Category Archives: Motorola

Android Tech Tips: Mobile Hot Spot

If you are a tablet user, or need to set up a wireless hotspot, we  show you in the following video how to set up a mobile hotspot on the Motorola Milestone X.

If you are interested in adding “tethering” aka “mobile hot spot” to your android device, please contact your local IVC Retail or Agent location.

Step by Step Instructions from dummies.com

Android Users: Make Sure Your Contacts are on Google

Motorola’s recent release of a software update for the Motorola Milestone X may cause issues if you are not syncing your contacts to Google.  Like, you could lose all of your contacts…

All Android useres should make sure your contacts are stored on google, if you lose your phone, you have to replace your phone… you’re not hand typing in all of your contacts.

Here’s a step by step guide on the Motorola Milestone X update.

Here’s a post about making sure your contacts are on google on the Samsung Showcase i500.

Watch Jon show you how to back up your contacts on the Motorola Milestone X.

Motorola Milestone X 2 Update

ATTENTION Milestone X 2 customers!!!  There may be a 2.3 Gingerbread update for your device available TODAY.   This update will fix minor bug issues, screen freezing, and power cycling.


Before doing the update make sure you back up your contacts onto your SD Card by doing the following:

Back Up Contacts:

Contacts>Menu>Import/Export contacts>Export contacts to SD card

If your contacts are not visable , you can import you contacts by doing the following: 

Contacts>Menu>Import/Export contacts>Import contacts from SD card

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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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MotoX Users: BACK UP CONTACTS B4 Update!

ATTENTION MILESTONE X CUSTOMERS!!!

There is a new software release 2.3 update for the Motorola Milestone X.  If you see that there is an update available, please do the following to make sure that you are able to keep all of your contacts.

Syncing your Google contacts
-Go to settings
-Select accounts
Select your Google account
-Make sure CONTACTS is checked (You should see a syncing process next to the check box)

Exporting your contacts to your SD Card
-Go to your contacts
-Press the Menu Button
-Press on Import/Export
-Press on Export contacts to: SD CARD

To update your phone
-Go to settings
-Press on About Phone
-Press on System Updates

To import your contacts (IF NEEDED)
-Go to contacts
-Press the menu button
-Press on Import/Export
-Press on Import contacts from: SD Card

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The X2 HAS LANDED AT IVC!

Get the Motorola Milestone X2!

Motorola Milestone™ X2

Do more than ever before with the Motorola Milestone™ X2 smartphone. With its 1GHz dual-core processor, mobile hotspot connectivity, up to 32 GB memory, enhanced MOTOBLUR social messaging, Adobe® Flash® Payer 10 video support, 8MP camera/HD video and access to thousands of apps, the Motorola Milestone X2 keeps you productive, connected & loaded with entertainment.

Select Features:

• 1GHz dual-core processor
• HD video record/playback
• 8.0 Megapixel Camera
• WiFi Mobile Hotspot
Technical Specs:

Weight: 5.47 oz
Size: 5.02″ x 2.58″ x 0.39″
Talk Time: Up to 8 hours
Standby: Up to 9 days

Unlimited Data. Why is that Important?

Everything is going to “the cloud.”

What is “the cloud?”

The cloud is a remote server that “streams” your data to your pc, phone, tablet, etc.  For example, store your documents on google docs and access and change them “remotely.”  Store your music on Amazon or Google and “stream” your music.

Instead of taking up space on your already clogged with apps smartphone… You can stream your entire music library, instead of having to pick and choose which songs you want to sync to your device.

I wanted to see how much data I use… Just streaming for a few hours over the weekend… And it quickly added up.

Get UNLIMITED DATA from IV Cellular.  Break free from capped data… Join the IV Cellular Unlimited data network.

BTW — for those STRADDLED with DATA CAPS.  The app I used is called 3G watchdog.

Motorola Milestone X Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

X peeps….  Your Gingerbread has arrived!!

GO TO:  Phone Settings–>about phone–>check for update

Motorola Milestone XTM Android 2.3 Update Overview

This Android 2.3 update includes the following items:

  • Improved Battery Life: This update more efficiently manages the way your device uses resources while you enjoy your favorite apps, increasing battery life.
  • Downloads Management: A new downloads application provides easy access to view, re-open, delete, and manage files downloaded in browser, Gmail, or email.
  • Improvements for: Calendar, camera, contacts and security

No cookies here but we have released the new 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Motorola Milestone X. Take a gander

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Theme Your Android

Thanks to Terri at IVC Wireless Solutions Center in Streator…. Jon and I have been addicted to the Go Launcher.

“Go” Crazy –>  Download “Go” stuff 

IVC Powers Data for Tiskilwa First Responders

So, was showing Adam Lind of Spring Valley around on his smartphone at this past Wednesday’s Smartphone class at Streator’s Wireless Solution Center… and as I’m showing the EMT and his wife cool apps for their Motorola Milestone X’s (ie. Tikl Talk, HeyTel, and TuneIn Radio) he tells me about how his brand new phone powered the data for the first responder’s laptops at the train derailment and explosion in Tiskilwa last week.  Once again, another reason to be on the IVC network… Rural coverage.

At Illinois Valley Cellular, we thank all of those men and women in uniform who put their lives in danger to keep us safe.  Thanks to the Firemen, EMTs, Police and Sheriff’s deputies who took the call last week and prevented what could have been a much bigger disaster for those living in Tiskilwa and Bureau County.