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New School Year, New Tech from TCC

Believe it or not, it’s back-to-school time already. We don’t know how summer went so fast, but we do know that whether your kids have already returned or are preparing to, we have some tech tips for making this an awesome year. So, get comfortable, read on, and then visit your local Wireless Zone® for this season’s must-have wireless devices.

Say Cheese: Get the Perfect Back-to-School Shot

First-day (or second or third…) photos are special no matter what grade your young learners are heading into. That said, sometimes your subjects aren’t as cooperative as you would like them to be. In fact, it can be quite a struggle and that doesn’t even count getting the camera settings right. But that’s where TCC comes in. Stop into your local store and check out our deals on the newest phones with the newest, most innovative camera features yet and start taking photos like a pro. (Disclaimer: These cameras will not help you get your child to sit still and smile.)

The Classroom: Navigating a Digital Landscape

Once upon a time, a few pens, pencils and notebooks were all kids needed to do their schoolwork. Today we’re looking at school and learning as a digital landscape. It can be overwhelming, but TCC can help here as well. We have all the latest smartphonestablets and connected devices that will give your child the tech tools they need to get their work done and done well.

But what good is a wireless device if you don’t have a wireless service you can count on? TCC is a Verizon Authorized Retailer and all of our devices run on the Verizon network. This means that no matter what device your child is using, they’ll be using America’s largest and most reliable network. Schoolwork can be hard enough without having to worry about connectivity issues.

Another thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is accidents. We love our kids, but let’s face it, stuff happens. When you enroll in Verizon Mobile Protect and/or the Redux program at TCC, you can rest assured that if something does happen to your device, we’ve got you covered.

Apps: Online Help for School and Home

While your kids may see wireless devices as fun (and they are!), they are also really great learning tools. We asked some of our favorite educators for resources on how to choose the best educational apps and they pointed us to Common Sense Media: Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it). We think you’ll find apps, and other age-appropriate media, for you and your young learners here. Your child’s teacher will also recommend appropriate apps and websites that correspond to the curriculum.

However, with all the apps and media out there, it can be difficult to ensure that your kids are not visiting websites they shouldn’t be. Ask your sales associate at TCC about Verizon Smart Family. You can also use the parental control features on Apple and Samsung devices. Additional Android parental control apps are available on Google Play.

To learn more about how we can help you with your educational (as well as business, personal, and entertainment) needs, stop into your local TCC and check out our current offers. And if you’re a teacher, ask about our special Teacher Discount!

Have a great new school year!

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