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By: Raquel Wilson
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Why our limited time Welcome Unlimited plan is the perfect chance to join the Verizon family. Plus, V Teamers share what our Credo means to them.

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Happy Friday V Team, on today’s edition of Up To Speed Live host Raquel Wilson shared a full news rundown.

Up to Speed week in review:

Now’s the time to switch to Verizon

Speaking of Welcome Unlimited for $25, you can take advantage of this plan starting today! It’s the savings that last on the network you want.

Raquel mentioned it at the top of the show but a little reinforcement never hurts! The plan includes unlimited talk, text, and data on Verizon’s 5G Nationwide network for just $25 per line per month for four lines plus taxes and fees, with Auto Pay when you bring four phones and the price is guaranteed for 3 years!

Tell your friends and family, or sign up for yourself online or by visiting a Verizon store near you.

Last minute gift ideas

And while you’re there get your last minute holiday gifts like our Apple Bundle. You can get the iPhone 14 Pro with an Apple Watch SE, iPad, or Beats fit pro all on us.

Tracking Santa

Christmas Eve is just one day away and children around the world are eagerly awaiting a visit from Santa, who’s traveling far and wide from you guessed it – the North Pole.

And for the 20th year, the elves at Verizon are partnering with the North American Aerospace Defense Command also known as NORAD – to provide a toll-free hotline for children to track Santa’s whereabouts as he and his reindeer travel across the globe to spread holiday cheer.

This year, Verizon has rapidly expanded 5G service across the nation and now covers more than 175 million people with 5G Ultra Wideband service, allowing NORAD volunteers to connect faster and with more people including an advanced 5G on-site network, and an enhanced tracker to monitor call volume for Santa.

For more information on how we’re working to make this a seamless experience for the kids as well as details regarding how families can track Santa, click here.

A conversation with Vandana Venkatesh

Recently, WAVE, our employee resource group which stands for Women Association of Verizon Employees, sat down with Vandana Venkatesh, Verizon’s Chief Legal Officer.

During this conversation, Vandana imparted her knowledge about her current role, on career progression, balancing personal and professional lives, and the future of leadership.

Click here to listen to the full conversation.

Hurricane Ian recovery assistance

Recently, Verizon Business granted $10,000 grants to small businesses for Hurricane Ian recovery. From a family-owned coffee shop to a floral truck, these businesses are among 25 small businesses across southwest Florida that were awarded grants totaling $250,000, providing them with critical relief as recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian continue.

2023 Kickoff reminder

V Team, we want to remind you to mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 3rd at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT! Be sure to join our Chief Executive Officer, Hans Vestberg, and the Verizon leadership team for our 2023 Kickoff.

We’re very excited for the event and we’ll be debuting our new 2023 Credo video.

In the meantime, we shared a video hosted by one of our producers, Jess Bonardi in which she spoke with V Teamers throughout 2022 and asked them what the Credo means to them.

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About the author:

Raquel Wilson is a former adfellow who now enjoys keeping the V Team up to date on all things Verizon as a host of Up To Speed. You can always rely on her to have a good book recommendation and a latte she probably paid way too much for.

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