Thursday, September 01, 2016

U.S. Cellular helps find the right devices and accessories to take care of your home

Technology is making it easier than ever to stay connected to your home no matter where you are and you can now go to sleep knowing your day was simplified thanks to wireless technology

According to a recent U.S. Cellular survey, 91 percent of smartphone owners rarely or never leave their phone at home.

According to the same U.S. Cellular survey, 49 percent of smartphone owners use smart home technology or connected home devices on a monthly basis or more.

Smartphones have become an essential item in our daily routine and the newest technology can simplify and enhance our life by providing access to the home while away

Keeping track of everything each morning can often be an aggravating task. We frequently wonder if the coffee maker was turned off, if the alarm was set or if we closed the garage door. However, we rarely manage to leave our smartphones behind. The ability to monitor your home from your smartphone while you’re gone provides a sense of comfort and helps us stay more connected to home while we’re away.

Devices available for the home:

With U.S. Cellular’s Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Opener, turn off the lights or close the garage door while on the go. Once the garage door is shut, set the alarm using remote monitoring that pairs with your home security system, using a resource such as

With Nest Cam, now available at U.S. Cellular, the whole house can be monitored from any of the latest devices such as [DEVICE]. With the Night Vision feature on Nest Cam, it’s possible to keep an eye on things when it’s dark.

Also, with the option of a Nest Secure subscription, users can record up to 30 days of video and keep it safely in the cloud.

Managing the temperature at home from the palm of your hand with the Nest Thermostat, also available at U.S. Cellular. Whether away on vacation or gone for a long day at work, the thermostat can be adjusted from a smartphone and help drastically save money by cutting down on energy usage, especially when the house is empty.

Devices to help with cooking and meal planning:

Begin making a cup of joe before even getting out of bed by using the Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker enabled with WeMo. No need to worry about safety, as the coffeemaker can also be shut off after leaving the house from a smartphone or tablet.

A substantial, hot dinner can be ready right when you arrive home by using the Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo, which enables users to set the timer or adjust the setting from any smartphone.


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