News Release

Broadcast-Quality TV Now Playing On Wireless Phones In Berks County, Pennsylvania

Verizon Wireless Launches V CAST Mobile TV

December 18, 2007

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)

BERKS COUNTY, PA — Wait times at the airport, doctors' offices and restaurants just got a little bit more interesting for Verizon Wireless customers in Berks County. Verizon Wireless has expanded its V CAST Mobile TV service to the area, giving local residents the ability to watch broadcast-quality television on select mobile TV-enabled handsets. The service has been available in Philadelphia since April.

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.

"This is real broadcast television with a range of channels and great shows to choose from. Our customers in places like Reading and Kutztown can now carry their TV with them in the palm of their hand and watch virtually whenever they choose," said Christine Baron, president of Verizon Wireless' Philadelphia region.

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 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.

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

  • Broadcasting Square at 2777A Papermill Road, Wyomissing
  • Berkshire Mall, 1655 State Hill Road, Wyomissing
  • Verizon Wireless Store at Circuit City, 1101 Woodland Road, Reading
  • Verizon Wireless Store at BJ's, 550 Madison Avenue, Reading

(EDITORS NOTE: For a demonstration of V CAST Mobile TV, please call Sheldon Jones at 215-638-5668.)

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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