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Verizon, in partnership with Nova Credit, provides newcomers to the country access to 5G

Verizon, in partnership with Nova Credit, provides newcomers to the country access to 5G

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Verizon has announced a partnership with Nova Credit that will provide newcomers to the US easy access to its network and devices.

This has previously been a challenge for those new to the country without US credit history.

Those relocating from certain countries to the US for work, to study or personal reasons, can opt-in to share their international credit history with Verizon as part of the application process, giving them access to the company’s 5G plans.

“Verizon, in partnership with Nova Credit, is proud to be the first carrier in the US to provide newcomers with easy access to the best devices on the best network,” said Nina Bibby, SVP Consumer Segment Marketing at Verizon.

“We understand that obtaining reliable cell phone service is a priority to those arriving in the US, many of whom have to start from scratch building a US credit history, which makes basic tasks like purchasing a phone with financing nearly impossible.”

Misha Esipov, Nova Credit Co-founder and CEO, Nova Credit, said: “Obtaining a cell phone plan is an essential part of the relocation journey faced by millions of newcomers each year, yet they are forced to rely on very limited options.

“Our partnership with Verizon brings to life the Credit Passport to enable newcomers to use their international credit history to unlock fair access to cell phones and financing.”

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