Texas Tips To Keep You And Your Phone In Working Order This Winter

      Texas Tips To Keep You And Your Phone In Working Order This Winter

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 2, 2012

DALLAS, Jan. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas weather is constantly changing from
one extreme to another. With wintry weather and cold fronts expected at any
time, Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE
network and largest, most reliable 3G network, offers the following tips to
help Texans stay warm and use their wireless phones when it's cold outside:

  oDon't be caught off guard by bad weather this winter season. Use your
    resources. Stay abreast of road conditions and school and business
    closings via your local news stations.
  oRemember that cold weather can take a toll on your cell phone's battery
    life. Charge your battery completely prior to leaving home and use a car
    charger for the road. There's nothing worse than being stuck in traffic or
    stranded on an icy road with an uncharged phone. Consider investing in an
    extra battery to use as a backup or a car charger. 
  oShow your phone a little TLC. The cold weather can cause your display
    screen to become brittle if exposed to low temperatures for an extended
    period. Improper handling can damage the delicate screens. Be sure to
    cover your devices and tablets with a protective case.
  oConsider adding finger flip gloves to your winter holiday wardrobe.
    Remember you can't dial or access the keyboard on a touch screen with
    gloves.
  oKeep your phone in a warm place; avoid leaving it in an outside pocket,
    purse, backpack or in the car overnight.
  oDownload free winter apps to your phone from Google play™ such as:

       oChili Recipes – Discover hundreds of Chili recipes and spice it up
         with a new twist on your favorite pot of Texas chili.
       oThe Weather Channel – The app will alert you when a Severe Weather
         Warning has been issued in your area, so you'll know what kind of
         winter weather is headed for Texas.
       oFlightTrack – Get real-time flight status for airlines worldwide with
         a single tap! The app will update you on flight cancellations and
         help you find alternatives.
       oShoppeHUB – This app allows you to make secure purchases of cold
         weather gear, including winter clothing.

More Information Available

  oFollow VZWNews on Twitter for ongoing network updates, enhancements and
    information.
  oSee video footage of Verizon Wireless' year-round network preparations
    across the country on YouTube and in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia
    Library.
  oFind additional information on Verizon Wireless at
    www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail
customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in
Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon
Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and
Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit
www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video
footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to
the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

Website: http://www.verizonwireless.com
Contact: Audrey Lundy, Verizon Wireless, +1-972-444-5516,
Audrey.Lundy@verizonwireless.com