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Free Smartphone Class Peru Marketplace

Join the R&department at IVC’s Wireless Solutions Center Peru Marketplace from 10a to 6pm on Friday, October 12th 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 Kathy at 815-224-0081 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:

– 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

– 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

– 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

BlackBerry has updated their facebook app. This will be good for you, if you use “groups.” No more bouncing to the browser to interact.

Win $250 BUCKS! Help Us Reach 2500 Likes!

Limited time offer subject to change and certain restrictions may apply. Illinois Valley Cellular is not responsible for any lost or misdirected entries. Persons under 18 years of age must have parent consent to enter. Limit one winner. Winner must comply with all of the rules of the Contest (See Full Rules & Regulations). No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest will run till 2500 Likes are registered on IVC’s Facebook Fan page. Winner will be chosen by random and contacted via Facebook. Employees and the immediate families of employees are not eligible to win.


More Facebook Changes? Timeline launches on 12/22

Yep.  Your facebook is changing again.  Timeline launches on December 22nd… However, you can launch it now!

Click here to activate timeline.

Thoughts:  Some people have compared it to MySpace.  I don’t think so… It’s busy… But, it’s not covered in animated gifs.

I like that it turns your profile into an online journal.  It’s fun to go back and relive 2009.  Plus, now you can add past “life events” to your profile… ie.  day you were married, kid was born, weekly shopping details, bowel movements, etc.  The best part, you can add descriptions and photos to these events!

See Mashable’s Facebook Timeline: The Complete Guide

New Facebook Android App

VIDEO GUIDE: New Facebook Layout

Facebook has won… they are the talk of the office this morning because of this redesign.  9 out of 10 people are unhappy.  And the new “google+”-like news feed is on fire with comments.

BUT — this is typical of any FB change.  Every single time FB has introduced a change, people threatened to leave, started groups and pages RENOUNCING the changes…

Zuck just laughs… takes it all in… and grows his empire.

So, since were stuck with this hodgepodge of social network giants (see picture below) rolled into facebook… Let’s figure this thing out with the help of Gizmodo:

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LINKS: ANOTHER facebook redesign,amazon app store for android, JLo rockin a new BB

ANOTHER facebook redesign?!   Read the full story at mashable.

According to sources, facebook will be launching a redesign to “make the page more ‘sticky.'”

we’ve also learned that the platform — which will include music and video from partner sites — will display the media content a user is watching or listening to on their profiles.

So, essentially, facebook is aiming to become MySpace.  Soon, all profiles will look like a 12 year old girls locker.

Here’s some other fun nuggets in the news today.


[Breaking/Leak] White Motorola 7 Inch Tablet
Amazon Appstore Goes International for Some


Jennifer Lopez Sporting a BlackBerry Bold 9900 in Latest Music Video
BlackBerry Typing Contest in South Korea…


Facebook to Launch “Major” Profile Redesign at f8
Our Holographic Future Will Debut In The Back Seat Of A Car [Science]

And the first BlackBerry goes to…

Cheryl Stewart of Mendota!

1 out of every 20 Illinois Valley Cellular fans, is a facebook friend of Cheryl’s!

You could be next… Help us get to 1,000 facebook likes!

Once we get there, we’ll give away 19 more BlackBerry smartphones!

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ivc sms fb – rock!

Illinois Valley Cellular is now a FACEBOOK mobile carrier

You can text Facebook to update your status, message your friends, or send a poke on the go. You can also choose to receive texts with messages, pokes, and wall posts from your friends right when they happen.

(Standard text message rates apply.)