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PACEshow This Weekend! (Convenience Store Show)

PACEshow This Weekend (Convenience Store Show) – We will be attending this show at Booth 211 (Food Industry Services), Bartle Hall Kansas City

The PACEshow is a key destination for the central Midwest region’s top buyers representing more than 5,000 petroleum and convenience retail locations.
This premier industry trade show event is expected to draw more than 2,500 attendees and feature 300+ leading industry suppliers — offering c-store owners and related industry suppliers easy access to exclusive industry benefits including:
•  The latest in products, services & equipment from the industry’s top manufacturers and service providers
•  Industry meetings on issues fuel marketers, c-store & food/beverage retailers care most about
•  Networking opportunities with colleagues throughout the show & social events
Visit us often at www.PACEshow.com for the latest information on PACEshow exhibitors, meetings, networking & business growth opportunities.

Would love to see you there !!!!!

The Unlimited Plan by Verizon

Excerpts from Rob Pegoraro, Special for USA Today

Verizon’s Unlimited Data Plan

You can’t ever read the fine print too carefully, and that is also the case with Verizon’s new unlimited data plan.

The $80 unlimited plan — or, to phrase it more accurately, “unmetered” plan — that Verizon Wireless rolled out Sunday features fewer carve-outs and restrictions than comparable offerings from AT&T and Sprint, as well as one from T-Mobile, which has responded to Verizon by removing restrictions on hotspot use and video streaming.

To sum up: Verizon is offering unlimited data, talking and texting for a single line, for $80 a month. That’s before taxes and fees, which typically inflate the bil.

Its fine print contains qualifications that deserve a closer look.

Heavy users

— The first is the theoretical threshold at which your service may slow. As Verizon’s frequently-asked-questions page warns, racking up 22 gigabytes of data on a line (not across all devices on your account) may lead the company to “prioritize usage behind other customers during network congestion.”

That’s not a hard cutoff or one you’re stuck with for the rest of the month, and user reports of other carriers’ “deprioritization” policies suggest the effects aren’t that painful.

Hot spot limit

— Verizon’s unlimited plan imposes a secondary limit on tethering, or using the phone as a portable WiFi hotspot to share its connectivity with another device. You get 10 GB a month of LTE tethering — per line, not account.

After that, your tethering drops to 3G speeds, which Verizon corporate-communications director Kelly Crummey said means a minimum of 600 kilobits per second.

Third-party tests suggest the actual speed may be slightly higher: The research firm OpenSignal’s new report on U.S. mobile networks found VzW 3G download speeds averaged just 850 kbps, a twentieth of its LTE-download average. In other words, very slow.

Effective Friday, T-Mobile’s $70-including-taxes-and-fees unlimited plan—the only one sold to new subscribers—will also include 10 GB of LTE hotspot sharing. Today, it constrains that to 3G speeds, which OpenSignal found averaged 4 Mbps. T-Mobile will also let subscribers opt out of having streaming video limited to “480p” DVD-grade resolution.