Sound Advice: Welcoming a new West Seattle Blog sponsor!

We’re welcoming a new WSB sponsor today, Sound Advice in The Junction, where you’ll find Gary Larkin (shown above with a huge historic photo of “Downtown West Seattle”). As is WSB custom, new sponsors get to tell you about themselves; here’s what Sound Advice has to say: We at Sound Advice have been following the West Seattle Blog for quite a while when we noticed a number of our customers were posting some very flattering comments about us (which we were very appreciative of). Sound Advice has been in The Junction for ten years and has local West Seattle ownership, so we are vested in the local community. Actually, we were the very first Verizon agent in the area back in the mid-1980s (then known as US West New Vector), so we have loads of experience in the wireless business. Sound Advice has always handled Verizon along with a couple of other carriers, but a couple of years ago we decided to go back to our roots and become an exclusive Verizon agent, since being exclusive allowed us to match the Verizon direct pricing and programs.

Our expertise is in Smartphones, setting up e-mail, and computer-related issues with wireless equipment. We will have 4G launch shortly — that will allow us to have wireless data speeds of 10 to 12 mps, which is faster than most cable modems. We also carry a wide variety of Droids, BlackBerries, other PDA’s, and just regular everyday phones. We have the ability to copy contacts from one phone to another and we can do 98% of what can be done at the bigger mall wireless stores, but with much less waiting on most days. Stop by and check us out! Sound Advice is at 4702 California SW (map), online at, or call 206-932-4247.

We thank Sound Advice for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news on WSB; find our sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

3 Replies to "Sound Advice: Welcoming a new West Seattle Blog sponsor!"

  • Tony November 5, 2010 (12:47 pm)

    4G speeds of 10-12MBPS? I would love to know how you actually achieved these speeds?

  • Sue November 5, 2010 (12:57 pm)

    I was in there a few weeks ago and Brooks (I believe that was his name) was absolutely wonderful in letting me explore a smartphone I’m considering. (Most Verizon stores only have the dummy version, and it’s like pulling teeth to get to “play with” a real one to see how it really works.) He was busy with two other customers, so while I was exploring the phone I got to listen to his interaction with them and he was very friendly and knowledgeable. When he was done with them, he answered my questions (never having used this type of phone before), and even pulled out his own phone (earlier version of what I was looking at) to show me how certain applications worked. I was very impressed with them. I haven’t bought the phone yet (didn’t want to deal with a new phone learning curve during some travel I just returned from), but now that I’m back I’m definitely headed over there to purchase it. This is the type of place I want to do business with.

  • Ken November 5, 2010 (2:22 pm)

    That ain’t 4g either.

    For research purposes, ITU set 4G targets of 100Mbps downstream with high mobility and 1Gbps for low mobility.

    But to be fair, everybody and his brother have been marketing existing products as “4g”

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