Category Archives: Wireless Solutions Center

$25 Off Phones at Bureau County Fair


Stop by IV Cellular’s booth at the Bureau County Fair & receive a coupon good for $25
off any phone w/2yr contract.

 *Limited time offer. 2 year contract required for discount. Valid at any participating IVC Agent or WSC Location.
Subject to change and certain restrictions may apply. See store for details. Expires September 4, 2012

Great fun at the 2012 Bureau County Fair!

Grand Stand Activities include:

Thursday 7pm – Talent Show
Friday 7:30 – Josh Turner|
Saturday 5  – Tractor Pull
Sunday 5 – Demolition Derby

Learn Android and BlackBerry for Free on 8/22 in Watseka! [Smartphone Class]

Join the R&D department at IVC’s Wireless Solutions Center at the Watseka Wireless Solution Center from 1p to 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 22nd for 1 on 1 training on your smartphone device (Android and BlackBerry.)

You do not need to be an IV Cellular customer to attend!

Illinois Valley Cellular Wireless Solutions Center
Watseka (Across Dalle Chevrolet)

Call 815-432-5082 to reserve your time. Space is limited to 2 guests per hour, so reserve your spot today!

Let our wireless experts give you advice, insight or hands-on technical support on everything wireless. Stop in and our experts will show you how your mobile device can enhance your life for Business, Entertainment On the Go Connectivity:

Business
– High powered business communication made easy with IVC’s variety of smartphones and 3G Internet Business Solutions
-Mobile email, internet and voice applications for small or large business

Entertainment
– Explore the latest in downloads including games, music and more
– Learn to send pics, videos and short messages
– Unleash the power of Apps. Thousands of Applications are out there for work and play and we’ll teach you how to use them

Connectivity
– Mobile social networking important to you? Check and update your Facebook, Linked In, Twitter or other sites from your phone
– We’ll show you how to Browse the Internet and check emails from your phone

Learn Android and BlackBerry for Free on 5/23 in Princeton! [Smartphone Class]

Join the R&D department at IVC’s Wireless Solutions Center at the Princeton Wireless Solution Center from 11a to 5:15pm on Wednesday, May 23rd for 1 on 1 training on your smartphone device (Android and BlackBerry.)

You do not need to be an IV Cellular customer to attend!

Call Brent or Sue at (815)-875-12051 to reserve your time. Space is limited to 2 guests per hour, so reserve your spot today!

Let our wireless experts give you advice, insight or hands-on technical support on everything wireless. Stop in and our experts will show you how your mobile device can enhance your life for Business, Entertainment On the Go Connectivity:

Business
– High powered business communication made easy with IVC’s variety of smartphones and 3G Internet Business Solutions
-Mobile email, internet and voice applications for small or large business

Entertainment
– Explore the latest in downloads including games, music and more
– Learn to send pics, videos and short messages
– Unleash the power of Apps. Thousands of Applications are out there for work and play and we’ll teach you how to use them

Connectivity
– Mobile social networking important to you? Check and update your Facebook, MySpace,Twitter or other sites from your phone
– We’ll show you how to Browse the Internet and check emails from your phone

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

Illinois Valley Cellular is on Foursquare! But what is it?

Foursquare is a location-based social networking service, mostly used on smartphones. The idea is that people “check-in” to venues they’re at — restaurants, bars, stores, etc. — which lets users keep track of where their friends are hanging out. There’s also a game involved, where users earn points for their activity and unlock “badges.” And if you check-in the most to a venue, you become the “mayor.” The company has signed numerous partnerships with big brands to promote the service, and is working on business development projects with local merchants.

Illinois Valley Cellular has joined the Foursquare phenomenon. We will soon be offering deals through check-ins at all 11 of our Wireless Solutions Centers. Below are some screen shots of what Foursquare is like. Check out Foursquare for yourself and make a game of it. Have fun with your friends and have fun with us!

Join Foursquare