Increasing our reach.

By: Jennifer Marin
Communications Strategist/Writer

How our Nova Credit partnership is helping more customers. Plus, celebrating new Verizon Home Internet cities and our Boston kindness mural.

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Happy Friday V Team, on today’s edition of Up to Speed Live, host Jennifer Marin shared a full news rundown.

Up to Speed Week of Review:

Expanding Nova Credit

According to a survey commissioned by Nova Credit, buying a phone is one of the top priorities of immigrants when they arrive in the U.S. and Verizon is always looking for ways to serve all of our customers.

In March, Verizon announced that through our partnership with Nova credit, we were the first U.S. carrier. to provide new to the country customers access to device financing on the network America relies on.

This week, we announced an expansion of that partnership that will make it easier for our retail and customer service employees to offer international credit checks to customers over the phone and in select Verizon stores.

The expansion will allow customers opportunities to qualify for financing, creating more opportunities beyond bringing their own device or prepaid phone plans.

Verizon Business news

This week, the Verizon Business team and Nokia hosted nearly 200 hundred business customers at their latest 5G Innovation Session to get a hands-on experience with 5G and Mobile Edge Compute.

Sampath talked with Simon Parkinson of Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages about how the beverage brand uses Verizon’s 5G technology to enhance their operations to give customers a better experience.

The day prior, the Verizon Business team made a stop in Irving, TX for an employee town hall where V Teamers were recognized for their business contributions and had a chance to take part in a Q&A session.

We recently allocated an additional $97.9 million to its local capital spending in Texas to meet growing demands on the network. And, after recent flooding in Dallas, the Verizon Frontline Response Team was standing by to help public safety agencies.

Verizon and Dignitas bring new levels to gaming

Verizon and international esports organization, Dignitas, recently teamed up for a 5G gaming activation at our 5G LA lab.

Through the use of 5G edge computing and artificial intelligence, gamers were able to puppet an avatar named Digi live while they played. The virtual avatar mirrored the gamers emotions and modulated their voices, all in real time on a mobile device.

This awesome demo highlights the evolution of video game live streaming and how 5G, cloud computing and AI can be combined to create a simple, reliable, Hollywood-quality mobile experience that will provide esports teams and individual players with new ways to interact with fans via live avatars.

The importance of a reliable internet connection for fantasy football

With football season right around the corner and fantasy football drafts in full swing, having a reliable internet connection can make or break your team and our wireless customers know they can rely on Verizon.

According to a recent Verizon and Morning Consult survey, 90% of fans say having a reliable internet connection during a draft is vital to success in fantasy football. And one in three players say they’ve made an incorrect pick or missed out on a trade due to a poor wireless connection.

Expanding our 5G Home and Business internet

On Thursday, we announced the expansion of wireless home and business internet services to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts.

5G Home starts at just $25 dollars per month with AutoPay and select 5G mobile plans and you never have to worry about any hidden costs.

If you’re not a current Verizon customer, you can still get 5G Home Internet for just $50 per month with Auto Pay.

Woodward Dream Cruise

This past weekend was the Woodward Dream Cruise classic car event in Detroit, and attendees were able to check out our Verizon activation which showcased how easy it is to get Verizon Home Internet, and more.

A new “Call For Kindness” mural

Our “Call for Kindness” campaign continued to grow this week with a new mural in Boston painted by local artist, Ben Jundanian.

As a reminder, a “Call For Kindness” is Verizon’s national campaign to make the world a kinder place, one act at a time.

To join the movement and learn more about #ACallForKindness campaign, click here.

V Team Vacays

Before ending the show, Jennifer shared some of our V Team's summer vacation photos.

Senior Sourcing Manager Paul Evans recently took a trip to West Cork, Ireland. He even got a chance to climb up to the fastnet lighthouse.

Marc Gamble, a consultant on the Learning and Development team, took a trip to Israel with his wife and snapped a picture in front of the Dead Sea.

Lastly, Anne Oommen from our benefits team shared a beautiful picture of her family vacation in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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Be sure to tune in to Up To Speed next week for more exciting announcements around the business.

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About the author:

Jennifer Marin is a former local news reporter/anchor. She was born in Colombia but raised in Northern New Jersey. She loves to craft new recipes, create videos, and spend time with her pug, Sweetie.

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