Verizon Launching Mobile TV in 20 Cities
Mar 1, 2007, 12:30 AM by (staff)
Updated with additional cities. Full details of the VCAST TV launch have been revealed. Verizon will launch with seven channels Thursday: NBC News, NBC, CBS Mobile, MTV Mobile, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Fox Mobile. ABC is no longer in the launch lineup. The service will cost $15 per month or can be combined with VCAST for unlimited video clip downloads and online access for $25 per month. Verizon is launching the service with the Samsung U620; the LG VX9400 is expected next month. As of Thursday service will be available in Tucson, Albuquerque / Santa Fe, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Omaha, Palm Springs, Portland, Richmond, Salt Lake City, Seattle / Tacoma, Spokane, St. Louis and Wichita. VCAST TV will be available in Atlanta, LA, New York City and other areas in the near future.
Sprint's Direct 2 You Reaches Boston, Philly, Atlanta, Houston
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Cablevision Launching FreeWheel WiFi-Based Phone
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Sprint Grows Direct 2 You Footprint By Six Cities
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AT&T Says More Local Channels Coming to DirecTV Now
AT&T today said more major broadcasters around the country are supporting DirecTV Now, it's mobile- and internet-based television service. According to AT&T, ABC is available in 30 new markets, NBC is available in 4 new markets, and FOX has expanded to one new market.
Why it happend this way
Why launch service that nobody can use?
I just don't get it.
Tucson but not Phoenix?
Tucson = NOT
In late Dec my LG8100 charger plug broke and I was forced to use my old Audiovox but I waited for this.
For the past 90 days I havent been able to take a pic, send a pix or flix message or receive th...
Maybe Size Really Doesn't Matter After All...
If one is wondering why Tucson instead of Phoenix, a better question would be why San Bernadino and not Los Angeles? Or why Dallas and not Houston or why New Orleans at all. Particularly with that city's population being down post Katrina... It appears that this launch has nothing to do with size and more to do with where Qualcomm and/or Verizon decided to begin testing the service. If the service is popular...
Though it is dissapointing that the MUCH, MUCH better handset, the LG one isn't going to be released until next month, that one is made for tv viewing.