Blockbusters with Help From These Movie Apps


Cool off and check out your favorite summer blockbusters of 2013. But how can you get the most out of your cinematic experience? Look no further than your Verizon smartphone and these hot movie apps.

With the Fandango app, you can check out the latest trailers, read reviews, find the best show times and purchase tickets—all from your mobile device. Additional goodies include voice searches, fan alerts to keep you posted on your favorite movies and Next Hour, which will find you the closest additional showing in case you’re running late to the theater.

Flixster’s app lets you get info on your favorite flicks, check show times and purchase tickets for that big midnight premiere of The Next Big Thing, Part IV (now in 3D). With Flixster, you can stream your digital copies straight to your device, showing your friends once and for all who shot who first.
“Isn’t that the one guy from that one movie? No, not THAT movie, the other one.”

We’ve all been through a conversation like this at least once in our lives. Thanks to the IMDb app, it’s not a conversation you’ll have to deal with again. Instantly search through IMDb’s database of more than two million movies and TV shows, as well as more than four million celebrity listings to find who starred in what, quick trivia facts and the latest in Hollywood headlines.

Check out the rest of our favorite movie apps here.

What’s Green About Super Bowl XLVIII (Aside from the NY Jets)?







  
 
 
The NFL has been committed to hosting Super Bowl events in an environmentally friendly fashion – and Super Bowl XLVIII will be no exception. The upcoming Super Bowl at near-by MetLife stadium in NJ is already a cause for celebration, but we will also see many green NFL initiatives to celebrate. For example, last month Verizon began planting trees with the NFL in New Jersey’s Weequahic Park in Newark, and New York’s Randall’s Island State Park. You can see footage from the event at the video below. The planting of trees is just part of the NFL Environmental Program, which is nearing its 20th anniversary. The program is dedicated to developing important projects that help address the overall climate change impact of Super Bowl events, as well as solid waste, food waste, material reuse, the needs for books and sports equipment for children in need. As part of the yearly tradition, the greening of each new Super Bowl begins with a ceremonial passing of the shovel. And this year, it is from New Orleans to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

What’s Green About Super Bowl XLVIII (Aside from the NY Jets)?

The NFL has been committed to hosting Super Bowl events in an environmentally friendly fashion – and Super Bowl XLVIII will be no exception. The upcoming Super Bowl at near-by MetLife stadium in NJ is already a cause for celebration, but we will also see many green NFL initiatives to celebrate.

For example, last month Verizon began planting trees with the NFL in New Jersey’s Weequahic Park in Newark, and New York’s Randall’s Island State Park. You can see footage from the event at the video below.

The planting of trees is just part of the NFL Environmental Program, which is nearing its 20th anniversary. The program is dedicated to developing important projects that help address the overall climate change impact of Super Bowl events, as well as solid waste, food waste, material reuse, the needs for books and sports equipment for children in need. As part of the yearly tradition, the greening of each new Super Bowl begins with a ceremonial passing of the shovel. And this year, it is from New Orleans to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.


Verizon Supports ‘It Can Wait’ Campaign Urging Drivers Not to Text & Drive

 
Formore than a decade, responsible driving has been a cause very dear to Verizon Wireless. Now, Verizon has teamed up with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to support the It Can Wait campaign that urges drivers to pledge not to text and drive and provides resources and tools to help prevent distracted driving. For those drivers tempted to respond to messages while behind the wheel, Verizon Wireless encourages the use of the Safely Go app, which allows users to lock their phones and send automatic texts alerting others that they are driving safely. The app also has the ability to route calls through Bluetooth and other hands-free accessories.
HelpVerizon spread the message of the It Can Wait campaign, by encouraging social media users to take a stand against texting and driving by using the hashtags #ItCanWait and #ItWaited on their social media profiles. Users can actively participate in responsible driving by pulling over to text or email and then share the rewarding moments they experience while safely using their devices, using the hashtag #ItWaited and tagging any of the following Twitter accounts: @VZWSheldon, @VZWEsme, @VZWjohno, @VZWMelanie or @VZWmike.
Whenit comes to texting and driving, the message is simple: It Can Wait. For more information about the It Can Wait campaign and initiative, visit http://www.itcanwait.com

Verizon Supports ‘It Can Wait’ Campaign Urging Drivers Not to Text & Drive

 

Formore than a decade, responsible driving has been a cause very dear to Verizon Wireless. Now, Verizon has teamed up with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to support the It Can Wait campaign that urges drivers to pledge not to text and drive and provides resources and tools to help prevent distracted driving. For those drivers tempted to respond to messages while behind the wheel, Verizon Wireless encourages the use of the Safely Go app, which allows users to lock their phones and send automatic texts alerting others that they are driving safely. The app also has the ability to route calls through Bluetooth and other hands-free accessories.


HelpVerizon spread the message of the It Can Wait campaign, by encouraging social media users to take a stand against texting and driving by using the hashtags #ItCanWait and #ItWaited on their social media profiles. Users can actively participate in responsible driving by pulling over to text or email and then share the rewarding moments they experience while safely using their devices, using the hashtag #ItWaited and tagging any of the following Twitter accounts: @VZWSheldon, @VZWEsme, @VZWjohno, @VZWMelanie or @VZWmike.


Whenit comes to texting and driving, the message is simple: It Can Wait. For more information about the It Can Wait campaign and initiative, visit http://www.itcanwait.com

Verizon’s Summer Travel App Picks

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Now that summer’s here, it’s time to enjoy the sunshine, fancy umbrella drinks and sand between our toes. Download these apps to help navigate the maze of trip planning and truly relax during your time off.

For streamlined trip planning, head to the TripAdvisor app. Sift through user-generated reviews of hotels, restaurants and things to do. Looking for some more information from travelers like you? Head to the forums and post a question or browse through the feeds to get the information you want. When you come across something you’d like to see or do, save it to the app so you can come back to it later. Change currencies for travel overseas and search and book flights straight through the app.

Hipmunk saves you time by compiling all of the top travel sites’ flight and hotel deals into a single list of results. The app’s unique display makes it easy to visually compare results to choose what’s best for you. Unlike other travel apps, Hipmunk doesn’t just show you the cheapest flight first—it sorts by “agony” instead, factoring in such things as flight duration, number of layovers and price.Hotel results are shown on a map, so you can see exactly where you’d be staying at your destination.

TripIt organizes all of your travel plans into a single, simple itinerary that you can view on the app. Share your travel plans with family and friends, so they’ll know exactly when to pick you up from the airport. An upgrade to the Pro version is amazingly valuable for frequent travelers. You can manage your travel rewards points, plus get alerts when your flight is delayed and if cheaper flights become available. Stuck in a middle seat? TripIt’s newest feature alerts you when a better seat becomes available.

For more of Verizon’s travel app recommendations, click here.

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber Small Business Fair

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On Friday, June 21, The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted the Latino Business Series at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Sponsored by Verizon Wireless, the small business fair welcomed 200 guests for a half-day educational event of workshops addressing small business functions such as technology, social media, business planning and access to capital. Business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs from the Greater Philadelphia Latino Community were given the opportunity to attend the Verizon ‘Powerful Answers’ Workshop, led by Michele Ruiz and designed to provide attendees with the knowledge to power, connect and grow business through mobile technology.

Guests were also encouraged to nominate themselves or a fellow business owner for the Verizon Latino Business Series’ Entrepreneur of the Year award. The winner will receive a $25,000 cash infusion, five 4G LTE devices and free voice and data service for a year provided by Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless is committed to supporting Philadelphia’s Latino Business Community with mobile technology solutions, tools and resources. Along with the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Verizon hopes to educate local Latino organizations on technological options to help grow their business.

The Future of Mobility

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Technology is a crafty game of predictions and the biggest question often is “what will be the next global trend?”

It’s tough to gauge what people will be carrying, tapping, talking to, or even driving in over the next couple of decades, and how those devices will impact our lives. To get the complete picture of the potential future of mobility, check out the full infographic above.

(Source: PC Mag)

NJ School Hosts Educational App Night for Parents 

JP Case Middle School in Flemington, N.J., held its first ever App Night for parents and students last week. Part of the school’s open house for incoming seventh and eighth-grade students, App Night was run by the school’s Technology Council to give parents a sneak peek into the cutting-edge technology used in the classroom. Parents learned how mobile technology is integrated into the school day and how they can support their children within the mobile world. 

The school is a pioneer in how it embraces technology. Students can view course refreshers via YouTube videos posted by their teachers, follow their teachers on Twitter to get class assignments and collaborate via the school’s use of Google Docs. Additionally, Google Voice is used in world language classes to help students with pronunciation. Parents and students can also sync their calendars with their teachers so that class projects, assignments and field trips are automatically added to their personal calendars.

The school’s first ever App Night delved into the use of technology in the classroom to help with organization and productivity; world languages; social media; and basic skills and enrichment. Recommended apps for learning covered everything from global literacy apps to curriculum review tools and collaboration tools.


Jennifer Lopez & Verizon Open First Viva Móvil Shop in Brooklyn, NY
 
Music megastar Jennifer Lopez opened up Viva Móvil, a Verizon store with a Latina twist, on Flatbush Ave. across from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY last week.

A second Viva will open in late July on Junction Blvd. in Rego Park, Queens and more will appear in Spanish-speaking neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
Unlike a traditional Verizon store, Lopez’s shops boast brighter colors, a bilingual staff and a play area for kids. 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 also interact with Viva Móvil on getviva.com











 

Jennifer Lopez & Verizon Open First Viva Móvil Shop in Brooklyn, NY

 

Music megastar Jennifer Lopez opened up Viva Móvil, a Verizon store with a Latina twist, on Flatbush Ave. across from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY last week.


A second Viva will open in late July on Junction Blvd. in Rego Park, Queens and more will appear in Spanish-speaking neighborhoods across the five boroughs.


Unlike a traditional Verizon store, Lopez’s shops boast brighter colors, a bilingual staff and a play area for kids. 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 also interact with Viva Móvil on getviva.com