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14
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Verizon’s iPhone 12 deals include free phones for switchers, upgrade discounts

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Verizon is offering iPhone 12 discount if you meet the right criteria. 


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Looking for the new iPhone 12 on Verizon? The carrier has some deals if you meet the right criteria. 

Fresh off of the announcement that it has turned on its new 5G nationwide network, the nation’s largest carrier on Tuesday announced its deals for Apple’s latest iPhones. As with prior years, those who are switching to Verizon will be able to get an iPhone 12 for free when they trade-in “select” phones and sign up for either a Do More, Play More or Get More unlimited plan. 


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Those who already have Verizon will be able to get the iPhone 12 for as low as $15 per month for 24-months when financing on Verizon’s device installment plans and trading in “select” phones. You will also need to be on one of those newer premium unlimited plans or the older Above or Beyond unlimited plans. 

The exact phones eligible for trade-in were not immediately known, though if you have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus you can save $250 off a new iPhone when you trade-in, purchase the new phone online and have the right unlimited plan.

Verizon’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro go on preorder on Friday before going on sale the following week. 

The deals, while not as aggressive as those offered by rival AT&T, come after Verizon took a prominent role during Apple’s iPhone event. The carrier’s CEO, Hans Vestberg, appeared on stage during the virtual keynote to announce its new nationwide 5G network with numerous Apple speakers referencing Verizon and its

05
Oct
2020
Posted in website

CDC updates website to include airborne transmission of COVID-19

Oct. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a long-awaited update on the agency’s COVID-19 website Monday clarifying that the disease can sometimes be spread through airborne transmission and can travel more than 6 feet in unventilated spaces.

The agency said evidence shows the coronavirus can spread from particles that linger in the air even after an infected person has left, like the way tuberculosis, measles, and chicken pox are spread.

“The virus that causes COVID-19 appears to spread more efficiently than influenza but not as efficiently as measles, which is among the most contagious viruses known to affect people,” the website said. “People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others.”

The update said that under certain conditions, people with COVID-19 seem to have infected others who were more than 6 feet away in poorly ventilated spaces. Some cases appear to have been transmitted when an infected person was breathing heavily, for example while singing or exercising, the agency’s updated website said.

The update is a re-stating of an unapproved draft that appeared earlier on the federal health agency’s website and was then removed.

The agency said that so-called aerosol transmission was not the most common way to acquire the virus.

The easiest way to catch the highly contagious disease is to be in close contact (within 6 feet) of an infected person and inhale respiratory droplets when that person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes, the agency said.

Wearing a cloth covering over the nose and mouth significantly reduces the spread of both respiratory droplets and airborne transmission, the agency said.

The agency recommended avoiding crowded indoor spaces and making sure that indoor spaces were properly ventilated to bring outdoor air in as much as possible.