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March 9, 2010

Connect on the Run!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tarrant

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Sprint

Most of you know by this point that I have been a momspotter for the past few months. Having to tweet a few times a day with the #momspotting hashtag about how I use technology in my day-to-day parenting life has caused me to take stock of how I do use technology to keep my life organized. I am a mom on the run and need and WANT to be connected with my kids.

Sprint has been a big part of that over the past few months-between a smart phone and a Sprint 4g card-I can work from anywhere. I can get an email from a child about a schedule change. I can then enter it into my calendar. I have that calendar synched between computers and drop a note to the children’s other parents-then they put it on their calendar.

I can tweet from a child’s event…or even from events without children. I can share pictures of anything with any of my family members-no matter what carrier they use. I can track down internet recipes while standing in the grocery store. No recipe? Texting someone at home can let me know if we do really need milk. Or I can keep a running list on a computer and synched on the netbook-which fits ever so nicely in the top of the shopping cart or if I carried one in a purse.

It is all fast and easy-and very simple to connect from anywhere. You know that dead spot inside the high school? The part of the building cell phones never work in? I was able to use my computer with 4 g card while waiting for a school concert to start-since the child had to be there an hour before concert start time but there was no point in driving back and forth. I could visit my sister in the assisted living facility and show her things online and order them-rather than her getting a stack of catalogs and circling things she wanted.

There are so many ways that being connected and paying attention to that connection has changed our life in the past few months-many for the better. Check out how other BlogHers have organized their life with the speed of the Sprint Now Network by visiting the BlogHer.com special offers page. There are 6 more chances for you to win when you participate in the other reviewer’s contests!

You can win a $300.00 Visa gift card by answering this question: How would you use the speed of the Sprint Now Network to help you stay organized and connected?

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316 Comments

  1. I blogged about the giveaway: http://slavetoacademia.blogspot.com/2010/03/win-300-visa-gc-from-blogher-and-sprint.html

    gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

    Comment by Geoff K — March 31, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

  2. This would be perfect for using what is usually wasted time, like waiting for appointments, etc….as actual productive time to get things done!

    Comment by Chrysa — March 31, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

  3. tweet https://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/11404886785

    Comment by Chrysa — March 31, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

  4. I blogged about the giveaway here: http://winwithjinxy.blogspot.com/2010/03/enter-to-win-300-visa-gift-card-from.html

    Comment by Chrysa — March 31, 2010 @ 10:47 pm

  5. perfect to connect while on the go with my friends on facebook

    Comment by Maja Meza — March 31, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

  6. It would allow me to stay current with all of my email !

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

    Comment by R Hicks — March 31, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

  7. My husband’s dad has cancer, and my mom’s a widow, so it’s very important for us to be able to reach them, or for them to reach us, at any time. Faster speeds should mean a better connection. In addition, we could maintain online calendars for keeping up with our parents and our own busy lives.

    Comment by Auriette — March 31, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

  8. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/11406841930

    Comment by R Hicks — March 31, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

  9. I would use it in the car to check my e-mail while I’m waiting to pick up my daughter.

    Comment by Maggie M — March 31, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

  10. i’ve been one of the rare creatures on the planet who have never had a cell phone. however, i am dealing with several rare medical disorders, including a neuroendocrine tumor disorder, and i have thought lately that i should carry one for emergency purposes.

    Comment by sheila k. — March 31, 2010 @ 11:54 pm

  11. It would help me get things done while commuting.

    Comment by Gianna — March 31, 2010 @ 11:57 pm

  12. I would like to keep up with the happenings in my distant hometown. I’d use this device to connect to my hometown radio station while commuting.

    Comment by Jay F. — April 1, 2010 @ 12:18 am

  13. it would help me to keep in touch with loved ones

    Comment by Shannon — April 1, 2010 @ 12:45 am

  14. It would keep me connected and organized cause I could do my errands and still pay bills, win my ebay auctions and return emails, awesome!

    justine417@comcast.net

    Comment by Justine — April 1, 2010 @ 1:53 am

  15. wow this would be handy anywhere internet wasn’t easy accessable or available:)

    Comment by janet — April 1, 2010 @ 1:59 am

  16. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/11412092594

    Comment by Justine — April 1, 2010 @ 1:59 am

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