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 June 25.
KANSAS / MISSOURI REGION
June is Internet Safety Month – How Verizon Wireless Helps - Sippy Cup Mom Blog – St. Louis, MO. (June 28, 2012)
Melissa Mitchell, Mom Blogger at Sippy Cup Mom, explains how Verizon Wireless can help parents protect their families from the harms lurking on the Internet.
Verizon’s new pricing plan launches today - KMBZ 1660 AM – Kansas City, MO. (June 28, 2012)
Kansas City’s KMBZ 1660 AM “Power Lunch” host Krista Klaus interviewed Brenda Hill on Verizon Wireless’ Share Everything Plans in a live segment that aired again in the show’s second hour.
OHIO / WEST VIRGINIA / PENNSYLVANIA REGION
Verizon Adds New 4G Tower For Sewickley Heights – TechBurgh – Pittsburgh, PA. (June 25, 2012)
Living in the Pittsburgh Area near the Allegheny County/Beaver County Line? Notice your 4G signal is even more awesome than normal? Thank Verizon for their new 4G tower site. This tower now brings increased 4G coverage to the area.
Verizon’s Share Everything plan launches Thursday - WRGT FOX 45 – Dayton, OH. (June 27, 2012)
WRGT FOX 45′s co-anchor Meghan Mongillio interviews store manager Kat Sparks on Verizon Wireless’ Share Everything Plans.
GREAT PLAINS REGION
Verizon to have 4G in area by end of ’13 - Columbus Telegram - Columbus, NE. (June 23, 2012)
Verizon will launch its 4G LTE network in Columbus next year.
“All areas including Columbus across the county that are 3G today will have our 4G LTE network by the end of 2013,” said Karen Smith, Verizon Wireless public relations manager.
The new network already is operational as of last fall in Lincoln and Omaha. A wide path of coverage crowds I-80 between the two cities, delivering 4G service to the towns that surround that interstate like Bellevue and Waterloo.
Smartphones Now Set Up for Wireless Emergency Alerts - Pioneer Press – Saint Paul, MN. (June 25, 2012)
For Christopher Lower of Minneapolis, severe-weather alerts via his smartphone are a matter of life or death.
Lower, who is on a waiting list for a heart transplant, keeps his current ticker going with medical equipment requiring power. He has set a weather app on his smartphone to send him a text and beep loudly when a major storm is headed his way so he can switch his life-preserving medical gear to battery power and not be affected by electrical outages.
MICHIGAN / INDIANA / KENTUCKY REGION
Study Says Verizon Provides Best Service in Louisville - Business First – Louisville, KY. (June 25, 2012)
According to an assessment of mobile performance in the Louisville area, Verizon Wireless provides the fastest and most reliable data network, allows the fewest dropped and block calls, and has the fastest text services among wireless providers in Louisville.
Verizon switches wireless plans - WTHITV-10 – Terre Haute, IN. (June 12, 2012)
In the world of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, phone companies are offering plans to get shared data on all your devices. Verizon Wireless has announced they will switch up their plans to charge strictly for data, and not for the number of devices.
ILLINOIS / WISCONSIN REGION
Verizon launches new “Share Everything Plan” – CINewsNow.com – Peoria, IL. (June, 28, 2012)
Friends and family share everything with one another and now, Verizon Wireless is giving them the ability to share their data plans.
Data sharing plans arrive at Verizon - WMAQ-TV – Chicago, IL. (June 28, 2012)
Customers will have a single data plan for all devices up to ten cell phones and gadgets. That means unlimited voice minutes and text messages. But a monthly access charge per device. Verizon is the first carrier to have this type of plan.
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