BIRMINGHAM, AL — It just became easier for Alabama customers to discover new music from millions of songs, without breaking the bank as the LG Chocolate 3 makes its debut today on the nation's most reliable wireless network. The new flip style music phone is the marquee V CAST Music with Rhapsody device and supports all of the latest features in mobile music technology. Whether a hard core music fan or a casual listener, customers of all music appetites will love the flexibility that 5 million songs gives them to discover new music, listen to old favorites and find just the right song to suit their mood. The LG Chocolate 3 is available in all Alabama Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Sunday.
Designed to be a powerhouse music player, the LG Chocolate 3 sports a built-in FM transmitter so Alabama customers can play music through a car stereo or other stereo system, dual speakers, Bluetooth® for wireless stereo sound, and multitasking capabilities while listening to music. An easy-to-use external front navigation wheel and center select key makes music navigation easy, and the option of expandable memory using an 8 GB microSD card makes it simple to transport thousands of songs while on-the-go.
With V CAST Music with Rhapsody, customers who purchase music over-the-air are able to download the master copy of the songs to their PCs free of digital rights management (DRM) software that restricts how and where music can be played. In addition, customers who download the V CAST Music with Rhapsody Software to their PCs and sign up for the monthly subscription get the ultimate music management service, including:
- Unlimited subscription syncing with access to more than 5 million songs
- Creating and accessing playlists, viewing playlists of other users, including celebrities
- Burning, importing and converting CDs to play anywhere
- Managing an existing digital music collection for free and syncing it to their mobile phones
- Buying non-protected MP3s of songs on the PC for 99 cents per song
- Buying songs on the phone, over-the-air get two copies of the song for just $1.99 (one is over-the-air, the second master copy is the file customers download onto their PCs)
V CAST Music with Rhapsody also provides Alabama customers with an award-winning desktop music application, allowing them to sync their favorite music quickly and easily, directly to their mobile phones. With the LG Chocolate 3, customers simply take the USB cable out of the box, connect the phone to their computer and they can manage their collections with the most comprehensive music management tool, adding playlists, songs, albums and more to their phones to take their music with them anywhere.
Jeff Mango region president of the Alabama/Georgia region for Verizon Wireless, said, "V CAST Music with Rhapsody fulfills Verizon Wireless' promise to deliver the best mobile experience to our customers. Music fans not only get the benefit of immediate access to music over-the-air on one of the hottest music devices, but they can also manage their mobile music with the ultimate desktop experience."
Entertainment doesn't end with music on the LG Chocolate 3; although a music phone to its core, this flip phone also features a 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder, and supports V CAST Video and ESPN MVP, giving customers an on-demand link to news, scores and more, plus supports Mobile Web, Mobile EMail, Mobile IM, VZ NavigatorSM, Chaperone®, and a host of other multimedia services that make the LG Chocolate 3 the must-have multitasking device of the summer.
In addition, the LG Chocolate 3 is the first phone to feature Dashboard, a graphically rich portal powered by Adobe Flash® Cast technology which delivers personalized multimedia information and entertainment services directly to the phone. Dashboard features 13 channels Mobile Web, VZW Showcase, Get Channels and Search, as well nine more to customize the wireless experience. Verizon Wireless customers can select from News, Community, Comedy Central, MTV News, IGN.COM, FOX Sport, Tones & Extras, Sports, ESPN, Music, Entertainment, Weather, Business, and Games channels to appear on their phones. Verizon Wireless expects Dashboard to become increasingly available as new phones come to market throughout the year.
The LG Chocolate 3 is available beginning Sunday for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. LG Chocolate 3 customers who want to manage or buy music from their PCs can download V CAST Music with Rhapsody software for free at www.verizonwireless.com/music. Customers interested in the $14.99 monthly subscription may sign up online or by visiting a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, including those in Circuit City, or by calling Customer Service at 1-800-2 JOIN IN.
For more information about music services and devices from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 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.