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Verizon and Mastercard a strategic partnership expected to drive transformational solutions for the global payments and commerce ecosystem. From contactless shopping and autonomous checkout technology to Cloud Point of Sale (POS) solutions, Mastercard and Verizon Business will collaborate to deliver scalable innovations that drive the industry forward and create new experiences for consumers and businesses alike.

Read more: Verizon and Mastercard Partner to Bring 5G to Global Payments

These days, having just “ok” internet doesn’t cut it. According to a recent Morning Consult study, homeowners want a reliable internet connection when looking for a new home. In fact, the overwhelming majority of those shopping for a home say access to 5G home internet (77%) and 5G cell network (75%) make a home more valuable. Realtors agree that home values are positively impacted by access to 5G home internet (75%) and 5G cell network (73%). Homebuyers express excitement about 5G benefits including higher internet speed (90%), enhanced security (88%), simpler home internet setup (85%), more coverage in more places (84%), uninterrupted streaming (83%) and higher-quality video calls (82%).

Read more: Verizon Expands 5G Home Internet

Verizon introduced a new tool for parents to help their kids as they take charge of their financial future. Starting today, Verizon and non-Verizon customers can try Verizon Family Money for 30 days on us1— a new, easy-to-use app and prepaid debit card that allows kids to save, spend, earn, and become money-savvy. Parents can step back and watch their kids become financially responsible as they help manage from the sidelines. Verizon partnered with Galileo, the API standard for card issuing and digital banking, to create the fintech platform Family Money is built on. The Family Money Prepaid Visa Card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank.

Read more: Verizon Introduces Financial Literacy Program for Kids

The Federal Trade Commission, along with law enforcement agencies from six states, sued Internet service provider Frontier Communications, alleging that the company did not provide many consumers with Internet service at the speeds it promised them, and charged many of them for more expensive and higher-speed service than Frontier actually provided. 

Read more: More Legal Problems for Frontier Communications

T-Mobile reported first quarter 2021 results highlighted by total net additions, postpaid net additions, and postpaid phone net additions. The company also reported strong financial results and raised 2021 guidance as its synergy-backed model simultaneously delivers customer growth and profitability.

Read more: T‑Mobile Raises 2021 Guidance

AT&T has successfully completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) trial of its Wi-Fi network through the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) OpenRoaming™ service. Covering areas of downtown Austin, the network showcases secure, automatic, and friction-free access to any device using the public Wi-Fi network.

Read more: AT&T Completes Public Wi-Fi Trial in Downtown Austin

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