It cannot be denied that talking and texting on a wireless phone while driving is dangerous, and Pennsylvania legislators are one step closer to making it illegal, too.
On January 26th, a bill was overwhelmingly approved in the House of Representatives to ban talking and texting while driving. If it is approved in the Senate, the Governor has already agreed to sign the bill and make it law. Currently, the bill imposes a $50 fine for violations, except those made in emergency situations. The legislation does allow drivers to use hands-free devices to operate their phones, and GPS systems would also still be legal.
Three PA localities already have hands-free driving laws in place. They are: Conshohocken, Hilltown Township, and Lebanon.
One-Stop Communications highly recommends that drivers avoid distracted driving.
LEWISTOWN, PA – Allen McCabe, Assistant Vice President of Sales from HughesNet awarded One-Stop Communications the Silver Dealer status based on their customer service and sales performance. “We are honored to receive this recognition from HughesNet and we are pleased to offer their services to our customers,” says Michael Buffington, President of One-Stop Communications. HughesNet is a high speed internet service provider (ISP) that connects instantly, allowing consumers to surf, open pages, and download files in a fraction of the time it takes with other connection types. It is available in the majority of the United States. One-Stop Communications of PA, Inc. is a local retailer that has been providing the central Pennsylvania market with personal and business communication products for over 13 years. They are located at 126 Electric Avenue, Lewistown, and 100 North 4th Street, Newport.
LEWISTOWN, PA – Nathan Follmer has been promoted to Store Manager at One-Stop Communications’ Lewistown location. He is responsible for the management of sales and services offered by the business.
“We are lucky to have Nathan”, says Michael Buffington, President of One-Stop Communications. “He has many natural talents and skills that are an asset to our business.”
One-Stop Communications is a local retailer that has been providing central Pennsylvania with personal and business communication products for over 13 years. They are located at 126 Electric Avenue, Lewistown, and 100 North 4th Street, Newport. Follmer can be contacted at 717-363-8092 or via e-mail email@example.com.
Follmer and his family reside in Lewistown.
BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Verizon Wireless, the company with the largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, announced today that Palm® PreTM Plus and Palm PixiTM Plus will be on store shelves and ready for purchase on Jan. 25. Palm Pre Plus will cost $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, and Palm Pixi Plus will cost $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, each with a new two-year customer agreement. Buy a Palm Pre Plus or a Palm Pixi Plus and get a Palm Pixi Plus free after a mail-in rebate through Feb. 14. Both Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus come travel-ready with a built-in 3G Mobile Hotspot - a Wi-Fi hotspot that can be shared among five Wi-Fi-capable devices. The 3G Mobile Hotspot is the perfect family vacation companion, and at $40 for 5 GB and 5 cents per megabyte overage, it provides an allowance big enough for sharing with the entire family for downloading games, Internet access and more. Paired with Verizon Wireless' new Nationwide Talk or Nationwide Talk & Text plans and a $29.99 monthly data plan, Palm Pre Plus is the perfect tool for the busy family manager, while Palm Pixi Plus is the perfect complement to a youngster as part of a Family SharePlan®. Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access and Nationwide Talk & Text Plans begin at $59.99 monthly access. Nationwide Unlimited Talk Plans and Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text Plans are available at $69.99 and $89.99 monthly access, respectively. Nationwide Unlimited Talk Family SharePlans start at $119.99 monthly access for the first two lines, while the Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text Family SharePlans are $149.99 monthly access for the first two lines of service. In addition, Palm Pixi Plus customers have more options for personalizing their phones with the new color Pixi TouchstoneTM Back Covers. The covers will be available in pink, blue, green, orange and black for only $29.99 each at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. Customers will receive the handset rebates in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visitwww.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. Palm, Pixi, Pre and webOS are trademarks of Palm, Inc.
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- New monthly service plans from Verizon Wireless make connecting to the nation's most reliable wireless network easier than ever. Beginning Jan. 18, customers may sign up for a new Nationwide Unlimited Talk plan that allows customers to call anyone in the United States for $69.99 monthly access or a Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text plan to call and send text, picture and video messages to anyone in the country for $89.99 monthly access.
Nationwide Family SharePlans® will also have new unlimited options. Nationwide Unlimited Talk Family SharePlans will be $119.99 monthly access while the Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text Family SharePlans will be $149.99 monthly access. All Family SharePlan pricing includes the first two lines of service. Standard text message rates will apply for customers on the Nationwide Unlimited Talk plans who do not sign up for a text messaging bundle. Data Packages
The company also announced the expansion of the 25 megabyte for $9.99 per month data package requirement to include all Verizon Wireless 3G Multimedia phones, which gives customers quick access to Mobile E-mail, games and the Internet. The data package requirement was introduced last year with the LG enV® TOUCH and the Samsung RogueTM. Today's announcement expands that list to include new activations of the LG Chocolate TouchTM, LG enV®3, LG VX8360, Motorola EnticeTM W766, Nokia 7705 TwistTM and Samsung AliasTM 2. The company expects to introduce a host of 3G Multimedia phones in 2010. The $19.99 data package option for 3G Multimedia phones has been discontinued.
Customers using Simple Feature phones (Mobile Web-enabled) will continue to pay $1.99 per megabyte or choose either the $9.99 or $29.99 data packages. The consumer data package for 3G Smartphones such as BlackBerry®, Windows Mobile® or Android devices will remain at $29.99 per month. Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless will also offer customers new prepaid plans beginning Jan. 18. For those who prefer pay-as-you-go options, but want a no-holds approach to calling and texting, new Monthly Unlimited Prepaid plans will give customers the same great calling options as monthly contract subscribers for just $5 more per month. Prepaid Monthly Unlimited Talk is now available for $74.99 per month while contract subscribers pay $69.99 for the same unlimited calling option. Prepaid Monthly Unlimited Talk & Text will be available for $94.99 per month. The 450- and 900-minute Monthly Prepaid plans will also be available for $5 more per month than comparable postpaid plans. Existing Customers
Today's announcement will not have an impact on existing customer contracts, although customers may choose to move to any of the new plans. The company allows customers to change their service plans at any time without penalty or contract extension. To move to the newly announced plans, customers may go online to their My Verizon accounts at www.verizonwireless.com
or contact Customer Service at 1-800-922-0204.
For more information on the complete lineup of new Nationwide Calling plans, go to www.verizonwireless.com
, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN. About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visitwww.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: AT&T Inc. On Friday January 15, 2010, 4:32 pm
DALLAS, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today announced new unlimited plans across all devices --including its industry-leading lineup of smartphones -- to provide more value and choice for customers who want to talk, text and surf on the nation's fastest 3G network.
"With more than twice the number of smartphone customers as our nearest competitor, we are committed to offering great value and choice for customers who want to talk, text and surf on the nation's fastest 3G network," said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "Our new plans reflect customers' continuing desire to do more with their phones - including talking and browsing the Web at the same time. Plus these new plans make it even more attractive to choose AT&T which already offers customers the best 3G experience and the industry's most popular and innovative devices."
The new plans, which will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 18, can be ordered at AT&T's 2,200 company-owned retail stores and kiosks, through convenient online service at www.att.com
, or at one of the thousands of authorized AT&T retail locations.
- Feature Phone customers may choose unlimited talk for $69.99. Family Talk customers (prices assume two lines) may choose unlimited talk for $119.99 per month. Texting plans remain unchanged at $20 for unlimited plans for individuals and $30 for Family Talk plans.
- Quick Messaging Device customers may choose unlimited talk and text for $89.99 per month. Quick Messaging Device customers with Family Talk plans may choose unlimited talk and text for $149.99 per month (for two lines). These prices include a required minimum of $20 per month for individual plans and $30 per month for Family Talk plans in texting and/or Web browsing plans for new and upgrading customers.
- All smartphone customers, including iPhone customers, may now buy unlimited voice and data for $99.99. For smartphone customers with Family Talk plans (prices assume 2 smartphones), unlimited voice and data is now available for $179.99. Texting plans remain unchanged at $20 for unlimited plans for individuals, $30 for Family Talk Plans.
Beginning Monday, existing AT&T customers can change to any of the new plans without penalty or contract extension with the online account management tool atwww.att.com/wireless
AT&T customers enjoy the ability to talk and browse the Web at the same time on AT&T's 3G network, the nation's fastest, which covers more than 230 million people across the nation.
For customers who do not choose an unlimited voice plan, AT&T offers Rollover, which lets customers keep the minutes they don't use. In addition, AT&T offers A-List, which offers unlimited calling to up to 10 domestic phone numbers.
For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com
. *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T's Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies.
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NEWPORT, PA – One-Stop Communications is pleased to announce thatDennis Grub has been promoted to Store Manager of the Newport location. In his new position, Grub will be responsible for customer service, providing sales support, and training and supervising Account Executives. Grub resides in Loysville with his wife. He joined One-Stop Communications as an Account Executive, and has been recognized repeatedly for his customer service and sales performance. “I knew immediately that Dennis was a good fit for our organization”, says Michael Buffington, president of One-Stop Communications. “He is reliable in every way, and I’m very happy that he has accepted the Store Manager position. The store will continue to operate smoothly under his leadership”. One-Stop Communications is a local retailer that has been providing central Pennsylvania with personal and business communication products for over 13 years. They are located at 126 Electric Avenue, Lewistown and 100 North 4th Street, Newport. You can contact Dennis Grub at 717-589-4084 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In today's world, recycling must become a way of life. There is no question about it. Recycling preserves and protects our resources for both ourselves and future generations. Many municipalities are offering recycling services for common waste such as paper, plastic, cans, etc. Sadly, however, the landfills in our nation are quickly filling up with electronic products, such as phones, batteries and computers. Electronic devices are safe to use, but they do contain some environmentally sensitive material if they are not disposed of properly.
One-Stop Communications wants to remind you of several programs offered free of charges at locations in Lewistown and Newport.
Just about any type of wireless phone can be dropped off at One-Stop Communications for recycling. Some phones are refurbished and sent to other countries to be reused. If the phone is obsolete, it will normally be disassembled to reclaim the metals and plastics contained in the phone. If you have a newer model phone, it may still be worth a few dollars. In this case, One-Stop Communications will give you cash back for your phone.
One-Stop Communications has partnered with a national program called Call2Recycle that helps consumers conveniently recycle their used portable rechargeable batteries.
Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), and Small Sealed Lead* (Pb) batteries are commonly found in cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, cordless power toools, two-way radios, camcorders, remote control toys, digital cameras and a variety of other portable electronic products.
When a rechargeable battery can no longer hold a charge, it can and should be recycled. Consumers can drop off their used rechargeable batteries free of charge at One-Stop Communications, and the items will be processed at a recycling facility. Useful material will be reclaimed to make stainless steel products and new rechargeable batteries.
*Portable rechargeable batteries weighing less than 2lbs/1 Kg.
One-Stop Communications has partnered with Skills of Central PA to recycle computers, monitors and other computer related equipment. Printers and Apple monitors, however, are not accepted at this time.
Computers can be dropped off at One-Stop Communications. From there, they will be sent to Skills of Central PA, where hazardous material in the machines can be safely removed, and parts can be recycled. Skills of Central PA promotes jobs for those with disabilities.
Corrugated Cardboard, Mixed Paper and Newspaper
One-Stop Communications has partnered with the Mifflin County Solid Waste Authority (MCSWA) to recycle corrugated cardboard, mixed paper and newspaper at their Lewistown location, located at 126 Electric Avenue. The recycling bins are located in the stone parking lot behind the store, and can be accessed from the alley adjacent to Second Street. The public is welcome to drop off their corrugated cardboard, mixed paper and newspaper in the recycling bins during business hours.
Help preserve our beautiful earth!! Be sure to take advantage of the free recycling programs at One-Stop Communications.
With colder weather upon us, One-Stop Communications wants to remind you to put ICE in your phones. ICE is the acronym for "In Case of Emergency." Entering an ICE contact in a cellular phone allows emergency personnel to know who to call in an emergency situation.
Almost everyone carries a cellular phone. Having an ICE contact allows emergency personnel will know exactly who to contact. The contact person should be someone who may know your medical history if you need help. This could be vital information in a life or death situation. ICE, therefore, could help save your life.
ICE is so simple that everyone should take a few minutes to ICE his or her cellular phones. Simply enter a new contact in you cellular phone address book with the acronym ICE followed by the contact name (for example, “ICE – Mom” or “ICE – Sara”). Save this entry in your contact list or address book. Be sure to inform your ICE contact that you have selected them as an emergency contact.
If you would like assistance adding ICE to your cellular phones, we encouraged you to see the friendly representatives at One-Stop Communications.
NEWPORT, PA - One-Stop Communications of PA, Inc. was recently awarded
$2,174 through the Small Business Advantage Grant Program. Launched by
Governor Rendell in July 2004, the grant program provides a 50-percent
match for equipment or processes to reduce energy consumption and promote
pollution prevention for Pennsylvania manufacturers and service providers.
One-Stop Communications is one of 48 Pennsylvania businesses that are
investing in energy efficiency. "The high costs of electricity and fuel
are affecting all of us," said Governor Rendell. "From families to small
businesses to large corporations, these rising costs are making it harder
to stretch a budget or earn a profit, but there are steps that we can
take. These innovative firms recognize that and they are making the
investments necessary to use energy in a smarter fashion, which means
lower expenses and higher margins."
One-Stop Communications has matched the $2,174 grant to purchase and
install high-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning
equipment with zone controls to conserve energy at their Newport location.
For more information on Pennsylvania's energy initiatives, visit DEP's Web
site at <http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/
One-Stop Communications of PA, Inc. is a local retailer that has been
providing the local central Pennsylvania market with personal and business
communication products for over 10 years. They are located at 126
Electric Avenue, Lewistown, and 100 North 4th Street, Newport.