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Are You On Voxer?

Over the last few months, we have seen an app called Voxer grow in download popularity. In short, it is a walkie-talkie application for both Android and Apple smartphones. But, it really does pack a lot more than just that.

As soon as you set up the app on your phone, you will see that the layout is clean and easy to use. It automatically pulls in your Facebook friends and contacts that are using Voxer so that you can start chatting with them at the push of a button. You will also be notified as soon as another one of your connected friends joins the Voxer network. Also suggest the app to any of your other contacts.

You can chat with one other person or a group but, the most useful part is the versatility of how you can talk. Send a text message, a photo, or a voice note. The messages you send can include your current location on google maps. This could come in very useful if you are trying to meet with someone else; you no longer have to write out where you are and how to get there. For privacy, this is also a function you can disable.

Texting had become a huge part of the current communication, Voxer doesn’t take away from that but, reintegrates walkie-talkie use that you aren’t constantly stuck typing in messages to your phone. Talk to the people on your Facebook easily while also sending photos and location information.

Voxer is free to use and free of advertisements. Making it even more easy and enjoyable to use. For more information on Voxer and how to use it, stop into any of our stores in Ellington, Enfield, Vernon, or Stafford.

– Sarah and your friends at Express Verizon

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Express Is Going Green

Express Wireless has decided to go green by contracting Earthlight to provide us an analysis of how we can save money with our electric bill by changing all lights to LED‘s within each of our four stores.  This will substantially reduce the number of kilowatt-hours we consume each month reflecting not only a large savings on our monthly electric bills, but less consumption of energy and natural resources.
There is no out-of-pocket monies involved and the cost of the monthly payment to do this will be very close if not less than what we gain in savings each month in each store.  The monthly loan payment is also interest free. 
We are looking forward to saving 11,752 kilowatt-hours in our Ellington store annually and working with light which is more like daylight lighting.  How great is that – less kilowatt-hours and better lighting!      
We start the launch of our energy-saving movement in our Ellington location and are looking forward to continuing the change to the other three stores in Vernon, Enfield, and Stafford, Connecticut.

 More Green movements are soon to come from Express Verizon. Stay tuned to see how they could save YOU money!

– Sarah and your friends at Express Verizon

 

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The News on Nexus

Recently, a new device has joined the Android lineup at Verizon Wireless. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is on a whole new level and new software version. It is the first device to be launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The phone itself has some pretty impressive specs, boosting a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor and 4.65″ screen with a High Definition Super AMOLED contoured display. For those who don’t speak tech, it’s super fast and has a screen with clarity that could knock your socks off. Multiple programs will run smoothly simultaneously and all of your pics, videos and games will have crystal clear, vibrant clarity.

Android 4.0 also brings in its own bag of upgrades to make your phone even more responsive and easy to use. Voice search and command is available from any of the home screens and new folder types will pop up also to shorten your access time to the programs you need.

Probably the coolest feature of the 4.0 upgrade is the new unlock option. Instead of fumbling with PINs and passwords you can know scan your face to unlock the device. No longer worry about forgetting the login to get into your device and ensure that no one else can access your most protected information.

Another new feature with the latest software is Android Beam. It is the next level of programs similar to Bump and Bluetooth transfers. Instantly share contacts, webpages, directions, apps and more with one touch. Not only can you show a friend the new program you are using, you can literally send it to them.

To check out the Samsung Galaxy Nexus stop in to any of our four locations in Ellington, Enfield, Stafford, or Vernon Connecticut.

– Sarah and your friends at Express Verizon

 

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What Would You Like To Know?

 

We at Express Verizon understand that the whole wireless industry can be confusing. We have constant training to keep up with all the changes in the field and emerging communication technology. So why should we assume that you understand all of it?

Our customers know we are here to answer your questions. We just hosted our first Smartphone Training Night were people who owned or are thinking about getting Blackberrys or Droids can come to learn about the phones. We had a great turnout! Smartphone nights will be held on the first Thursday of every month and are open for any one to attend.

You should never feel confused or intimidated by the phone you have now or one you may be thinking of getting. No matter the question, feel free to ask. Stop in to any of our locations in Enfield, Ellington, Vernon, or Stafford to get all the answers for your wireless concerns.

If you can’t make it in, you may also send in questions on our Facebook page.

– Sarah and your friends at Express Verizon

 

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Smartphone Training Night

Express Verizon will be hosting free smartphone training seminars on the first Thursday of every month!

So whether you have a Blackberry, Palm or Android device, we will be happy to help you fully understand your equipment. This way you can get the most of the phone your using.

Our next event will be on Thursday, March 3rd. We look forward to seeing you there!

-Sarah and your friends at Express Verizon

 

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Express Wireless Open House!!!

Tomorrow Express Wireless will be hosting a company wide open house! We invite to come visit our locations in Enfield, Vernon, Ellington, Stafford Connecticut.

Check out the new devices to help you make your holiday wish list. Ask us all your Verizon questions. We will be sharing coffee and snacks. Best of all…everyone who comes in to see us gets a FREE BLUETOOTH*!

So stop by one of our locations:

Enfield: 549 Hazard Ave.

Stafford: 87 West Stafford Rd.

Vernon: 435 Hartford Tpke.

Ellington: 175 West Rd.

 Hope to see you tomorrow!

– Sarah & the Express Wireless Team

*While supplies last. Bluetooth is a specific model valued at $24.99

 

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Love the Droid, Drop the iPhone

 

I hear it every week, “When is Verizon getting the iPhone?” I’m very sorry to the Apple – obsessed (my mother included) but, I don’t really have too much of a concern as to when the product will hit Verizon stores, like ours at Express Wireless. I am a proud owner of my iPod Touch but, that is where I draw the line with Apple. Our team honestly believes we are already carrying multiple phones that can trump the iPhone on it’s best day. The question becomes, can we stray from the mighty Apple iPhone brand name and venture into a world of better options?

To start off with, we currently carry 10 different Droid models: Droid X, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Incredible, Continuum, Fascinate, Droid Pro, Droid Citrus, Ally, and Vortex. You want options? We got ’em! You could choose the processor speed, camera quality, physical or virtual keyboard, size, style, and brand. Ultimately, you can choose what phone you want to go with your software versus having one choice in phone model.

You can investigate the pros and cons of any device. They are all different and that’s where we get options. Some people haven’t had any problems with their iPhones, others are not so happy. Facedialing, random muting and hang-ups, defective rear cameras, easily broken glass front, these are some of the common issues reported. One of the main problems reported was the phone losing signal when held in the left hand due to the antenna design, dubbed the “death grip“. Apple’s response? They claimed there was no problem or suggested you purchase a $30 bumper case to lower the result. There were murmurs of a recall but, it doesn’t seemed like Apple was too worried about the problem. I believe their name is bigger than their product, causing people to lunge after a piece of equipment that isn’t as good as it’s cracked up to be.

I’m not suggesting that the Droids are flawless. It is, however, much easier to handle a Droid problem. First is a soft reset, pulling and checking the battery. Can’t do that on an iPhone. What if it’s running slow because the memory is full? Droid: get a bigger memory card and pop it in the phone. iPhone: buy a whole new phone with bigger memory capabilities. Insuring the iPhone can be a nightmare trying to figure out what is covered by which providers. Droids are fully covered by the insurance offered in the store when you purchase the device. Want to do some troubleshooting? You will have to make an appointment at the Apple store which is always packed. Droids can be walked right into our Express Wireless in Enfield CT, or any Verizon store for that matter, with no appointment.

Does your iPhone come with free turn-by-turn navigation? Nope. I haven’t even found a free navigation app you can download on the iPhone app market. Look at the softwar creators, Apple vs. Google. Who do you think is bigger? I can keep going on and on about the comparisons. If you want the apps the functionality and the option in phone style, don’t waste your time with the iPhone. Verizon can bring on the iPhone (if they must) but, I will still happily guide people to the better choice. The Droid.

For more information, visit us at 549 Hazard Ave in Enfield, CT 06082, or our other locations in Vernon, Stafford or Ellington, CT.  You can also reach us by calling (860) 749-7077. We are also still offering $50 off any of our smart phones if you would like to try out one of these great phones for yourself!

– Sarah & your friends at Express Wireless

 

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