Each week, we share a collection of Verizon news and stories from your neighborhood that you may have missed in the past week. Here’s what’s new with Verizon in the Midwest from the week of November 21.
ILLINOIS / WISCONSIN REGION
Why the Droid Bionic? Because Faster is Better – www.valpolife.com – Valparaiso, IN (November 28)
The Droid Bionic, available through Verizon, is one of the few smartphones on the market to sport the 1GHz dual-core processor, making the phone arguably more powerful than the desktop computer that got me through my 2008 graduation at Purdue… I would strongly suggest someone in the market for a new cell phone to try out the Droid Bionic and see what it can do for you. If you’re looking for something that works well and looks better, the Droid Bionic is right for you!
Holiday Gift Guide at Verizon Wireless - WMTV-TV – Madison, WI (November 27)
Anchor Barclay Pollack interviewed Fitchburg Verizon Wireless store manager Aaron Midthun to take a look at some of the hottest devices available as gifts and stocking stuffers for the holiday season. The two looked at the Droid Razr, MotoActiv, HTC Rezound, the 4G LTE MiFi and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with its keyboard docking station.
KANSAS / MISSOURI REGION
Smartphones helpful for Cyber Monday Shopper – www.ksdk.com – St. Louis, MO (November 28)
Shawn Fields, retail manager, joined KSDK-NBC’s “Today in St. Louis” morning show to offer some tips on how smartphones can be helpful for those Cyber Monday deal-seeking shoppers. In this clip, Fields is interviewed by news anchor Pat McGonigle.
What Can Your iPhone Do? – www.youtube.com – Leawood, KS (November 22)
Earlier this month, a Johnson County Community College reporter interviewed DJ Duran, Verizon store manager, about the iPhone 4S. Her interview was posted on YouTube last week. The segment featured her interview with Duran and showcased the iPhone 4S features.
OHIO / WEST VIRGINIA / PENNSYLVANIA REGION
iPhone Reception Tested on Verizon, Sprint and AT&T at Four Northeast Ohio Colleges – www.newsnet5.com – Cleveland, OH (November 21)
Can you hear me now? How about now? Reception is one of those annoying problems you have to get used to with a cell phone. We found a secret code that tests a phone’s reception, and used it in four Northeast Ohio locations to see which carrier came out on top in our test. “I never have a connection,” Jasmine Elder said. Elder’s bad connection with the cell tower causes dropped calls, and impacts data download speeds.
Verizon Wireless Goes Social This Black Friday – www.gizmofusion.com (November 23)
Verizon Wireless will be having some deals this Black Friday. A full list is available at their Tumblr. However, one in particular really stood out to me. Hit the break for a deal! We are all on social networking, so why not actually benefit from doing it for once? VZW is going to give us that chance! Below is a special deal for those who don’t want to stand in line at midnight, but still want to get something good. Facebook and Foursquare customers who check-in when they visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store between Nov. 25 and 27 and check in via Facebook® or Foursquare will receive a $30 discount off a Jawbone® Icon™ Bluetooth® headset, regularly priced at $99.99. Once checked in, customers will be directed to a discount code on their device and will only need to show a Verizon Wireless representative the code to redeem the discount.
GREAT PLAINS REGION
Black Friday Shopping Apps – www.kimt.com – Mason City, IA (November 23)
Black Friday shopping … there’s an app for that. There’s actually a lot of ways your smartphone or tablet can help you shop and find the best deals. Twenty seven percent of Smartphone users plan to use their devices to help them shop on Friday. You can also create budgets and compare prices by scanning bar codes. Verizon store manager Tim Noble says, “That’s the appeal with any of our smartphones that we offer or our tablets now. The information, you have it on the go, in your fingertips everywhere you go.”
Black Friday Mobile Apps – www.kstp.com – Twin Cities, MN (November 24)
As major retailers prepare for Black Friday shopping hours and people plan their strategies, smartphones and tablets are sure to make this year’s Black Friday shopping easier to navigate than ever. While Verizon Wireless may not be able to help push through the crowds, they can provide the tools to make the most of your shopping experience. For everything from list creation to receipt filing, the apps below, available for both iPhone and Android devices, feature the best tools to help break through the clutter this Black Friday.
MICHIGAN / INDIANA / KENTUCKY REGION
Do You Use a Smartphone? – WFIA-FM – Louisville, KY (November 25)
During your shopping today, just how often did you use that smartphone? They come in handy. It’s amazing, all your phone can do to make life easier. If you’re smart like me, you have Verizon Wireless. And during December, Verizon has some workshops to help you … in both Louisville and Clarksville. I’m seriously considering the Galaxy Tab. Workshops are free, but you need to reserve.
It’s a Smartphone and a Playstation All in One – www.freeismylife.com – Detroit, MI (November 21)
My son has been one happy kid for the past couple of months. That is because Verizon loaned him a Sony Ericsson Experia PLAY smartphone to review. Verizon wanted to see how technology like smartphones affect the lives of school children and my lucky kid was asked to be a reviewer.
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