When times are the worst, we can always count on our first responder heroes to be at their best. So, we’re keeping the celebration of the 50th anniversary of 911 going strong. And we’re celebrating another milestone in Huntington, Ind., where the first 911 call took place on the Bell System 50 years ago today.Read More »
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Veterans Day is an important time to reflect on the brave men and women who fought for our freedoms. This November, we’re honoring veterans by supporting organizations who, like us, are committed to serving our heroes all year long. These groups help ensure active duty military, veterans and their families receive the support they need long after the parades come to an end.Read More »
It’s 2 am. I’m lying on the floor of my son’s room for the third night in a row. I’m pretty sure I’m doing a terrible job as a mother since I’m not letting him “cry it out” like all the sleep books instructed. To make myself feel better, I pick up my phone and post an angelic picture of my son on Facebook. With each notification of activity on my post, I am lulled into a state of contentment. Perhaps I am a great mom after all…Read More »
We’ve been married for almost 23 years and have 5 children.
From the moment we met in high school, I have been making the moves and calling the shots. My Type A personality and Colby’s easy-going attitude have kept us checked and balanced in our marriage, in raising our children, and in life.Read More »
At the end of the summer of 2016, we reached a remarkable milestone – 10 million pledges to not drive distracted. The It Can Wait campaign and the 10 million pledge count represent the dedication of so many to keep our roads safe. Today, seven-in-ten people admit to smartphone activity behind the wheel.Read More »
We kicked off the It Can Wait 16 in ‘16 Pledge Contest in October, asking AT&T employees to create a team, then generate as many pledges as possible for that team, via text. Regina Ennis, an AT&T employee in White Plains, New York was awarded the Champion of DOT (Do One Thing) for capturing the most pledges for her team, team CARE. Regina shares what winning the 16 in '16 contest and being a Champion of DOT means to her.Read More »
It wasn’t that long ago that computers were work-place only appliances, but today we (and our families) walk around with immensely powerful computers in our pockets. Our smartphones are powered by millions of apps and connected to a modern and mobile internet that enables us to do about, well, anything! These devices make it possible for us to connect with friends around the world, stay informed with the news anywhere, make payments, control the lights and temperature in our homes and even hail cars (which will soon be driven by computers as well).Read More »
As the new school year begins across the country, it’s hard not to reminisce about the questions I always had in the back of my mind at the beginning of a new school year. They ranged from the immediate and critical: Will I fall from these platform shoes? What was Saturday Night Fever really trying to tell me? To the really-important-but-abstract: How do I study for the SAT? What is the college application process like? Am I prepared to compete academically with the other students? And every year, it seemed like questions became more abundant and sophisticated as they grew in number and importance. While some of the answers still require introspection, many of the answers are straightforward; you just need to know where to look. Now, thanks the internet, many of those answers are just a click away.Read More »
It happens at least once a day. I’m sitting at a traffic light, idling for more than a minute, and temptation hits.
One little swipe, just this one time, can’t hurt.Read More »
Being a father of two girls, ages 18 and 16, is one of the greatest joys of my life. Because of them, over the years, I have perfected bedtime stories, how to play imaginary characters, bad dad jokes and my ability to embarrass each of them in just seconds. Just like we always resist driving directions, I know many dads like myself claim that we don’t need help navigating the internet, but truth be told much of it is still mystery, especially when it comes to simply knowing this month’s favorite social media app, let alone how to actually use it.Read More »