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Happy Friday! On today’s Up To Speed ​​Live, host Raquel Wilson shared the following updates:

Review of the week Up To Speed

That brings us to today’s news:

Iowa Storm Relief

In response to the devastating tornadoes that ripped through parts of Iowa last weekend, the Verizon Foundation is donating $10,000 to the Iowa Region of the American Red Cross. For our home and small business customers in the hardest hit regions, Verizon is offering unlimited calling, texting and data through March 12. See more details and eligible postcodes.

Want to help? Verizon wireless customers can do so by making a one-time $10 donation to:

  • The American Red Cross by SMS RED CROSS to 90999
  • The Salvation Army by SMS TO GIVE at 52000

Please note: Donations will be applied to your wireless bill.

Ukraine Extended Relief

We have extended SMS and data relief in Ukraine until March 17 to help customers stay connected during these challenging times. As a reminder, Verizon is waiving international call, text, and data roaming charges for consumer and small business wireless customers to and from Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Russia. Ukraine. We are also waiving international fees for fixed residential customers. You don’t have to do anything to take advantage of these offers.

Additional help is available

We know this is a difficult time for all of our employees who are directly or indirectly affected by the current situation in Ukraine. Our Human Resources team is committed to working with employees to provide support and encourages you to speak with your manager to help you get the support you need. We also have resources available through our EAP program for V Teamers who need help.

Improving Public Safety in Albuquerque

Verizon Frontline partners with Albuquerque police to fight crime in real time. Verizon Frontline’s cloud-based real-time response system was recently deployed to help public safety officials use data to more effectively respond to violent crime.

Protect your most valuable files via the cloud

When was the last time you backed up your photos? If it was a long time ago (and even if it wasn’t), now is a great time to sign up for Verizon Cloud. Most people don’t have a backup solution for files on their phone, tablet, or computer. And we all know that losing videos and photos can be devastating. With Verizon Cloud, you can get unlimited storage on the go and at home.

We’re talking truly unlimited storage for your phones, laptops and tablets – with continuous backup for an unlimited number of compatible devices. Plus, you can share your unlimited plan with up to four additional people, and there’s no need to pay for multiple storage accounts. And the Verizon Cloud app makes it a seamless experience.

Even better? Right now, if you refer Verizon Cloud to your friends, you’ll get a one-time $10 credit for each friend who activates their own new Cloud subscription. You could earn up to $100 off your Verizon bill per year by successfully referring up to 10 friends who activate new accounts! Simply access the application, click on the menu, then on the “Refer a friend” section to get started. You can find additional information about Verizon Cloud here.

House hunters demand reliable and fast connectivity

Here’s a fun fact: According to a new Verizon/Morning Consult study, more than half of recent movers wanted to live in an area with better infrastructure for fast home Internet access and reliable cellular service. Fortunately, Verizon is giving people more choices for home internet in more places with the expansion of Verizon’s 5G home internet, as well as Fios and LTE home internet.

Parenting in a digital world

Calling all parents! Have you checked out Verizon’s Parenting in a Digital World portal? It’s the place for parents to get tips and advice on helping kids get the most out of technology while staying safe. The portal covers topics such as parental controls, screen time, wearable devices, cyberbullying, education, gaming, digital media literacy, social media and more.

And to make the portal even better, Verizon wants to survey parents of children ages 2-18 to get their parents’ input on future plans to improve the portal. If that sounds like you, check out this short survey.

Break the bias

Women’s History Month is in full swing as we continue to champion our #BreaktheBias theme. Mark Tina, vice president of sales for Verizon Business Markets, and his team collaborated with Girls in Tech, an organization that aims to close the gender gap in tech. The event offered women interested in technology and sales the opportunity to learn career advice from sales leaders.

By the way, if you missed last Tuesday’s big event, do yourself a favor and watch the Women’s CoLab replay. It was packed with advice and thought-provoking conversations with leaders. As suggested at the event, many women have since submitted inspirational notes to themselves about their hopes, dreams and plans for the future through our #DearMe campaign. There’s still time to reflect and write your own #DearMe letter and tag your friends so they can participate too!

Have a good week-end!

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