Verizon Wireless VCAST, 3G media streaming

Jan 07 2005 - 02:00 PM ET | 3G, CES, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless today announced VCAST, the nation's first 3G multimedia service for consumers. Starting February 1st, VCAST will use EV-DO to deliver high-resolution video, 3D games and music right to mobile phones. bq. For $15.00 monthly access in addition to their regular Verizon Wireless calling plan, VCAST customers get unlimited access to a wide array of more than 300 daily updated videos from leading content providers. Verizon Wireless VCAST customers also receive unlimited browsing of Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Web 2.0 news and information service. Music and video games are available for an extra fee. The VAST service will work with three phones, including the LG VX8000. Verizon Wireless' EV-DO network (marketed as BroadbandAccess) has expanded to the following markets: Chicago; Houston; Boston; Phoenix; Cincinnati; Orlando; Columbus and Dayton, OH; Providence, RI; Jacksonville, FL; Hartford and New Haven, CT.