The Blog

03
Dec

InTouch America Receives 2015 Best of Tarzana Award

For a second year in a row we have won the Best of Tarzana Award. This is important to us because we are a nationwide company, but we also make sure to take care of our community, giving back, and helping as many customers who need service around us as possible. Tarzana Award Program Honors […]

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02
Jul

Are we holding the Smartphone, or is the Smartphone holding us?

Let’s go back in time shall we, all the way back to when the first analog cell phone came out. The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. When all you had to do was pick up the big head set and dial your number into the handset with buttons the size of your thumbprint. The particularly gargantuan sized […]

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23
Jun

4th of July Here We Come!

4th of July Here We Come!

Its almost that time of year, were your family all comes together for a fun BBQ, or an awesome breakfast feast. Yup, its almost the 4th of July! We have some great new plans to offer this year, here are three of our new Senior plans: $4.99 a month – 10 anytime minutes (requires a $10 […]

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12
May

App Of The Week… Yoga Studio

Do you love Yoga? Is it hard to get to the yoga studio? Or are the classes a little more expensive than you want to spend right now?  Or have you always wanted to get into yoga but don’t know where it go or what to do?  Well the creators of the IPhone app “Yoga […]

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23
Mar

App Of The Week… teamSnap

App of the Week… teamSnap  Do you have kids that play sports?  Have you ever thought about coaching a team but don’t know where to begin to handle all those kids? Are you the Team Mom trying to keep everyone organized and its starting to be overwhelming?  TeamSnap can help you make everything run smoothly […]

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13
Mar

App Of The Week… 1Password

App of the Week… 1Password  Have you ever forgotten a password?  We live in an electronic world and it seems like every time we turn around someone is asking us for our password.  Is it just me, or does everyone seem to have different password requirements-one capital letter and one number, one number and one […]

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11
Mar

The Tech Kid Talks… Samsung Illusion Basics

We have been heavily pushing the Samsung Illusion as it’s a GREAT android smart phone that is perfect for seniors. For those of you asking how to use the phone and why it doesn’t come with a user manual is simple; there’s one in the phone, in a video format! Start by tapping the home […]

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17
Feb

App of the Week… Park Me

App of the Week… ParkMe is “the award-winning free app that helps you find and reserve the closest and cheapest parking around. Save money and time. Your spot is guaranteed!” We all have experienced the frustrations of trying to find a parking place.  This can be especially frustrating if you live in a big city […]

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13
Feb

Do you believe in Magic? Is it time to cut the cord?

Just thought I would share an experience I had with one of my customer this week. She had called in letting me know that her cell phone she has with us is no longer calling her home phone ,which so happened to be a Magic Jack VOIP phone service. I personally know that Magic Jack […]

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25
Nov

App of The Week… CareZone

CareZone Senior Do you help take care of an elderly loved one? Or are you a senior managing your own health care?  The CareZone Senior is just the app to help make things a little easier.  The app helps you keep track of the medications you have to take, alerts you when its time to […]

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08
Oct

App of The Week… Simple Senior Phone

App of the Week… Simple Senior Phone   Do you want a cell phone for your parents or grandparents?  Do they want to have a “cool” phone but it is too difficult for them to operate?  Now you can turn that smart phone into a simple, easy to use phone with this great app Simple […]

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25
Sep

The Tech Kid Blog… Apple and The iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

Welcome back to the tech kid blog! Today we are, of course, going to be talking about the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus as well as all the drama surrounding it. I’ve had some time to play with both and have a few comments. Now those of you who have read my previous […]

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28
Aug

App of the Week… WAZE

App of the Week… Waze Waze is one of the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation apps. Share real-time traffic and road info with other Waze app users.  With everyone working together you can save time and gas money on your daily commute. Waze doesn’t just show traffic.  Get alerted based on other drivers’ experiences, […]

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27
Aug

The Tech Kid Talks… Network Extenders!

Welcome back to the tech kid blog.   Today I wanted to talk a bit about Network Extenders. These little devices can make someone who has no service at home have full 3G to 4G service. A Network Extender enables you to make calls from indoor locations where outdoor cellular coverage does not reach. The […]

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18
Aug

The Tech Kid Talks…. ‘Cloud Storage’ part two!

Welcome back to the tech kid blog. I’ve noticed a lot of people reading an older blog I wrote a few months ago about Cloud Storage. This is just an addition to that blog. Now that we know WHAT cloud storage is, let’s talk about the different websites and services that come with online storage […]

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11
Jun

App of The Week… Netflix

App of the Week…   The most popular online service for watching TV and movies has made its way to your phone.  Netflix offers a paid monthly subscription to access hundreds of thousands of movies and TV shows.  Many are able to be accessed immediately and some you can order and they will mail you […]

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09
Jun

The Tech Kid Talks… Comparing Carriers

Welcome back to the Tech Kid Blog   Today I wanted to show you the difference between some of the bigger carriers plans and our plans! We have the LOWEST prices of all the carriers, and also the most reliable service.  Please review the chart below and see if the graph resonates with you and what […]

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28
May

App of The Week… Google Wallet

Google Wallet is a very convenient app that is just what is sounds like… a wallet in your phone.  It holds your credit and debit cards all in one place.  When you go to the store you can choose which card you want to use and “Tap & Pay” by simply tapping your phone on […]

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21
May

The First Braille Phone… EVER!

Welcome back to The Tech Kid Blog. A few days ago in the UK a company named OwnFone introduced the world’s first Braille phone. Pretty cool, right? Well today I just wanted to talk a bit about how this phone works, the specs on the phone and how you can get one! First off, you […]

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15
May

App Of The Week… Stress Relief Hypnosis

Stress Relief Hypnosis Are you “stressed out”?  Most of us are these days.  The Stress Relief Hypnosis app helps you control this stress with features like… audio hypnotherapy, a journal to document your experience, ability to capture inspirational pictures and stress survival strategies.  These tools can help you gain control over the stress you feel […]

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15
May

Must Have Technology for Seniors!

Today i came across a great article geared towards seniors in regards to technology. And what technology seniors should be using. Here is a list of some technologies and how they could be used for senior use! Its actually a great read! Must-Have Technology for Seniors Tablets and iPads. From games that promote brain fitness to apps that […]

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08
May

The Tech Kid Talks… Having Android Problems?

Welcome back to The Tech Kid Blog A few weeks ago I posted a few blogs about troubleshooting an Apple iPhone device, today I wanted to talk about troubleshooting an android device in a few simple steps. Now remember this is a more simplistic troubleshooting process for android on lower updated versions. Follow each step […]

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29
Apr

App Of The Week… eBay

App of the Week…   I think by now we have all heard of eBay- the online auction site where you can buy and sell everything you can possibly think of!  If you are looking to buy that thing you just saw on TV, you need a new camera, your kid wants a new IPhone […]

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24
Apr

Which new Smartphone Plan works for YOU?

Welcome back to The Tech Kid Blog Today I just want to let all my readers out there know about InTouch Americas great new Unlimited Talk and Text plans with HIGHER available data! We have made some great changes to two of our current Smartphone plans and also added two additional plans. Our current Smartphone […]

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21
Apr

The Tech Kid Talks… Are You Getting Your Cell Phone For Free?

Welcome back to the Tech Kid Blog Today we are going to be talking about programs that the popular carriers use to get customer into their service. Some carriers are currently telling their customers they can get a new phone for FREE but what customers don’t understand is that they’re paying a monthly premium for […]

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17
Apr

App of The Week… iHeartRadio

App of the Week… iHeartRadio – Internet Radio Do you love listening to music?  Do you have a favorite artist but don’t get to listen to enough of their music?  Do you have a favorite radio station but you’re not always near an actual radio as often as you like?  IHeartRadio has the answer to […]

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14
Apr

Announcing InTouch America’s New NO-CONTRACT Plans!

Introducing InTouch America’s new NO-CONTRACT plans! We are happy to announce that ALL of our National Freedom plans are No-Contract, No-Risk! You can now get your favorite senior cell phone service with no commitment. You still will receive a free Samsung Gusto 2 senior friendly phone. And as always, the activation, shipping and all other […]

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09
Apr

App of The Week… Fast Food Deals and Coupons

  Most of us lead busy lives and hardly have time to even eat any more!  With the increase of our busy schedules I find that I am cooking at home less often and hitting the fast food restaurants more.  While I try to cut back sometimes it’s a necessity.  This modern day convenience can […]

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09
Apr

The Tech Kid Talks… Samsung Galaxy S5 & HTC (M8)

Welcome back to the Tech Kid blog! Today I wanted to talk I little bit about two new smart phones that just came out from Verizon Wireless and other carriers. Let’s start with the HTC One (M8). This phone is the new successor put out by the HTC One line of smart phones. This phone […]

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03
Apr

The Tech Kid Talks… Resetting or Restarting your iPhone

iOS: Turning off and on (restarting) and resetting Learn how to turn off and on (restart) and reset your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.  Restarting your iOS device 1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red “slide to power off” slider appears, and then slide the slider. 2. After […]

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