Verizon Wireless announces the availability of Mobile Web 2.o(sm) for use on select phones. It offers new features and enhancements, including new graphics, easier navigation, clickable headlines and premium content.
The Mobile Web 2.0 home screen is VZW Today, which is an up-to-the-minute look at the news and hot stories that Verizon Wireless subscribers need to know. It also features several innovations, including a toolbar that allows customers to easily access the search tool, their favorites and bookmarks, or easily return to the homepage. Updated throughout the day, VZW Headlines stay current, providing the latest news and information that is just clicks away.
In addition to Verizon Wireless' content offering, customers can also access content from many branded content providers. Verizon Wireless customers can also access premium content that is available at an additional charge.
The Mobile Web 2.0 service is provided in conjunction with two key suppliers. InfoSpace Mobile is providing hosting, infrastructure and subscription management capabilities. Vindigo Studios is providing design and custom publishing for the service.
Mobile Web 2.0 is self subscribed, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless store to sign up for the service. Customers can now register for Mobile Web 2.0, including subscription-based premium content, right from their wireless handsets. Mobile Web 2.0 is available for $4.99 monthly access, plus airtime.
Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0 is initially available on the LG VX7000 camera phone and the LG VX4500 phone. Customers can purchase the LG VX7000 for $179.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement; the LG VX4500 retails for $89.99 with a two-year customer agreement after a $30 mail-in rebat