News Release

Broadcast-Quality TV Now Playing On Wireless Phones In Syracuse, New York

Verizon Wireless Launches V CAST Mobile TV in Syracuse

December 10, 2007

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264Meredith Dropkin
For Verizon Wireless
meredithd@mragroup.com
315-233-3000

SYRACUSE, NY — Wait times at the airport, doctors' offices and restaurants just got a little bit more interesting for Verizon Wireless customers in Syracuse. Verizon Wireless has expanded its V CAST Mobile TV service into Syracuse — the first deployment of the service in Upstate New York — giving local residents the ability to watch broadcast-quality television on select mobile TV-enabled handsets.

V CAST Mobile TV features live content and other programming 24 hours a day from well-known entertainment brands including CBS Mobile, Comedy Central, ESPN Mobile TV, Fox Mobile, MTV, NBC 2GO, NBC News2GO, and Nickelodeon. Customers can watch their favorite network TV shows, sports and breaking news when they're taking a break from Christmas shopping, waiting at the airport, killing time between classes, or otherwise looking for time to fill in locations in and around Greater Syracuse.

"V CAST Mobile TV is unlike any other mobile television service available right now," said Marquett Smith, president of Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York region. "It's real broadcast television with a range of channels and great shows to choose from. And you can watch them almost anywhere in the Syracuse area. Just follow the easy-to-use program guide to select your programs."

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

Monthly access packages range from $13 to $25 per month. Four V CAST Mobile TV-enabled phones are currently available: the all new Voyager by LG ($299.99), LG VX9400 ($149.99), the MOTORIZR Z6tv ($179.99), and the Samsung SCH-u620 ($99.99). All prices are after $50 mail-in rebate and include a new two-year customer agreement. For more information, visit the dedicated V CAST Mobile TV Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv.  

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.

Syracuse-area customers can get hands-on demonstrations at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in:

  • Fayetteville at 537 Towne Drive — NEW
  • Syracuse in Carousel Center (two locations)
  • Camillus at 5301 West Genesee Street
  • Dewitt at 3433 Erie Boulevard East and in the Shoppingtown Mall
  • Clay in the Great Northern Mall
  • Liverpool at 5133 West Taft Road
  • Circuit City at Carousel Center
  • BJ's in Clay and East Syracuse

EDITORS NOTE: For a demonstration of V CAST Mobile TV, please call John O'Malley at 585-321-7264.

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.

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