Verizon Wireless Launches 3G Multimedia
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.
Thought people might want to know the current cities list:
As of Friday, January 7, 2005, Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network will be available in the following major metropolitan areas:
Kansas City, KS/MO
Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL
New Haven, CT
New York/Newark, NJ
West Palm Beach, FL
what about the v710
Man, if verizon would get on the ball and get service in oklahoma, i'd be inclined to get hooked up again. i like the idea of mobile tv. makes me wish i was still in texas.
Obviously, I don't have...
Is this service only for streaming video/audio? I see where unlimited web access is included, but my question is whether sending pictures or video clips via email is included as well, or is that another service? I'm
thanks in advance..
i think im liking the lg 8000
More info & photos / Report from press conference
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/ces_2005/index.ph ... »
I might just be stoked to be a verizon customer again..