News Release

Broadcast-quality TV Now Playing On Wireless Phones In Corpus Christi, Texas

Verizon Wireless Launches V CAST Mobile TV Today

August 30, 2007

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Wait times at the airport, restaurants and many other locations just got more interesting for Verizon Wireless customers in and around Corpus Christi, Texas, who can now watch broadcast-quality television on select TV-enabled handsets.

V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless offers customers in Corpus Christi broadcast-quality picture and sound for programming from the best of broadcast and cable television, including live shows and other mobile television content 24 hours a day from many of the best-known entertainment brands. Corpus Christi joins Dallas/Fort Worth and McAllen/Mission as Texas cities with access to this service.

With V CAST Mobile TV on their Verizon Wireless phones, customers can catch sporting events, breaking news and their favorite network TV shows — not to mention make phone calls — while on-the-go. V CAST Mobile TV offers programming for TV viewers of all ages and interests including the "Late Show with David Letterman," "24" and "Dora the Explorer." The service offers live shows and mobile television content from CBS Mobile, Comedy Central, ESPN Mobile TV, Fox Mobile, MTV, NBC 2GO, NBC News2GO, and Nickelodeon.

The service also comes with parental control features, so parents can monitor and restrict the programs their children view.

"V CAST Mobile TV is unlike any other mobile television service available right now," said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "It's like watching TV at home with a range of channels and great shows from which to choose."

V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless is powered on the FLO TV™ service from MediaFLO USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Because MediaFLO USA operates a dedicated multicast network that delivers programming in a linear format, Verizon Wireless can offer customers the latest in mobile entertainment without impacting its award-winning voice and data services.

Monthly access packages for V CAST Mobile TV range from $13 to $25 per month. For the latest information on V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless, including programs, handsets, pricing and availability, visit the V CAST Mobile TV Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv.  

Corpus Christi customers can get a hands-on demonstration at one of the following Verizon Wireless stores:

  • Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 4801 S. Padre Island, 361-225-2409
  • Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 5488 S. Padre Island (located inside Padre Staples Mall), 361-906-2005
  • Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 5424 S. Padre Island, 361-994-9400

During Verizon Wireless' Red Hot Deal Days through September 3, customers can purchase the V CAST Mobile TV-enabled LG VX9400 for only $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on a new two-year customer agreement. Also available for V CAST Mobile TV customers is the Samsung SCH-u620 for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on a new two-year customer agreement.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 62.1 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 67,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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