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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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Stevo2k4

Jan 7, 2005, 2:57 PM

Cities available...

was just about to post this same release, but Rich is on the ball!

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:

Atlanta
Austin, TX
Baltimore
Boston
Chicago
Cincinnati
Columbus, OH
Dallas/Ft. Worth
Dayton, OH
Hartford, CT
Houston
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, KS/MO
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Madison, WI
Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL
Milwaukee
New Haven, CT
New Orleans
New York/Newark, NJ
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Providence, RI
San Diego
Tampa, FL
Washington, D.C.
West Palm Beach, FL

~Steve
Very Happy Thanks for the list! Can't wait till it gets to Seattle.

Thanks Brah
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jojo3102

Jan 11, 2005, 3:37 PM

what about the v710

hey will the work for the v710......OHHHHH i Hope so
only works with EVDO phones
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PhoenixAshes

Jan 7, 2005, 2:49 PM

Dangit!

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.
PhoenixAshes said:
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.


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Would this be anything like Cingular already has, called MobilTV?

http://www.mobitv.com/get/cingular.html »
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I would love to learn what it is about mobile tv that you are looking forward to. How much time in the day would you be inclinded to watch it? During what hours of the day? What activity would this replace that you currently do during these times? ...
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s002app

Jan 10, 2005, 6:34 PM

VCAST?

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 not with Verizon currenlty, but may switch since I live in one of their rollout areas.
s002app said:
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
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rambofone

Jan 7, 2005, 4:56 PM

New phones

Smile which of the three new fones you think will be best????
thanks in advance..

i think im liking the lg 8000
I would lean towards the Samsung, we have had problems with the 8000 it is buggy, unless the issues have all been ironed out. I am anxious to know when the Moto E815 will be released.
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Heya, does anyone have a link to pics of the new Samsung A890? I've seen the LG VX8000, and the Audiovox, but can't seem to find the Samsung.

Thanks!
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Rich Brome

Jan 7, 2005, 10:42 PM

More info & photos / Report from press conference

Smile thanks brah..lots of good info there..I'm really liking the 8940
gunny

Jan 7, 2005, 4:31 PM

Awesome

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Great job verizon!
I might just be stoked to be a verizon customer again..
 
 
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