Verizon Wireless And WXTV Univision 41 Remind Viewers To Vote For Their
Favorite Top 10 Amigos del Tiempo Contestants
25 Finalists are Competing to Present the Weather on "Noticias Univision 41";
Winners Will Receive a New 4G LTE-Enabled Tablet and Up to Six Months of Free
NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon Wireless, operator of America's
largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network and WXTV Univision 41, the New
York area's leading television station regardless of language, announced today
that the deadline for viewers to vote for their favorite Top 10 Amigos del
Tiempo (Weather Friends) contestants is today, January 8, 2013. Viewers can
vote for their favorite contestants by going to Univision.com/verizon. This
unique contest offers participants the opportunity of a lifetime – reporting
the weather twice a week for six months during the "Noticias Univision 41"
newscast airing at 11 p.m.
"We are excited to bring the Amigos del Tiempo contest to the next level and
wish all of the finalists the best of luck! Verizon Wireless is proud to
provide Amigos del Tiempo contestants the opportunity to learn about the power
of our 4G LTE network and the benefits of 4G LTE-enabled tablets," said Pat
Devlin, President New York Metro Region for Verizon Wireless. "We encourage
all of our customers to take advantage of the FREE wireless workshops that we
offer in select stores throughout the New York metro region so that they can
empower themselves and their family with this innovative technology."
"We are thrilled to partner with Verizon Wireless to offer this exciting
opportunity to our viewers," said Ramon Pineda, senior vice president and
general manager, WXTV Univision 41."Through Amigos del Tiempo, we'll be
providing aspiring Hispanic journalists the tools they need to follow their
"Verizon Wireless is proud to join Univision 41 to present the Amigos del
Tiempo contest. With Amigos del Tiempo, we hope to encourage and support the
bold aspirations of young Latinos throughout the New York metropolitan area by
empowering them with Verizon's 4G LTE network and tablets," said Fernando
Molinar, Associate Director of Northeast Multicultural Marketing at Verizon
Each of the Top 10 winners will receive a new 4G LTE tablet from Verizon and a
Verizon Wireless gift card which can be used to purchase up to six months of
free prepaid service. Winners may use their tablets to record and submit their
weather reports on a weekly basis to "Noticias Univision 41."
In order to participate in the December 20, 2012 auditions, contestants had to
register to take a free Verizon Wireless Amigos del Tiempo workshop to learn
how to use 4G LTE-enabled tablets to videotape and submit their weather
reports. WXTV Univision 41 judges selected 25 finalists out of the total
number of participants who auditioned that day. To be eligible for the
contest, participants had to be aged 18 and older, speak Spanish fluently and
live in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. There was no purchase necessary
to enter or win.
WXTV Univision 41 finished 2012as the No. 1 most-watched early local newscast
in the country among Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49, regardless of language,
beating all ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CW local stations.
To cast your vote for your favorite Amigos del Tiempo finalists and for
official rules, please visit Univision.com/verizon. The deadline to vote is
January 8, 2013.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless
connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in
Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless
is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone
(LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visitwww.verizonwireless.com. To
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