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Encyclopedia > Verizon Wireless
Cellco Partnership
Type Joint venture
Founded 2000
Headquarters Flag of the United States Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA
Key people Lowell McAdam, CEO
Mike Lanman, CMO
Industry Wireless Services
Products CDMA2000 1x and EV-DO (wireless voice and data services), SMS (text messaging), MMS (picture messaging), Video on Demand (V CAST), Mobile TV (V CAST Mobile TV), location-based services, BREW (Get It Now), Push to Talk, AMPS, Global Phone Rental/Sales (via Vodafone) (GSM/CDMA dual-mode phones), Satellite Phone Rental/Sales (via Vodafone/Iridium)
Employees 69,000
Parent Verizon Communications (55%)
Vodafone Group (45%)
Website www.verizonwireless.com

See also: Vodafone in the Americas Image File history File links Verizon-Wireless-Logo. ... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Map of Basking Ridge ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) Basking Ridge is an unincorporated area located in Central Northern New Jersey within Bernards Township in the Somerset Hills region of Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Lowell McAdam is the Executive Vice President and Chief operating officer of American mobile phone company, Verizon Wireless. ... For other uses, see Wireless (disambiguation). ... CDMA2000 is a hybrid 2. ... CDMA2000 is a family of 3G mobile telecommunications standards that use CDMA, a multiple access scheme for digital radio, to send voice, data, and signaling data (such as a dialed telephone number) between mobile telephones and cell sites. ... Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data only, abbreviated as EV-DO or EVDO and often EV, is one telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. ... Text messaging on a mobile with keyboard Text messaging, or texting is the common term for the sending of short (160 characters or fewer, including spaces) text messages from mobile phones using the Short Message Service (SMS). ... Multimedia Messaging System (MMS) is the logical evolution of the Short Message Service SMS, a text-only messaging system for mobile networks. ... Video on demand (VOD) systems allow users to select and watch video and clip content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ... Mobile TV is television service delivered to subscribers via mobile telecommunications networks, such as the mobile phone carriers. ... Location-based services (LBS) (or LoCation Services, LCS) are services developed and distributed by wireless carriers and their partners which provide information specific to a location. ... Brew refers to: Brewing, the production of beverages and fuels through fermentation Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless, a development platform for mobile phones Brew (horse), a Melbourne Cup winner in 2000 Category: ... “Push to Talk” redirects here. ... AMPS or amps can mean any of the following: Advanced Mobile Phone System, a mobile phone systems technology Advanced Mobile Phone Service, an AT&T company A contraction of amperes, a unit of electrical current The Amps, an indie rock band AMPS, Automated Military Postal System Categories: ... Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK. It is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about £84. ... A dual-mode phone is a phone which uses more than one technique for sending and receiving voice and data. ... Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK. It is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about £84. ... An Iridium phone (without the aerial) The Iridium satellite constellation is a system of 66 active communication satellites and spares around the Earth. ... This article is about work. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... Verizon Communications, Inc. ... Vodafones corporate logo is the outline of a SIM card Vodafone is a multinational mobile phone operator with headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom and Düsseldorf, Germany. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK. It is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about £84. ...


Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, behind AT&T Mobility, based on a total of 67.2 million U.S. subscribers. Based on revenue, Verizon Wireless is the largest American wireless company and largest wireless data provider, with an annual revenue of $43.9 billion. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, the company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group, with 55 and 45 percent ownership respectively. Their joint network covers a population of approximately 260 million in the United States. The phrase doing business as (abbreviated DBA or d/b/a) is a legal term, meaning that the name of the business or operation does not include the legal name of its proprietor, the names of all partners, or the official registered name of the limited partnership or corporation that... For other uses, see Wireless (disambiguation). ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... This article is about the wireless subsidiary of AT&T. For the defunct wireless provider that was merged into Cingular in 2004, see AT&T Wireless Services. ... Map of Basking Ridge ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) Basking Ridge is an unincorporated area located in Central Northern New Jersey within Bernards Township in the Somerset Hills region of Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Verizon Communications, Inc. ... Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK. It is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about £84. ...


On June 5, 2008, Verizon Wireless announced it will acquire rural provider Alltel Wireless in a deal valued at $28.1 Billion. With this merger, Verizon Wireless will have approximately 80 million wireless subscribers, making it the largest in the nation. This would also allow Verizon to become the *10th largest wireless carrier on Earth. The combined network will also cover approximately 290 million people, making it the largest network in the country by area.[1][2] Alltel Corporation is the fifth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States with over 13 million customers. ...

Contents

History

Verizon Wireless traces its roots to Bell Atlantic Mobile, NYNEX Mobile Communications, AirTouch Communications, PrimeCo Communications, and GTE Mobilnet. Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile Communications merged in 1995 to create Bell Atlantic-NYNEX Mobile, and in 1997 their namesake Baby Bell parents followed suit to form the new Bell Atlantic and their wireless subsidiary was renamed Bell Atlantic Mobile. Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile Communications was created from Advanced Mobile Phone Service, Inc., which was a subsidiary of AT&T created in 1978 to provide cellular service nationwide. AMPS, Inc. was divided among the RBOCs as part of the Bell System Divestiture. Categories: Corporation stubs | Communications companies of the United States | Defunct companies | Telephone companies | Public Utilities ... NYNEX Corporation (pronounced Nine-x) was a telephone company which served five New England states (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) as well as New York. ... AirTouch Communications was a U.S.-based wireless service provider that was created when PacTel Cellular was spun off from Pacific Telesis on April 1, 1994, forming both AirTouch Cellular and AirTouch Paging. ... PrimeCo Communications was a joint venture of Bell Atlantic and Airtouch, and was the first wireless communications provider to turn up CDMA service on the PCS band in late 1995. ... General Telephone and Electronics (GTE) was the largest of the independent US telephone companies during the days of the Bell System. ... Prior to the divestiture of AT&T in 1984, a Baby Bell was one of the 22 Bell Operating Companies owned by AT&T. Collectively, along with AT&T Long Lines, Western Electric and Bell Telephone Laboratories, these companies were considered the Bell System There were: New England Telephone (ME... Advanced Mobile Phone Service, Inc. ... The Regional Bell operating companies (RBOC) are the result of the United States antitrust action against AT&T in 1983. ... The break up of AT&T was initiated in 1974 by the U.S. Department of Justice anti-trust suit against the telephone monopoly. ...


Meanwhile, in June 1999, AirTouch Communications of San Francisco, California merged with UK-based Vodafone Group Plc, forming Vodafone AirTouch Plc. In September 1999, Vodafone AirTouch announced a $90-billion joint venture with Bell Atlantic Corp. to be called Verizon Wireless, and which would be comprised of the two companies' U.S. wireless assets: Bell Atlantic Mobile and AirTouch Paging. This wireless joint venture received regulatory approval in six months, and began operations as Verizon Wireless on April 4, 2000. On June 30, 2000, the addition of GTE Wireless' assets, in connection with the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE to form Verizon Communications, made Verizon Wireless the nation's largest wireless communications provider (until Cingular's acquisition of AT&T Wireless in 2004[3]). For the joint venture, Verizon Communications owns 55% and UK-based Vodafone Group (formerly Vodafone AirTouch) owns 45%. The name "Verizon," a portmanteau, is derived by combining the word "veritas," a Latin term that means "truth," and the word "horizon." Together, they are supposed to conjure images of reliability, certainty, leadership, and limitless possibilities.[4] San Francisco redirects here. ... Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK. It is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about £84. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Verizon Communications, Inc. ... Cingular Wireless is the largest United States mobile phone company, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. ... A portmanteau (IPA: ) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ...


On February 19, 2008, Verizon Wireless became the first of the "big" cellular companies to offer unlimited minutes talk plans.[5]


Network

Verizon Wireless is one of the six major U.S. carriers to use CDMA technology, the others being Sprint Nextel's Sprint PCS division, Alltel, U.S. Cellular, Cricket and MetroPCS (see List of United States mobile phone companies for more information). Verizon supports the 3 generations of CDMA (IS-95, 1x, and EV-DO) networks. CDMA2000 is a hybrid 2. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Alltel Corporation is the fifth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States with over 13 million customers. ... U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) is a super-regional cellular telephone provider, serving 5. ... Cricket Communications, Inc. ... MetroPCS Communications, Inc. ... List of United States mobile phone companies (In alphabetical order). ... Interim Standard 95 (IS-95), is the first CDMA-based digital cellular standard pioneered by Qualcomm. ... CDMA2000 is a hybrid 2. ... Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data only, abbreviated as EV-DO or EVDO and often EV, is one telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. ...


Verizon Wireless invests a claimed $8 billion annually to maintain and expand its nationwide CDMA network. Verizon Wireless offers voice services as well as 3G data services such as wireless broadband based on EV-DO Rev A, text and picture messaging, over-the-air downloadable applications and content from its "Get It Now" service, Video on Demand in the form of V CAST (which allows customers to download and view video content), location-based services, and Push-to-Talk. Text messaging on a mobile with keyboard Text messaging, or texting is the common term for the sending of short (160 characters or fewer, including spaces) text messages from mobile phones using the Short Message Service (SMS). ... Multimedia Messaging System (MMS) is the logical evolution of the Short Message Service SMS, a text-only messaging system for mobile networks. ... Video on demand (VOD) systems allow users to select and watch video and clip content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ... V CAST is a 3G EV-DO network created by Verizon Wireless used for streaming of video clips and music. ... Location-based services (LBS) (or LoCation Services, LCS) are services developed and distributed by wireless carriers and their partners which provide information specific to a location. ... “Push to Talk” redirects here. ...


On June 30, 2007, Verizon Wireless had completed the overhaul of the entire EV-DO network to EV-DO Rev. A. This enables PC Cards to obtain downloading speeds of 600 kbit/s to 1.4 Mbit/s and uploading speeds of 500-800 kbit/s. is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data only, abbreviated as EV-DO or EVDO and often EV, is one telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. ... Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data only, abbreviated as EV-DO or EVDO and often EV, is one telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. ... The PCMCIA is the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association, an industry trade association that creates standards for notebook computer peripheral devices. ...


On 27 November 2007, Verizon Wireless announced plans to allow all cell phones compatible with their CDMA technology to run on their network. Users of such phones are also allowed to use any application they wish. The plan should take effect by the end of 2008.[6] is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


However, on September 20, 2007, Verizon Wireless had announced a joint effort with the Vodafone Group to transition their networks to the 4G standard LTE, a variant of the GSM standard,[7] and on November 29, 2007, Verizon Wireless announced that they would start LTE trials in 2008. Adopting LTE would be a significant shift away from Verizon Wireless’ current use of CDMA technology, but would offer increased operability for users traveling worldwide.[8] is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Vodafones corporate logo is the outline of a SIM card Vodafone is a multinational mobile phone operator with headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom and Düsseldorf, Germany. ... This article is about the mobile phone standard. ... 3GPP LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the name given to a project within the Third Generation Partnership Project to improve the UMTS mobile phone standard to cope with future requirements. ... For other uses, see GSM (disambiguation). ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Phones and Devices

Below is a list of all available phones and devices available for sale with the Verizon Wireless service.


LG

  • LG Chocolate in Black Cherry, Black, and Blue Ice
  • LG Voyager
  • LG Venus in Black and Pink
  • LG VX8350
  • LG enV2
  • LG Decoy
  • LG VX5400
  • LG VX9400

The LG Chocolate VX8550 is the upgrade to the popular Chocolate VX8500 music phone for Verizon Wireless. ... Voyager is a mobile phone manufactured and sold by LG Electronics. ... LG Venus or LG VX8800 is a 2007 slider/touch screen cell phone by LG Electronics. ... The LG VX9400 is a phone made by LG. It is the first to support live TV broadcasts using MediaFLO technology. ...

Motorola

  • Motorola Q9m
  • Motorola Q9c
  • Razr2 V9m
  • Motorola W385
  • Motorola MOTO W755 in Black Slate and Purple
  • Motorola MOTORIZR Z6tv
  • Motorola MOTO Z6c World Edition
  • Motorola MOTO Z6cx World Edition (non camera)

Samsung

  • Samsung Juke in Teal, Red and Navy
  • Samsung Alias in Silver
  • Samsung Flipshot in Black and Red
  • Samsung Glyde
  • Samsung Gleam
  • Samsung SCH-u340
  • Samsugn SCH-u410
  • Samsung SCH-u550
  • Samsung SCH-u620
  • Samsung SCH-i760

The Samsung Juke or Samsung SCH-u470 is a mobile phone which plays music, offered exclusively by Verizon Wireless. ...

Verizon Wireless

  • Verizon Wireless CDM 8905
  • Verizon Wireless Coupe
  • Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S in Black & Silver and Burgundy & Gold
  • Verizon Wireless PN-820 Smarthphone
  • Verizon Wireless SMT5800
  • Verizon Wireless XV6900
  • Verizon Wireless XV6800
  • Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S Push to Talk
  • Verizon Wireless UM150 USB Modem
  • Verizon Wireless PC5750 PC Card
  • Verizon Wireless KPC680 ExpressCard
  • Verizon Wireless AirCard 595
  • Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard
  • Verizon Wireless USB727 Modem

Nokia

  • Nokia 6205 The Dark Night Edition

Palm

  • Palm Centro Smartphone
  • Palm Treo 755p Smartphone
  • Palm Treo 700wx Smartphone

BlackBerry

  • BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Smartphone
  • BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Smartphone in Pink
  • BlackBerry 8703e
  • BlackBerry Curve 8330 Smartphone
  • BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone
  • BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone in Red

Upcoming and planned phones

  • LG Choclate 3 (LG VX8650)
  • LG Dare
  • Motorola Adventure
  • Nokia 7205
  • Nokia 2605
  • BlackBerry Niagara
  • BlackBerry Thunder (first touchscreen phone from Research in Motion)
  • Motorola VU30
  • Verizon Wireless G'zOne Boulder
  • Palm Treo 800W

These mentioned phones have not been officially announced by Verizon Wireless or their respective companies, however they are expected to be released in the future. Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (TSX: RIM, NASDAQ: RIMM) is a Canadian wireless device company. ...


Advertising

In 2000, Verizon Wireless advertised the fact that they were, for a time, the largest cellular network in the country by showing people using cell phones and then gesturing with two fingers, much like the World War II-era "V for Victory" sign, to show that the person was on the Verizon ("V" or "iN") network. The slogan for Verizon Wireless at that time was "Join in." (Reminiscent of the slogan "Join in" was used in their marketing scheme up to this day. i.e., "iN-calling," "iN-messaging," and even the toll-free number "1-800-2-JOIN-IN.") The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The V sign is a hand gesture in which the first and second fingers are raised and parted, whilst the remaining fingers are clenched. ...


Later, Verizon adopted the slogan "We never stop working for you," with commercials depicting a Verizon employee roaming about in strange places continuously asking, "Can you hear me now? Good." (The "employee" is played by stage actor Paul Marcarelli) The "test man" represents Verizon test technicians.[9] Paul Marcarelli is an American actor best known as the Test Man character in commercials for Verizon Wireless. ...


In 2005, Verizon Wireless added an "army" of network engineers into their commercials in conjunction with the "test man" and introduced the slogan "It's the Network." to emphasize their network quality. (Verizon Wireless still uses the slogan "We never stop working for you." from time to time — especially on their website, toll-free number, and shopping bags.)


Awards

2004

  • Best Wireless Product - Wireless Systems Design, February 11, 2004
  • Highest Customer Service Quality Rating - RCR Wireless News, January 21, 2004
  • Carrier of the Year - Wireless Week, March 22, 2004
  • Best Place to Work in IT - ComputerWorld, June 14, 2004
  • Best Overall Carrier - Laptop Magazine, May 2004
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers - Working Mother, October 2004
  • Reader's Choice - PC Magazine, November 29, 2004

2005

  • Gold Well Workplace - The Wellness Councils of America, September 2005
  • Top 125 Training Organizations in America - Training Magazine
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers - Working Mother Magazine

2006

  • Carrier of the Year - Wireless Week, April 1, 2006
  • Best Place to Work in IT - Computerworld, June 19, 2006
  • Tops For Diversity - DiversityBusiness.com, March 30, 2006
  • Training Top 100 - Training Magazine, March 2006
  • Best Wireless Service Provider In The World - Business Traveler, December 4, 2006
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers - Working Mother Magazine, September, 2006
  • Most Reliable and Responsive Web Site - The Keynote Service Level Rankings Study, September 14, 2006
  • Highest Ranked Wireless Customer Service Performance (in a Tie) - J.D. Power and Associates, July 26, 2006
  • Top Honors For Online Customer Experience - The Customer Respect Group, July 21, 2006
  • Highest In Customer Satisfaction With Business Wireless Service - J.D. Power and Associates, May 17, 2006
  • Leading In Customer Satisfaction - ACSI, May 16, 2006
  • Highest Overall Satisfaction Among Wireless Telephone Users In Mid-Atlantic, West, Northeast, Southeast and North Central Region (all in a Tie) - J.D. Power and Associates, April 19, 2006
  • 1st In Diversity - DiversityInc, April 18, 2006
  • Highest Call Quality Performance Among Wireless Cell Phone Users In Northeast Region in a Tie, Mid-Atlantic Region and Southeast Region - J.D. Power and Associates, March 16, 2006

2007

  • Carrier Of The Year - Wireless Week, April 1, 2007
  • Tops In Customer Satisfaction - Vocal Laboratories, October 23, 2007
  • 25 Companies That Are Good for the World and Your Wallet - CareerBuilder.com, September 24, 2007
  • 100 Best Company for Working Mothers - Working Mother, September 2007
  • Health & Wellness Trailblazer - Alliance for Workplace Excellence, June 26, 2007
  • Best Place To Work In IT - Computerworld, June 19, 2007
  • Leading In Customer Satisfaction - ACSI, May 15, 2007
  • Top 125 Training Organizations in America - Training Magazine, March 2, 2007
  • Top Corporation For Diversity - DiversityBusiness.com, January 22, 2007

2008

  • Top 125 Training Organizations in America - Training Magazine, February 2008
  • Top Green-IT Companies for 2008 - Computerworld, February 15, 2008
  • Carrier Of The Year - Wireless Week, April 2008

PC Magazine (or PC Mag) is a computer magazine published biweekly (except in January and July) both in print and online. ... Computerworld is an IT magazine that provides information to technology managers. ...

Content delivery systems

Get It Now

Overview

Get It Now is Verizon Wireless's implementation of Qualcomm's BREW technology, allowing a user to download and use applications on a Verizon Wireless Get It Now-enabled phone. It is a proprietary interface to download ringtones, music, games, applications, and use instant messaging on a phone. Users usually are unable to load content on the Verizon Wireless phones outside of Get It Now system; this is done for financial reasons. Verizon Wireless has exclusivity agreements with its Get It Now content providers (this is a walled garden system). Sometimes cell phone enthusiasts do unauthorized modifications to their phones or use unauthorized software to make the phone accept non- Get It Now -originated content. Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a wireless telecommunications research and development company based in San Diego, California. ... Brew refers to: Brewing, the production of beverages and fuels through fermentation Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless, a development platform for mobile phones Brew (horse), a Melbourne Cup winner in 2000 Category: ... A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call. ... // Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ... A walled garden, with regards to media content, refers to a closed set or exclusive set of information services provided for users (a method of creating a monopoly or securing an information system). ...


Content

  • Music & Tones
    • V CAST Music
    • Get New Ringtones
  • Games
    • Puzzle Games
    • Sports Games
    • Classic Games
    • TV/Movie/Music Games
    • Action Games
    • Casino Games
    • Strategy Games
  • Tools on the go
    • E-mail
    • News & Weather
    • Sports
    • Entertainment
    • Travel & Guides
    • Shopping
    • Business/Tools
    • Mind, Body & Soul
    • Education
  • Extras

MediaFLO is Qualcomms new technology to broadcast data to portable devices such as cell phones and PDAs. ...

Pricing and availability

Most games available on Get It Now are available in two purchase options: "subscribe," which charges a monthly amount to an account, and "unlimited" which is slightly more expensive and has one-time charge. Subscription fees range from $2.99 to $4.99 per month. Purchase fees range from $4.99 to $11.99. Some applications do not allow unlimited-use purchases. Any application or game that requires a data connection will use one's monthly minutes under most "Americas Choice" plans. Subscribers with newer "National" plans will be billed $1.99 per megabyte. Data charges may also apply to the download of the game or application and some plans offered may vary by phone model.


"V CAST" and "V CAST Mobile TV" can be added to a access plan for $15 to $25 per month, per mobile number. Both add-on features include unlimited data minutes, on "America's Choice" plans, or unlimited data transfer (MB pricing), on "Nationwide" plans, to access Get It Now, Mobile Web, V CAST and V CAST Mobile TV. However, any purchases while on V CAST, Mobile Web or Get It Now will still be charged.[10]


All applications through Get It Now are BREW-based and the selection differs depending on what Verizon phone one is using. BREW is an application development platform created by Qualcomm for mobile phones. ...


VZ Navigator

Main article: VZ Navigator

Within Get It Now, Verizon has implemented a GPS navigation application, VZ Navigator, that works for the most part like a standalone GPS unit. Users can also locate businesses within their vicinity, searching by category or business name. Users can type in addresses and receive turn by turn directions to their destination. The cost is $2.99 per day, $9.99 per month or free depending on which plan one is under. VZNavigator is airtime and data transfer charge free to use, meaning it will not be billed data minutes, on "America's Choice" plans, or data transfer charges (MB billing), on "Nationwide" plans, during use. However, the initial download of VZNavigator, if not pre-loaded on the phone, will be assessed airtime (data minutes) or data transfer charges, depending on plan.


V CAST

Main article: V CAST

Also within Get It Now is V CAST, Verizon Wireless' high-speed audio, video on demand, and entertainment delivery system. The service is currently $15.00 per month, per phone, also includes unlimited data transfer on the "Nationwide" plans for browsing the mobile web and downloading Get It Now applications. V CAST is a 3G EV-DO network created by Verizon Wireless used for streaming of video clips and music. ... Video on demand (VOD) systems allow users to select and watch video and clip content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ...


HopeLine

Verizon Wireless collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider.[11] Phones that can be refurbished are sold for reuse and those without value are disposed of in an environmentally sound way by way of ReCellular Inc. Proceeds from HopeLine are used to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.


Since HopeLine’s national phone recycling and re-use program was launched in 2001, Verizon Wireless:

  • Has collected more than 4.5 million phones
  • Awarded nearly $5 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country
  • Distributed more than 60,000 phones with more than 160 million minutes of free wireless service to be used by victims of domestic violence
  • Properly disposed of more than 1 million no-longer-used wireless phones in an environmentally sound way
  • Kept more than 200 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills [12]

Hopeline's #HOPE is a service available across Verizon Wireless' nationwide wireless network. By dialing #4673 then pressing send, callers will be connected directly to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, where they can receive the confidential help they need through empowerment-based crisis intervention, information and resources. The call is toll and airtime free.[12]


Verizon Wireless with OnStar

Verizon Wireless currently offers the "Nationwide Plan with OnStar," which is a bundle plan between Verizon Wireless service and OnStar service.[13] With this plan, the Verizon Wireless phone is the "primary line" and the OnStar device is the "secondary line." This plan is very similar to the "Basic Family SharePlan," with rates starting at $69.99 USD for 700 minutes for the first two phones.[13] OnStar Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors which provides subscription-based communications, monitoring and tracking services throughout the United States and Canada. ...


From Verizon Wireless to Claro in Puerto Rico

Main article: Claro Puerto Rico Image File history File links Verizon-Wireless-Logo. ... Claro is the largest mobile phone network in the Americas. ...


The Claro brand was launched in Puerto Rico on 18 May 2007 as rebranding the Verizon Wireless trademark, after Verizon International sold its stake in Puerto Rico Telephone Co. (PRTC). Claro is the wireless arm of PRTC, which serves wireline telephone and data services in the island. The brand was introduced to the wireless segment after the 30 March 2007 acquisition of the telecom by América Móvil. Claro is the largest mobile phone network in the Americas. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article or section should include material from Bell Atlantic This article or section should include material from GTE Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a local exchange telephone company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, a former Bell Operating Company, and GTE, which was the largest independant local exchange... The Puerto Rico Telephone Company (PRTC), also known as Puerto Rico Telephone (PRT) but locally referred to as La Telefónica in Spanish, was a telecommunications services company located in San Juan, Puerto Rico which operated for many decades offering telephone services for the island residents. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Data (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wireless (disambiguation). ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... América Móvil (NYSE: AMX, BMV: AMX, NASDAQ: AMOV) is the largest mobile network operator in Germano America and Latin America and the largest corporation in Latin America. ...


Claro Puerto Rico is currently the second largest serving the island after AT&T Mobility (previously Cingular), serving more than 567,060 customers (partly due to the fact that Puerto Rico Telephone was the first wireless provider on the Island, starting in the 1980s). The history goes back to Celulares Telefónica, which operated until 2001 under that brand, when the Verizon brand was introduced.


The company has made public its plans to launch a GSM/UMTS network parallel to the CDMA/EvDO network it operates since 2002. Claro has mobile voice and data services in Puerto Rico's 78 cities and towns and its coverage is constantly expanding, the company says. For other uses, see GSM (disambiguation). ... Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is one of the third-generation (3G) mobile phone technologies. ... General Information Generically (as a multiplexing scheme), code division multiple access (CDMA) is any use of any form of spread spectrum by multiple transmitters to send to the same receiver on the same frequency channel at the same time without harmful interference. ... EVDO, thrid generation CDMA1X data transfer. ... Look up Mobile in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Claro Puerto Rico Slogans (Note: With the latter slogans, there is an obvious pun intended, as "claro" is Spanish for "clear.")

  • "Bienvenido a un mundo mejor." | "Welcome to a better world" - in English
  • "La red más poderosa habla Claro." | "The most powerful network speaks Claro" - in English
  • "Verizon Wireless la red más poderosa, ahora es Claro." | "Verizon Wireless the most powerful network, is now Claro." - in English

Verizon Wireless USA still offers voice coverage in Puerto Rico roaming in the Claro CDMA/EvDO network, however does not offer EvDO data roaming coverage, meaning that no picture or video messages can be downloaded in the Puerto Rico area. There are also reports of phones crashing, and entering a power cycle in the Puerto Rico area due to this lack of EvDO coverage. The Samsung gleam has been reported to be one of these phones that crashes and goes into the power cycle, when trying to register its applications upon startup.


Controversy

GPS Disabling of Certain Devices

Verizon deactivates the built-in GPS capabilities of many current phones and PDAs. For example, its recently introduced Blackberry 8830 and 8130 both have full GPS capabilities and the Blackberry Maps application which uses the GPS capability for tracking and navigation. Verizon has disabled the GPS to all other mapping applications other than its own VZ Navigator, which is billed at $2.99 a day or $9.99 a month. On November 30, 2007 Verizon Wireless was named in a class action lawsuit alleging that the wireless giant wrongfully and unfairly deceived purchasers of BlackBerry model 8830 smartphones by advertising that the devices were "GPS Enabled." Upon purchase, the suit alleges that Verizon intentionally disabled the devices' free, built-in global positioning systems (GPS) then offered a proprietary Verizon fee-for-service GPS.[14]


Network Quality

In mid-2006, the consumer research firm Telephia published a report that suggests AT&T Mobility drops the fewest calls across the country. Verizon Wireless advertises heavily the quality of their network above competitors. According to the Consumer Beat reporter for The Boston Globe: This article is about the wireless subsidiary of AT&T. For the defunct wireless provider that was merged into Cingular in 2004, see AT&T Wireless Services. ... The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ...

Telephia independently measures the top four wireless carriers for a number of consumer value points. In relation to call quality, Telephia, in a letter to the four major carriers regarding this research, will not confirm or deny that Cingular drops the fewest calls. Also, Telephia has requested that Cingular update its advertising to indicate that Telephia provided the information it uses to make this claim, not that it actually supports or confirms the 'fewest dropped calls' claim.[15]

Motorola V710 Bluetooth

Verizon advertised the Motorola V710 as having full Bluetooth capability, when in reality it had no OBEX or OPP functions built in. After many complaints, a class action suit was filed for false advertising, not only for advertising missing capabilities, but also for telling customers who complained to Verizon that an update was coming out "in November." The lawsuit was initiated in January of 2005 and settlement decision became final on March 20, 2006, with Verizon offering to qualified members of the class action suit (purchased a V710 BEFORE February 2, 2005) a $25 credit to all of its V710 customers, or the option to trade in the V710 for $200 or original purchase price and allow them to keep their phone number and service, or $200 or original purchase price and allow them to break their contract and discontinue service with Verizon. The settlement to the lawsuit did not directly address the V710's restrictions. The same hardware crippling exists with Motorola's successor to the V710, the E815, but unlike the V710, the E815 was marked clearly that OBEX and OPP was disabled. Additionally, through a seem edit, OBEX could be enabled on the 815, but not on the 710 (the Verizon e815 lacks the OPP profile altogether). Other carriers' versions of the V710, while still possessing some restrictions to the Bluetooth functionality, are much less restrictive overall, allowing full use of the customer's own MIDI and MP3 files for ringtones, etc.[citation needed] The Motorola V710 is a cell phone with a large number of features, including: 1. ... This article is about the electronic protocol. ... This article is about obex portion of the brain. ... OBEX (abbreviation of OBject EXchange, also termed IrOBEX) is a communications protocol that facilitates the exchange of binary objects between devices. ... In law, a class action is an equitable procedural device used in litigation for determining the rights of and remedies, if any, for large numbers of people whose cases involve common questions of law and fact. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motorola Inc. ... The Motorola V710 is a cell phone with a large number of features, including: 1. ... The Motorola V710 is a cell phone with a large number of features, including: 1. ...


Application locking

Like most US CDMA carriers, Verizon makes heavy use of Qualcomm's BREW technology, and uses it over Java in case of phones where both are an option. By using BREW (which is branded Get It Now), Verizon locks users into its own applications, making it impossible to install anything Verizon doesn't offer. Programs such as the standard mail reader included in some phones were removed, forcing people to buy expensive mail readers from Get It Now.[citation needed] Brew refers to: Brewing, the production of beverages and fuels through fermentation Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless, a development platform for mobile phones Brew (horse), a Melbourne Cup winner in 2000 Category: ... Java language redirects here. ...


MP3 restrictions

Verizon Wireless has removed features in firmware updates for the Motorola V710 and several other newer phones for ringtone transfers, making it more difficult - but not impossible - to transfer MP3s from the phone's microSD card. This update also disabled editing of the homepage field in WebSessions making it more difficult to use alternate WAP gateways. One result of this crippling has been a prominent network of "unofficial" web sites, documenting how to enable, access, or use hidden or crippled features. This often includes divulging service codes for new phone models, or homebrew software that can access otherwise hidden parts of the phone's memory system.[citation needed] The Motorola V710 is a cell phone with a large number of features, including: 1. ... A microSD card (right) next to its SD adapter (left) Dissected 64 MB microSD Card, showing cross section through memory chips and printed circuit board microSD is a format for removable flash memory cards. ... WAP is an open international standard for applications that use wireless communication. ...


Standard GUI

Verizon Wireless has implemented a standard user interface across all traditional (non-PDA / smart phone) handsets. Somewhat reminiscent of LG's interface, this standard reduces support training costs. However, it has also anecdotally alienated some customers who prefer other phone manufacturer-specific interfaces.[citation needed] A leader in making and manufacturing Electronics LG redirects here. ...


BroadbandAccess plans

Verizon Wireless had come under fire by "power users" of its EV-DO wireless data network (called BroadbandAccess), for using language in its terms of service which heavily restricts what activities an EV-DO user can conduct even though the service is advertised as offering "Unlimited" data usage. The service was in fact limited to 5GB of data transfer per month. The language in Verizon Wireless' previous usage agreement stated: Evolution Data Only,Evolution Data Optimized, often abbreviated as EVDO, EV-DO, EvDO, 1xEV-DO or 1xEvDO is a wireless radio broadband data protocol being adopted by many CDMA mobile phone providers in Japan, Korea, the United States and Canada, as part of the CDMA2000 standard. ...

Unlimited NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess services cannot be used (1) for uploading, downloading or streaming of movies, music or games, (2) with server devices or with host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, Voice over IP (VoIP), automated machine-to-machine connections, or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, or (3) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections... We reserve right to limit throughput or amount of data transferred, deny or terminate service, without notice, to anyone we believe is using NationalAccess or BroadbandAccess in any manner prohibited above or whose usage adversely impacts our network or service levels.[16]

Under these terms, customers could have had their service shut off or suffered restricted bandwidth when using more than 5 GBs per month.


To clarify limits of use on its BroadbandAccess plans, Verizon Wireless intruduced new pricing for BroadbandAccess in March 2008[17]:

  • $39.99 for 50 MBs (overage rate is $0.99 per MB, billed in full MB rounded up.)
  • $59.99 for 5 GBs (overage rate is $0.49 per MB, billed in full MB rounded up.)

The usage agreement has also been updated to be more explicit in allowed and prohibited use of the network bandwidth.

"You may not use our Data Plans and Features for illegal purposes or purposes that infringe upon others' intellectual property rights, or in a manner that interferes with other users' service, interferes with the network's ability to fairly allocate capacity among users, or that otherwise degrades service quality for other users. Examples of prohibited usage include: (i) server devices or host computer applications, including continuous Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, automated machine–to–machine connections, or peer–to–peer (P2P) file–sharing applications that are broadcast to multiple servers or recipients such that they could enable "bots" or similar routines (as set forth in more detail in (iii) below) or otherwise denigrate network capacity or functionality; (ii) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections; (iii) "auto–responders," "cancel–bots," or similar automated or manual routines that generate amounts of net traffic that could disrupt net user groups or e–mail use by others; (iv) generating "spam" or unsolicited commercial or bulk e–mail (or activities that facilitate the dissemination of such e–mail); (v) any activity that adversely affects the ability of other users or systems to use either Verizon Wireless' services or the Internet–based resources of others, including the generation or dissemination of viruses, malware, or "denial of service" attacks; (vi) accessing, or attempting to access without authority, the information, accounts or devices of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, Verizon Wireless' or another entity's network or systems; or (vii) running software or other devices that maintain continuous active Internet connections when a computer's connection would otherwise be idle, or "keep alive" functions, unless they adhere to Verizon Wireless' requirements for such usage, which may be changed from time to time. By way of example only, you may not use a Data Plan or Feature for web broadcasting, or for the operation of servers, telemetry devices and/or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition devices. If your usage on a Data Plan or Feature that does not include a specific monthly Megabyte allowance or that is not billed on a pay–as–you–use basis exceeds 5 Gigabytes per account line during any billing period, we reserve the right to reduce throughput speed to a maximum of approximately 200 Kilobits per second for up to thirty days."[18]

Acquisitions

  • At the end of 2006, Verizon Wireless bought out West Virginia Wireless, a regional GSM cell phone company.
  • On 30 July 2007, Rural Cellular Corporation (Unicel) announced it agreed to be acquired by Verizon Wireless (a CDMA carrier). Verizon said that it plans to convert RCC's GSM customers to CDMA technology, but it will continue to operate RCC's current GSM network in order to generate roaming revenue. The sale is expected to close in early 2008, pending approvals from the FCC and potentially the Department of Justice, to ensure that the acquisition won't be anti-competitive in some geographic areas. On 4 October 2007, Rural Cellular Corporation Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement with Verizon Wireless "ALEXANDRIA, Minn., Oct 04, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rural Cellular Corporation ("RCC" or "the Company") (NASDAQ:RCCC) today announced that its shareholders voted to approve the merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Rural Cellular Corporation by Verizon Wireless for approximately $2.67 billion in cash and assumed debt."
    • In November 2007, a few Rural Cellular (Unicel) Subscribers mounted an effort to stop this sale of Unicel because "Cell Phone Service Will Change" and "GSM Service Will End".
  • In mid 2007, Ramcell of Oregon made a deal to sell its assets to Verizon Wireless, Integration of local company to increase coverage area in Southern Oregon began in late 2007.
  • On 22 Jan. 2008 SureWest Communications announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the operating assets of its Wireless business to Verizon Wireless.
  • On 5 June 2008, Verizon Wireless announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Alltel for US$5.9 billion, plus the assumption of debt, in a deal that will create the biggest mobile phone company in the U.S. surpassing AT&T. Based on Alltel's projected net debt at closing of $22.2 billion, the aggregate value of the deal is $28.1 billion. The merger should be complete by the end of the year, pending regulatory approvals.[19]

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See also

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Verizon Wireless competitors

Wireless (in order of customer totals)

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Verizon Wireless's MVNOs

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Notes

Early in 2006, Verizon announced their intent to buy out the remaining 45% of stock of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone..[20] Vodafone, however, stated they “have no current plans to exit” the US market by giving up its stake in Verizon Wireless.[21]


On December 19, 2006, it was announced Verizon Wireless' CEO Denny Strigl has been called up to parent Verizon Communications to be the company's new President and COO. He was to begin serving in the new post on January 1, 2007. Verizon Wireless COO Lowell McAdam was to take over Strigl's role as CEO of VZW.[22]


Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) and Verizon Wireless announced on May 5th that they have signed a 5-year agreement for Qwest to market and sell Verizon Wireless service beginning this summer. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.


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You never know where you are going to want to have your verizon wireless set up, or what you are going to do with it, so you should be sure that you have the verizon wireless information that you are looking for before you start.
Phone Recycling (619 words)
With the funds raised from the sale of the refurbished phones, Verizon Wireless donates wireless phones and airtime to victims, and provides funding and other contributions to non-profit domestic violence shelters and prevention programs across the country.
Verizon Wireless also concentrates on protecting the environment by collecting spent rechargeable batteries for recycling.
The Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Battery Recycling program is an easy way for customers to join with Verizon Wireless to help conserve the earth's natural resources and prevent spent batteries from entering community landfills.
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