Monday, February 25, 2008

Grand Opening--Just in Time For Spring!

We are proud to announce that as of Friday—February 22nd, 2008—we are now open for business with our brand new store located in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. We moved from our headquarters at 1749 Marlton Pike Route 70 East in Cherry Hill, New Jersey to 501 Station Avenue in Haddon Heights, New Jersey (conveniently located at the corner of Station Avenue and the White Horse Pike). Our retail staff is settled in the new store as of Friday, while our administrative staff will be joining them in March.

We are very excited about this transition for Car-Tel Communications. Haddon Heights is a quaint and picturesque town—perfect for a day of shopping or a leisurely stroll. There is free parking both at the rear of our store and across the street. We hope that our new location is more convenient and a more pleasant experience for many of our customers. Although you may prefer being helped by your personal service representative, you may want to visit our other Cherry Hill location, just across Route 70 (1840 Route 70 East) for your convenience. Either store will be happy to assist you.

Come celebrate with us by visiting our new location:

501 Station Avenue
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035

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There’s plenty to do around town, so why not stop by your new Car-Tel Communications store and “connect” with us. See you soon!

Kimberly Salesky
Marketing Assistant

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Long Distance Call

We’ve had man on the moon, but what about man with wireless service on the moon? That’s right—according to Information Week1, NASA and the British National Space Centre are collaborating on a mobile phone system for a future moon colony, said to be built sometime after 2020 on the south pole of the moon.

The mobile phone system—MoonLite—is planned to be a system of satellites that bounce radio signals around the moon in order to send voice and text messages between colonists and robots. Director of space science at the British National Space Centre states that the mobile phone system will resemble the “satellite phone network of the 1980s and 1990s on Earth.” It is also possible that the system could send information around the entire moon as well as to and from Earth. Imagine that for a long distance call.

Unlike our current wireless network here on Earth, the system will be extremely slow. GPRS can transmit data around 80 Kbps (Kilobytes per second) and EDGE can receive data around 200 Kbps. MoonLite will only be able to transmit data at 3Kbps and receive data at 2Kbps. That makes our network look as if it moves at the speed of light.

Although MoonLite’s downlink and uplink speed capacities aren’t exactly ideal, it’s a start. Do you truly think man will be living on the moon after 2020? How do you think MoonLite will hold up in the moon’s atmosphere? I think there is a possibility man will be colonizing the moon after 2020 and I do feel MoonLite will evolve into a faster system over time, just as cellular services have since the 1980s. Perhaps this will be a different world after in about 15 to 20 years, but I’m sure cell phones and good wireless service will still be a part of our everyday lives.

Kimberly Salesky
Marketing Assistant

1. “MoonLite, Moon Bright: NASA To Build Wireless Phone Network On The Moon” by Eric Zeman, Information Week: OvertheAir.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cellular Love

St. Valentine’s Day has arrived and I’m sure many of you are planning the perfect way to tell that special someone how you feel. A homemade card, flowers, a romantic dinner, a poem—the possibilities are endless. While these traditional methods are truly from the heart, there are lots of ways you can use your cell phone to make your Valentine’s Day unique, fun and of course heart-warming.

Today, text, picture and video messaging are the new greeting card. You can send a quick, heartfelt text message to your crush. A picture is worth a thousand words, so why not make that special guy or gal speechless with a loving picture message. Take your devotion a step further with a video message and sweep your sweetheart off their feet.

Be super-creative with these awesome features. Use the messaging features to give that special someone clues to find their gift—like a scavenger hunt—or send a video singing a romantic song and even show-off your talented dance moves. They’ll be sure to say, “Be mine.” How would you use your phone to send love on this romantic holiday? Do you have a sweet or funny story about using your phone’s features to tell someone how you feel?

We at Car-Tel Communications wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day—we love our customers and what better holiday to tell you that we appreciate your loyalty. Have a safe, happy and heartfelt holiday!

Spread the love with these sweet text messages:

FTBOMYH -- From the bottom of my heart

ILU -- I love you.

IMU -- I miss you.

KOTC -- Kiss on the check

KOTL -- Kiss on the lips

QT -- Cutie

TOY -- Thinking of you

XOXOXO -- Hugs and kisses

Kimberly Salesky
Marketing Assistant