BASKING RIDGE, NJ — In time for the 75th NFL Draft, Verizon Wireless customers can download NFL Mobile, a new application available today on select 3G Smartphones and 3G Multimedia Phones that gives fans of America's number one sport unprecedented access to information about their favorite teams, players and games.
NFL Mobile provides the latest news and information, including in-depth profiles of current players and draft prospects, team updates, mock drafts, expert analysis and more. The new app also lets fans watch NFL Network, including live coverage of the 2010 NFL Draft, which will be held at New York's Radio City Music Hall from Thursday, April 22 to Saturday, April 24.
NFL Mobile on Verizon Wireless will add new features later this year, including content from NFL training camps, preseason games and games throughout the 2010 NFL season. The new app also will offer live streaming of NBC's Sunday Night Football and NFL Network's Thursday Night Football. In addition, fans will have access to fantasy information, news, and player and team statistics, as well as receive NFL Network, which airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football.
NFL Mobile provides Verizon Wireless customers access to live radio broadcasts of every regular season and playoff game; postgame highlights; and ringtones, graphics and alerts for each team.
Also later this year, NFL RedZone, the wildly popular channel from NFL Network, which airs live or near-live look-ins of every key play and touchdown from Sunday afternoon games, is coming to mobile for the first time.
Phones, Pricing and Availability
At launch, NFL Mobile will be available on 13 3G Smartphones and 3G Multimedia Phones, including DROID by Motorola, Motorola DEVOUR, DROID ERIS by HTC, BlackBerry® Curve 8530, BlackBerry Curve 8330, BlackBerry Storm2, BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry 8830 World Edition, LG Chocolate Touch, LG enV® TOUCH, LG VX8360 and Samsung Rogue.
NFL Mobile is a free app covering the 2010 NFL season, with no subscription or monthly charges if customers download it by Dec. 31, 2010. For customers without an unlimited data plan, data or megabyte charges may apply when downloading or using the application.
Beginning today, customers with Android phones can download the app from the Verizon Channel in Android Market. Customers with BlackBerry devices can enter http://mobile.vzw.com/nfl on their smartphones' browsers to download the app. Over the next few weeks, BlackBerry customers will also receive a virtual pre-load of the NFL Mobile app to the homescreen of their smartphones. Customers with select 3G Multimedia Phones can get the app by texting "NFL" to 2777 to receive directions on how to download.
The exclusive app is part of Verizon Wireless' multi-year sponsorship agreement with the NFL. Verizon Wireless is the official wireless service provider for the NFL.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million 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 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.