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Verizon Wireless Helps Entrepreneur Customers Keep Track Of Data Usage

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May 9, 2012

Paul Macchia
Paul.Macchia@VerizonWireless.com
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, a go-to resource for entrepreneurs, has made it convenient for independent business owners to efficiently manage and track their data usage.

Entrepreneurs work in an exciting, flexible and dynamic environment, frequently meeting with vendors, partners and other resources to maintain a competitive edge. With tablets and smartphones in hand and often on the fly, these busy independents are developing presentations, viewing and sharing streaming video and continually researching markets, customers and other business dynamics.

“Verizon Wireless recognizes that entrepreneurs need several devices to make their businesses run efficiently,” said Michael C. Schaefer, executive director, National SMB Marketing, Verizon Wireless. “Estimating data needs along with tracking and managing their usage helps businesses to maximize their resources.”

Verizon Wireless has developed several tools for the entrepreneur to plan, predict and check the pulse of their data usage on Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets in a variety of easy ways, including:

  • Data Usage Calculator – This tool determines which data plan will meet a company’s wireless needs. Ideal for estimating data usage for common features and different scenarios as well as likely monthly totals. The Data Usage Calculator allows professionals, such as realtors, to get a sense of how much mobile data they might use when the housing market heats up and they have to stay on top of local property values from their tablets.
  • Data Usage Widget – With a quick glance at this widget, available on most Android™ smartphones, small business professionals are able to stay within their mobile budget and connect to their My Verizon Mobile accounts.
  • #DATA – Entrepreneurs and small business owners can dial #DATA from Verizon Wireless smartphones to receive a free text message with information on their usage. For example, before uploading photos from the weddings they decorate, florists can quickly double-check their data limits right from their smartphones.

Useful Video Guides:

Verizon Wireless has developed a video offering valuable tips and shortcuts for customers on how to manage their wireless lives:

  • It’s Easy To Track Your Wireless Usage – Handy tips, such as how to find the number of multimedia messages sent and received each month, are featured in this video which highlights many of the resources Verizon Wireless offers for customers to check and monitor data usage.

Entrepreneurs can visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to check out in-store resources, such as Verizon Wireless Express Services. Business specialists are on hand to provide guidance and offer demonstrations to help customers stay in control of their wireless lives. Additional information can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smb.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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.

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