Full Roster Of Baseball Content Brings The Thrill Of The Game To Verizon Wireless Phones
03/30/2006, BEDMINSTER, NJ — Attention all catchers, pitchers, players and fans - it’s time to gear up for big league play with content on Verizon Wireless phones. Whether heading for extra innings or cruising through the seventh inning stretch, Verizon Wireless offers a grand slam of Get It Now®, Mobile Web 2.0SM and V CAST applications that are sure to keep baseball fans in the game.
Baseball fans who want some game-time excitement before opening day can download their favorite baseball games from the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now Virtual Store. V CAST customers can get into the batter’s box with Derek Jeter Pro Baseball 3D from Gameloft. Step up to the plate for a quick exhibition match or watch a team evolve over the course of the season with stats that really affect the way the game plays. With Derek Jeter Pro Baseball 3D, fans can climb atop the pitcher’s mound, hear the roar of the crowd and intimidate the designated hitter in full 3D. Derek Jeter Pro Baseball 3D is available in the getGAMES shopping aisle for $2.99 monthly access or $8.49 unlimited use purchase.
Take The Show On The Road With Mobile Web 2.0
Mobile Web 2.0 subscribers can check scores and news from leading sports networks from their wireless phones, giving them access to their team any time, any place. In addition, fantasy baseball players can make roster changes, view live stats, get up-to-the-minute player news, information and more from their Mobile Web 2.0-equipped phone with Fantasy Baseball Companion by CBS SportsLine. Fantasy Baseball Companion is a full-featured companion version to the immensely popular CBS SportsLine Fantasy Baseball Commissioner Leagues, played by millions. Airtime usage is required. Fantasy Baseball Companion is available for $3.99 monthly access.
Get Updates with TXT Messaging
Baseball fans can also sign up for TXT Alerts from MLB.com. Customers simply text the name of their favorite team to “MLBGO” (65246) to get the latest news and information sent directly to their wireless phones. TXT Alerts will appear as a monthly charge of $3.99 on customers’ phone bills in addition to standard messaging charges.
Verizon Wireless customers can also receive every change in score and summary of game delivered directly to their mobile phone via TXT Messaging. Simply send a TXT Message with “MLB + team name” (e.x. MLB BRAVES) to “1400.” The alert set-up menu and confirmation will be sent to the customer’s wireless phone. Each time the desired team plays customers automatically receive TXT Alerts with score updates and game summaries. Standard TXT Messaging rates apply.
Music & Ring Tones
Baseball fans can get pumped up for the game by outfitting their Get It Now-enabled phones with sports themed wallpaper and ring tones that show their spirit. Customers can show off their favorite team with baseball-themed wallpapers and let the world know who they are rooting for with ring tones that feature baseball classics, including, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and sporting event favorites such as “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.”
V CAST Music customers can also download their favorite game-time music over the air directly to their wireless phones or straight to their Windows® XP PCs, so they can show their spirit whether watching the game at the ballpark or at home. V CAST Music songs cost $0.99 if purchased from the PC or $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over the air onto a V CAST Music-enabled phone.
V CAST Video
Verizon Wireless’ V CAST customers who can’t be at the game can catch the day’s highlights right from their wireless phones. With V CAST, fans can view video clips from the hottest names in entertainment, news, sports and more in the palms of their hands. Verizon Wireless V CAST customers can equip their V CAST-enabled phones with a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation’s most reliable wireless network, serving 51.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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