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 July 23.
ILLINOIS / WISCONSIN REGION
Weekend Web: Samsung Galaxy SIII – NBC WMAQ-TV – Chicago, IL (July 21, 2012)
A representative from Verizon, Todd Olsted, demonstrates how the new Samsung Galaxy SIII gives Apple’s iPhone a challenge in the smart phone market.
Smartphone applications continue to grow – BizTimes.com – Milwaukee, WI (July 23, 2012)
There are approximately 98 million smartphones in use in the United States alone, according to Reston, Va.-based ComScore Inc. Eighty-nine percent of smartphone users use their phone on a daily basis.
Andy Schlingman, associate director of strategic accounts for Verizon Wireless, uses a Motorola Razr 4G LTE smartphone. His favorite application is Evernote, which allows him to take notes, pictures, and voice recordings and create to-do lists that he can pull up on any device or computer with the Evernote application. “I am also able to email and share information with other members of my team,” he said.
KANSAS / MISSOURI REGION
Samsung Galaxy S3: Hands On Review – PhoneJunkie – Kansas City, KS (July 21, 2012)
Phone Junkie tech blogger and device reviewer Michael Williamson posted an extensive video review of the Samsung Galaxy S III, which he had obtained on loan from Verizon Wireless. Nearly 20-minutes in length, the review covered everything from the device’s release date, July 12, to the major carriers of the device—including Verizon Wireless—to a thorough demonstration of the voice-activated S-Voice, a navigator system that responds to users’ spoken commands.
Olympics Apps Available on Samsung Galaxy S III – KFRU 1400 AM – Columbia, MO (July 27, 2012)
Simon Rose and Renee Hulshoff, co-hosts of KFRU Radio’s long-running news/talk show, “The Morning Meeting”, let listeners know how to get the NBC Olympics Live Extra app on their iPhones and select Android devices.
The app allows users to view more than 3,500 hours of Olympic event broadcasts when used in tandem with a cable TV subscription. Hulshoff successfully installed the app on both her personal iPhone and on a Samsung Galaxy S III from Verizon Wireless.
OHIO / WEST VIRGINIA / PENNSYLVANIA REGION
Hopeline helps domestic violence victims – WLIO-TV – Lima, OH (July 21, 2012)
A local shelter for homeless or abused women and children received a boost today from Verizon Wireless. The cell phone service provider presented Samaritan House with a one thousand dollar donation following a month long phone recycling drive.
Verizon Wireless will continue to take in no-longer-used wireless devices for the company’s Hopeline phone recycling program.
“Golden Ticket” may lead to new Verizon device at store opening – WXIX-TV – Cincinnati, OH (July 24, 2012)
A “golden opportunity” is waiting for customers at the upcoming grand-opening of a Verizon store.
Beginning at noon on Saturday, July 28, Verizon Wireless will officially welcome the company’s newly relocated store in Florence.
To help celebrate the new location, the first 100 customers to visit the store starting at noon will receive a specially-wrapped chocolate bar. One of the bars will have a “golden ticket” inside that will award the recipient a 4G LTE smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy SIII™ or a 4G LTE tablet-the Xyboard 10.1 Tablet by Motorola.
GREAT PLAINS REGION
Tech Test Drive: Samsung’s Galaxy S III stands apart from rivals – Pioneer Press – Saint Paul, MN (July 21, 2012)
I performed a little parlor trick for my nerdy friends during a recent pool party: Flattening my hand and positioning it perpendicular to my smartphone’s screen and off to a side, I made a quick sweeping motion across the display.
A flash of light on the phone gave a clue to what happened: I had just created a screen-grab shot.
It is one of many maneuvers that can be performed with Samsung’s Galaxy S III, the latest and arguably greatest smartphone running the Android operating system. Such features are one way Samsung is trying to set itself apart from rivals, like Motorola and HTC, as well as from Apple and its iPhone.
Make your own mozzarella and come Unchained this Week in Food – City Pages – Minneapolis, MN (July 23, 2012)
If you prefer a more hands-on event, check out Mozza Mia‘s You Make the Mozzarella challenge. From 6 to 7 p.m. you’ll learn how to make your own homemade mozzarella, perfect for pairing with the summer’s bounty of tomatoes. You’ll knead, stretch, and caress curds with Mozza Mia executive chef Heather Swan and also have a chance to win a Verizon 4GLTE mobile device (perfect for use in the kitchen when accessing recipes). To register for this cheesy event, click here.
MICHIGAN / INDIANA / KENTUCKY REGION
Expanded Verizon 4G LTE network launched in county – Greencastle Banner-Graphic – Putnamville, IN (July 23, 2012)
Verizon Wireless customers in Putnam County and central Indiana will have access to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) speeds in more places as the company expanded the nation’s largest 4G LTE recently to cover major cities and towns in six Hoosier counties.
Verizon Communications Inc., parent of the country’s largest cellphone carrier, on Thursday said its net income rose 13 percent in the second quarter as its wireless arm pulled in record profits.
For Third Consecutive Time, J.D. Power And Associates Study Ranks Verizon Wireless Highest In Customer Care – Gadget Nerdly – Indianapolis, IN (July 26, 2012)
For the third consecutive time, Verizon Wireless, ranked first in customer care among national full-service wireless providers in J.D. Power and Associates’ national study of customer care among the leading U.S. wireless providers.
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