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@abaggy Uses Oceanic Mobile

by Oceanic WiFi Team on May 1, 2011

Twitter New Oceanic Mobile customer and social media leader Adrian Bagayas (@abaggy) joins the team of AndHere contributors using his Sierra Wireless w801 (IntelliGo) device to post his adventures. Follow along!

@abaggy Uses Oceanic Mobile
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@nathankam uses Oceanic Mobile

by Oceanic WiFi Team on February 1, 2011

Twitter Social Media leader Nathan Kam (@nathankam) joins in on the AndHere party using our Franklin U301 device. Follow him for the next several weeks as he posts his adventures to this site!

@nathankam Uses Oceanic Mobile
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@geewhy Uses Road Runner Mobile

by Oceanic WiFi Team on October 18, 2010

Twitter Greg Yamane (@geewhy) is our next social media expert to play with Road Runner Mobile. Starting today, you can follow his tweets and posts as he documents his experiences with the service and see how he uses Road Runner Mobile in his everyday life…

@geewhy Uses Road Runner Mobile
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Scenes from the IntelliGo Launch Party!

by Oceanic WiFi Team on August 3, 2010

Scenes from the IntelliGo Launch Party!
by Edward Sugimoto

Late yesterday afternoon, my homey at the Star-Advertiser asked me if I had a blog ready to go for today as they were planning on posting my mug in the print version of the paper again. Apparently, the demand to see my face again was that overwhelming.

CHEEYEAHRIGHT!

I wish. But yeah, a fella can dream right?

Regardless, bruddah ovah hea had to be ready with a blog, so I did what any red-blooded American would do in a crisis situation. Cry.

After wiping away my tears, I was able to regroup and figure out what I was going to blog about…

Last week Thursday, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and Road Runner Mobile held their Official IntelliGo Launch Party – at the Road Runner Music Hall – to introduce their newest wireless product to the public: The IntelliGo. The IntelliGo is their shiny/sparkly wireless device that acts as a personal mobile hotspot, providing a WiFi signal for up to 5 of your friends. (Click here for more info about the IntelliGo).

Various members of the media (both traditional and social media), current customers, contest winners, etc. were invited to this exclusive event which included free giveaways, ono kine grindz, and live entertainment from two killer local bands: Busekrus and Elephant! Check out the scenes and commentary below!

Sixty bags of goodies went just like that! Apologies to the late comers who weren’t able to score one! :(

60 bags of goodies to be given away to everyone who attended
60 bags of goodies to be given away to everyone who attended

And here’s a shot of the bags (with the IntelliGo poster in the background) from one of @ParkRat‘s tweets!

Photo from @ParkRat's tweet
Photo from @ParkRat’s tweet

What kinda goodies were inside? Check it!

Goodie Bag Contents
Goodie Bag Contents

The calm before the storm. Busekrus doing sound check before the Road Runner Music Hall gets packed!

Busekrus doing sound check
Busekrus doing sound check

What we were all there for: the IntelliGo (and Road Runner Mobile) signage.

IntelliGo and Road Runner Mobile signage
IntelliGo and Road Runner Mobile signage

The Road Runner Mobile logo getting some air-time on the big screen.

Road Runner Mobile logo on the big screen
Road Runner Mobile logo on the big screen

The scene from the other side of the Hall: Two staffers relaxing before show time.

Two staffers relaxing before show time
Two staffers relaxing before show time

@HawaiiRealty tweets a shot of her VIP pass!

Photo from @HawaiiRealty's tweet
Photo from @HawaiiRealty’s tweet

Big Mahalo to Lanakila Pacific’s Xpress Chefs for doing an amazing job with the eats! Based on what I was hearing, the Stuffed Mushroom Caps were probably the biggest hit of the night. :)

Catered food from Xpress Chefs
Catered food from Xpress Chefs

@johngarcia snaps a twitpic of the stage just before showtime. The anticipation mounts!

Photo from @johngarcia's tweet
Photo from @johngarcia’s tweet

With the room packed, we were ready to go! Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s VP of Marketing Alan Pollock kicks off the show!

VP of Marketing Alan Pollock with some introductory statements
VP of Marketing Alan Pollock with some introductory statements

Standing room only! Busekrus starts the night with some acoustic sounds.

Busekrus on stage
Busekrus on stage

Here’s @johngarcia‘s shot of Busekrus from the front. Yep, that’s @Mel808 tweeting away on her iPad.

Photo from @johngarcia's tweet
Photo from @johngarcia’s tweet

@OceanicCable gets in on the (Tweeting) act with this crowd shot.

Photo from @OceanicCable's tweet
Photo from @OceanicCable’s tweet

Just outside, the media conducted one on one interviews with some of our guests. Here’s Maribel getting ready for her interview.

Maribel before her interview
Maribel before her interview

Recognize her? Yep, she’s the one from the Road Runner Mobile “And Here” commercial! :)

Maribel the actress
Maribel the actress

Back inside, @ParkRat and @maliachu get their hands on the IntelliGo!

Photo from @HawaiiIRL's Facebook
Photo from @HawaiiIRL’s Facebook

Then it was time for the second band to take the stage: Elephant. Wow! Lead singer Kevin Jones (who, oh-by-the-way, is also a Star 101.9 personality) has gots some serious pipes!

Elephant's front man Kevin Jones belting away
Elephant’s front man Kevin Jones belting away

All too soon, it was over! Check out @HawaiiIRL‘s hilarious cartoon about the long hallways from the Road Runner Music Hall (featuring @Melissa808, @Mel808, and @johngarcia)! LOL!

Photo from @HawaiiIRL's tweet
Photo from @HawaiiIRL’s tweet

A big Mahalo to Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s VP of Marketing Alan Pollock and Road Runner Mobile’s Wireless Director Kiman Wong for helping to make this event a possibility. Also to the Marketing department (both locally and at the corporate level) for donating all of the great gifts and giveaways. Big ups to James Avis and Kevin Jones of Clear Channel Communications for the support, as always, and to Caroline Witherspoon and Malia Chung (and Marichris Diga) of Becker Communications for your media support as well. A special thanks to all of our guests spanning the local community… from our current Road Runner Mobile customers, to Hawaii’s social media leaders like @Bytemarks @DigitalSignGuy @HawaiiRealty @johngarcia @ktpoy @Mel808 @Melissa808 @ParkRat @peterkay and @ryankanno. Much love everyone!

* For more information about Road Runner Mobile, please see rrmobile.oceanic.com or AndHere.com.
* Tune in to thehall.tv in a few days to watch the encoded version of the event in its entirety.
* Check out the 3:11 mark of the following video to see @Melissa808 reveal the swag that was given away that night.


Mix It Up – Episode 13

WOWZAS! That was a lonnng one! Thanks for hanging in there and reading it all. Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming…

Posted by @worldwideed.

@ryankanno and @ranalynn Use Road Runner Mobile

by Oceanic WiFi Team on July 6, 2010

TwitterFollowing @NEENZ and @AMauiBlog, comes two more Twitter All-Stars: Ryan Kanno (@ryankanno) and Rana Lynn Kennedy (@ranalynn) who will get their hands on our Road Runner Mobile devices and tweet/blog about their experiences with the service. Follow them for the next two weeks and see how they use Road Runner Mobile in their everyday lives…

@ryankanno Uses Road Runner Mobile
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@NEENZ and @AMauiBlog Use Road Runner Mobile

by Oceanic WiFi Team on June 11, 2010

TwitterFollowing @Melissa808 and @ParkRat’s lead, two of Hawaii’s most popular tweeps: L.P. Neenz Faleafine (@NEENZ) and Liza Pierce (@AMauiBlog) will get their hands on our Road Runner Mobile devices and tweet/blog about their experiences with the service. Follow them for the next two weeks and see how they use Road Runner Mobile in their everyday lives…

@NEENZ Uses Road Runner Mobile
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  @AMauiBlog Uses Road Runner Mobile
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How Road Runner Mobile Changed the Future of Hawaii Politics
by Peter Kay

About a month ago I was charged with facilitating a meeting of a political party scheduled for about 50 people total. The task at hand was to discuss the party’s platform, one of the key documents of organizations like this. We had the neighbor islands calling into a conference bridge and we would rely on my laptop’s screen, projected on the wall locally and rebroadcast to callers via gototmeeting.com. The location: Dave and Busters in the “Showroom” on the 2nd floor.

These days I just naturally assume wifi is enabled at places that have projectors and screens and power, so I don’t even bother asking for Internet connectivity. Besides, I’m not the guy coordinating the room reservations. No problem, right? (Can you tell where I’m going with this?).

So, of course being the Professional Facilitator, I show up about ½ hour early to make sure everything is setup right. Power? Check. Screen? Check. Projector? Check. Wifi Up? What Wifi?

Me: “What’s your folks wifi password?”

Nice manager guy: “Uh, I’m sorry Mr. Kay, you folks didn’t reserve wifi and for us to get it enabled we have to contact the corporate office and since today is Saturday I don’t think we can get it setup for you on such short notice”.

(Meanwhile, attendees are starting to pour into the room and neighbor island folks are calling into the conference bridge. My heart rate slightly increases and a very mild cold sweat begins).

Hey, wait, I just noticed a sign right outside D&Bs about RR 4g. I just so happen to have my handy-dandy adapter right here. Please God, grant me good reception in what feels like a very closed room.

I plugged in the 4G USB thingy. Fired up the connection software. Watched it go through its phases of connecting to a signal.

FIVE BARS LIGHT UP, EXCELLENT RECEPTION! I start doing the Tarzan dance on the table and repeatedly pound my chest, demonstrating to all that yes, I’m still Peter Kay, dammit!

I connect to gotomeeting. Works like a charm. No problemos. The meeting starts. Everybody is stoked. I kick into meeting faciliator mode.

The result? A new platform is written and weeks later, ratified. Politics in Hawaii makes a huge leap forward. People cheer. Women Swoon. Men swagger. Babies dance. The seas part. The world will never be the same.

Had it not been for Road Runner High Mobile High Speed 4G coolness, I would have had some very upset and not-kept-in-on-the-loop neighbor island folks and there’s a darn good chance the platform would not have been completed or ratified. My reputation as Mr. Computer Minute guy would have been shattered.

And here’s the best part: everything happened so smoothly, so seamlessly, no one even knew about the high stakes drama that was unfolding, (primarily within the mind of a geek on a mission to change the world).

All because of my trusty little usb-thingy-I-plug-in-to-get-superfast-Internet-access.

Peter

Posted by Peter Kay via Road Runner Mobile

Jamba Juice Kahala Mall
Jamba Juice Kahala Mall

Speed Test Results:

Download Speed: 3781 kbps (472.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 899 kbps (112.4 KB/sec transfer rate) 

Download Speed: 3768 kbps (471 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 941 kbps (117.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

Road Runner Speed Zone is also available here!

Posted by @ParkRat via Road Runner Mobile

Kahala Mall Shopping Center - Center Stage
Kahala Mall Shopping Center – Center Stage

Speed Test Results:

Download Speed: 3788 kbps (473.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 964 kbps (120.5 KB/sec transfer rate) 

Download Speed: 3748 kbps (468.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 969 kbps (121.1 KB/sec transfer rate) 

Road Runner Speed Zone is also available here!

Posted by @ParkRat via Road Runner Mobile

Kalani High School (Outside Locker Rooms)
Kalani High School (Outside Locker Rooms)

Speed Test Results:

Download Speed: 3734 kbps (466.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 970 kbps (121.3 KB/sec transfer rate) 

Download Speed: 3689 kbps (461.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 971 kbps (121.4 KB/sec transfer rate) 

Posted by @ParkRat via Road Runner Mobile

@Melissa808 and @ParkRat Use Road Runner Mobile

by Oceanic WiFi Team on May 24, 2010

TwitterStarting today, two of Hawaii’s favorite tweeps: Melissa Chang (@Melissa808) and Russ Sumida (@ParkRat) get to experience Road Runner Mobile first hand. We’ve put the shiny, new Franklin U301 mobile device in their capable hands to play with, and they will be live tweeting and blogging their adventures throughout. Follow them for the next two weeks and see how they use Road Runner Mobile in their everyday lives…

@Melissa808 Uses Road Runner Mobile
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  @ParkRat Uses Road Runner Mobile
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Peter Kay Uses Road Runner Mobile

by Oceanic WiFi Team on May 24, 2010

TwitterPeter Kay Uses Road Runner MobileTo help us illustrate what Road Runner Mobile is and how and where you can use it, we’ve enlisted the expertise of local tech guru Peter Kay. Starting today, Peter will document his ongoing Road Runner Mobile adventures via Twitter and his personal video blogs. Later, we will catch up with him to get some valuable feedback of his experiences. To view Peter’s live tweets, please visit @peterkay on Twitter.

Read Peter Kay’s posts here!