A charging device named Fred?

By: Diana Davis
Writer - Communications

New Belkin chargers to give you time back.

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Today on Up To Speed Live:


Take Charge of Your Charge

Sure, Verizon has long offered Belkin chargers, but we're excited to announce that Belkin Charging Essentials are now our top choice for affordable cables and more. We caught up with George from George Talks Tech, who shared his top picks from Belkin…

Belkin’s 3-in-1 Stands: Place one in every room to charge your devices all at once.

Belkin’s Auto-tracking Stand Pro with DockKit: Set your MagSafe phone on this charger for hands-free live streaming. It tracks your movements 360 degrees and tilts up to 90 degrees – perfect for content creators. Look for it at Verizon soon!

Belkin Fast Chargers: Upgrade to a 30-watt fast charger for just $5 more. Also, explore Belkin’s range of travel and multi-port fast chargers to ease your family trips.

To learn more about Belkin chargers, visit this page.


Get Revved Up For Verizon’s EV Fleet

Last week, Verizon took a major step forward in its environmental efforts by launching its first electric fleet in Smithfield, Rhode Island. With a $4.4 million investment, this initiative paves the way for a greener future. The new fleet, featuring EVs and charging stations, supports Fios technicians across northern Providence. This move is part of Verizon’s goal to reduce operational emissions by 53% by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2035.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • This is the first electric fleet in Verizon’s national garage network.
  • The fleet includes 40 Ford eTransit vans and 5 Ford Lightning trucks.
  • It's equipped with 25 two-port Level 2 charging stations and multiple DC Fast Charging Stations.


A Big KO! For The UK

Shoutout to our V Teamers in the UK for winning the 2024 Better Society Award for their amazing work in training and skills development.

Alongside Unloc, an organization that helps young people grow through education and leadership programs, Verizon is boosting the abilities of kids and young adults in science, tech and business. We're also giving them a chance to share their voices and gain confidence.

Thank you to our Verizon volunteers and partners like Girls into STEM with Burberry, Palo Alto and Juniper for truly making a difference in the lives of the UK's youth.


Event Recap: VALOR

In Tuesday’s episode, Jen reminded everyone about the VALOR event for Memorial Day.

If you missed it, here’s what happened: Verizon Business CEO Kyle Malady, along with veterans Lauren Schulz, Steven Keller and David Pope, had a great chat in our San Diego office. Meanwhile, employees laced up their sneakers across the country for Carry Forward walks hosted by VALOR to honor our service members and veterans worldwide. Nearly 2,000 employees walked, and over 500 volunteer hours were logged that day. Pretty impressive, and the month isn’t even over yet.


Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

Don’t miss out on savings of up to $1,900. With our Unlimited Ultimate plans, you can trade in any iPhone, no matter the model or condition, and get the iPhone 15 Pro for free. We’re also throwing in an iPad and Apple Watch SE for no extra cost. And, if you’re a Samsung or Google Pixel fan, this deal includes you, too!

Tell your friends and family, and get all the details right here. You’ve got just under a week to take advantage of these incredible offers!

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About the author:

Diana Davis is a writer who started as a baker who didn’t bake, a dental assistant to the dental assistant and a shoe saleswoman who gagged around feet. Since then, she’s been paid to write all kinds of stuff for all kinds of companies in all kinds of offices… but none as cool as Verizon.

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