Friday fun with punchline Phil.

By: Andy Choi
Manager - Corporate Communications

Our new My Why featuring a V Team comedian. Plus, celebrating Native American Heritage Month.

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iPhone 12 Max and iPhone mini

Looking to access the blazing speed of our 5G Ultra Wideband Nationwide network? Here’s two great ways to do that: The iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini will be available for order starting today, November 6, with availability on November 13.

The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max has an all-new design with the largest display ever on an iPhone and the highest resolution at nearly 3.5 million pixels. The new Ceramic Shield front cover provides the biggest jump in durability ever on iPhone. New computational photography features include improved Night mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, HDR video recording in Dolby Vision4, and more.

The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini packs the advanced technology of iPhone 12 into a delightfully compact size while delivering an impressively large and immersive edge-to-edge display.

My Why: Phil Puthumana

After an emotional week with feelings of uncertainty around the nation, we want to take a moment to focus on the stories that unite our V Team. On today’s My Why, let’s get to know Phil Puthumana, a Corporate Social Responsibility Program Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ, whose work continues to close the digital gap for kids across the country. He’s also a stand up comedian on the side. Thank you, Phil, for all the smiles you generate, both on the job and off.

Verizon Up Concert Series

Maren Morris will be doing a virtual tour of five shows in three days with unique performances in Nashville, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Atlanta. Nearly 10,000 tickets have already been claimed via Verizon Up. Maren’s five-city tour kicks off the all-female lineup of music events for Verizon Up members through the end of the year.

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, when we welcome V Teamers to celebrate and learn about the rich history of Native Americans. You’re invited by our Native Americans of Verizon (NAV) employee resource group (ERG) and Chief Strategy Officer Rima Qureshi, NAV’s executive sponsor, to enjoy and participate in a variety of events and volunteer opportunities and to watch our employee profiles.

Rima will be moderating an event by our Verizon State Government Affairs team on Tuesday November 17, at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT entitled Protecting the Sacred: Balancing & Embracing Technology in Indian Country.

Be sure to order your new NAV shirt today here. A $5 donation will be made to Native Services - The Boys & Girls Club with each purchase.

Love Hack

Our Verizon Connect Product teams turned their attention to making the world a better place in the recent Hackathon called “The Love Hack,” where teams on three continents spent two days using innovation to help society. Top honors went to a team VGive, made up of employees from Christchurch, New Zealand and Atlanta,who harnessed Verizon Connect’s maps, routing, jobs, messaging and alerts technologies to promote sustainable and impactful charitable giving. Congratulations to the winning ideas and teams!

Leadership Forum

A reminder that Monday we’ll be joined by Hans and Christy live from the Leadership Forum starting at 12 PM ET/9AM PT. Don’t forget to tune in!

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