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Verizon empowering parents with apps and safeguards

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, children will be taking part in activities across various locations. For parents with Verizon, some safeguards programs and apps are available to you. Whether you are a parent of a teenager or a younger individual who is carrying a cell phone, if you are on the Verizon network, consider checking out Verizon Wireless FamilyBase, Verizon Family Locator, and Delphi Connect for Verizon.

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Verizon offering free smartphone and tablet workshops

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Verizon is helping smartphone and tablet users master their technology through in-store wireless workshops. This is good news to those consumers who received or purchased a new device during the recent holidays. Subscribers of all wireless carriers can participate at their nearby Verizon Wireless retail store.

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Verizon offering special Connection Day to customers

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As a day designed to say “Thanks” to their customers, Verizon has declared November 26, “Connection Day.” Verizon customers will be able to enjoy the gift of 1GB of data at no extra cost as well as other special offers and content.

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Droid Turbo arriving at Verizon

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Verizon announced that the DROID Turbo will be arriving in stores and online beginning October 30. With a few color selections and storage capacities, the DROID Turbo will be available for purchase either with a new two-year agreement or on the Verizon Edge program. Early adopters will also get some extra perks with their new device:

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iPhone 6 lines and sales wrap around the block

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Pre-ordering ended as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale. Apple, AT&T, Verizon, and other retailers had lines that wrapped around the stores, down the mall hallways, and down the block. Even with yearly releases, it has been some time since lines this long were remembered.

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HTC One M8 available at Verizon

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Have you heard about the new HTC One (M8)? It is a nice, new smartphone and is available through Verizon exclusively through April 9. For a limited time, customers can buy the HTC One (M8) at $199.99 with a two-year contract and get a second one free.

The HTC One (M8) is a step up from last year’s model with some adjustments. The One (M8) comes with a great 5-inch Super LCD3 1080p display. Some reviewers have mentioned that the colors look rich and the brightness was good, making pictures, videos, and apps appear crisp.

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Verizon now offering Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

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Late last week, Verizon began offering the new Galaxy Note Pro, a new tablet from Samsung. The Galaxy Note Pro starts at $849.99 online and in stores. For a limited time, consumers can purchase the Samsung device for $749.99 with a new two-year activation and add the tablet to a MORE Everything plan for an additional $10 per month.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro comes with a 12.2-inch HD display and weighs only 1.7 pounds. This is slightly heavier and bigger than the original iPad. With many tablets going smaller, the larger size on the Galaxy Note Pro is an interesting move from Samsung.

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Verizon adds More Everything to its wireless plans

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On February 13, Verizon Wireless launched their MORE Everything plans. The change will transition customers currently on a Share Everything plans to MORE Everything plans. This change will increase data allowances, add unlimited global text messaging and more without raising rates.

Examples of what some customers may see on the new MORE Everything plans are:

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Technology gift ideas from Verizon

Have you waited too long to start your shopping? Are you looking for some ideas before hitting the stores one last time? Consider stopping by a local Verizon store. Whether you’re a parent, teen, or anywhere in between, technology gifts might be just around the corner.

While supplies and availability may vary by location, ideas for complete or partial gifts may arise while you are at the store. Verizon has a variety of tablets, headphones, activity trackers, and smartphone cases for the masses.
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Crayola DigiTools deluxe pack is a fun gift idea

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The Crayola DigiTools deluxe pack is a great gift idea for young and the young-at-heart. With drawing tools, apps, and templates, the Crayola DigiTools deluxe pack is a good companion to the iPad. It is available through many retailers including Verizon for $39.99.

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