BEDMINSTER, NJ, KANSAS CITY, MO. & BOSTON — GoComics, the mobile comics brand of uclick mobile, a best-of-breed wireless content provider, and m-Qube, a leading mobile channel enabler, have teamed up to bring daily comic strips to Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0SM customers. By keeping fans in touch with their favorite comic titles on a daily basis, GoComics and m-Qube are making content readily accessible and available, wherever and whenever Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 customers want it.
"For years, getting a newspaper thrown on one's doorstep and reading one's favorite comic strips has been a way of American life. Given individuals' increasingly fast lifestyles, GoComics has been challenged to deliver entertainment through a broader range of media," said Chris Pizey, president and chief executive officer, uclick mobile. "By partnering with m-Qube and Verizon Wireless, we can now similarly 'throw' comics to wireless phones and preserve and build widespread fan loyalty for our most popular brands."
"As a result of its collaboration with m-Qube, GoComics can now offer a wider selection of individual comics, and make viewing them easier than ever before. The ultimate result is superior customer convenience -- a cornerstone of the Verizon Wireless Mobile Web experience," said Jeffrey Glass, president and CEO, m-Qube.
The GoComics content is available from Verizon Wireless on Mobile Web 2.0-capable handsets under the Fun subcategory of the Entertainment category on "VZW Today," the Mobile Web 2.0 home screen. Mobile Web 2.0 can be self provisioned, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service. Customers simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on their Mobile Web 2.0-capable handset and get access to information and content right from their wireless handsets. Mobile Web 2.0 is available for a $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime. GoComics is a premium application and is available for an additional monthly fee of $1.99 added to the $5.00 Mobile Web 2.0 monthly access cost.
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About uclick mobile
uclick is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the largest independent global syndicate and leading publisher of humor books and calendars in North America. uclick is a full service content developer and provider for Internet and mobile products.
uclick mobile is a best-of-breed wireless content provider, offering a broad mix of popular products for mobile phones. Through our mobile comics brand, GoComics, we publish wireless products featuring Garfield, Doonesbury, FoxTrot, Opus and many more. The uclick mobile line has expanded to include a growing selection of manga, comic book and illustration features. Our graphics, greetings and comic strip services are sold by top U.S. carriers and leading distributors worldwide.
m-Qube, a leading mobile channel enabler, helps companies develop, deliver, and bill for mobile content, messaging and applications. m-Qube's end-to-end technology platform, carrier relationships and value-added services empower consumer facing companies and their service providers to take advantage of wireless as a content delivery, marketing and communications channel. Headquartered in Boston, m-Qube has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Toronto. For more information, visit www.m-Qube.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless 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.