Wrightstown, WI (October 13, 2016) - Virtual reality gives teachers the power to take their classroom anywhere in the world, fully immersing students in a lesson and allowing them to experience new places and explore new ideas. Cellcom is making it easier for local educators to bring this technology into classrooms. Through its new program, Cellcom is allowing teachers to check out up to 25 smartphones and accompanying virtual reality viewers.
The program officially launched this week and students at Wrightstown Elementary are taking a trip as a part of their reading curriculum.
“October starts our introduction to reading for information. We read many factual pieces, integrating science and social studies along the way,” said Dee Dee Zwicky, third grade teacher at Wrightstown Elementary. “Our class will virtually visit places like the Eiffel Tower, Venice and China to get students interested and engaged with reading about these places and writing about them while creating a report to share.”
Virtual reality has long been used for training and higher education, but the cost of both hardware and software put it out of reach for primary and secondary schools. With the growing availability of low-cost smartphone applications and cardboard virtual reality viewers, Cellcom saw an opportunity to put their technology to use.
“Smartphones have evolved into powerful tools that put a wealth of information and resources at your fingertips. These devices are now bridging another gap, making virtual reality experiences accessible as an educational tool. We are excited to put this technology in the hands of local educators so they can not only engage students in their curriculums, but inspire them with the infinite possibilities of technology,” said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs and customer experience initiatives.
Twenty classrooms throughout Cellcom’s service area are taking advantage of the program during the 2016-17 school year.
Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with 60 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. As a subsidiary of Nsight, Cellcom is part of a family of companies offering complete telecommunications services.
Green Bay, WI (October 10, 2016) – The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is excited to announce a new race for 2017. The weekend of events will now include a half marathon relay, allowing teams of two to take on the 13.1-mile half marathon course.
“We’re proud to offer a variety of events to give runners of all ages and experience levels a chance to join us each year. The half marathon relay adds a medium distance option for runners who may be looking to go beyond the 5K, but aren’t quite ready to take on the 13.1-mile distance. ” said Toni Jaeckels, race director for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. “There’s also the built-in perk of committing with a friend, which is great motivation for training.”
The half marathon relay will start with the half marathon on Sunday, May 21 and include a designated area for teams to exchange near the half-way point of the course. Teams will then be able to reunite for the final lap around Lambeau and cross the finish line together.
Registration for this new event is now open, along with registration for the other weekend events, which include a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K and WPS Kids’ Power Run. From now until January 4, registration for the half marathon relay is $115, the marathon is $85, half marathon is $75, and the marathon relay is $250 per team. Adult 5K registration is $25 and youth registration is $15. WPS Kids’ Power Run registration is $10. Elite marathon registration and registration for the Prevea Luv2Run program will open at a later date.
Another new feature in 2017 will be the option to purchase a Fast Track Athlete entry during registration. This perk is available for Sunday’s events and includes race day packet pick-up, fast access to post-race food, beverage and massage tent, preferred parking and more. Fast Track access will be limited and cost is $50.
“We’re always looking for ways to take the runner experience to the next level and the Fast Track Athlete program will give some of our distance runners added convenience on race day,” said Jaeckels.
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon weekend of events is scheduled for May 19-21, 2017. For more information or to register, visit www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com.
Recycle Computers, Electronics and Appliances for No Cost
Neenah, WI (September 27, 2016) – Cellcom is partnering with RecycleThatStuff.com to help the Neenah community safely dispose of their unwanted electronics, computers and appliances. A community recycling event will be held at the Neenah City Garage (1495 Tullar Rd.) on Saturday, October 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Most household electronics and computer equipment can be dropped off without limitation. Because of space constraints only two of the following items will be allowed per household: CRT monitors, televisions, mini refrigerators, AC units, microwaves, stoves, washers, dryers and copy machines. Large refrigerators and freezers will not be accepted. Cellcom will pay all recycling fees for this community event, so all permitted items will be disposed of at no cost to the public.
Cellcom has helped local communities recycle more than 214,000 pounds of electronics at its free recycling events in the past two years and donated more than $46,000 to cover recycling fees.
RecycleThatStuff.com is an e-Cycle Wisconsin registered computer and electronics collector and recycler through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Full details on all events can be found on the company’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/cellcom.
Green Bay, WI (September 13, 2016) — Cellcom announced it will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever, featuring an all-new advanced camera system, dust and water resistant design, stereo speaker system and the A10 Fusion chip which is the most powerful chip on any smartphone while delivering the best battery life ever in an iPhone. Customers can get their hands on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at Cellcom beginning Friday, September 23.
Cellcom’s 4G LTE network and nationwide coverage provides customers in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan an exceptional experience. With a Cellcom Flex agreement, customers can purchase a new iPhone with affordable monthly installments. Promotional pricing is also available with two-year agreements. For full pricing and availability details, please visit www.cellcom.com.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are powered by iOS 10, the biggest release ever of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will also be available. Cellcom will also provide even more value to iPad customers. For complete details on pricing, please visit www.cellcom.com. For more information on iPhone, please visit www.apple.com/iphone.
Two Rivers Water & Light Partnering with Nsight Telservices and Cellcom to Improve Wi-Fi
Two Rivers, WI (August 31, 2016) – Visitors to Two Rivers’ Neshotah Beach are now enjoying an improved Wi-Fi experience. Two Rivers Water & Light is partnering with local internet provider Nsight Telservices and local wireless company Cellcom to upgrade the Cool City Hot Spot wireless internet connections.
The upgrade will also soon bring more speed to the Cool City Hot Spots along Washington Street, downtown Two Rivers. Two Rivers Water & Light is leveraging its existing fiber plant and has invested in new Wi-Fi equipment while Nsight Telservices and Cellcom are donating the internet access to make this improvement possible.
“Free Wi-Fi is a sought-after amenity when people attend events. By improving the Wi-Fi access along Main Street and at Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers, we hope to heighten the experience for residents and those traveling to our city,” said Greg Buckley, Two Rivers City Manager. “Better Wi-Fi can equate to extended and more frequent visits to local events and attractions, which is great for local businesses and our community.”
“As a local business, we recognize the need for the community to host world-class events like the professional volleyball tournament and community events like the local farmers market. We are proud to be able to contribute and support the continued growth of Two Rivers,” said Bob Webb, vice president of fixed operations for Nsight Telservices.
The improved service is available at Neshotah Beach and soon along Washington Street. To utilize the service, users should select “CC-Hotspot” on their list of available Wi-Fi connections and navigate to the internet and agree to the terms of service.
Two Rivers Water & Light is a municipal, local not-for-profit utility serving the City of Two Rivers for over 110 years. Two Rivers Water & Light strives to bring affordable, reliable, and safe power to our customers. Through WPPI Energy, we have partnered with other municipal utilities to share resources and lower costs. To learn more, visit www.trwaterandlight.com.
Nsight Telservices offers world-class telecommunication solutions with exceptional customer experience. Residential offerings include high-speed Internet, voice and cable television. Business offerings include transport and wavelength solutions, voice services, Internet, business Ethernet, business telephone systems and converged services. To learn more about Nsight Telservices, visit www.nsighttel.com.
Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with nearly 70 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. To learn more, visit www.cellcom.com.
Green Bay, WI (August 16, 2016) – The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon impacts the community long after the last runner has crossed the finish line, thanks to the donation of event proceeds to local charity partners. The non-profit event has once again reached new heights in its annual contribution, giving a total of $160,000 to its partners ASPIRO, Golden House and the Greater Green Bay YMCA Full Circle program.
“The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon has engrained itself as a community tradition, serving as a cornerstone for health and wellness for our participants, contributing to our local economy and eliciting a sense of pride and community spirit from our volunteers and spectators,” said Brighid Riordan, board president of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. “We continue to see strong participation and growth in our weekend of events, allowing us to make this donation and have a year-round impact on our community through our non-profit partners. This contribution enables our partners to go above and beyond to make a difference and better our community.”
Over the last 17 years, the event has donated more than $1.2 million to 18 local charity partners. Golden House is concluding its three-year partnership with the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and a new charity partner will be selected in the fall.
"The support from Cellcom Green Bay Marathon has allowed us to more compassionately and efficiently respond to the trauma that victims and their children experience. We have been able to pilot new evidence-based models that remove barriers and work directly with housing providers to quickly secure safe, stable housing for victims of domestic abuse." said Karen Michaels, executive director of Golden House. "The number of people leaving our shelter with a signed lease or supportive housing has risen 24 percent, which means these families can shift their focus from finding housing to healing."
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is currently accepting applications for a new charity partner for the 2017-19 events. Criteria and the link to the online application can be found on the marathon website.
The Mary Poppele Award, given to the top fundraiser, was also presented today. Recipient Shannon Wescott raised $1,805 through the Run for a Reason program. The award is given in memory of Mary Poppele, an avid marathon fundraiser, who passed away in April 2004 while training for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. Wescott had a special motivation for fundraising this year, choosing to direct her funds to ASPIRO, where she has worked for nearly 20 years.
“I continue to learn from the individuals we serve at ASPIRO every day. Running 26.2 miles is nothing compared to the challenges that they face every minute of the day. Knowing that the money I raised would help enable amazing programs we offer on a daily basis to continue pushed me even harder to get out there and ask for help,” said Wescott. “When race day arrived, I had the added motivation to do well because I could; I don't have physical or mental challenges that prohibit me from participating in such a wonderful event. This year's race will forever hold a special place in my heart, being able to do what I love while helping support a place I am proud to call my home away from home - ASPIRO.”
Next year’s Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is scheduled for May 19-21, 2017. Registration will open on September 19, 2016. To learn more, visit www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com.