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Note to WilburTheDog (commenter)> This story got major display with a photo a week before the job fair. There's no way anyone can assert this event was not given enough advance notification. Click the link below to see that story.
A few weeks ago we featured a job fair by Verizon Wireless, looking to fill a bunch of new store positions at Spokane and North Idaho stores.
So how good a turnout did the company get during the four-hour fair? We learned this much from a company spokeswoman, Erica O'Connor:
“Verizon had 61 applicants attend their recent Spokane retail job fair. The HR team is engaging in follow-up and evaluation with hiring decisions coming soon. Employees selected from this job fair would likely begin training in July.”
Verizon Wireless has announced its expanding its 4G LTE network in Spokane.
An announcement noted that the Spokane market is part of 37 cities who will now have even-wider coverage of high-speed LTE (long term evolution) connectivity.
It also announced it's introducing 4G LTE service in Walla Walla.
Verizon Wireless is bringing more 4G to the Inland Northwest. The company announced its 4G LTE network will be available in the next few weeks in Cheney, Deer Park, Mica, Valleyford, Bonners Ferry, Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Rathdrum and Stateline.
Faster is better, or at least we think so. Just be careful signing up for a metered data plan. In such cases you may have a data plan for 5 gigabytes of data per month at $50, but realize later you'll be spending twice that on data charges because you used way more.
Customers in Portland and Seatle will be the first to try out a joint marketing effort between Verizon and Comcast.
The companies announced Monday that Comcast will sell wireless bundles for cable customers looking to buy a new smartphone or add a new phone and data plan. The companies said they expect to roll out the deal to other cities later.
The initial Comcast promotion will provide a prepaid Visa card, up to $300 in value, for customers who sign up for the Verizon-Comcast bundled service. A press release said there are some restrictions: to qualify a customer must be signing up for a new Xfinity Double Play or Triple Play package.
And the customer must be a new Verizon Wireless customer purchasing a qualifying smartphone or tablet data plan; or an existing Verizon Wireless customer adding a new line of service or upgrading their service with a new smartphone or tablet, both with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers will receive the prepaid Visa cards by mail.
Details are here: www.comcast.com/wireless.
Verizon Wireless will expand 4G service in the Inland Northwest later this year, to include Chewelah, Coeur d’Alene, Colville, Deer Lake, Harrison, Hayden, Kellogg, Kettle Falls, Newport, Post Falls, Priest Lake, Sandpoint, Spirit Lake, St. Maries and Washington State University's Pullman campus.
IF 4G is a big deal to you, here's some positive news.
On Thursday this week, Verizon Wireless customers in Spokane can start getting downloads and streaming data at up 10 times faster than the previous speed as the carrier turns on its Eastern Washington 4G network.
Some folks here have noted that they were catching whiffs of 4G being beta-tested.
The tests have ended, according to a release, and 4G goes live this week.
The communities enabled for 4G include Airway Heights, Dishman Hills, Greenacres, Liberty Lake, Mead, Greenacres, Millwood, Opportunity, Otis Orchards, Seven Mile, downtown, South Hill, Spokane Valley, Trentwood.
North Idaho is not yet part of the rollout.
Spokane Verizon customers can start using 4G service on June 16, the company announced Monday.
Verizon's LTE (long term evolution) 4G service will come online and be available for those with enabled phones, hot spots and laptop modems.
The service area is Spokane, Spokane Valley, the South Hill, Airway Heights, Liberty Lake, Mead and Otis Orchards.
The company says LTE will provide download speeds up to 10 times faster than the 3G service now available.
To take advantage of 4G a consumer needs to purchase a Verizon data plan.
An overview of LTE by Verizon is here.
Spokane will get its first 4G network later this year, Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday.
The company already rolled out its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to 40 cities, including Seattle, last year.
Since its launch fewer than four months ago, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network has provided laptop users with 4G LTE modems with speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.