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Verizon Is Ditching Two-Year Phone Contracts…Discover The New Plans + How Much You’ll Save!

August 7th, 2015 by Tech Staff

Verizon is dropping the 2-year contracts on August 13th – what does that mean to you? Find out the new plans and if you’ll be saving money below!

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Verizon is revamping the way its customers pay for cellphone service. The nation’s largest wireless carrier announced today that it’s doing away the practice of subsidizing your new phone in exchange for signing a two-year service contract.  The company unveiled new rate plans that offer a mix of discounts and price hikes and that require customers to pay for their smartphone. Under Verizon new rates, every smartphone line is $20 per month.

Then, customers choose from one of the following four data packages:

  • Small: $30/month for 1GB of shareable data
  • Medium: $45/month for 3GB of shareable data
  • Large: $60/month for 6GB of shareable data
  • X-Large: $80/month for 12GB of shareable data

Each data package can be shared among up to 10 devices, including tablets and smartwatches, which will require a $10 and $5 monthly connection fee. Verizon new rates will be available starting Thursday, August 13th. Already a Verizon customer? You’ll be able to keep your current plan or switch to one of the new data packages.

 

[Must Read: Terrence J, Morris Chestnut and More Team Up With Verizon Against Domestic Violence]

 

Competition is getting pretty stiff among wireless carriers these days.  Gone are the days of Verizon subsidizing phones in exchange for people signing two-year contracts. Now customers will have to either sign up for a monthly payment plan to pay for their devices or buy them outright.

Is the latest pricing move from Verizon going to save you coins on your current plan?  Share your thoughts below!

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Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, Omarion and More Team Up With Verizon Against Domestic Violence #Hopeline

July 13th, 2015 by Christen

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Over the July 4th weekend, Verizon’s HopeLine program teamed up with celebrities Terrence J, Justine Skye, Omarion and Morris Chestnut to debut a powerful PSA at Essence Festival 2015 to raise awareness about an important issue that affects our communities, friends, and family members – domestic violence.

 

Verizon’s HopeLine program, together with Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, Omarion and Justine Skye, are asking people to take action against domestic violence in a very simple way – by donating a used wireless phone. Verizon is aiming to reach 1 million phone donations to their HopeLine program by the end of 2015. These phones are turned into vital resources for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

 

The new PSA was designed to empower individuals to take action against domestic violence in one simple way – visit any Verizon store and donate a used wireless phone through their HopeLine program. Each donated phone helps make an impact by connecting survivors of domestic violence to vital resources and fund domestic violence organizations nationwide.

Now we can all make change and give hope to domestic violence victims and survivors by helping HopeLine, a phone donation and grant-giving program, reach its goal of 1 million phone donations by the end of 2015! For more information, please visit www.verizon.com/about/hopeline.

Kevin Hart Kicks Off Birthday Weekend With Verizon At #EssenceFest [Video]

July 6th, 2015 by Christen

Kevin Hart kicked off an epic Essence Fest weekend here in New Orleans, celebrating a sold out super dome What Now tour concert, a 3-year partnership with Verizon Wireless and today he celebrates his 36th birthday!

 

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I caught up with Terrence J and Kevin Hart at the grand opening of the Verizon Live Experience booth at Essence Festival, where Kevin shares his thoughts on the moment he realized he’s achieving his life long dreams. Hart sat down with E News! correspondent and actor Terrence J to discuss some upcoming projects and how his fans have played a role in his success.

 

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“I now understand that the one thing that people need and that we love is laughter. That’s the one thing that puts everybody together. That’s the one thing that takes any worry away. I provide that…I’m thankful, I’m blessed, but more importantly, I’m apart of a group — the fans that are doing this with me. We’re making history together.”

 

Must Read: Kevin Hart Explains Social Media, Box Office Success & Tech With Verizon

 

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“It’s not just a Kevin Hart thing.” Looking onto the audience Hart continued. “You guys have been riding with me for so long so as I grow I share the success with my fans.”

Check out the exclusive chat with Kevin Hart below:

 

Kevin Hart officially opened the Verizon booth during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and welcomed fans with an exclusive meet and greet plus activations, games, prizes and more kicking off the 3-day Essence Festival weekend.

 

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Verizon Wireless is all about keeping you connected to capture, share and relive your favorite moments from Essence Fest weekend forever. I’ve been keeping up with all of Kevin Hart’s behind the scenes fun on Periscope (If you haven’t watched yet, you’re missing out!) To keep up with all the Essence Fest fun and Verizon Live moments, stay connected by checking out #VerizonLive online!

All Roads Leads To #EssenceFest With The Verizon Now Playing Tour #VerizonLIVE

June 17th, 2015 by Christen

The 2015 ESSENCE Festival is ALMOST HERE! And guess who’s honored and excited to be partnering with Verizon to share all the electrifying music moments, celebrity fan-fare, technology and more leading up to the 2015 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans?

As a major partner of the ESSENCE Festival, Verizon is proud to be a part of the largest celebration of African American music and culture. Even if you’re not heading to New Orleans, Verizon’s got you covered with the best celebrity guests and latest technology with the Now Playing Tour.   Discover why staying connected is so important when every moment matters when the Now Playing Tour delivers a taste of the ESSENCE Festival to cities around the country leading up to the big weekend July 3rd – 5th in New Orleans.

 

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Meet me in the DMV for Verizon’s Now Playing Tour with FREE performances by Omarion, Justine Skye and hosted by Terrance J.

Come out for a chance to be a part of fun, cool music trivia games and chance to win cool tech powered by Verizon. You’re also encouraged to take action against domestic violence by donating old phones and accessories on-site to HopeLine from Verizon. HopeLine is a program that supports domestic violence organizations across the country and has set a goal to reach 1 million phone donations by the end of the year. Get ready for ESSENCE Festival music and fun with the Verizon Now Playing Tour – Saturday, June 20th!

Saturday, June 20th 

(2pm)

Verizon Wireless

9021 Snowden Square Dr.

Columbia, MD

 

Verizon Now Playing Tour

 

Join me as I’ll be in the heart of all the music, technology and more!  Find me at @DivasandDorks on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, Periscope and more with behind the scenes look at the road to ESSENCE Festival with Verizon Wireless!  For more information and to see which city the Verizon Now Playing Tour is hitting next, visit VerizonNowPlaying.com
Keep checking in for updates, exclusive content and more, and you’ll see why this year’s Verizon ESSENCE Festival experience will be one to remember!

Join @Verizon’s “Big Pay Off” Today With @MelanieFiona in NYC #PotentialOfUs

May 15th, 2015 by Christen

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Verizon is showing appreciation for customers and those who have attended their recent City Session panels with the “Big Pay Off” event where they can experience a special performance by Melanie Fiona and hear from entertainment experts in a dynamic panel discussion.  The concert is part of Verizon’s “Potential of Us” campaign which empowers the African American community to leverage technology in pursuit of their passion and take hold of their futures.

 

Verizon has brought together some of the most influential personalities in the entertainment industry to share insights on building a lucrative career by tapping into one’s genuine interests.  Hear from NBC Apprentice star Kwame Jackson, Director of Publicity for Entertainment at CBS, Noelle Llewellyn and other influencers as they unveil their strategies in building a personal brand and accomplishing success in an ever-changing industry. Following the panel, attendees will enjoy Verizon giveaways and performances by Melanie Fiona, Syesha Mercado, Vin Keatin and DJ KayB.

 

Want to go? RSVP to this exclusive invitation today: http://bitly.com/1IbtvH1

RECAP: Discover How To Unlock Your Potential With STEM #PotentialOfUs

March 31st, 2015 by Christen

Have you ever felt like you would have a greater impact on your community – or the world – if you could just amplify your voice, scale your business or hone your technology skills? Women hold less than 25% of our country’s STEM careers – it’s time to change that. During the 21st Annual Black Women’s Expo in Chicago – Verizon gave consumers insight into the opportunities awaiting them in tech (while celebrating the final days of Women’s History Month featuring trailblazing ladies of technology) with the “Unlock Your Potential” women in STEM panel.

 

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An event designed for women by women, the Black Women’s Expo celebrates women’s aspirations and achievements and provides a platform for women to discuss solutions to the issues they confront in daily life. In its 21st year, BWE is the nation’s longest running empowerment exposition for the African American consumer, garnering attendance of more than 29,000.

 

 

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Leading the conversation on innovation, the “Unlock Your Potential” panel included Lisa Laws  – Engineer/Deputy COO for City of Chicago, Luvvie Ajayi – Blogger for AwesomelyLuvvie.com, and Abby Knowles – Executive Director of VZW Network in Midwest Area.  During the event, panelists generated compelling conversations that inspired the audience and informed how technology is being used and STEM opportunities available.  Guests left the panel with knowledge on how vast STEM truly is – whether it’s helping the lives of citizens in a community, building a nationally recognized blog, or operating the nation’s largest wireless network.

 

Check out live tweets from the #PotentialOfUs inspired panel via Storify below:

 

 

 

 

If you’ve ever wondered how to carve your own unique niche in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) you can discover ideas and innovators celebrated by Verizon by following their stories online and via social media PotentialOfUs.com #PotentialOfUs.

Smartphone Plans Exposed: 4 Mobile Myths Costing You Real Money

March 24th, 2015 by Tech Staff

Most people today have a cellphone that rarely leaves their side. In fact, cellphone usage is at an all-time high, with 91 percent of adults owning one, reports the Pew Research Center. While the technology has drastically improved many aspects of daily life, the cost of devices and service plans – as well as the complex contracts – leaves many people feeling like they’re being hustled.

 

 

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We believe you have a right to know about the commonly believed misconceptions about the cellphone industry that are causing people to spend more than necessary. Get the facts by learning the truth about the most common cellphone myths below!

 

Myth: One late payment won’t affect your credit score

Reality: It doesn’t take much for your credit score to take a hit. One late payment can stay on your record for up to seven years. Because most of the top wireless carriers use your credit score to judge whether they should give you the best deals, that means one bad decision can haunt you years later. First, always make it a priority to pay your bills on time. Second, look for a carrier that considers more than a credit check to obtain the best deals.

Myth: The advertised deals from carriers are for anyone

Reality: Wireless carriers spend $4 billion advertising their “best” deals on smartphones, yet in reality, more than half of Americans cannot get the deals because they are reserved only for those with the “best” credit. According to the Consumer Federation of America, credit score plays a “vital” role in many purchases.

Myth: Almost all American adults have a smartphone

Reality: At a time when mobile connectivity is sweeping the globe, the United States ranks 13th in the world in terms of smartphone penetration ? behind a dozen countries including Australia, Israel and Saudi Arabia. There are more than 100 million American adults who don’t have a smartphone according to Pew Research and the U.S. Census Bureau. A smartphone paired with the right plan for your needs can keep you connected and benefit your budget. Furthermore, many people choose to eliminate land lines and sometimes even Internet service at home to save and then solely rely on their smartphones to stay connected.

 

Myth: You pay more for smartphones with no-contract plans

Reality: Consumer Reports states it’s cheaper to buy a phone through a no-contract plan. Why? Because you finance the phone separately from your wireless service and therefore once it is paid off, your monthly bill can decrease. You will not continue to pay a higher amount after that time – unlike an annual service contract plan. Research popular no-contract prepaid and postpaid plans, like Simple Choice from T-Mobile, Verizon or WalMart Family Mobile. Loyal customers can immediately qualify based on their relationship with each carrier making the best wireless deals more accessible.

Earn Freebies and Data Perks With Verizon Smart Rewards

March 17th, 2015 by Christen

It’s always super cool to get rewarded for doing things you’re supposed to do anyways, RIGHT?  With so many reward-based loyalty programs around, it’s easy to forget who has the best rewards that’ll give you the biggest bang for your buck!  I’ll admit, I remember signing up for Verizon Smart Rewards last year, but totally forgot that I’ve been earning points towards discounts on vacations, smart accessories and more.  (I mean, accumulating 79,000 points in a few months ain’t too shabby – if I do say so myself.  New gold iPad Mini, I’m on my way!)

 

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Verizon Smart Rewards, a unique loyalty program that offers a wide variety of rewards in exchange for points, just got even better.  Need more data to get you through Spring Break?  Now, Verizon Smart Rewards participants can use points to get data, discounts on select devices and accessories, and more.  In addition to popular discounted merchandise, travel deals, gift cards and local coupons, Smart Rewards customers can take advantage of new limited-time Verizon-specific offers:

  • 1GB of MORE Everything Data for 5,000 points (for qualifying Smart Rewards customers on MORE Everything data plans; valid for one full bill cycle)
  • Thousands of weekly discounts on select devices and accessories, including iOS tablets, through Daily Deals and Auctions
  • Early upgrades to Verizon Edge (for qualifying Smart Rewards customers within 6 months of their upgrade date)

 

Earning points is easy – and they add up fast. Millions of customers already take advantage of the Smart Rewards program by earning and redeeming points for their everyday activities and interactions with Verizon Wireless.

 

As a reminder, Verizon customers who sign up for Smart Rewards will find at least 10,000 points waiting for them after they register (that’s more than enough for 1 GB of MORE Everything data). Activities, including signing in to the My Verizon online account management tool, paying your monthly bill, and other transactions like using the Verizon Trade In program or choosing paperless billing, will generate more points every month.

 

With gift cards from TJ Maxx, GAP, vacation packages and more waiting on you, what are you waiting on to sign up? It’s free, easy and Verizon Wireless Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/rewards to learn more and register.

Verizon Celebrates The Potential Of Us With DivasandDorks.com #PotentialOfUs

February 19th, 2015 by Christen

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As a little girl, I never imagined that my love for style and technology would lead me to where I am today.  In celebration of Black History month, Verizon Wireless has kicked off it’s “Potential Of Us” initiative highlighting the accomplishments of diverse digital trailblazers from around the country.  Including the Bronx Academy of Promise – where six students from the Bronx entered the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, they never imagined their hard work and dedication would pay off as much as it did. Discover how they accomplished their life-changing feat and created history Here.  Verizon highlights digital leaders making a difference in communities, not just by celebrating black history but by creating history.

 

 

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Verizon Wireless even shows a behind the scenes look at how I created the digitial lifestyle site based off the need for a hub that combined style and technology.  In addition to DivasandDorks.com, Verizon follows me as I mentor  young girls and women to help them get involved with technology from a young age. Check out the story behind DivasandDorks.com and what fuels my passions below.

 

 

 

What’s your passion? Music? Science? Fashion? Sports? Whatever moves you, Verizon can help take it to new heights. Explore more exclusive content and keep coming back for updates showing you how technology can help power all your passions with VerizonWireless.com.

Verizon X Revolt TV Rocks NBA All Star Weekend With “Above The Rim” #PotentialOfUs

February 16th, 2015 by Christen

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This weekend VerizonREVOLT TV joined forces for NBA All Star weekend NYC to bring some of the biggest names in music together for an exclusive and unforgettable concert experience. The concert was the foundation of the REVOLT TV nationally televised special combining top performances with compelling stories of NBA athletes and their connections to music and technology. Uniting Verizon’s use of innovative technology with the revolutionary brand that is REVOLT, Verizon kicked off an immersive atmosphere connecting with consumers’ passion for music during an epic music moment in NYC.

 

[Must Read:  Verizon Celebrates The Potential Of Us With DivasandDorks.com]

 

The “Above the Rim” show featured explosive performances by Elle Varner, Bridgette Kelly, Questlove, Raekwon and more! I got the chance to catch up with my favorite performers backstage before the show to talk everything from technology to All Star Weekend survival and so much more!

 

Check out the Above The Rim experience:

 

 

 

 


Did you check out the NBA All Star Weekend excitement this weekend? What were your favorite moments of the weekend? Share your thoughts below.

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