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iPad 2 Will Be Available in Verizon Wireless stores tomorrow


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Verizon Wireless announced today that iPad 2 will be available at select Verizon Wireless stores nationwide beginning Friday, March 11 at 5 p.m. local time.  Verizon Wireless will offer three iPad 2 models that run on DataPak_Chartits 3G network: $629.99 for the 16 GB model, $729.99 for the 32 GB model and $829.99 for the 64 GB model, available in black or white.

Data Plans available for the iPad 2 are the same that are available for the Motorola Xoom, but are available without a contract, “providing the freedom to activate or cancel a plan at any time.”

So will you be planning on getting an iPad 2 from Verizon or just in general tomorrow?

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Verizon Wireless donated 3,200 cell phones and more to domestic violence survivors in KY in 2010


Kentuckians DONATE MORE THAN 3,200 PHONES IN 2010 TO VERIZON wireless’ hopeline program

Verizon Wireless and HopeLine Donate 1 Million Minutes of Service and $17,000 in Cash Grants to Help Survivors of Domestic Violence in Kentucky

Louisville, kY – Last year, Kentuckians donated more than 3,200 no-longer-used wireless phones to Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine® program, helping to support and put resources into the hands of those affected by domestic violence in Kentucky.

HopeLine from Verizon puts the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work in the community by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition, from any wireless service provider.  Verizon Wireless and the HopeLine program provide wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention, awareness and advocacy.   Phones that cannot be refurbished are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero-landfill policy.

“We are grateful to those Kentuckians who donated their no-longer-used phones to HopeLine in 2010,” said John Granby, president–Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region for Verizon Wireless. “Your actions are making a difference in the community and helping to support the families of Kentucky affected by domestic violence.  Thank you.”

Support for Kentucky

The generosity of consumers and businesses who donated in Kentucky enabled Verizon Wireless to award $17,000 in cash grants to local domestic violence agencies.  These agencies included Bethany House Abuse Shelter, Inc. in Somerset, The Center for Women and Families in Louisville and Chrysalis House, Inc. in Lexington.

Verizon Wireless’ National Commitment

Throughout 2010, HopeLine collected more than 1.1 million phones and awarded more than $2.1 million in grants to nearly 450 domestic violence prevention and awareness programs.   Moreover, through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless provided 25,392 phones with a total of 75 million free minutes of service to shelters and agencies nationwide for use by clients, including more than 1 million minutes to organizations in Kentucky.

Since 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 8 million phones; awarded more than $10 million in cash grants to prevention and awareness programs nationwide; and donated more than 106,000 HopeLine phones with 319 million minutes of airtime to victims, survivors and domestic violence organizations.

For more information on HopeLine from Verizon and to learn how to donate a wireless phone, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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Motorola Xoom Hits Feb 24th!


Motorola-xoomOh if only I had the cash for this right now, I really think I’d take the plunge and get this.  I feel that it’s a gamble on whether or not this will be a home run (especially with the price) but I think if its promoted the proper way and with a little luck, it could be worth it.  So if anyone out there reading this wants to help a guy out, feel free!  I’ll be happy to cover the monthly fee!  Check out the official press release below.


“Best of Show” Winner at 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Delivers the World’s First True Tablet Experience,with Upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the Feb. 24, 2011 availability of the innovative new Motorola XOOM tablet, which won the coveted CNET Best of Show award at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show for being “the most potentially disruptive technology.”  The first device to run Google’s new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, the Motorola XOOM will be available for purchase from Verizon Wireless for $599.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $799.99 without a contract.  Wireless 3G data service for the Motorola XOOM will begin at $20 monthly access for 1GB.  The Motorola XOOM will be upgradeable to 4G LTE service at no additional charge in the second quarter of 2011.

A powerhouse in both software and hardware, the Motorola XOOM is built around a 1GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display.  The sleek, stylish design features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.

The Motorola XOOM showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience that improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization, as well as featuring the latest Google™ Mobile services.  The Motorola XOOM also features full support for tabbed browsing and support for the Adobe® Flash® Player, available soon as a free download, to enjoy all the video and other rich content available on the Web.  For additional information about upgrading their XOOM to 4G LTE, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/Xoom4GLTEUpgrade starting Thursday, Feb. 24.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

To learn more about Motorola XOOM, visit www.verizonwireless.com/xoom.

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Verizon Has Most Successful “First Day” in Company History


Yesterday, Verizon opened up sales of the iPhone to its current costumers online, and within a day, the preorders had sold out.  Well no surprise, Verizon has come out and said that yesterday was their most successful day in “first day” sales in company history.  Below is the press release from Verizon.

VERIZON WIRELESS HAS RECORD SALES ON FIRST DAY OF iPHONE 4 ‪

Available to General Public on Feb.10

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – At 8:10 p.m. EST yesterday, Verizon Wireless ceased online orders of iPhone 4 to existing customers and ended the most successful first day sales in the history of the company.

“This was an exciting day,” said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. “In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history. And, when you consider these initial orders were placed between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., it is an incredible success story. It is gratifying to know that our customers responded so enthusiastically to this exclusive offer – designed to reward them for their loyalty.

“I am proud of our employees who worked tirelessly to strengthen and scale our systems, enabling unprecedented customer orders through our website. Overall, it was a very good day,” he added.

‪Mead also said customers will have another opportunity at being among the nation’s first to own an iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network.

“Yesterday’s launch set the pace for next week when we open up sales to everyone across America.”   

The general market launch of the iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network will occur on Feb. 10. The company will open its more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores at 7 a.m. It will also be available at all Apple store locations, Best Buy, select Wal-Mart stores, and online at www.verizonwireless.com and www.apple.com.

  This spells good fortune for Verizon without question.  I’m extremely curious to see what the numbers are next week, and I’m sure Verizon is chomping at the bit to find out too.

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Verizon Wireless Adds 3 New Cell Sites in Kentucky


imagesVerizon Wireless has activated a total of five new cell cites, with 3 being in Kentucky and 2 in southern Indiana.  The new cites are located in Jefferson and Oldham County.  No doubt benefitting potential new and returning customers in Kentucky and Indiana with the iPhone 4 looming on the horizon. Below is a portion of the press release:

LOUISVILLE, Ky.Verizon Wireless has activated five new cell sites in Kentucky and southern Indiana that improve voice and data coverage in three counties in the greater Louisville area.

Three new cell sites in Kentucky, including an in-building site within the KFC Yum! Center, improve coverage in the west central and south central portions of Jefferson County and in southern Indiana.

Another new cell site in Kentucky in Oldham County improves coverage in Goshen.

A new cell site in Floyd County in Indiana improves coverage in the southern portion of the county.

The new cell sites enable more Verizon Wireless customers to rely on their wireless devices for social networking, Internet browsing, downloading apps and music, exchanging email and text, picture and video messages, watching high-quality videos and making calls.

The company’s ongoing network investment in Kentucky now totals more than $307 million. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $60 billion since it was formed—$5.7 billion on average every year—to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services.

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AT&T Named the Worst Mobile Carrier by Consumer Reports


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Well, better late to the party then never I suppose.  According to a survey of nearly 60,000 people, where more then 30,000 were iPhone users, AT&T was rated the worst wireless service in the US.

In a survey conducted by Consumer Reports, U.S. Cellular was ranked the best wireless provider, while Verizon and Sprint were neck-and-neck in most areas of satisfaction.  AT&T was the only wireless provider to show a significant decrease in satisfaction.

Its suggested that one of the reasons, especially when a large portion of the group owns Apple’s iPhones, is that AT&T is behind other networks offering 4G capabilities.  4G?!  Most of the area I cover doesn’t even have 3G coverage with AT&T, while Verizon Wireless has zooming 3G and data coverage in most of the areas AT&T does not.

Once using the excuse of having heavy data usage because of the iPhone as reasons behind their problems, its hard to buy into that excuse anymore, especially with the influx of other smartphone platforms taking over the other networks.  (Refer to my comparing of a Verizon Wireless Droid X to my years of using the iPhone on AT&T).

If the rumored Verizon iPhone comes up early next year, look for more backlash then expected as more studies and feedback come in showing that AT&T is bad across the board and people realize that its not “then” and that AT&T isn’t trying to make things better.

I didn’t realize what I was missing with the data coverage until I got to play with a phone from Verizon.  What about you?  How would you rate your current carrier?

**Disclaimer**

I have been an AT&T customer since 2005, and an iPhone user since early 2009.  Verizon Wireless provided Geekasms.com a test unit to try for 2 weeks to compare service and the Android OS.  All major providers received the same request, with only Verizon responding.  No wireless carriers are sponsor or advertisers on Geekasms.com

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Verizon Wireless to expand 3G coverage


Verizon Wireless has just released a press release announcing their plan to double their 3G capacity in Kentucky:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Verizon Wireless has announced today that it is near completion of a major capacity improvement project for its high-speed 3G network in Kentucky this year that will ensure the company continues to stay ahead of its customers’ growing data usage on their smart phones, wireless modems and handsets.

The project has entailed adding 3G capacity on 94 percent more cell sites in Kentucky compared to 2009, thereby doubling data capacity of the network across the state.  The enhancements will provide further value to Verizon Wireless customers in Kentucky who are looking to rely more and more on their wireless devices for accessing the Internet, social networking, viewing high-quality videos, downloading music, games and ringtones, and exchanging email.

“With so many of our customers relying on their devices for much more than just making phone calls, it’s imperative that we stay ahead of their usage habits,” said John Granby, president, Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan region, Verizon Wireless.  “It doesn’t matter how many bells and whistles your smart phone offers if you cannot depend on it to keep you connected wherever you go.  Verizon Wireless is committed to making sure our network has enough capacity to handle the increasing data traffic from our customers’ Internet browsing, tweeting and mobile gaming.”

The company’s ongoing network investment in Kentucky now totals more than $335 million.  Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $60 billion since it was formed – $5.7 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services.

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