Category Archives: Accessories

Stocking Stuffers from IVC Wireless Solution Centers

Last minute shopper?

Take advantage of these great stocking stuffers available at the IVC Wireless Solution Center near you!

Need Bluetooth headphones for when they start their New Years Resolution workouts?


Try the Plantronics Backbeat 903’s!  Only $59.95

Throw in an armband to hold the phone during the workouts for $14.95

Can’t go wrong with a 5 pack of Universal screen protectors (WriteRight) only $14.95

After the recent storm and power outages, did you find yourself in your car charging your phone?  Don’t do that again!

Get a Powerbank for $44.95

Does your gift recipient drive for a living?

Can’t go wrong with a Motorola H730 Bluetooth headset for $59.95

Also — 3 in 1 combo usb chargers for $34.95





The Truth about Screen Protectors [VIDEO]

So you guys have battery problems? Cool.

I never did, until….I installed a screen protector!!

I realized after a few days that my battery life was drastically shorter. I also realized that I had inadvertently covered one of the sensors on the front of the screen by the speaker with it, because the whole was not lined up perfectly.

My guess is that it is possibly misreading the amount of light entering the screen and my “auto” brightness is pulling a lot of battery.

I took the screen protector off, put on a fresh one – lined up properly – and POOF! Battery life was doing great again. – Android Forums, January 2012

It is essential to get the right screen protector for your phone!  The screen protector should be made for your device and line up with the screen when installed.  We’ve seen devices get all jacked up for not having the proper screen protector.  If it’s too large, or not aligned properly — The device’s proximity meter gets screwed up, because it is covered by the screen protector… and the phone will appear to go dead.

Jon joins me to show you how a screen protector can cause issues.

The Truth About Liquid Damage [VIDEO]

Summer is coming… and after 8 months in a row of above average temperatures… it’s gonna be here before you know it!  That means, more time around water… and more possibilities to liquid damage your phone.

image from wikiHow

I talked with Jackie from IVC Wireless Solution Center in Marseilles about liquid damage, the importance of insurance, and how even moisture from the shower can liquid damage your phone.  What that means is… Liquid damage to your phone will void any warranty honored by the manufacturer.

The director of our retail stores told me a story about a customer who just bought a HTC Hero when it first came out, and as soon as they walked out the door, the phone slipped out of their hand and fell into a puddle.  Luckily, they had insurance, and they were able to replace the phone at a minimal cost.

See your IVC wireless solution center or agent location about adding insurance to your phone!

No insurance?  You may be able to save your phone with  a “Save-A-Phone” kit only $19.95 at Wireless Solution Centers:

Call it a virtual lifesaver, because Save-A-Phone comes to the rescue when an unexpected dunking happens. Just place your phone (or MP3 player, camera, gaming device or remote) in the resealable, airtight bag along with the Drying Agent Packs and the moisture will be drawn out. It works wonders when sensitive electronics have been in a high-humidity environment or have been completely submerged in freshwater. A moisture indicator lets you know when the process is complete. Made from Mylar foil and clear polyethylene with low Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate.  Includes two Drying Agent Packs. Process takes from four to 72 hours.

To learn more about drying out a liquid damaged phone, see this article from wikihow.

3 In 1 Car and Wall Charger Exclusively @ IVC

You ever want a charger for the wall and for the car all in one? We have the perfect solution. I just bought one and I take it everywhere with me. This thing is a life saver especially if I’m going on a road trip. All you need is the 3 in 1 charger and the USB cable to your phone. It has 2 USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at the same time. They are $34.95 plus tax from IVC but totally worth it and a great price. Supplies are limited so get yours before they run out! Don’t forget to join Foursquare and check in at one of our 11 Wireless Solutions Centers to unlock our Newbie special and get 10% off this already great deal. Make sure you show the Foursquare special to the sales associate. Hurry the Newbie special is only valid until May 31st!

Bluetooth Accessory That Makes Life Easier

Last Friday I was trying to figure out a way to make it easier to use my phone in the car while driving. I walked out front to the Sales office and saw the Motorola Roadster. I purchased this and haven’t looked back yet. The Roadster allows you to answer calls hands free in the car with your voice. You can also use the FM tuner to talk to contacts through the speakers in the car. The Roadster also allows users to text hands free.

For the convenience of hands free talking, The Roadster is $69.99 plus tax (only if purchased at the Illinois Valley Cellular Wireless Solutions Center.) Purchased elsewhere prices could be as high as $99.99 and up.

Totally worth it.

Check Out The Motorola Roadster

Hot Mobile Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

Need to pick up a few stocking stuffer ideas?

You can never go wrong with mobile accessories!  Check out the hot IVC accessories, and stop by a Wireless Solution Center to pick em up!

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