Verizon Wireless to Debut Content Syncing Service
Today Verizon Wireless announced that it is working with FusionOne to offer consumers and businesses a syncing tool to merge content such as contacts and address books across mobile phones, landline phones and Verizon's FiOS services. The service is using Verizon's Backup Assistant as the backbone and tying it together with FusionOne's multi-service sync technology. Since contacts and PIM data will be synced across services and devices, it will always be available. The service will go live later this year.
Verizon Zero-Rates Its Fios Mobile Video App
Verizon Wireless today said the company's Fios home internet and television customers can stream an unlimited amount of live and recorded shows over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment. Specifically, Fios customers can use the Fios Mobile app on their smartphones and tablets to watch 140 channels of live television, movies, and stored DVR content.
Verizon to Reward Those Who Pair Wireless and FiOS Service
Verizon will give up to $500 to people who combine Verizon Wireless with Verizon FiOS service. People new to both companies will receive a $250 gift card and another $250 in the form of bill credits when switching to Verizon Unlimited and signing up for FiOS TV, internet, and phone service.
Verizon Going After College Sports Fans
Verizon Communications, the parent company of Verizon Wireless, is prepared to launch a mobile video service later this year that will focus on college sports. The company is specifically targeting millennials with the offering, who it says prefer to consume video content on mobile devices rather than televisions or PCs.
Verizon Discontinues Free Content Filtering Service
Verizon Wireless this week retired its content filtering service. The tool was initially made available to account holders in order to prevent devices from accessing certain types of content via the web and the Google Play Store.