SOUTHFIELD, MI — Wait times at the airport, doctors' offices and restaurants just got a little bit more interesting for Verizon Wireless customers in metropolitan Detroit who can now watch broadcast quality television on select TV-enabled handsets. V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless offers customers in parts of southeastern Michigan broadcast-quality picture and sound from the best of broadcast and cable television, including live shows and other mobile television content 24 hours a day.
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 many of the best-known entertainment brands, including 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.
"Our customers can now take advantage of downtime and catch up on favorite shows," said Greg Haller, president Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky region, Verizon Wireless. "V CAST Mobile TV is unlike any other mobile television service available right now. It's like watching TV at home with a range of channels offering great shows and sporting events 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.
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 website at www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv. Metro Detroit customers can also visit any local Verizon Wireless Communications Store for information on V CAST Mobile TV.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 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 68,000 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.