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 May 21.
KANSAS / MISSOURI REGION
Sprint’s Rivals Now Offer Faster Downloads in KC: LTE Service Offered by Verizon, AT&T Offers Speedier Downloads, Survey Finds – Kansas City Star – Kansas City, MO (May 18, 2012)
The Kansas City Star reported on the recently release RootMetrics study findings, listing Verizon Wireless as the top-rated local provider in Kansas City, ahead of locally-headquartered Sprint in data and download speeds.
Summer Travel App Suggestions – WDAF-TV – Kansas City, MO (May 22, 2012)
In this 3.5 minute segment on WDAF-TV 4, Verizon Wireless’ Brenda Hill shares several useful apps for Memorial Day or summer travelers that take the stress out of planning. The segment was teased four times in the early morning program and, following the segment, the video was posted to the WDAF-TV 4 website and Twitter handle. In addition to app suggestions, the segment also features the new iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tablets.
OHIO / WEST VIRGINIA / PENNSYLVANIA REGION
Hands On:Verizon Jetpack™ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4510L – TechBurgh.com – Pittsburgh, PA (May 19, 2012)
Looking for a 4G solution for your new Kindle Fire or Wi-Fi iPad or Android Tablet? Verizon has several different options for you. Today we are reviewing the Verizon Jetpack™ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4510L. This is one of the newer Jetpack/hotspots that Verizon Wireless offers. The Jetpack 4510L offers good battery life and blazing fast 4G LTE speeds. Could this be the option you’re looking for? Keep reading to see what I have found out.
Verizon Wireless Celebrates 4G LTE with Golden Ticket Event – Ashtabula Star-Beacon – Ashtabula, OH (May 23, 2012)
First 50 visitors to Verizon Wireless’ Ashtabula store will have a chance to find a golden ticket and win a DROID RAZR™ by Motorola.
Beginning at noon on Saturday, May 26, Verizon Wireless will officially welcome the company’s 4G LTE network to Ashtabula. To help celebrate the launch of 4G LTE in the area, the first 50 customers to visit the Verizon Wireless store at the Ashtabula Mall starting at noon will receive a specially-wrapped chocolate bar. One of the bars at this location will have a “golden ticket” inside that will award the recipient a 4G LTE smartphone – the Verizon Wireless DROID RAZR™ by Motorola.
GREAT PLAINS REGION
Fighting teen dating violence; Osseo Senior High student who wrote song for PAVE the Way Project needs votes to record with Carlos Santana – Sun Post – Brooklyn Park, MN (May 23, 2012)
An Osseo High School senior hopes the song she wrote to raise awareness of teen dating violence will earn her the chance to record a song with Grammy-winning artists Carlos and Salvador Santana.
Shannell McCoy, of Brooklyn Park, is one of seven teens nationwide competing as part of the PAVE the Way Project. PAVE stands for “Preventing Abuse and Violence through Education.”
The sponsors are a Minnesota-based domestic violence agency called Cornerstone, Verizon Wireless and MTE Inc., a management and artist development agency.
Winners will be selected through online voting by the public Tuesday, May 29 through Tuesday, June 12.
What’s the best wireless carrier in the metro? Here’s data. – TwinCities.com – St. Paul, MN (May 23, 2012)
It is a question I get asked a lot: “What phone should I buy?” What people are often really asking me is, “What’s the best wireless carrier?”
I reply partly from personal experience. As an AT&T user (via my Pioneer Press-issued iPhone) I have no qualms about recommending the carrier to those mostly sticking to major metro areas. I have zero complaints about my AT&T service in the greater Twin Cities, none.
Verizon has zippier data service in the Twin Cities via its LTE network, which is smokin’ fast, but AT&T has assured me it will deploy its own LTE network here this year.
MICHIGAN / INDIANA / KENTUCKY REGION
iPad 2 Review – WIBC 93.1 – Indianapolis, IN (May 21, 2012)
For the past week I have had the pleasure of testing an iPad 2. Now, my wife has had an iPad 2 for at least 6 months; and she has allowed me to “play around” with it some.
But this one has the Verizon 4G network, versus hers being on our home WiFi alone… You would think that she would get the better data throughput; but from appearances; the tablet was smoking fast!
Verizon Wireless Fills Race Fans’ Need For Speed – CBS Detroit – Detroit, MI (May 25, 2012)
Verizon Wireless is boosting its 4G LTE and 3G capacity for customers attending the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix being held at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park June 1-3.
The company has deployed a COW (Cell on Wheels) to boost capacity in the area surrounding the racetrack. A COW is a fully functional, generator-powered mobile cell site that enhances wireless capacity in a specific location — and works especially well in dense areas with large crowds.
ILLINOIS / WISCONSIN REGION
Don’t touch that dial; more changes coming to TV viewing – Daily Herald - Arlington Heights, IL (May 24, 2012)
More choices and access on our devices, and faster delivery of TV shows and videos are all planned with new products touted this week by companies with suburban ties. Libertyville-based Motorola Mobility, Verizon Wireless and Comcast Corp. both with their Midwest headquarters in Schaumburg, unveiled ways that you can watch TV on all your devices.
App-titude: Summer Travel – WMTV-TV – Madison, WI (May 26, 2012)
Fitchburg store manager, Aaron Midthun, joined anchor Barclay Pollack to discuss three apps that would help families hitting the road for summer travel. The pair discussed Roadside America (an app that explores the oddities that dot the American landscape), TripIt (an ideal way to organize travel information like itineraries, reservations and maps into one location) and TV Food Map (an app that collects all of those crazy eateries you’ve seen on The Food and Travel Channel and plots them out on a map for intrepid – and hungry – explorers).
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