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Broadcast-Quality TV Now Playing on Wireless Phones in San Luis Obispo, California
Feb 28, 2008 (10:02 AM EST)


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Wait times at the airport, doctors' offices and restaurants just got a little bit more interesting for Verizon Wireless customers in San Luis Obispo, Calif., who can now watch broadcast-quality television on select TV-enabled handsets. Verizon Wireless has expanded its V CAST Mobile TV service to the area, giving local residents the ability to watch broadcast-quality television on select mobile TV-enabled handsets.

The company introduced the service on California's central coast last August in Santa Barbara. V CAST Mobile TV features full-length shows and other programming 24 hours a day from well-known entertainment brands including CBS Mobile, Comedy Central, ESPN Mobile TV, FOX Mobile, MTV, NBC 2GO, NBC News2GO, and Nickelodeon. Customers can watch their favorite network TV shows, sports and breaking news while waiting at the airport, killing time between classes, or otherwise looking for a fun way to pass the time.

"This is real broadcast television with a range of channels and great shows to choose from," said Rich Garwood, regional president of Verizon Wireless. "Our customers in San Luis Obispo can now carry their TVs with them in the palms of their hands and watch virtually whenever they choose."

The service comes with parental control features so parents can monitor and restrict the programs their children view.

Monthly access packages begin at $13 per month. Four V CAST Mobile TV-enabled phones are currently available: the all new Voyager(TM) by LG, the LG VX9400, the MOTORIZR(TM) Z6tv, and the Samsung SCH-u620. For more information, visit the V CAST Mobile TV Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv .

V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless is powered on the FLO TV(TM) service from MediaFLO USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Because MediaFLO USA operates a dedicated multicast network that delivers programming in a linear format, Verizon Wireless can offer customers the latest in mobile entertainment without impacting its award-winning voice and data services.

Customers can get hands-on demonstrations at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store located at 994 Mill St. in San Luis Obispo.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications www.verizonwireless.com www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia and Vodafone . For more information, go to: . To preview and request broadcast- quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at .

CONTACT: Heidi Flato of Verizon Wireless, +1-925-324-8692, Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/ http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv/ http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia/