SOURCE: Cellular South

March 08, 2007 15:17 ET

Spring Ahead Without Skipping a Beat

Early Daylight-Saving Time Could Bring Technical Challenges; Cellular South Offers Easy Solutions to Update Devices

JACKSON, MS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2007 -- Cellular South, the nation's largest privately held wireless carrier, wants to remind wireless users that daylight-saving time begins three weeks earlier this year on Sunday, March 11 -- requiring customers to update their wireless devices and smart phones on their own.

Without the daylight-saving time updates, calendar events and email messages will indicate an hour off the actual time in locations that observe daylight-saving time. Although many wireless carriers have updated their networks accordingly, consumers will need to change the internal calendar and clock functions on their smart devices and PDAs, such as BlackBerry, Palm and Window devices, as well as the corresponding software on their PCs or Macs.

Cellular South offers a few helpful tips to make sure that your schedule is on-track, following the 2007 changes to daylight-saving time:

1. Each device is different, so carefully follow the step-by-step
   instructions for updating smart devices, including BlackBerry, Palm Treo
   and UTStarcom 6700 at

2. Don't forget about your computer.  Be sure to install any
   daylight-saving time updates to your Mac or PC.

3. Pay careful attention to meetings scheduled between March 11 and
   April 1, 2007, and October 28 and November 4, 2007.  These are the four
   weeks affected by the daylight-saving time change.

4. Finally, to ensure you make that important Monday morning meeting, set
   your manual alarm clock and wake up early, to make sure you have time to
   review your devices and ensure they are functioning properly.
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For more information or to speak with a Cellular South daylight-saving time expert, contact: Erin Conn, CKPR on behalf of Cellular South at: 312/616-2584 or

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