News Release

Verizon Wireless Announces Major Expansion Of Broadcast-Quality Mobile TV In New York

V CAST Mobile TV Plays for the First Time on Wireless Phones in Suffolk County and Staten Island; Service Enhanced in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Northern New Jersey

January 15, 2008

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Kim Ancin
For Verizon Wireless
Kimberly.ancin@vivianipr.com
845-429-3839

ORANGEBURG, NY — Now more Verizon Wireless customers can access broadcast-quality television on select mobile TV-enabled handsets right in their neighborhoods. In a continuing effort to provide its customers with a wide range of multimedia and entertainment options, Verizon Wireless today announced the expansion of V CAST Mobile TV service to include:

  • The greater part of Suffolk County including Lindenhurst, West Islip, Holbrook, Centereach, and from Coram east to Riverhead
  • All of Staten Island
  • Enhanced service in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx
  • Portions of Essex, Union, Passaic, and Morris Counties in New Jersey

V CAST Mobile TV was first introduced in Manhattan and limited portions of the surrounding boroughs and New Jersey in May 2007. Additional transmitters, added in September, expanded the service to include Nassau County, greater areas of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, as well as Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.

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, including weather reports, when they're taking the bus or train to and from work, waiting at the airport, or killing time while waiting for the kids at school or in doctors' offices.

"This is real broadcast television with a wide range of channels and great shows," said Charles Hand, president of Verizon Wireless' New York Metro region. "Our customers throughout Long Island, Northern New Jersey and in all five boroughs of New York City now can carry TV with them in the palms of their hands and watch virtually whenever they choose.

"Better yet, the service comes with parental control features so parents can monitor and restrict the programs their children view," Hand said.

Monthly access packages range from $13 to $25 per month. Four V CAST Mobile TV-enabled phones currently are available: the 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.

(Editors Note: For a demonstration of V CAST Mobile TV, please call Kim Ancin at 845-429-3839.)

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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