LAUREL, MD — Wait times at the airport, doctors' offices and restaurants will get a little bit more interesting on Monday, October 1 for Verizon Wireless customers in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis who will be able to 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.
Verizon Wireless launched V CAST Mobile TV in March 2007 and currently offers the service in more than 30 markets including Manhattan and Nassau County, N.Y., Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Norfolk.
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 Tami Erwin, regional president for Verizon Wireless. "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. The $25 Mobile TV subscription also gives you unlimited access to Mobile Web 2.0SM and ESPN MVP, along with other applications. 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.
Beginning Monday, October 1, 2007, customers in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis 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 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.
Hands-on demonstrations are available at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in:
- Alexandria, Va. at 6198 M Little River Turnpike
- Washington, D.C. at 1744 L Street, NW
- Tysons Corner, Va. at 2059 Chain Bridge Rd.
- Columbia, Md. at 9021 Snowden Square Dr.
- Baltimore, Md. at 6220 Baltimore National Pike
- Dulles Town Center, Va. at 21100 Dulles Town Circle
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.