ALBANY, NY — Wait times at the airport, doctors' offices and restaurants just got a little bit more interesting for Verizon Wireless customers in Albany who can now watch broadcast-quality television on select TV-enabled handsets. V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless offers customers in the Capital Region broadcast-quality picture and sound for programming from the best of broadcast and cable television, including live shows and other mobile television content 24 hours a day from many of the best-known entertainment brands.
With V CAST Mobile TV on their Verizon Wireless phones, customers can catch sporting events, breaking news and their favorite network TV shows not to mention make phone calls while on-the-go.
V CAST Mobile TV offers broadcast-quality video from the best of broadcast and cable television 24 hours a day, 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 for TV viewers of all ages and interests from many of the best-known entertainment brands, including CBS Mobile, Comedy Central, CNBC, ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN Radio Fox Mobile, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, MTV, MTV Tr3s, NBC 2Go and Nickelodeon.
The service also comes with parental control features, so parents can monitor and restrict the programs their children view.
"Our customers can now take advantage of downtime and catch up on their favorite TV shows throughout the Albany area," said Marquett Smith, president of Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York region. "V CAST Mobile TV is real broadcast television with a range of channels offering great shows and sporting events from which to choose."
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 data sent or received for V CAST Videos, Mobile Web and Get It Now®/Media Center.
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.
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. Albany-area customers can also visit any local Verizon Wireless Communications Store for information on V CAST Mobile TV.
(EDITOR'S 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 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 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.