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Try On The Future with Samsung

Posted by Andrea Drag on Sep 14, 2016 3:50:55 PM

For a limited time, you can redeem a free Gear VR powered by Oculus with content bonus or a 256GB memory card when you upgrade or activate a new Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge at Wireless Zone, your local Verizon Authorized Retailer!

Click here to find your nearest Wireless Zone 

Just be sure to save your receipt and then visit SamsungPromotions.com/TryOnTheFuture to choose your redemption. 

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Topics: Samsung, Smartphone, VR

How Everyday Gadgets Have Gone Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Andrea Drag on Sep 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: Smartphone, technology

5 Tech-Friendly Cleaning Tips for Disinfecting Your Devices

Posted by Andrea Drag on Jul 28, 2015 5:42:00 PM

Human hands are the preferred hangout out of all types of bacteria. That's why the Center for Disease Control is so adamant about the importance of hand washing. If you've got a smartphone, then there's a good chance your device is constantly picking up a myriad of crumbs and microscopic critters from regular contact with your palms and pocket. Take an active approach to smartphone hygiene by following these 5 tech-friendly cleaning tips.

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Topics: Smartphone, tech, Tips, cleaning, tech tips

Why Smartphones are the Smartest Gift for Graduation

Posted by Andrea Drag on May 18, 2015 2:44:00 PM

May through June is graduation season, and many parents are already thinking ahead to the fall. Upgrading your children's mobile device is an easy way to send your kids off to college with a graduation gift they'll love. This practical present will make it a breeze to stay in touch, no matter how far away their academic pursuits take them. The latest smartphones are also powerful technological resources that can provide plenty of organizational support to your college-bound kids - letting them work with the device over the summer will help them master its features before they take the next big step in their journeys. A bit of research will help you pick out the perfect smartphone for propelling your college students toward success in the upcoming semester.

Smartphones are a great resource for college students
Smartphones are ubiquitous on college campuses, commonly found in the hands of undergrads and graduate students alike as they go from class to class. Yahoo Small Business noted that 53 percent of college students currently own smartphones, and that number is likely to increase as more high school students who grew up in the age of smartphones head to the next stage of their education.

One of the reasons smartphones are so popular among college students is because of their use as versatile personal assistants. Business and international business students can surf their favorite news aggregates between classes. Out-of-state transfers can utilize the map app on their smartphone to navigate a new city and a big campus. Tech-savvy students use their smartphones as portable storage devices, carrying important files and class documents with them for class. The extracurricular oriented students will find their smartphones are a priceless asset to access email and social media on the go. Calendar applications provide an easy way for students in every type of program to keep their classes, homework and social life in order.

These are just a sample of reasons why smartphones make perfect gifts for recent graduates. The trick is finding the right device. A quick visit to your local Wireless Zone will make it simple to find a smartphone upgrade that's right for the college-bound members of your household.

Apple's iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy are great picks for graduates
Apple's iPhones are by far the most popular smartphone among the college-aged crowd, and the latest iPhone 6 has likewise been a big seller among millennial students. The new 4.7-inch model offers powerful hardware and a more streamlined design, along with the numerous innovations packed into Apple's latest iOS operating system.

If your kids are already Apple aficionados it makes sense to stay within the company's stable of products. Streamlined connectivity between products will make it easy for your students to transfer information from one Apple device to another. The iconic nature of the Apple brand also make the iPhone a great gift for kids with a flair for fashion.

 

Smartphones allow college students to stay connected with friends and family.

Depending on the needs and preferences of your children, you may want to compare Apple's latest iPhone with the Samsung Galaxy S6. Well received as the best Android option on the market, the Galaxy S6 boasts a 5.1-inch screen that bests the iPhone in color and resolution, according to Laptop Mag. Samsung's flagship smartphone also features a better camera and longer battery life. These improved performance factors make the device a strong alternative to the iPhone if your college students aren't attached to Apple products.

The iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 aren't the only smartphones on the market with the power and functionality your student needs for college. The HTC One M9's 20-megapixel camera, for instance, is a great benefit to users with an interest in shutter work and photo editing. For busy students with a hectic schedule planned for their first semester, the long battery life of Motorola's Moto E smartphone may be the right choice. A quick conversation about college plans with your kids may provide you with the extra insights you need to pick out the right device.

In-store visits offer extra insights for smartphone shoppers
Test running these devices for yourself, or even letting your kids help pick out their graduation gift while in-store, is the best way to feel sure about your smartphone selection. You'll also be able to get more information about your child's top choices from an expert associate. Visiting your local Wireless Zone provides you an opportunity to browse and size accessories your college students will need like headphones, cases and extra chargers. Outfitting your family with these extras before they go to college will ensure they can save their pocket money for pencils and paper.

 

 

 

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Topics: Smartphone, Graduation Gift, Best smartphones for college students, Smartphones, Smartphone for my kid, gifts for grads, graduation gifts, grad gift ideas, college graduation, Device Features, Wireless Accessories, tech, gift ideas, high school graduation, Wireless Technology

Get your hands on the HTC One M9 before deciding on your next smartphone

Posted by Andrea Drag on Apr 23, 2015 8:09:00 AM

Check out the new One M9 and see what feels different about the HTC's flagship phone.

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Topics: choosing a new phone, Android, Smartphone, HTC, mobile device, top device, HTC One M9, style, smartphone upgrade, M9, One M9, devices, functionality, power, Wireless Zone, cell phone, Camera, Product Information, smartphone user, photo friendly

Wireless Zone App Of The Month: Battery Doctor

Posted by Chris Cardinal on Oct 17, 2014 12:30:00 PM

App of the month: Battery Doctor

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Topics: battery, S4, juice pack, apps, Android, Samsung, Smartphone, LG, iphone, S5, Mophie

The LG G3: Crashing the flagship device party

Posted by Chris Cardinal on Oct 13, 2014 1:15:00 PM

As the last entry into the top tier device group for 2014, LG had a lot to live up to. Given the overwhelming success of the Galaxy S5 and the juggernaut that is the iPhone, there was little room for another player.  With the G3 LG has met the challenge and in some cases, surpassed their competition.

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Topics: flagship, Android, Smartphone, LG, mobile device, top device, G3

4 Ways to Improve Your Selfie (Using Your Smartphone's Camera)

Posted by Kevin Downs on May 12, 2014 3:44:00 PM

Capturing the best YOU.

 

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Topics: Android Apps, Smartphone, HTC, Camera, iOS apps

Take Pictures Like a Pro Using Your Smartphone

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Apr 7, 2014 11:05:00 AM

I come from a photography background and I don't mind telling you, the cameras on smartphones have gotten pretty dam impressive. There are so many good features and apps that will help you take pictures like a pro. I am going to give you some tips and apps that will improve your photos and enable you to do some pretty cool effects.

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Topics: As heard on Damon Scott Show, Android Apps, apps, Android, Smartphone, iphone, Camera, iOS apps, iPhone apps

A Cell Phone Picture Is Worth 1000 Words and 1000TB of Data

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Feb 25, 2014 5:33:00 PM

Typing words into Google is so last year. Even speech to text to search

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Topics: As heard on Damon Scott Show, Android Apps, apps, Apple, Smartphone, Camera, Tablet

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