Latest Verizon offers available through your membership!

NPP and Verizon regularly provide our members exclusive offers on products and services. This quarter Verizon has several promotions that will enhance your business productivity and reduce cost:

The latest Smartphone offers, starting at $0.99 when you activate a two-year voice with data plan:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for $199.99
  • Casio G’zOne Commando for $0.99
  • DROID MAXX for $49.99
  • Over 10 other Smartphones between $0.99 and $199.99

$100 Bill Incentive Credit (BIC) per line when activating a Smartphone. (New activations only, two-year contract is required, $34.99 price plan or higher.)

  • $50/line credit for basic phone service and $25/line credit for 4G LTE Jetpacks, USB modems or tablets.

Get the ultimate in-car speakerphone to help take your business on the road. More than just a speaker, the Motorola Roadster 2 makes talking, calling and texting hands-free. With a battery life of up to 20 hours of continuous talk time, you can keep your eyes on the road and your business moving forward.

For more details on these offers, take a look at the promotional flyer links included in this e-mail. These promos are available through September 30, 2014.

If you are interested in purchasing equipment or accessing discounts, contact your local Verizon representative. If you don’t know who your representative is, visit or call 800.922.0204.

If you would like to further discuss your NPP membership, feel free to contact us directly at 800.810.3909 or

Don’t text while driving

UPDATE: Governor Nikki Haley sign the texting ban bill into law today, June 10, 2014.

The South Carolina General Assembly has approved legislation that will make it illegal, throughout the state of South Carolina, to text while driving.  The legislation makes it permissible to text while idling at a traffic light.  It also prohibits drivers with learners or restricted licenses from using a mobile phone while driving.

One key provision of the legislation, which still requires the approval of the Governor, is that it preempts any local ordinances.  Effective April 1, 2014, the City of Greenville enacted a very restrictive ordinance prohibiting the use of any mobile device while driving or idling.  If approved by the Governor, this and other local ordinance will be nullified.

OSHA urges employers to prevent texting while driving
In OSHA’s April 15, 2014, issue of “Quick Takes,” its twice-monthly e-newsletter, it took the opportunity to remind employers that they have a responsibility to protect their workers by prohibiting texting while driving. Companies are in violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act if, by policy or practice, they require texting while driving, or create incentives that encourage or condone it, or they structure work so that texting is a practical necessity for workers to carry out their job.

For additional information on how to develop a company policy to minimize potential employer liability resulting from employee cell phone use while driving, see Home Builders Association’s Distracted Driving Guidance.

City of Greenville Distracted Driving Ordinance

City of Greenville Distracted Driving Ordinance

Greenville City Council has enacted an ordinance banning distracted driving in the City of Greenville. The ordinance specifically prohibits the use of hand-held mobile devices while operating a vehicle, which includes not only while the vehicle is in motion, but also while the vehicle is temporarily stopped for traffic, at a traffic control device, or for another delay like waiting in a carpool line.

The ordinance does, however, permit drivers to use mobile devices while operating a vehicle as long as they can be used hands free. According to the ordinance, hands free means that the driver is not holding a mobile device up to or near his or her ear to talk or listen, and that the driver is not holding a mobile device in his or her hand(s) and manipulating the keyboard or the screen. In other words, drivers may talk on their mobile phone, use their GPS or listen to music as long as they are using a Bluetooth, or as long as the device they are using is mounted on the dashboard or secured in a cradle or some type of holder. If the device cannot be used hands free, the driver must be legally parked in order to use their hand-held device.

The ordinance takes effect April 1. Between now and then the city will conduct an education and awareness campaign. That campaign is launched with a distracted driving exhibit at Haywood Mall February 28-March 2. 

Once the ordinance goes into effect, drivers who are stopped for distracted driving could be charged a fine of up to $100, plus court costs. The fine increases for second and third offenses and ultimately could result in the loss of a driver’s hand-held device. Greenville police officers will have the discretion to enforce the ordinance through warnings for a period of time.