Carriers To Test Video Ads on Phones
Jan 17, 2006, 2:47 PM by (staff)
Verizon and Nextel both plan to test out services that would display video ads on subscribers' phones. All plans mentioned will require customers to opt in to receive advertisements. Initial tests will ask customers to opt into simple video ads, possibly in exchange for reduced monthly subscription fees. A number of big name companies including Nike, ESPN, Hilton and Pepsi have campaigns lined up for the so-called third screens. If tests are successful, marketers have further plans such as location based advertising which would use phone based location to trigger ads when a subscriber enters in a certain area.
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Wow! This is just going to far. How about NO! Verizon (or anyone else) won't get a dime from me for such a service.
Um...actually you'd be getting the dime from Verizon to watch these ads...after opting...
A less heated perspective: in the real world the "pay less money for ads" means you pay what you pay now for ads and to have a "premium no ad" plan means you pay extra.
As for those who say it won't be so ba...
Is that mean that my Vcast is going to be cheaper??
Suck Battery Life
cingular go phone ad's
i think its cool if i can save money on my bill
In the end i...
NEW mobile advertising platform-patent pending
The user may get free talk time, content, etc. and not have to view the advertising him/herself. I posted one of the drawings at Core77, discussions, projects, or for the full patent applications:
http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO ... »
A number of phone manufacturers and carriers have patents pending in this field.
Here is the way it will work
Then they will tell you they are doing away with the $1.99 per download charge but you will still have to pay the 10 bucks a month. And you will still get the ads.
So the big V still gets its 10 bucks a month out of you. They get the cash from sponsors and you get nothing but 10 bucks lighter in the wallet and a 2 minute ad for your 30 seconds of video.
I dont think this is gonna be so bad
What a great Idea!
wow more spam
I'm surprised they havent tried this before now.
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