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Hiring Event – Richland, WA

Looking for a new Career? Join the Verizon – Cellular Plus team in Eastern Washington!  We are hosting a Hiring Event, Wednesday, July 8th, at Cellular Plus, 106 Keene Road in Richland across from ACE Hardware. We’ll be taking apps for both the Richland & Prosser locations, and answering questions from 11 am to 6:30 pm. Cellular Plus is looking for dynamic individuals who will excel in our fast-paced sales environment. We will be accepting applications for the following positions: Territory…
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Six Tips to Trick out Your S6

Now that the S6 is out, there are plenty of Easter Eggs in it. Some of them are baked into the new build of Android Lollipop and some are part of Samsung’s UI that they like to skin over it. Likewise, some are easy to discover and some take a little tweaking to uncover and get just right. In the spirit of the S6, here are my favorite 6 tips.   1. Master the Shade. I always called this the drop-down…
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Transferring Data with the OTG Cable

Your Verizon/Cellular Plus rep will be happy to handle the transfer of your data to your new Samsung phone. But, in case you’re more comfortable DIY, here’s what you need to know. Samsung has a way of transferring data to the S6 (and presumably other new Galaxy devices) called an OTG cable. Instructions are included, but I had the chance to play around with a live transfer, and here is a walkthrough with my impressions.   Before you begin, the Samsung…
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Galaxy S6 Review

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Beyond WiFi: Ways to Reduce Mobile Data

10GB sounded like a lot of data, until you got all your kids smartphones and picked up those new tablets for Christmas. Now you’re barely halfway through the month and you’re getting the dreaded text messages saying you’ve used 75% of your data. Of course, you could always up the data allowance and pay more every month, but here are some simple ways to reduce your data usage, other than “just connect to wifi”:     1. Video Uploads: Even…
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Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks

The Galaxy line has always come with a bevy of customizable options, almost to a fault. You’ll never reach the bottom of what you can do with it, and without some special instructions, you may not ever know what your phone can actually do. So here are a few little things you can do to get the most out of the phone, without getting so lost in customization menus that you forget how to make…
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What to do with all your Cloud Storage

On one of my radio apps, I keep hearing an ad for Microsoft Cloud that says “you can leverage your existing infrastructure” to blah blah blah. If your brain similarily turns off when you hear the word “cloud,” fear not, it’s not that complicated. Think of your hotmail or yahoo email account. You don’t store those messages on your computer, they are on Microsoft’s or Yahoo’s servers, “in the cloud” so to speak. But as storage has…
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HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

The two big Android phones to pay attention to right now are the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8. Both are phenomenal devices, and you can’t go wrong with either, but how do they stack up against each other? For this article, I ran a few tests and did a few “real world” comparisons between the two.   Right out of the box there are some design differences. The Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a…
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SCAM ALERT

Cell Phone Scams: How to Avoid Them And What To Do If You Are a Victim

In the last few months I have seen a bump in the number of scams making the rounds regarding  phones, services, bills, etc. Since there have been a lot of legitimate changes, offers, and promotions from Verizon, it can be hard to tell the difference between the real deal and the scams.I have seen these come and go over the years, and they morph depending on whatever popular communications trend there is (text, Facebook, email, etc).…
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Clear Up Space and Speed up Your iPhone With One Simple Step

One of the few potential downfalls of the iPhone is that it does not have expandable storage (though many of the Android and Windows phones are following this trend). And, with the 4s only carrying 8 GB of on board storage, it is easy to run out of room.   If you have been carrying your iPhone for a while, and haven’t cleaned it out, especially if you are noticing it running slow or you can’t download new apps, it may…
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