Learning & Growing More. My visit to the @Verizon #VZWBuzz office

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure to visit the Verizon offices in Chicago, IL. I am a proud Verizon Ambassador, so this was an experience that I was excited to attend and be a part of along with my fellow and amazing VZWBuzz bloggers.

Verizon & Motorola Visit | Mommy Goggles

Verizon & Motorola Visit | Mommy Goggles

While I was there, I met up with some old friends and met a lot of new ones. Any chance I have to hang out with miss Robyn from RobynsOnlineWorld.com is a good one!

Verizon & Motorola Visit | Mommy Goggles

I am a pretty techy gal, so being a part of a round table meeting with a bunch of techies made my heart flutter.

Verizon & Motorola Visit | Mommy Goggles

Before the meeting got started, we were presented with a very special surprise.

Verizon & Motorola Visit | Mommy Goggles

What could it be? Well, I was beyond excited to open it and find that Verizon had given us the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (2014 Edition) tablet.

Verizon & Motorola Visit | Mommy Goggles

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.0 Tablet

Verizon & Motorola Visit | Mommy Goggles

The Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 is the perfect tablet for keeping everyone entertained. Enjoy games, movies and e-books on the crisp 10.1-inch display. Personalize the experience for family and friends with multi-user support. Do more with innovative Galaxy features such as Multi Window.

You know you’re a geek (and proud of it) when you’re set up looks like this.

Verizon & Motorola Visit | Mommy Goggles

I have always been an ‘Apple’ girl, but this year has taught me so much about the ease of use and joy of using Android products. I had taken my iPad mini & Zagg Keyboard for the iPad mini, so I thought since this keyboard was bluetooth, I could use it with my new Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet. Sure enough, it worked and it worked beautifully!

Within the meeting with Verizon, we learned all about the tablet, how we can set it up, ease of use and how it would fit beautifully in our every day and business lives.

With my Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, I have the amazing Verizon 4G LTE service. This means that I will have service pretty much anywhere that I go.

We visited the Verizon offices, but we also had the opportunity to visit the brand new Motorola Headquarters. This was a huge surprise and such a joy to know that we would be one of the first tour groups through the new facility.

Verizon & Motorola Visit | Mommy Goggles

We took a tour of the Motorola facility, then we had lunch and headed in to a conference room to talk more about who Motorola is, as a company, where I learned so much and have so much more respect for them as a brand!

I have toggled back and forth with Apple and Android, and learned so much about the DROID system.

What does DROID stand for?

  • Droid focuses on innovation that truly enriches people’s lives.
  • Challenges the ‘more is more’ mentality.
  • Keeps up with their fast pace.

Who is the DROID audience?

  • They are self-aware, intelligent, practical and have smart judgement.
  • They can see through the hype of gimmicky features that claim to be the ‘next big thing’.
  • They are always looking for technology that is useful and meaningful to their lifestyles.

While Android has been around for years, I didn’t realize how much it has evolved. This was really interesting to see. Kinda reminds me of the caveman to man evolution. LOL

Verizon & Motorola Visit | Mommy Goggles

Android is stronger than ever!

There is no cheap plastic in the newer Droid’s, the bodies are thin but stronger than ever, the glass is made of a scratch-resistant corning Gorilla Glass, it has a water-repellant hand-coating and it’s underbody is made of a Dupont Kevlar material to withstand most of your daily activities.

Water Resistance:

Android is always working to improve water resistance. A nano-coating technology is applied to the entire phone within the manufacturing process that will protect it against that accidental drop in water up to 6 inches deep, up to 1 minute. Think about those accidental times where your phone is in your back pocket and you accidentally drop it in the sink. Chances are, it’ll be protected. Have you ever spilled your drink on your phone while you’re sitting at your desk? *raises hand* I have… plenty of times. Android makes their products water resistant without that extra bulkiness added.

I have been using my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for 9 months now, so I’ve been getting used to and loving the Android platform. I will have a post coming this week on the baby for my ‘baby’, the Galaxy Gear 2. If you weren’t sure about Android before, wait till you see what I have coming! I will have so much more to share about my amazing Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, my favorite features, what I use it the most for and how it fits perfectly in to our everyday lives.

Wondering what phone and plan is right for you? Check out Verizon Wireless for a location near you.

As member of an awesome team of influencers, I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own & 100% truthful.