This one is for the moms.

By: Diana Davis
Writer - Communications

We’ve got gifts, advice and a fitting reminder.

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Today on Up To Speed Live:

Michigan Gets Hooked Up!

This just in! Verizon announced a $100 million partnership with the state of Michigan to enable access to the Verizon network. Plus, a comprehensive suite of communications solutions designed to help enable Michigan to best serve the state’s more than 10 million residents. Pretty great news for the Great Lake State!

For more information, check out the press release.


The mother of all Mother's Day promos

Not sure what Mom wants this year? Verizon knows. Really. We do! Great news: Verizon has you covered. Check out these awesome Mother's Day promos.


A phone, a tab and a watch for mom

Get your mom a new Samsung Galaxy S24+ on us. Plus, receive a Galaxy Watch6 or a Galaxy Tab S9 FE 5G, all courtesy of Verizon. How? Just trade in any Samsung model (in any condition) and it's yours. Guaranteed.

For more information, please visit this page.


Save on these great streaming bundles

MyPlan customers can save on exclusive streaming bundles for just $10/month. This includes the Disney Bundle (Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+), Netflix, Max (with ads), and Apple One (Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud storage).

For more information, please visit this page.


New accessories

VIPer Colleen McCafferty shared what all the cool moms are sporting these days — the Case-Mate beaded phone wristlet, the Rope Phone crossbody and the Elizabeth James iPhone 15 Pro glitter case. Don’t forget that when you buy online you can use your employee discount!

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Who knew? They really do listen!

Hey, V Team moms, here's one of the best Mother's Day gifts you'll receive this year. It turns out your kids really are listening to you. Remember "Take Your Child to Work Day"? Well, while you were busy working, we caught up with a few of your kiddos and asked them to tell us the best advice they've ever received from their mothers.

Check out the video to hear their — or more like, “your”? — inspiring words.


Slacking on Mom

Just because you're all grown up, doesn't mean you're off the hook from giving your mom some props for the great advice that got you where you are today. You gotta give her some credit for landing this cool job, right? We thought you'd agree. That's why, after asking the kids for their moms' best advice, we headed to Slack to hear what our V Teamers had to say about their moms' words of wisdom.

Here’s a few of our favorites (it was hard to choose!). Did your mom make the list?

  • “Every week my call with my Mom covered my concerns and doubts, and she always brought me back to paying attention to enjoying my current life and moments. That my challenges were good things that I would understand and appreciate later. She had that long view.” - Words from Karl Seiler’s mother
  • “Don't borrow trouble - a lot of things "might" happen, but worry accomplishes nothing. If you show up and do your best, there's nothing you can do about the rest.” - Words from Laura Wilkett’s mother
  • “There are taught lessons and there are bought lessons. Choose your lessons by cost." - Words from Dianne Gaines’ grandmother and mother


Meet super mom Shanelle Ferguson

Meet V Teamer Shanelle Ferguson, a senior manager of sales operations in Basking Ridge, NJ. Shanelle spoke to us about her inspiring journey to motherhood and how her V Team family supported her throughout. This heartwarming story is the perfect way to kick off Mother's Day weekend. (Warning: You'll need a tissue.) For more details on this story, please visit this page


Mind your… Minutes?

As Jen mentioned, V Teamers everywhere will be encouraged to take a moment to ground themselves in what we're calling a "Mindful Minute." The initiative will be based on science-backed tips that can give us a well-deserved breather throughout our busy days.

In honor of Mother's Day, here's a Mindful Minute Tip from Raquel: Remember to call your mom, a mother-figure in your life or someone who you can lean on. Not just because it’s a nice thing to do but also because according to the CDC, when people are in stable and supportive relationships, they make healthier choices, resulting in healthier minds and bodies. Plus, their stress levels drop. And who couldn’t use a little less stress in their day?


Don't forget!

For more fun and inspiring Mother's Day content, check out @insideverizon all weekend long.

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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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