Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Celebrate the 65th Anniversary of National Engineers Week with U.S. Cellular #BetterMoments

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To celebrate the 65th Anniversary of National Engineers Week, U.S. Cellular is working to help increase understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers by holding “Ask an Engineer” sessions at Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country.

The goal of U.S. Cellular’s “Ask an Engineer” sessions are to bring engineering to life for kids and show them the different career paths that are available with a technical or engineering education.

U.S. Cellular wants to motivate youth to explore career opportunities in engineering and to encourage a more diverse engineering workforce in the future.

These sessions will give attendees a hands-on look at how U.S. Cellular’s network operates and provide youth with information on career opportunities in engineering.

U.S. Cellular is providing this opportunity so that children and teens can have a behind-the-scenes look at how a cellular network operates and understand how engineering and technology is present in everyday activities.

Without engineers and the technology they build, U.S. Cellular would not be able to provide its customers with national coverage and a high-quality network that works wherever they want to go.

For youth or parents interested in learning more information about career opportunities in engineering, we recommend visiting the official National Engineers Week website at DiscoverE.org.

Smartphone Dating Etiquette

Do you realize how impactful a  role your smartphone plays in today’s dating scene and how using your device can enhance your love life, especially around Valentine’s Day. 

The way we date has changed drastically over the years and with the newest technology, such as  
Samsung Galaxy S5, users can find “the one” right from the palm of their hand.

Smartphones truly play an impactful role in today’s dating scene as well as in maintaining and enhancing committed relationships too.

The Pew Research Center reports that 21 percent of cellphone owners in a committed relationship have felt closer to their spouse or partner because of exchanges they had online or via text message.

However, maintaining the connection can be difficult, so U.S. Cellular is offering smartphone users etiquette tips to enhance their love life this Valentine’s Day.

Cellphone etiquette tips for texting:

Proper cell phone etiquette is crucial in a successful relationship.

According to a U.S. Cellular survey, 44 percent of smartphone owners find it acceptable to text to ask someone out on a date, so take the leap and ask that special someone on a date.

In fact, the same survey shows 60 percent of smartphone owners prefer communicating via text message over phone calls.

Also, 89 percent of smartphone owners think it is acceptable to text someone during the workweek. If you enjoyed your time on a date, you should follow up with the person. A simple “hello” text message is a great way to start a conversation. Not sure what to say? Ask Siri on the iPhone 6s for the best pick up line.

Other important tips to remember when using your smartphone to enhance your love life are:

Plan ahead and be prepared. It’s so simple and convenient to plan date night right from the palm of your hand. Using your smartphone, take the time to work out the logistics beforehand. While using a smartphone to plan for a date, go ahead and utilize free apps like Open Table to make dinner reservations or check out movie times at a local theatre with apps like Fandango.
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Be present. According to a U.S. Cellular survey, 68 percent of users think it is rude to check a phone when dining with others. A useful feature to help avoid offending others is the Do Not Disturb button on the iPhone 6s. This button allows users to silence all incoming calls and texts. outside of a select group. When the date is over, simply toggle the Do Not Disturb button and catch up on all of the calls and texts missed while on the date. Additionally, users can download the Do Not Disturb app to stay present during important times.
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Be responsive. Relationships take a lot of effort. With 62 percent of smartphone users claiming to be somewhat or extremely annoyed by someone taking more than a day to respond to a voicemail, tension can begin to rise so be sure to respond in a timely manner.


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