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 August 6.
OHIO / WEST VIRGINIA / PENNSYLVANIA REGION
Verizon Wireless expands advanced network in Charleston area – Charleston Daily Mail – Charleston, WV (August 9, 2012)
Verizon Wireless announced it will expand its fourth-generation Long Term Evolution network, known as 4G LTE, in the Charleston area next week. The advanced network has been available in downtown Charleston and at Yeager Airport since July 2011.
Verizon expanding 4G in Cincinnati next week – Cincinnati Business Courier – Cincinnati, OH (August 9, 2012)
Verizon Wireless is expanding its 4G Long Term Evolution network on Aug. 16 in the Cincinnati area. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will become available in Mount Orab, Hillsboro, Wilmington and Georgetown with the expansion.
GREAT PLAINS REGION
Back To School Apps – KNOP-TV – North Platte, NE (August 6, 2012)
Students will be going back to school in just a few short days. But what are some must haves to start the year right. Employees at the Verizon Wireless Store in North Platte are keeping busy this time of year. “Smartphones as they have been for a while are the rage,” says Carla Boots, Verizon Wireless Store Manager.
Tech Talk: Back to School – KFYR-TV – Bismarck, ND (August 9, 2012)
School is starting soon, which means many retailers are busy. ”Very popular now: laptops, the graphic calculators, flash drives and tablet Pcs,” said Office Depot Manager Ryan Obrigewitch. When it comes to computers, many people are looking for speed. ”Most people want a good processor, you know, the I-3 or the AMD 6 Series laptops,” Obrigewitch said. But speed isn`t everything.
MICHIGAN / INDIANA / KENTUCKY REGION
Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S III Review – Gadget Nerdly – Indianapolis, IN (August 5, 2012)
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the most talked about Android device to launch this year. It is the follow-up to the incredibly successful Galaxy S II. A device that was praised by many, sold in huge numbers and played a big role in helping Samsung become the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer. On paper, the Galaxy S III looks poised to do even better than its predecessor. It has a long list of impressive hardware specs and includes software features that make sense and improve the overall user experience.
Verizon Wireless to roll out 4G LTE network in the Muskegon area Aug. 16 – MLive – Michigan (August 6, 2012)
One of Muskegon County’s leading wireless providers is upgrading its Muskegon-area network to provide 4G LTE service starting Aug. 16. Verizon Wireless – the nation’s largest cellular phone company – will roll out the “fourth generation Long Term Evolution” network along with communities in the Battle Creek area. The upgrade to the latest wireless technology available will provide customers with faster Internet connections in part to allow for more robust video and audio streams, company officials said.
ILLINOIS / WISCONSIN REGION
New Verizon Wireless Evolutionary Store – First of Its Kind in Wisconsin – Celebrates Grand Opening in Brookfield – www.patch.com – Brookfield, WI (August 10, 2012)
Verizon Wireless is rolling out its latest Evolution store design in Brookfield, Wis. This new location offers an inviting new store layout to better showcase the latest devices, accessories and more, to help provide customers with the best hands-on experience in wireless. It is the first of its kind in the state of Wisconsin, the third in the nation.
KANSAS / MISSOURI REGION
Boonville, Rocheport to get Verizon’s 4G LTE service – Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia, MO (August 4, 2012)
The Columbia Daily Tribune was first to report that Verizon Wireless will be bringing the power of its 4G LTE network to the communities of Booneville and Riocheport, MO. The new service will be of great use to local residents and the high visitor traffic generated by these tourist destination communities in mid-Missouri.
Verizon Wireless to Expand Network in Great Bend Area – KHOK-FM – Great Bend, KS (August 6, 2012)
Great Bend’s KHOK-FM News Director Neil Ochs interviewed Verizon Wireless Public Relations Manager Brenda Hill on the expansion of Verizon’s 4G LTE network in the Great Bend area. During the interview, which aired on Monday, August 6, Brenda explained that the main advantage of 4G LTE is access to significantly faster data speeds, which decreases the time it takes to access the Internet on your smartphone or tablet, post to Facebook or Twitter, as well as send out text and picture messages.
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