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Verizon Wireless Launches 3G Multimedia

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Jan 7, 2005, 2:22 PM   by (staff)

Verizon Wireless today announced VCast, a new 3G multimedia service for consumers based on CDMA EV-DO high-speed data technology. Starting February 1, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to use new handsets to access VCAST's high-quality video-on-demand, 3-D games, and music. The service will operate on three new phones: LG VX-8000, Samsung A890, and the UTStarcom (Audiovox) CDM-8940. The company also announced expanded EV-DO coverage. The service is now available in 12 new cites, including Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Pheonix, Houston, and Cincinnati, bring the total number of markets to over 30. By the end of the 2005, the network will have twice as much coverage, reaching a total 150 million POPs (potential population). The service will cost a flat $15 per month, which includes unlimited Mobile Web and streaming video. Over 300 new 2-5 minute video clips will be available daily, including content from MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Fox, and NBC. Music videos and 3D games will incur additional charges.

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Cities available... Stevo2k4 Jan 7, 2005, 2:57 PM
what about the v710 jojo3102 Jan 11, 2005, 3:37 PM
Dangit! PhoenixAshes Jan 7, 2005, 2:49 PM
VCAST? s002app Jan 10, 2005, 6:34 PM
New phones rambofone Jan 7, 2005, 4:56 PM
More info & photos / Report from press conference Rich Brome Jan 7, 2005, 10:42 PM
Awesome gunny Jan 7, 2005, 4:31 PM
 
 
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