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ADVA using cellular technology to give out info

Published 1:47pm Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the state agency has launched the Alabama Veterans Cellular Broadcasting Network, a new cellular technology that delivers information to Veterans no matter where they are as the service is accessible worldwide.

“As a Veteran service provider, the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to informing Veterans and their family members of the services and benefits they have rightly earned and are entitled,” said W. Clyde Marsh, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs.

“We are excited about this new technology that will improve our capability to expand the delivery and accessibility of important information to Veterans not only in Alabama, but internationally.”

The public can access information from the cellular network by dialing 1-231-460-1060. Once connected, the caller can choose from the following options: (1) benefits and services, (2) latest news and events, and (3) an option to leave comments and feedback.

The cellular network can service unlimited callers simultaneously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The state VA is offering the service through a partnership with AudioCast365.com, an Alabama company based in Roanoke. The company will provide the cellular network and manage the technical programming at no cost to the state.

Marsh said the ADVA is the first agency in in the nation to deliver Veterans information using the new cellular technology.

The Alabama Veterans Cellular Broadcasting Network will provide callers with weekly VA updates.

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