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Summer's Hottest Gadgets

  • By interactive
  • 05 Jul, 2016
Blue Tiger SoundTRAX & Fitbit Tracker

At UltraCom Wireless, we’re passionate about technology and what it can do for you. Most of the gadgets listed below connect and work with your smartphone to make your life easier. Technology can be overwhelming at times, which is why we offer Device Day Workshops once a month to help our customers become more comfortable using their smartphones and tablets. We also go over an array of apps and compatible accessories so you can get the most out of your devices. Check out a list of our workshop dates and locations here, then make sure you call the store ahead of time so that you can be placed on the sign-in sheet. Come in and experience the UltraCom difference!

Technology never ceases to delight and amaze, and summer is a great time to test out all the new gadgets available to consumers. Read on for some of the hottest wireless devices you can expect to see this summer!

Oculus Rift

In the world of virtual reality, no other product has people buzzing as much as the Oculus Rift. Oculus Rift are virtual reality goggles that use state of the art displays and optics designed specifically for VR. Its high refresh rate and low-persistence display work together with its custom optics system to provide incredible visual fidelity and an immersive, wide field of view. Plus, it’s comfortable to wear! Learn more here.

Withings Thermo

Thermo is the future of thermometers! It uses 16 sensors, infrared technology, and Wi-Fi connectivity to monitor the health of your whole family. It boasts a design that’s easy and comfortable to use, and gives you an accurate reading in just two seconds! Just a simple gesture yields the most precise temperature possible, and automatic Wi-Fi sync with the dedicated Thermo app allows you to track temperature readings, get reminders, and input related symptoms and medications right on your smartphone! Learn all about it here.

Blue Tiger SoundTRAX™

SoundTRAX™ by Blue Tiger are the headphones you’ve been dreaming of! With wireless Bluetooth technology, a built-in microphone, auxiliary port, microSD card slot, HD stereo-quality sound, and 30 hours of usage per charge. With all that, they’re still comfortable to wear! A2DP technology allows any iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android devices and more to play through the headset seamlessly and without pesky wires. Multiple connection options, excellent battery life, and high-quality sound make SoundTRAX™ the perfect headphones!

By interactive 07 Aug, 2017

Whether you are a die-hard iPhone fan or you like the open world of Android, protecting your phone from outside sources is something that should always be at the back of your mind. As technology advances to make your smartphones faster, stronger, and so much cooler than years before, mobile malware and other security concerns are advancing as well. Even the highly secure iOS system could use an extra layer of protection. Keep your investment working like a charm and protect your sensitive information with these great apps for iPhone and Android.

By interactive 05 Jul, 2017

At the Ultracom US Cellular Store Stevens Point we have some 17 years of experience in helping our customers find the right mobile device for their needs.

But to get the most out of your device, you will also want to install some of the countless apps that are now available from the Google Play Store and elsewhere.

These days you can find an app for just about anything you might want to do; from getting the most up to date travel information, to fitness and health, business and investments, social media and gaming, to name but a few.

We will focus on entertainment apps, particularly TV and movies.

By interactive 12 Jun, 2017

Whether you're trying to get through a brutal workout in the morning, walk a few extra steps throughout your day, or lose some weight, a fitness application can be of great service. Between providing our weight loss, fitness, and health information, they can be incredibly personal given the amount of detailed information they can supply at any given moment. Given what they can provide and the habits needed to get into shape, downloading a health app is a step in the right direction. Here's a look at some of the best health apps available in 2017:

  • MyFitnessPal - MyFitnessPal is a free application that allows one to tally calories consumed, tally expended calories, and calculate the balance between the two. In addition to helping one discover how much movement is needed to burn off the food they're eating, the MyFitnessPal app is compatible with a wide range of fitness trackers to make the calorie tracking process effortless on your end.
  • Pact (formerly known as Gym Pact) - Pact is for individuals who are looking to stick with their fitness goals and possibly make money from them. This application allows one to wager money on whether or not they visit the gym as often as they claim, which is when they are awarded with cash if they pull through. If one isn't going to the gym as often as they claim, their cash will go back into the pot. This application utilizes GPS and a fitness tracker to make sure you're visiting and working out at the gym, so no cheaters allowed.
  • Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout - The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout allows one to get the most out of a workout in a short amount of time. To make the application even better, it tracks your progress and increases in difficulty if you find yourself getting through a workout without breaking a sweat.

Considering the fitness apps above, you're going to need a reliable cell phone service to make good use of them. Thankfully, Ultracom Wireless is here to help you stay in shape and connected to the ones you care about. Contact Ultracom Wireless today so they can get you on the right track to meet your fitness and service needs.

By interactive 26 Apr, 2017

Although your life may feel as if it is always changing, there's a select few things that many leave "as is" to avoid confusion. For example: Many leave their life insurance, auto insurance, and cell phone plans alone because it makes life less complicated. However, this decision can oftentimes cost people hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in the long run simply because it seems too difficult to switch over to a less costly plan.

Switching to a new cell phone plan might seem like a hassle, but it's much easier than it seems when it comes to saving you money. If one can save about $40 a month by switching their plan, that's easily $480 dollars a year. So if you have to pay a $200 termination fee for switching to a different provider, you'll still be saving $280 AFTER the termination fee. In addition to this, some carriers are willing to pay your termination fee.

Some cell phone companies are even willing to help you transfer your data, keep your number, and activate your phone in minutes. So once you consider what you're losing financially with your current provider, making a switch doesn't sound like such a bad idea when you're saving hundreds of dollars.

By interactive 28 Mar, 2017

Have you ever wished you had an app to control your vehicle? If so, your wish has come true!

If you're looking for an advanced, easy to install tracking module for your vehicle, the Delphi Vehicle Monitoring system combined with the phone app, is your answer. The constant, seamless connectivity that the Delphi system offers keeps you in control... regardless if you're inside or outside of your vehicle.

There are plenty of perks that come to having a system like this including:

By interactive 13 Mar, 2017

Tablets are in many ways the ideal way to access the world of digital information and entertainment. Light to carry, yet powerful, these devices offer easy and rapid access to the web, your e-mail contacts, and downloads of your favorite books, movies apps and games. And of course you can also easily access more personal information such as your own photos.

US Cellular tablets offer a wide range of devices. But how do you choose the right one for your needs?

Firstly, it’s important to decide exactly how you intend to use your tablet. Is it for work or school, or for use in different rooms in your home, away from your existing desktop or laptop? Is it to be mainly for e-mail and social media, or more for streaming movies or gaming?

The answers to these questions will go a long way towards determining the features you should want in your tablet.

The first decision to make is to choose the right operating system for your needs. This might be an android system or one run by Windows or the Apple iPad. For work functions such as Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, the Windows system is probably the best, while an android or Apple iPad are particularly well adapted for streaming movies and gaming.

It’s also important to check whether any particular apps you may want will be compatible with the device you choose.

Next you will want to consider such matters as screen size, weight and robustness of construction. Do you want your tablet for use around the home or to be easily portable on your daily commute? How efficiently does the touch screen respond?

If you are mainly interested in streaming movies or TV, and gaming, the maximum screen size and quality of resolution will be important. But this will likely be less of an issue if you are mostly concerned with easy access to your own documents, e-mail and social media. Weight and strength will of course be more important if you plan on taking your tablet with you when you travel.

On-line research and reviews can help clarify many of these issues for you, but in the end there’s no substitute for the hands on experience of the physical examination of the product.

You will want to pick up different devices to test the weight and look of them and see how good the screen is.

We have 17 years of experience in this kind of technology and our staff are dedicated to helping you find the right device or devices for you and your family or business. You can find us across Wisconsin with US Cellular serving Stevens Point, Appleton, Waupaca, Clintonville, Marshfield, Berlin, New London and Portage.

You can find directions to your nearest outlet at https://stores.uscellular.com/ultracom-wireless/locations and get in touch with us today.

By interactive 15 Feb, 2017

Fitness trackers can be great tools to help maintain a New Year's resolution and healthy lifestyle. By recording your every step, the number of calories you have burnt, the length and quality of your sleep cycles and more, you'll be able to get a clear picture of how well you are meeting your health and fitness goals. Many people find inspiration in sharing the results of their fitness tracker with friends online, and some enjoy healthy competition. Whether you're an athlete training for a marathon or a mother who is committed to pushing that stroller around the track a minimum number of times each week, purchasing an exercise tracker in Steven's Point is an excellent step that shows dedication to your own health and wellbeing.

By interactive 29 Dec, 2016

With the internet being such a massive part of our everyday lives, it's incredibly important to understand how it works so it can be utilized in your favor. Many are clueless in regards to the abbreviations, internet speeds, internet delivery, and other wireless solutions their internet devices require to function properly. However, this information can be broken down into layman terms so that one can understand download/upload speeds, speeds available, and how to make an internet connection stronger.

By interactive 23 Dec, 2016

At UltraCom Wireless we have some 17 years of experience in cellular technology and our staff are dedicated to helping you find the right device or devices for you and your family or business. Shared data plans make it simple and cost-effective to make use of any number of different wireless devices.  Whether you want to talk, text, access the internet or just enjoy your favorite music and shows, we can show you the option that best suits your needs.  

Wireless technology is a rapidly changing field and 2016 has produced more than its share of new products. Which one you choose is of course a matter of personal preferences, needs and budgets

But here’s our pick of the best phones and tablets for this holiday season.

By interactive 23 Nov, 2016

When shopping for a cell phone plan/cell phone service Wisconsin residents have so many options to choose from. In addition to Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and all the other “usual suspects,” there are also smaller carriers that offer significant savings and benefits while maintaining the same great service you’d expect from a major cellular provider. Before you commit to any mobile service provider, consider these five tips to make certain you choose the best plan.

1. Compare Apples to Apples – Before you decide to sign up for the cheapest plan, make sure it includes everything you need. Be sure to ask yourself questions like:
  • How much data do you need?
  • Is roaming included?
  • What will it cost to get the phone you desire?

2.  Look at Payment Options – The old 2-year contract model isn’t your only option. For many people, paying ahead makes more sense than paying a month behind. Plus, when you pre-pay, there are never any surprises!

3. Consider Coverage – Ask each company about their coverage area and get as much information as possible. You’ll need to be able to make calls when it matters most, so be sure to choose a carrier who has strong coverage in your area. That being said, just because a company can show you a fancy map with dots doesn’t mean they are the right choice for you. Try reading online reviews and talking to your friends about what carriers they use to get a more hands-on opinion.

4. Check out the Reviews – What current customers have to say about the service is a good way to predict if you will be satisfied too. If many customers in your area have left complaints about dropped calls or slow data connections, chances are you’ll experience the same problems. Keep in mind that online reviews shouldn’t be trusted 100%, but they’re definitely a good start.   

5. Excellent Customer Service Makes All the Difference – If you do run into a problem with your phone or your cellular reception, you want to make sure that your provider will be there to help. Choose a cellular plan backed by a dedicated support staff.

Now that you know how to choose the best plan, it's time to sign up for the best cell phone plan/cell phone service that Wisconsin has to offer. We firmly believe UltraCom Wireless has what it takes to convince you that we are the best. With prepaid plans starting as low as $35 per month, messaging only options, shared connect plans and many other choices, we offer something for everyone. Stop by one of our convenient locations in Appleton, Clintonville, Marshfield, New London, Portage, Stevens Point, Berlin or Waupaca and let us show you what we can do for you!

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