The Elections

Every month I team up with U.S. Cellular and share a little about my Samsung Galaxy S7 Smart Phone.  This is one of those posts.  If you have a kid or grand kid with a smart phone you might want to check out this parent child agreement on cell phone use.  I think it would be very useful when opening a discussion on phone safety with your children. You can find that here.

It’s elections season…love it or hate it.  Democrat, Republican, Independent.  We all have out choices.  This year more than ever I think people are waiting to make up their minds….me, not so much.  I’m almost positive in who I’m voting for.

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I will admit that it’s election season more than ever that I want to completely get rid of my land line phone.  I likely would except that it comes free with my internet service.

It’s a new time in history.  More than ever decision 2016 has gone mobile. This election season voters are relying on their mobile devices to learn more about the candidates and political issues before heading to the polls.  I know this to be true because I have children who have television but don’t get the regular channels, ABC, NBC and CBS, yet they know more about the latest blunder a candidate has made, the latest illness they came down with or the candidates latest view on all of the topics.  How do they get that news…social media.

The increased usage means that voters have faster, more frequent access to campaign information and candidates must expertly leverage digital tools like social media to interact and engage with the American public to win votes.

As we head into the homestretch toward Election Day, many voters are using their smartphones and tablets to gather information about candidates, events, volunteer opportunities and polling results on the news, social media or in online discussions.

In fact, according to the Pew Research, about two-thirds of Americans owned a smartphone in 2015, compared with just 35 percent in the spring of 2011.  That’s a big difference.

I can’t open Facebook without scrolling through and seeing jokes, commentary or even video links of the candidates.

That same research tells us that more than a quarter (28 percent) of registered voters in the United States used their smartphones to keep up with politics in 2014, compared to 13 percent in 2010.  And sixty-eight percent of smartphone owners use their phone to follow breaking news and 33 percent say that they do this “frequently.”

Phones do so much more now days and have so many more uses.

However you’re voting, Democrat, Republican, or Independent, keeping up with the candidates has never been easier.

UPDATE FROM US CELLULAR:  Samsung has announced an expanded voluntary recall on all original and replacement Galaxy Note7 devices sold or exchanged in the United States in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and in partnership with carriers and retailers. Since the affected devices can overheat and pose a safety risk, Samsung is asking consumers with a Galaxy Note7 to power it down and contact the carrier or retail outlet where they purchased their device.


With the safety of our customers top of mind, U.S. Cellular has ended sales of all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. Any U.S. Cellular customer who has a Galaxy Note7 should exchange it for any other device at a U.S. Cellular store or return it for a full refund.


As a gesture of goodwill, U.S. Cellular provided all of its Note7 customers with a $25 bill credit when the initial recall was announced. At this time, customers who return any Note7 and exchange it for a different Samsung smartphone will receive an additional $75 bill credit. To inform customers to return their devices, we are sending SMS messages and mailed letters to all of our Note7 customers. 


U.S. Cellular customers who have questions regarding their Note7 device can contact their local U.S. Cellular store or call Customer Service at 1-888-944-9400.


1 thought on “The Elections”

  1. It is a great convenience. I get my FOX updates whenever anything happens. I have been around computers since 1966 and involved in their coming of age! Probably good they do not get the liberal media on their TVs!

    I do hope the American public wakes up and realizes that this is an unusual election – hubby and I were talking about how it is down to “personality” rather than the issues.
    The issues are so important! The debate Monday will be so interesting! We need a change and I am praying that the majority of the country realizes it.

    But unless one has been around for the 1990’s and understand the problems surrounding the woman candidate, they will only see that “a woman” is running for the highest office and not study or educate themselves on her past and that they will have another 4 years of what we just had which has been a disaster for the USA.

    Have a great day and VOTE

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