Jennifer Lopez launches Viva Móvil at CTIA 2013

Last week, Verizon Wireless introduced the newest premium retailer to give consumers the ability to purchase the latest smartphones and tablets on its 4G LTE network – Viva Móvil by Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer Lopez launched Viva Móvil in collaboration with Brightstar, a global distribution and services company, and Moorehead Communications, Verizon Wireless’ largest premium retailer. Viva Móvil will offer consumers a full service shopping experience online, in customized stores and on mobile devices.

Viva Móvil will revolutionize the wireless shopping experience for Latino consumers with a unique social shopping experience through its Facebook page. While on the page, consumers can get personalized recommendations, shop with their friends, comment on devices and share what device or accessory they purchased – all while staying connected on Facebook. Consumers can interact with Viva Móvil on getviva.com and the Viva Móvil Facebook page now.


In the next few weeks, the Viva Móvil by Jennifer will announce store opening in major markets including New York.

 

Verizon Wireless Goes Below Ground

Verizon Wireless has entered into a new contract with Transit Wireless to connect to their underground wireless infrastructure to provide service to Verizon customers in 76 NYC subway stations by the end of the year. Pat Devlin, Verizon regional president, says this is a natural extension of Verizon’s reliable network, intended to empower customers and help keep them connected no matter where they are. More details in the below video.

Earth Day With Verizon Wireless In Hoboken New Jersey

This year Verizon Wireless in the New York Metro region launched TAB, a consumer education program to encourage customers to Think Green, Act Green, And Be Green by going paperless with their billing, requesting e-receipts and recycling old cell phones through the Device Recycling Program or by donating old phones to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, which supports domestic violence survivors and their families.   

As part of the TAB community outreach program, Verizon Wireless is sponsoring a series of tree plantings throughout New York City and New Jersey. On April 22, Regional President Patrick Devlin and Hoboken Verizon Wireless Store employees joined local school children and representatives from the City of Hoboken for an Earth Day tree planting ceremony which was held in Church Square Park in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Verizon Wireless donated a cherry blossom tree to help green the park which had several trees destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.

Devlin also presented a $5,000 HopeLine grant to representatives from WomenRising. This non-profit organization has been in existence for 125 years and is empowering women and residents who are victims of domestic violence from Hoboken and throughout Hudson County. HopeLine collects no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and turns them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide. Through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless has donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to partner agencies. To learn more about HopeLine and how you can help click here: http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/commitment/community_programs/hopeline/


Free Holiday Performances By Pentatonix December 11th


Get another chance to enjoy sweet harmony this holiday season, thanks to Verizon and Pentatonix! The a Capella singing group will be performing again for FREE on Tuesday, December 11th, at the Verizon Store at Grand Central Station in New York City from 12:30-2 p.m. After Pentatonix’s amazing performance in Washington, DC, a fan asked if the group would ever consider adding a 6th member, watch the video to find out their answer.


If you have a question for Pentatonix, but won’t be able to attend the performance this Tuesday reblog this post with YOUR question and we’ll ask for you! 

For more information visit: http://www.verizoninsider.com/ptx

Photo Highlights From December 5th Pentatonix Concert

Thank you to the hundreds of fans and Verizon Wireless customers who lined up outside of Verizon’s Union Station store to see Pentatonix. The hot new a capella singing group performed songs from their new holiday EP, “PTXmas” as well as classics like “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” If you missed the Pentatonix DC performance you’ll have another chance to watch the a Capella singing group perform in NYC on December 11th. For more details check back Monday and visit: http://www.verizoninsider.com/ptx

Verizon Awards Buffalo’s Everywoman Opportunity Center $100,000 Grant To Provide Entrepreeneurship Training To Survivors Of Domestic Violence

Sixteen local participants are currently enrolled in Project Fresh Start, learning about financial literacy, taxes, legal issues, time management, and conflict/problem resolution. Graduates can apply for Verizon Wireless grant of up to $5,000. To date, 14 grants totaling $57,500 have been awarded across New York State, with more planned in 2012.

For more information on the Verizon Domestic Violence Entrepreneurship Grants, click here.

LIVE from Times Square


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In celebration of Fleet Week New York and in support of U.S. Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, Verizon Wireless is showcasing a live stream of social content from the grounds of the celebration. User-submitted photos and encouraging words shared on social media platforms appear on the largest stage in the world, Times Square in New York City.

Now through May 30th, Fleet Week participants can tag their tweets, Instagram photos and Foursquare check-ins with the hashtag #fleetweek to make it onto MTV 44 ½, the giant gilded screen across the street from MTV’s famed studios.

To learn more about Fleet Week, New York click through.

Verizon Wireless Named Top New York LTE Performer

Ready to take the 4G plunge but unsure where to start? After nearly 69,000 real-world data, call and text tests, Verizon Wireless has been named top New York LTE performer.

Verizon’s LTE easily bested AT&T’s LTE when comparing average download and upload speeds. Though AT&T now offers LTE service in New York, they couldn’t keep pace with Verizon’s LTE network. This marks the first time ever a carrier has won every RootScore Award in a market.

To read the full RootScore Report please click through.

Verizon Entrepreneurship Training Grant Program

Verizon is pledging $500,000 to help domestic violence survivors become entrepreneurs. The initial $100,000 grants awarded to workforce development programs, in partnership with local domestic violence advocacy agencies, in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany.

Grants will fund the development of pilot training programs designed to help survivors learn valuable business skills they can use to start or expand a small business, leading to greater financial stability and independence which are key to escaping the cycle of violence.

4G LTE Rollout In Upstate New York Leads the Way

The continuing rollout of 4G LTE wireless technology across Upstate New York highlighted a nearly $158 million network investment by industry leader Verizon Wirelessin 2011 – the 11th consecutive year of $100+ million local investment.

• 11th consecutive year of $100+ million local investment – more than $1.4 billion invested in region since 2000
• 4G LTE now available in eight Upstate New York markets covering more than 60 percent of the region’s population
• Network coverage and capacity enhancements continued region-wide

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