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By: Jennifer Marin
Communications Strategist/Writer

More on our exclusive Bridgerton inspired phone cases and deals that are red hot!

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On today’s edition of Up To Speed Live:


🧬Accessibility is part of Verizon’s DNA.

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day for all of us to talk, think and learn more about digital access and inclusion.

We shared a video featuring Head of Accessibility Fred Molz, who shared more on Verizon’s efforts toward creating ways for our products and services to be accessible for all of our customers.

Fred shared all of his insights from our brand new Accessibility Technology and Innovation lab in Freehold, New Jersey.


🔎 Our work toward digital access and inclusion for all does not go unnoticed.

Verizon was just named a Disability-Friendly company by DIVERSITYCOMM for being an industry leader that goes above and beyond to create an inclusive workplace.

It’s a testament to the hard work of every V Teamer who helps foster our inclusive culture. Congratulations team!

Learn more about this important recognition.


Red Hot Deal Days are here ❗

Our new Red Hot Deal Days officially kick off today, and we were joined by a member of our Verizon Inside Program (VIP) Ashley Mol, a senior manager at our Laveen, Arizona store who shared everything folks need to know about these deals.

Mo’s Highlights: Our Red Hot Deal Days can save customers up to $1,900. With Unlimited Ultimate plans, you can trade in any iPhone — in any condition — and get an iPhone 15 Pro on us. Plus, get an iPad and Apple Watch SE included. Have a Samsung or Google phone? You can also trade it in and get a phone, tablet, and smartwatch on us. And the accessory deals are just as exciting. Buy your favorite AirPods and get the second pair half off, or buy a Meta Quest 3 and get $200 off Ray-Ban Smart Glasses.


👑 Bridgerton fans, this one’s for you!

Customers on Unlimited Ultimate have access to Netflix and Max (with ads) and Netflix is home to a very popular show that’s releasing its newest season today — Bridgerton.

To celebrate, Verizon released Bridgerton-inspired phone cases by Elizabeth James. These cases are exclusive for Verizon customers only thanks to our partnership with Netflix, so make sure you grab yours soon.

But wait Bridgerton fans, there’s more! Stores across the country will feature an AR experience to take customers into the world of Bridgerton, so you can attend the Queen’s Ball yourself. Get glammed up to be the talk of Lady Whistledown’s next set of Society Papers.

V Team, these Bridgerton experiences won’t just be in stores, they’ll also be at our Work Forward Engagement Hubs, so be sure to check them out and send us your photo at


🥇 Josh Kosakowski is #1!

Earlier this week, Senior Director of Retail Lisa Pipkin and Chief Sales Officer Kevin Zavaglia surprised the #1 sales rep in the country Josh Kosakowski from our Cranberry, Pennsylvania store.

Although Josh has only been with Verizon for a year, he’s the top-performing rep in the U.S. when it comes to biometrics, which are sales goals that are set by the Retail team.

Want to know Josh’s secret? He attributes his success to working with his team, having support from those around him and looking within himself to play off the strengths that make him who he is.

Congratulations from the entire V Team, Josh!


💨 Get out and get moving!

All throughout May, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re sharing tips to help you relax and recharge.

Here’s today’s tip: Get moving and do it outside! Maybe a run? A jog? A fast walk? These activities are known to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and boost mood and concentration.

Let us know your favorite self-care activities in the comments.

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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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