AT&T EXTENDS ITS COMMITMENT TO DRIVER SAFETY BY LAUNCHING AT&T DRIVEMODE AUGUST 30, 2011With school now in full swing, more young drivers are getting behind the wheel. The average teen sends and receives five times more text messages a day than a typical adult. To curb texting while driving, we are launching a cool new app called AT&T DriveMode. To make it even cooler, DriveMode is a FREE downloadable app for AT&T customers!!!
Check out www.att.com/txtngcanwait for more information.
Exclusive bonus coverage of the year's final slam — compliments of DIRECTV.
DIRECTV, in partnership with ESPN and Tennis Channel, brings you unprecedented coverage of the US Open. From August 29 to September 5, watch exclusive live coverage of the outer-court and early-round matches. Plus, get up to six matches at the same time on the Mix Channel (Ch. 701). All in HD and only on DIRECTV. The US Open Experience is available to all DIRECTV customers at no extra charge.
US Open Mix Channel:
Watch up to 6 live matches all at the same time (ch. 701), including the network broadcast plus five bonus channels of outer-court coverage you won't see anywhere else. And you can see all the matches in crystal-clear HD*. Select any one channel and tune in directly†. The Mix Channel is your advantage.
Press the RED button on your remote and see scores from matches in progress on the court channels (chs. 702-707), plus the schedule for upcoming matches. This interactive feature will be available throughout the tournament†.
See real-time scores for both in-progress and competed matches, and find out who is getting ready to take the court. Press the RED button on our remote and select Recent Results to activate†.
Men's and Women's Draws:
How'd they get there? Who will they face next? You can find out who advanced and who didn't by simply pressing the RED button on your remote and selecting Men's or Women's Draws. A complete round-by-round chart will show you which players are still in it and which players are headed home†.
See it all in HD:
Get a better view than the umpire to see if the ball is in or out. With DIRECTV HD, you experience all the great rivalries and action in super-rich detail. To get the most out of your High-Def TV, you gotta hook it up to DIRECTV HD*.
Check out the email below recently sent out by MyWireless.org. They have some great tips to avoid some common scams.
is always on the lookout for wireless consumers and we want to warn you about a recent increase in online and wireless scams.THE 'MISSED CALL' SCHEME: A NEW TWIST ON AN OLD SCAM
This scheme involves scammers calling a customer’s phone, letting it ring once or twice and then disconnecting the call so that the number remains on your call log. Sometimes they might leave a voicemail. The number shows up as a missed call and is typically a normal three-digit area code that would appear to be a U.S. number, but it’s actually an international number. For example, 809 is the Dominican Republic, 876 is Jamaica, 284 is the British Virgin Islands, and so on. When you return the call, you’re automatically routed to an international adult entertainment or chat line in a non-U.S. Caribbean island location, where you can quickly rack up expensive charges. While major wireless companies work to block suspicious numbers on their networks, and most have consumer education systems in place to identify and combat these threats, these scams originate outside the reach of U.S. regulators and wireless providers.Tips to Keep You Safe:
UNKNOWN OR UNSOLICITED TEXT MESSAGE SCAM
- Always check the area code before returning a missed call to ANY unknown caller.
- Be skeptical about area codes you don’t recognize.
- Be aware that there are numerous three-digit area codes (mostly in the non-U.S. Caribbean Islands) that connect callers to an international phone number.
- Don’t respond to text messages or calls from unknown sources. Delete them immediately.
- If you don’t regularly make international calls, ask your wireless carrier to block international calling.
This scheme is called ‘Smishing’, which is a combination of ‘Short Message Service’ text messaging and email ‘Phishing’. It involves your responding to what appears to be a legitimate text message you received, even though it’s from a number you most likely don’t recognize. Doing this can place yourself at greater risk for identity or information theft at the hands of crafty cyber thieves. This simple bait-and-hook fraud allows crooks to use auto-dialing or roll-texting computer programs to text you on your wireless device. The message encourages you to click a link or call the number back (the bait). The message often is based on some urgent action, such as “NOTICE! Hurry, your credit card has been deactivated or suspended. Go to this link for help!” Maybe you’re in a hurry, or maybe the message looks like it’s from a trusted source such as your bank. However, when you visit the website (the hook), you’ve unwittingly given the criminals access to your device, and they can attach dangerous spyware, malware, viruses, or spam to your device that gives them control of it and instant access to your personal (possibly financial) data.Who's Looking Out for You and What Should You Do?
- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has consumer advisories oninternational and text message scams.
- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also provides information on phone scamsand spam.
- The National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) say these scams can potentially cost victims lots of money, and continue to monitor these illicit activities.
- All major U.S. wireless companies invest substantial resources developing and implementing spam blocking technologies so you can safely use your device with your personal and financial data secure. But as SMS and MMS messaging usage continues to increase, they recommend to always use caution when you see a suspicious message or unknown contact pop up.
- If you believe you’ve unwittingly been a victim of a scam like this, contact your carrier immediately. You should also file a complaint with the FCC and/or FTC, and report the activity to the NFIC and BBB to help save other consumers from becoming wireless call/text scam victims.
Thank you for taking time today to educate yourself on these potentially costly and dangerous issues. MyWireless.org promises to remain vigilant for you, and let you know when these unfortunate issues arise.
Joshua Hobbs from Lewistown won a $100 Sheetz gift card from One-Stop Communications and DIRECTV.
Hobbs’ name was entered in a random drawing by One-Stop Communications during the month of July just for calling One-Stop to ask how he could get the NFL Sunday Ticket for free from DIRECTV. A new drawing has been started for August. Anyone can stop or call One-Stop during the month of August to be entered in this drawing. All you have to do is ask One-Stop how you can get the NFL Sunday Ticket for free from DIRECTV. For more information visit www.onestop.biz
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Watch Fox Soccer Plus August 22nd - 28th during the FREE Trial on DIRECTV. Channel 621.
The home for exclusive soccer and rugby.
Fox Soccer Plus brings you the best exclusive international soccer and rugby from all over the globe, including 70 UEFA Champions League matches, 130 exclusive Barclays Premier League games, the best rugby leagues and more. It's the must-have channel for the passionate sports fan.
Fox Soccer Plus complements the Fox Soccer Channel with live, exclusive soccer from the best leagues from around the world, including international and club competitions. Get 70 UEFA Champions League matches, 130 exclusive Barclays Premier League games, 73 exclusive Italy's Serie A matches, England's FA Cup, England's National Team, and more.
Fox Soccer Plus is the true home for the best international sports with exclusive rugby competitions including the Magners League, the Guinness Premiership, the Heineken Cup and more. You'll get over 800 exclusive events with Fox Soccer Plus!
Call or visit One-Stop Communications by August 31, 2011 and ask how you can get Fox Soccer Plus on DIRECTV and your name will be entered in a random drawing for a $100 Sheetz gift card.
Just when you thought your football experience couldn't get any better, DIRECTV takes it to another level. Add NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ To-Go to your NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ subscription and you can watch every NFL Sunday Ticket™ game every Sunday no matter where you are — on your smartphone, tablet or your computer. You'll never miss a game, even when you're nowhere near a TV!Whether you're watching on your computer or mobile device, with NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, you get:
Watch games on your computer:
- Live Streaming Video: Enjoy every NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ game. You can switch from game to game at any time.
- RED ZONE CHANNEL® : Watch the final yards of every scoring drive on one dedicated channel.
- Highlights: Relive the big moments. See all the significant plays from every game, either individually or consecutively.
- Scores & Game Status: See scores and game status for the current week's completed and in-progress games. Check the schedule for the upcoming games.
HD-quality streaming: See every play with greater clarity than ever. Create-Your-Own Mix Channel: Four live games on one screen. Picture-in-Picture: Easily switch between two NFL games.Watch games on your mobile device:Available for iPhone, tablet, select Android, Blackberry® smartphones and Windows Mobile devices, and Palm Pre*.Experience football like never before!If you call yourself a football fan, you need NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ To-Go, available on DIRECTV from One-Stop Communications.Call or visit One-Stop Communications by August 31, 2011 and ask how you can get the NFL Sunday Ticket from DIRECTV at no extra charge
and your name will be entered in a random drawing for a $100 Sheetz gift card.
With DIRECTV, you can now track your NFL.com fantasy team in real time right on your TV screen with the new NFL.com Fantasy Football TV app.
- Press the right arrow on your remote to bring up the TV Apps menu
- Select the NFL.com Fantasy Football TV app
- Sign in with your NFL.com Fantasy username/password
- Select your fantasy football league
- Choose between your league’s weekly matchup status (“League”), in-game stats on your fantasy players (“My Team”), or detailed head-to-head stats from your weekly matchup (“Game Center”)
- To watch one of your fantasy player’s games in real-time, simply select the “Watch” icon next to the player’s name. (Note: You must be a NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ subscriber to see this option.)
- At any time, you can select “Minimize” from the main menu to see only the score from your weekly matchup in the lower right-hand corner of the TV screen
- Click here to create or join a FREE NFL.com Fantasy Football league
Available on September 10, 2011.
*TV Apps require a DIRECTV Plus HD DVR receiver (HR20, or later model), DIRECTV Plus DVR receiver (R22 model), or a DIRECTV HD Receiver (H21, H23), and Internet connection. Plus NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ subscribers can tune directly into their favorite game with the WATCH feature.
The PGA Championship Experience tees off today through August 14th on DIRECTV. Enjoy bonus coverage, interactive features and their exclusive mix channel to watch every shot in crystal-clear HD.
Check out DIRECTV channels 701-705. See all four channels at the same time on the exclusive Mix Channel. All in HD!
See you on the green!
Find out why DIRECTV has over 30 million customers and how to get the NFL Sunday Ticket for no extra charge and win a $100 Sheetz gift card.
Call or visit One-Stop Communications by August 31, 2011 and ask how you can get the NFL Sunday ticket from DIRECTV at no extra charge
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Source: DIRECTV Press Release
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DIRECTV, an upstart satellite TV venture that few thought would survive in a world dominated by cable companies when it launched in 1994, has surpassed 30 million customers today.
DIRECTV reached the milestone after two years of record-breaking growth in the Americas, including solid gains in the first half of this year, maintaining its status as the world's largest pay TV service. Since the beginning of Q3 2009, DIRECTV added more than 1.1 million customers in the U.S. — more than any other satellite or cable provider — ending the second quarter of this year with more than 19.4 million customers. Since it acquired one million customers in its first year of service in 1995, DIRECTV U.S. has reported customer gains for 60 consecutive quarters.
DIRECTV Latin America, sparked by a rapidly growing consumer class throughout the continent, added more than 2.4 million customers to the SKY Brasil and DIRECTV platforms over the past two years. SKY Mexico has nearly doubled in size by adding an additional 1.8 million customers over the same time frame, bringing the total, including Mexico, to more than 10.6 million customers in the region.
"Everyone at DIRECTV can take great pride in this momentous achievement," said Mike White
, DIRECTV's Chairman and CEO. "DIRECTV in the Americas has set new standards for excellence in video technology, programming and customer service, and established our brand as synonymous with the best video experience available anywhere."
"With our business continuing to explode in Latin America, we expect to sustain that momentum by taking advantage of our scale, appealing to the young and rapidly growing middle market of consumers and leveraging the advanced technology we've developed in the U.S.," White added. "Demand for DIRECTV service among consumers in the U.S. is growing stronger as we near the fall selling season, and we are continuing to surprise and delight our existing customers with new products and services while actively engaging those price-sensitive consumers who are looking for both a great value and a superior video product.
"Finally, I want to congratulate all of our employees, business partners and loyal customers who contributed to this incredible success story."About DIRECTV
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 30 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its 19.4 million customers access to more than 170 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for ten years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay-TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 10.6 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 60 percent interest in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com
Join us for our Friends and Family Event this Friday and Saturday to save up to $50 off select quick messaging and smart phones.
These discounts will only be available this Friday and Saturday, but feel free to stop in today to reserve your new phone for tomorrow.
*See store for details.