PITTSBURGH, PA — Wait times at the airport, doctors' offices and restaurants just got a little bit more enjoyable for Verizon Wireless' Pittsburgh customers who can now watch real TV on select V CAST Mobile TV-capable handsets. V CAST Mobile TV offers customers in the Pittsburgh area broadcast-quality video from the best of broadcast and cable television including prime time shows 24 hours a day.
With V CAST Mobile TV on their Verizon Wireless phones, customers can catch full-length sporting events, breaking news and their favorite network and cable TV shows not to mention make phone calls all 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," "The Colbert Report," "The Hills," "30 Rock," and "Dora the Explorer." The service offers 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 optional parental controls, so parents can restrict the programs their children view.
"Our customers can now take advantage of downtime and catch up on favorite shows," said Roger Tang, president Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia 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 for V CAST Mobile TV packages ranges from $13 to $25 per month. Customers signing up for the $25 Select Package will receive their first month of V CAST Mobile TV free, along with the V CAST VPak which includes unlimited basic V CAST Video clips, ESPN MVP, unlimited megabytes for V CAST Videos, V CAST Music, Mobile Web 2.0SM and Get It Now®.
For the latest information on V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless, including programming, compatible handsets, pricing and availability, visit the V CAST Mobile TV Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv. Pittsburgh customers can also visit any local Verizon Wireless Communications Store for information on V CAST Mobile TV.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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.