Verizon Mini Stories

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As I sit at battery park city I’m very pleased with Verizon’s service. It has never failed me. I’m usually all Over the city, with 5 to 6 bars of reception. Many tourists in the area were complaining of phone signal issues. I even had to lend my phone to a few people who had to call their families who got lost in NYC, which for me was we a pleasure. They complimented the phone case and the clarity of the call and reception. I also added that I was Verizon’s Digital Ambassador so of course, it was a win-win for me. The tourists are from Spain and it was their first time in the city. They had a prepaid service and literally had no reception (only 1-2 bars). They said they were going to recommend the service to family members here.

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Another of my stories is when I was walking the Brooklyn Bridge, a newly married couple who have visited the city on a few occasions needed directions around their way in Dumbo. I first asked what was wrong with their cell service (of course the New Yorker in me) then responded and said the data was very slow. I told them you’re in the middle of a bridge and thousands of people are crossing it as we speak it happens with the other guys. I told them Verizon’s data capabilities speeds are one of the nation’s best, with speeds of download of  79Mbps and uploads of 20Mbps.

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On a hot summer day while in at Fire Island, I decided to stream music from my Samsung Edge 7. My Brothers all have different competing networks. Luckily for me, I have the fastest one. We streamed Pandora and took photos while spending the whole day at the beach. But one by one each phone started to drain or overheat. My phone kept up to standards and it’s also IP68 water and Dust Resistance, which is a huge advantage for many reasons. Overall I’m completely satisfied with my Verizon service. I’m proud to be part of their team!

Disclosure: As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received accessories from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own!

My Recent Experience 

Hey All!

I wanted to tell everyone about a recent experience with a new client and how Verizon’s service played a huge role. Since I’m considered a creative in the business world, for my creative juices to start flowing I needed to be actively outside to find inspiration.

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Let’s face it, when we usually pitch for a client or to investors it’s usually behind closed doors. With America’s Best Network, I’m confident enough to take my business outdoors. We streamed a few videos and downloaded content using my Edge 7 Hotspot to my iPad. The average speeds of DL were 48 Mbps and UL of 22mbps.

Before having our meeting, we had a quick picnic in Central Park. Witnessing Foliage is something that words can’t explain. My Edge 7 made sure to capture the moment, even with low lighting the phone knew exactly how to adapt accordingly.

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My meeting lasted a good hour and a half because of the beautiful views, and the great knowledge we were sharing with one another. I explained to her the benefits of NFC. Something many people don’t take advantage of yet.

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The Edge 7’s NFC ( Near Field Communication) chip came in handy when I left my credit card at home. All I had to do was press a button and bam! My account got charged like any other transaction. This may sound dangerous to some but it provides a safer environment than your physical wallet. Customers can check out at a store, purchase and load concert tickets to their smartphones, board the subway, read information from a smart poster, and many other tasks all from a single device.

Wishing everyone a great and safe Halloween!!

 

Disclosure: As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received accessories from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own!

Edge 7

 

So after 6 months with the Samsung Edge 7, I will finally  review it. Talk about perfect timing with the release of the iPhone 7 just last week 🙂 I feel to really give a review you should test it for a certain amount of time and not within a few days or weeks.

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The Edge 7 offers a beautiful curved 5.5in Super AMOLED screen 1,440 x 2,560 Quad HD resolution. It includes an Octa-core 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 8890 processor. It has a pixel index of 534ppi compared to iPhones 6s which has 401ppi. Converting from an iPhone to an android device can be a bit tricky in the beginning. Being accustomed to a certain OS takes a bit of time to get unused to. The transferring of data from my iPhone to the S7 Edge was a breeze. One of the advantages of a Droid device is you can access any file and actually control the phone (themes) and its features. Unlike the iPhone where your abilities to maneuver or personalize your phone are restricted.

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One of the features I fell in love with was, of course, the rear 12megapixel lens with f/1.7 dual pixel sensor and phase-detect autofocus. Every picture you take is crisp clear. The ability to take photos in a low lighted area is a brilliant feature that iPhone 6s don’t have yet. Samsung also included a sweet Pro mode feature, which enables you to fully control every aspect of your photo.  I boosted my storage space to 256gb using a sd card. I can also record in 4K quality . Did I mention it’s dust and water-resistant (IP68) . The advantage with storage SD cards is that you can interchange them as soon as they are filled up. The fast charge or wireless charging can juice up your 3,600mAh battery in about an hour and a half.  More details HERE.

 

 

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Pro-Mode

Overall I think the S7 Edge is a fine piece of technology and investment. With Virtual Capabilities (not yet tested by me). Smartphones are only going to get much more sophisticated and are being pushed to the limit. Please check for my future posts which will include the Virtual Gear from Samsung!

 

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Low Lighting feature

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Disclosure: As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received accessories from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own!

Summer #Staycations

 

For many, staycations are an option. But at times, staycations are a mandatory part of your work life. At first sure it was hard, but if you love or have a passion for something then nothing can stop you!

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Working in the Garment District in NYC has its perks depending on what you do. But for myself, I take on two jobs. One, as an assistant/partner to an elite pattern maker and the other working in production (quality check). Don’t get me wrong I love my jobs, but one of the minor setbacks is not having the availability to fly out. On my free time, I love to photograph just about anything the concrete jungle has to offer and convert that to art through my lens.

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Verizon helps me with ALL my staycations. Here’s how,
I love to do overnight trips (close to the city limits) if not picnicking in Central Park or Inwood, among my favorite parks to be in. My Samsung Edge 7 along with the mobile hotspot are an amazing collaboration. Service and speed are what I love.

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For those overnight trips, my handy backup battery has enough juice for 2 days. Recently I went on an overnight camping trip near Woodstock, NY. I didn’t have to worry about reception. My camping partner and I were both connected some 10 miles away from the nearest town with full reception. Also, the GPS feature became very helpful as we hiked. We streamed music and roasted marshmallows watching the sun hide away in the mountains peak. When I do stay home, I love to stream music and edit my photography through my cloud storage.

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Thank you Verizon for always keeping me connected and up to-date!

 

Disclosure: As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received accessories from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own!

Fitbit

Summer is the best time to start working out (at least for me). Thanks to Fitbit, I had the privilege of trying out their Fitbit Charge HR for the past 2 months. It’s showed me positive results. My health has improved greatly and I’ve lost 3 inches on my waist. We meet again size 33 waist. Also, I get to see pretty cool sceneries that NYC has to offer.

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Fitbit starts you off at 10,000 steps a day. Before you know it, you’ll have a few thousand steps accumulated every day. You always want to push yourself a little more after you know what you can accomplish. Fitbit also gives you the ability to challenge your other friends and stay up to date with their workouts. Challenging your friends has never been easier. How many steps/miles do you want to surpass them today?

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With the built-in heart-rate monitor, it’s much easier to keep track while you’re doing exercise.

I’ve listed my weekly data and you can clearly see I had a great start in the beginning, but as the weeks went by I slowly started to diminish my workouts. Your weekly workout progress comes with a complete read-out, from your steps, sleeping monitor, heart rate readout, incline report. You can also track your weight, measure your hydration intake, log your food.

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Overall Fitbit is an awesome device that can keep a record of all your workouts and the built-in heart-rate monitor is a plus! The only problem I saw with the device was the battery life was too short. An average of 3-4 days per recharge. Other than that minor detail, Fitbit has helped me loose 15 pounds and made me a much happier person.Both inside and out. I highly recommend Fitbit for all your weight loss needs. Now let’s go out for a jog!!

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Disclosure: As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received accessories from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own!