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First, the Verizon Up reward program brings members early and expedited venue entry for some of the biggest names in music today. Ticket winners will be given a special up-close experience within the Verizon Up Members section, including a limited number of VIP meet-and-greet opportunities available at select shows. Second, Verizon is testing out the use of drones to aid first responders after a storm or natural disaster. The drone will be used to test cell signals in storm-hit areas and also, scan flooded buildings, oil and gas leaks and wildfires, and to assist in search and rescues. Last, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam discusses our Annual Report: our accomplishments in 2017 and carry-out for 2018.

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Verizon finishes 2017 with highest customer loyalty says thanks with new music-centered reward experiences

Finishing 2017 with the highest customer loyalty and lowest retail churn of the big four wireless carriers, Verizon today announced its customer rewards program, Verizon Up, will offer new music experiences with Justin Timberlake, Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, Rae Sremmurd, Daya, Skylar Grey, Rich The Kid, Kali Uchis and X Ambassadors throughout the year. 

Cell service can mean life or death after a disaster. Could drones help?

CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J.— Cell service get clobbered by a hurricane? Fly in a drone.

The rash of devastating storms that knocked out power and phone service to millions in the U.S. last year laid bare how vulnerable those technological lifelines are to extreme weather.


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