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.
Verizon's Go90 Video Service Launches for All
Verizon today made its go90 mobile video service available to anyone who wants to use it. The service had been in only a handful of markets on a trial basis, but is now usable around the country.
T-Mobile's Uncarrier X Event Heralds Free Video Streaming
T-Mobile today announced free wireless data streaming at an event in Los Angeles. The Uncarrier program mirrors that of T-Mobile's Music Freedom, which lets customers stream music over its network without impacting data allotments.
Rok MVNO to Combine Mobile with Music
A new MVNO called Rok Mobile plans to offer a merged mobile-and-music service when it launches in July. The company is working with two unnamed carriers (one GSM, one CDMA) to resell access to LTE 4G networks, but it will also bundle in its own streaming music service as part of the core offering.
Verizon Begins 'go90' Mobile Video Service Trials
Verizon Communications today plans to launch a trial version of its mobile video service. The trial will be initially offered to existing customers in select, unnamed markets this week, with a full-scale launch planned for later this month or early next month.
Verizon Debuts $80 Unlimited Plan for Prepaid Service
Verizon Wireless today added an unlimited data option to its series of prepaid plans. According to Verizon's web site, the new $80 plan includes unlimited high-speed service without a contract, though video is capped at 480p and prepaid customers may see slower speeds when the network is congested.
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..