ORANGEBURG, NY — Wait times at the airport, doctors' offices and restaurants just got a little bit more interesting for Verizon Wireless customers on Long Island who now can watch broadcast-quality television on select TV-enabled handsets. V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless offers customers broadcast-quality picture and sound for programming from the best of broadcast and cable television, including live fall shows premiering this week and other mobile television content 24 hours a day from many of the best-known entertainment brands.
Nassau County customers join Verizon Wireless customers in Manhattan, Northern Brooklyn, South Bronx, Northern Queens and eastern Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey, who have been enjoying live programming on their V CAST Mobile TV-enabled handsets since May. Service in these areas also has been boosted with the addition of new transmitters. The company's V CAST Mobile TV coverage area will continue to broaden throughout the New York and Northern New Jersey market in the coming months.
Verizon Wireless launched V CAST Mobile TV in March 2007 and currently offers the service in more than 30 markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Norfolk The company also announced today that V CAST Mobile TV will be available in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore markets on Monday, October 1.
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.
"It's like flipping on your television at home," said Charles Hand, president of the company's New York Metro region. "You absolutely have to see it to believe the quality of this service. It goes way beyond any other video offering in the wireless market right now."
The fall season also features established news and entertainment favorites that are appearing on Verizon Wireless V CAST Mobile TV-enabled phones for the first time, including the legendary TV news magazine "60 Minutes," "The Early Show," "How I Met Your Mother," and "The Price Is Right" on CBS Mobile; and Emmy Award-winning "30 Rock" on NBC 2GO.
The service comes with parental control features, so parents can monitor and restrict the programs their children view.
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.
New York Metro area customers can visit their local Verizon Wireless Communications Stores to purchase the V CAST Mobile TV-enabled LG VX9400 for only $199.99, after a $50 rebate. Also available for V CAST Mobile TV customers is the Samsung SCH-u620 for $149.99 after a $50 rebate.
Nassau County customers can get hands-on demonstrations at the following Verizon Wireless Communications Stores:
- 6070 Sunrise Hwy, Massapequa Park
- 335 North Broadway, Jericho
- Circuit City, 217 Bethpage Road, Hicksville
- BJ's Wholesale Club, 6000 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
- 49 Old Country Road, Westbury
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.