LAS VEGAS, NV — From the racetrack to your smartphone, Verizon Wireless puts INDYCAR fans in the driver’s seat to catch the excitement of the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Presented by Honda in Las Vegas Oct. 12-16.
The need for speed: fastest 4G network
Verizon Wireless is revving up its high-speed network with even greater horsepower to serve race fans by deploying two 4G LTE Cells On Wheels (COWs) outside of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Additionally, the company boosted capacity of its permanent 4G LTE site serving the area.
The additional capacity and mobile sites strengthen the already robust Verizon Wireless network in Southern Nevada to handle the spike in calls, text messages, picture and video messages, Internet connections and other wireless traffic during race week. 4G LTE gives Verizon Wireless customers the power of America’s fastest, most reliable 4G network.
Meet No. 12 car driver Will Power and get behind the wheel of an INDYCAR!
Verizon Wireless is giving customers the opportunity to meet No. 12 car driver Will Power. Power will sign autographs and meet with fans from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Verizon Wireless store at Arroyo Crossing, 7300 Arroyo Crossing Parkway in Las Vegas.
Fans can also check out the No. 12 show cars at these Verizon Wireless locations:
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Verizon Wireless Boca Park
8780 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas
Friday, Oct. 14
Verizon Wireless South Eastern
9985 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas
Saturday, Oct. 15
Verizon Wireless Green Valley
1351 Sunset Road, Henderson
Monday, Oct. 17
Verizon Wireless Craig Road
1735 W. Craig Road, Las Vegas
Mobile app brings INDYCAR to you
The INDYCAR® Mobile app brings Verizon Wireless customers live streaming in-car cameras for driver point of view during the race, streaming video from Race Control and real-time leader board for unprecedented access to the race as it happens. The app also provides race schedules and up-to-date news; the latest tweets from the @INDYCAR Twitter handle, driver bios and the ability to share content with friends and fellow fans.
INDYCAR® Mobile is offered for free exclusively on Verizon Wireless Android smartphones and tablets, including the DROID BIONIC by Motorola and the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 with 4G LTE. Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/indycar for a list of compatible devices.
To download the current version of INDYCAR® Mobile, customers can text “INDY” to 3406 or search for “INDYCAR” in Android Market™. Smartphone customers must have a data package, and data and usage charges may apply during download and use of the app.
Verizon Wireless is pleased to be a sponsor of other race festivities including the IZOD INDYCAR Series Parade Presented by Verizon Wireless on Las Vegas Boulevard on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.
Additionally, fans can catch alternative rock band Good Charlotte performing Oct. 15 at IZOD INDYCAR World Championships INDYCAR Fan Village Verizon Stage at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The 2:30 p.m. Pacific concert is open to the public and complimentary. Fans unable to attend the concert can watch it live through INDYCAR® Mobile.
Fans can check out the action at www.verizonwireless.com/indycar for more information. To learn more about other Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://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.