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Verizon Wireless: If the Curiosity rover can conquer Mars, you can conquer a smartphone

If NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars can conquer the planet (with a computer that’s no more powerful than a smartphone), Verizon Wireless promises you can conquer a smartphone. The company offers free local workshops in the Indianapolis metropolitan area during August on multiple devices and on a variety of topics.

While your smartphone may not be designed to look for signs that humans could one day live on Mars, it certainly has many other powerful capabilities that can keep us organized, in touch and entertained – from speaking a text message that can easily be recorded and sent to scanning your paycheck for direct deposit into your bank account.

All August workshops are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Android Advanced Workshop
Saturday, August 18

  • 6633 E. 82nd Street
  • 4525 Lafayette Road
  • 3269 W. 86th Street

Android Getting Started Workshop
Saturday, August 18

  • 8248 W. Rockville Road

Saturday, August 25

  • 9875 E. Washington Street
  • 4525 Lafayette Road
  • 8248 W. Rockville Road

Android Photos and Videos Workshop
Saturday, August 18

  • 1340 E. 86th Street

Saturday, August 25

  • 3269 W. 86th Street

Apple iPhone 4S
Saturday, August 18

  • 9875 E. Washington Street

Saturday, August 25

  • 1340 E. 86th Street

Find a nearby workshop with expert advice by registering online at www.verizonwireless.com/workshops. Seating is limited and registration is required.

This post was submitted by James Winkler.

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Verizon Wireless & Comcast Team Up in Indiana

Verizon Wireless and Comcast announced they will offer each other’s services in Indiana and deliver a variety of offers and incentives for new and existing customers. Now, consumers in 12 Indiana markets looking to stay connected to the people and things they love while on the go or at home have new options for outstanding video, phone, Internet and wireless services.

Based on the package chosen, customers of both Comcast and Verizon Wireless could qualify for a variety of offers and incentives, including Visa® prepaid cards valued up to $300, a complementary 12-month subscription to Xfinity® Streampix™, and Comcast HD DVR at no additional cost for six months, and/or a complementary 12-month upgrade to Blast!, the Xfinity Internet service that provides download speeds of up to 30 Mbps with PowerBoost®.

“Our momentum with Comcast in delivering these value packages in other markets is continually drawing praise from customers,” said John Granby, president – Indiana/Michigan/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. “Because mobility is a top priority for the consumer, we have developed an offering that provides a terrific wireless, entertainment and communications experience in one spot. Comcast’s product suite continues to deliver exceptional entertainment and communications services and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is the ideal complement to complete the package.”

In addition to Indiana, Comcast and Verizon Wireless are expanding the offer to several cities across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. Verizon Wireless and Comcast have previously introduced this offering in the following markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Colorado, Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle.

“Together with Verizon Wireless, we’re delivering more value for more consumers by providing an entertainment and communications solution that aligns with their lifestyles,” said Tim Collins, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Heartland Region. “Now, Comcast customers in Indiana will have the option of building a great in-home experience through our Xfinity services, along with the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ network while on the go.”

For customers who wish to sign up in person, these packages are available at the following Indiana Verizon Wireless Communications Stores:

  • Anderson, 4718 S. Scatterfield Road
  • Bloomington, 2838 E. Third St.
  • Carmel, Village Park Plaza, 1950 E. Greyhound Pass
  • Columbus, 1269 N. National Road
  • Fort Wayne, 4122 Lima Road
  • Fort Wayne, Jefferson Pointe, 4150 W. Jefferson Blvd.
  • Greenwood, 1244 U.S. 31 North
  • Indianapolis, Castleton, 6633 E. 82nd St.
  • Indianapolis, College Park, 3269 W. 86th St.
  • Indianapolis, Cherry Tree Plaza, 9875 W. Washington St.
  • Indianapolis, Westpoint Commons, 8248 W. Rockville Road
  • Indianapolis, Nora Plaza, 1340 E. 86th St.
  • Indianapolis, Centre West, 4525 Lafayette Road
  • Kokomo, 3750 S. Reed Road
  • Lafayette, 100 S. Creasy Lane
  • Muncie, 1600 McGalliard Road
  • Noblesville, Hamilton Town Center, 14139 Town Center Blvd.
  • Plainfield, Metropolis Mall, 313 Metropolis Mile

Consumers have the flexibility to order these services in person at select Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or by calling 1-855-704-7400. More details, including availability and eligibility, can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/xfinity or www.comcast.com/wireless.

This post was submitted by James Winkler.

Verizon’s HomeFusion Offers New Broadband Option for Hoosiers

HomeFusion Broadband, a service that provides high-speed in-home Internet access leveraging the power and speed of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, is now available to Indiana residents.

HomeFusion Broadband offers consumers a reliable alternative for residential broadband, especially in rural and remote areas with limited broadband choices. The new service provides connectivity for a wide range of devices, including computers and gaming consoles, using the Verizon 4G LTE network, which is now available in 230 markets covering more than two-thirds of the population in the United States.

“HomeFusion Broadband is another example of Verizon Wireless’ commitment to providing consumers with the most innovative products and services,” said John Granby, president-Indiana/Michigan/Kentucky Region for Verizon Wireless. “With HomeFusion Broadband, customers across the United States and Indiana, in towns large and small, will have the chance to link devices to the Internet and take advantage of the speed, coverage and connectivity offered by our 4G LTE network.”

Verizon began launching 4G LTE in Indiana in the fall of 2010, first at the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette.

HomeFusion Broadband uses a professionally installed, cylinder-shaped antenna attached to a customer’s home. The antenna’s innovative design includes multiple internal antennae, allowing the device to pick up the best Verizon 4G LTE signal available and transmit it to a broadband router inside the home. The router can connect up to four wired and at least 20 wireless devices inside the home using Wi-Fi.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, consumers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second on the downlink and 2 to 5 megabits on the uplink.

HomeFusion Broadband has been available in some markets, including Terre Haute, Ind., since March. For more information about HomeFusion Broadband, go to www.verizonwireless.com/homefusionbroadband or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store.

To check on residential eligibility for HomeFusion, visit Verizon’s 4G LTE website and enter your home address or zip code: http://network4g.verizonwireless.com/coverage.

This post was submitted by James Winkler.

Win VIP tickets to Pole Day at IMS in Verizon’s Suite

It’s race time in Indy and we want to send you to Pole Day in VIP fashion courtesy of Verizon.

Pole Day will take place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 19, 2012 and the VIP package from Verizon includes two tickets to Verizon’s suite, a gift pack and food and beverages throughout the day.

Enter to Win

To enter please fill out the form below or e-mail us with your full name,valid e-mail address by 11:59pm on Thursday, May 10, 2012 and one (1) lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a pair of tickets.

Your information is confidential and will only be used for contacting the winner and for prize fulfillment purposes.

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Giveaway Rules

  • One entry per person.
  • Open to Indiana residents.
  • Verizon employees are not eligible.
  • You MUST be able to attend Pole Day, the tickets are non-transferable.
  • You MUST be at least 18 years of age.
  • You will need to claim your prize by phone by Tuesday, May 15.
  • The winner will be notified on Friday, May 11, 2012 via e-mail.
  • Fill out the form above or e-mail us with your full name & valid e-mail address to be entered to win by 11:59pm on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

Verizon and IndyCar

Verizon is the official wireless provider of the IZOD IndyCar Series and is sponsoring Will Power and Team Penske.

INDYCAR® Mobile, available in Verizon Apps and Google Play, puts race fans closer to the track than ever before, with live audio streaming on race day, real-time leaderboards, race results, drive bios and more. Download on your smartphone today.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is covered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network, providing blazing fast speeds so customers can share photos and videos from the track.