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Hours of Service Compliance Solution Helps Drivers Meet Latest Mandate

De Pere, WI (May 3, 2017) – Local wireless carrier Cellcom has partnered with De Pere-based software company CyntrX to help the transportation industry go digital. A mandate signed into law in December 2015 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires drivers and over-the-road carriers to convert their paper logbooks for hour-of-service records to electronic logging devices (ELD) for digital logs. The law aims to increase the efficiency of managing this data, improve accuracy of the records and ultimately create a safer work environment for drivers and everyone on the road. 

Cellcom is now offering an Hours of Service Compliance solution to help drivers adhere to the new regulations. The solution includes an ELD that is installed in the vehicle that syncs with the electronic log (eLog) application and administration portal powered by CyntrX. Drivers can create, view, edit, sign, print and email logs and inspection reports in compliance with all FMCSA guidelines, right from a smartphone or tablet.

“Hours-of-service compliance is one of the most frequently cited violations during roadside inspections. Cellcom’s solution will allow drivers and fleet managers efficiently stay on top of duty status, driving time and remaining hours of service,” said Jeremy Huck, Business Solutions Specialist at Cellcom. “Less paperwork and always up-to-date records should improve compliance and overall driver safety.”

The ELD wirelessly syncs with a smartphone or tablet application via Bluetooth. The app stores all the data in the cloud, so it can be accessed from anywhere. Drivers and fleet managers then share the same real-time logbook and vehicle data.

“Maintaining compliance can become time consuming and complicated. The CyntrX HOS, DVIR and ELD solutions streamline and automate these activities, saving your business considerable time and money,” said Greg Taisto, President at CyntrX.

Drivers affected by the mandate need to have an operational ELD system no later than December 18, 2017. To learn more about Cellcom’s Hours of Service Compliance solution, visit www.cellcom.com/compliance.

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 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.

CyntrX is a d/b/a of Enhanced Vehicle Applications LLC providing cloud based fleet tracking, compliance, efficiency, and location based services to its channel partners since 2004. Additional information is available at www.cyntrx.com.

Green Bay, WI (April 28, 2017) - Cellcom announced today that the company had winning bids on seven spectrum licenses in five markets in the FCC’s recent incentive auction. The new 600 MHz spectrum puts Cellcom in a prime position to accommodate the ever-growing data traffic created over mobile phones, tablets, cars and other machines. The FCC’s Prohibited Communications Rules ended on April 27 at 5 p.m. (CT), allowing Cellcom to publicly share that the company was a winning bidder.

According to the FCC, its first-ever “incentive auction” was designed to repurpose spectrum for new uses. Authorized by Congress in 2012, the auction used market forces to align the use of broadcast airwaves with 21st century consumer demands for video and broadband services. By making valuable “low-band” airwaves available for wireless broadband, the incentive auction will benefit consumers by easing congestion on wireless networks, laying the groundwork for “fifth generation” (5G) wireless services and applications, and spurring job creation and economic growth.

Cellcom’s newly acquired low-band spectrum is highly valued by the wireless industry. Its in-building penetration allows for strong signal indoors. The 600 MHz band also has the ability to carry signal through leaves in heavily wooded areas. The low-band airwaves cover longer distances, so fewer cell sites are needed.

“We are investing in our future,” said Cellcom’s president and CEO, Patrick D. Riordan. “The benefits offered by 600 MHz spectrum are a perfect fit for Cellcom and for serving rural Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. We are in a strong position to keep up with the rising customer demands for coverage in the years ahead.”

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 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.

Eagle River, WI (April 27, 2017) - With the help of Cellcom’s Virtual Reality (VR) Kits for Classrooms program, students at Northland Pines High School will be using virtual reality to travel around the world and beyond.  

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. Dave Strong, teacher at Northland Pines High School, provided the virtual reality experience to his classes this week. Students were each given a Virtual Reality (VR) viewer and smartphone to explore. With the freedom to explore education apps suggested by Cellcom as well as investigate apps from the app store, students shared their experiences and excitement with Mr. Strong as well as one another.

Dave Strong said, “Students were very interested in the devices. As tech consumers they were already familiar with the concept but the initial experience was a real eye-opener. There was a wide range of reactions and interests.  Mostly, students just enjoyed the ability to explore the world through VR  This week, we were all learners together; trying to figure out the device and excited about the opportunity.”  

Cellcom sees VR as an opportunity to use its technology to enhance learning and give students a greater understanding. “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 cannot 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.  

Cellcom launched its VR kit program in October 2016. Teachers throughout Cellcom’s service area are able to reserve a bank of 15 smartphones and receive free accompanying virtual reality viewers. The schools have a week to use the VR kits to experience new places and explore new ideas. To learn more, visit cellcom.com/classroom.

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 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.

Unlimited Data Option Now Available

(April 3, 2017) - Cellcom is pleased to introduce its Advantage Plan, featuring an unlimited data option for customers. The new Advantage Plan includes unlimited nationwide talk and messaging, shareable data options or unlimited data for up to 10 devices, Keep Your Data on shareable data plans, mobile hotspot/tethering, and unlimited international messaging from the United States.

“Our Advantage Plan fits into the Built For You experience we strive to deliver for our customers. Customers can choose a data option that meets their needs, whether that’s 500MB of data or unlimited data,” said Dan Fabry, COO of Cellcom. 

To build their personalized Advantage Plan, customers select their data bucket and then add their devices, which can include basic phones, smartphones, mobile broadband devices, tablets and other connect devices. Pricing and complete details can be found at cellcom.com.

To upgrade to the Advantage Plan, customers can call 800-236-0055 or visit a local Cellcom store.


Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 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.

Cellcom will offer Apple’s latest products including iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition in a vibrant red aluminum finish, and the new iPad featuring a brighter 9.7-inch Retina display and best-in-class performance at its most affordable price ever. The introduction of this special edition iPhone gives customers a way to contribute to the Global Fund and bring the world a step closer to an AIDS-free generation. For more information on iPhone and iPad, please visit:www.apple.com.

Sturgeon Bay, WI (March 15, 2017) - With the help of Cellcom’s Virtual Reality (VR) Kits for Classrooms program, students at Sawyer School in Sturgeon Bay will be using VR to travel around the world and beyond.   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. Erik Tauschek, teacher at Sawyer School, took his students to different parts of the world and let them explore while sharing information about the new places and having them answer questions. They will also be visiting the solar system to prepare for an upcoming science unit.

Erik Tauschek, teacher at Sawyer School, said, “The Cellcom VR Kit program was really exciting for the students and myself to use. I felt like this was giving the students an experience that they never have had before. We went to some places that they may never get the opportunity to go to. The students were constantly engaged and didn’t want to stop exploring different places of the world because they were fascinated by it.”

Cellcom sees VR as an opportunity to use its technology to enhance learning and give students a greater understanding. “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 cannot 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.

Cellcom launched its VR kit program in October 2016. Teachers throughout Cellcom’s service area are able to reserve a bank of 15 smartphones and receive free accompanying virtual reality viewers. The schools have a week to use the VR kits to experience new places and explore new ideas. To learn more, visit cellcom.com/classroom.

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 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.

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