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Verizon Wireless' is getting more social
Posted: 28-Mar-2008 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[Verizon Wireless announces the launch of MySpace Mobile and the Loopt social-mapping service.]

MySpace Mobile:

Mobile Web 2.0 subscribers can now click directly into the MySpace Mobile Web site from the Connect category on the Mobile Web 2.0 home screen, eliminating the need for customers to type in a URL in order to access the site. With MySpace on Mobile Web 2.0, Verizon Wireless customers now have the ability to edit MySpace profiles, view and add friends, post comments and blogs, send and receive MySpace messages -- all from their mobile phones.To access MySpace Mobile, Verizon Wireless customers simply open Mobile Web 2.0 on their phones, click on the Connect category from the home screen, and click on MySpace. On the MySpace site, customers can access a host of features, including:

-- Message Management - send, read and reply to messages from all of their MySpace friends, as well as field friend requests from their mobile devices.

-- Viewing Photo Albums - easily look at MySpace photo albums by choosing "My Photos" on MySpace Mobile.

-- Viewing Friends - look up profiles of their friends and others through their MySpace profile. Just as on standard MySpace, MySpace Mobile lets Verizon Wireless customers see profile pictures and other member information via their mobile devices.

-- Friend Search - search for people by name or e-mail address, as well as send friend invites and review invites that are pending.

-- Comments / Blog Posting - post comments and update blogs just as they would from a PC. Any new information entered will be posted to a member's mobile and online MySpace profile simultaneously.

Loopt:

With Loopt, Verizon Wireless customers can leverage their phones' location-based services capabilities to share location information, status messages and geo-tagged photos with their community of friends. Loopt users can view where friends in their private network are located via a map displayed on their mobile phones and connect and share their locations with anyone in their address books or AIM buddy lists. Detailed Loopt maps that show Verizon Wireless users where friends are, what they are doing, and how to meet up with them, transform their Verizon Wireless phones into active social tools to connect, share and explore the real world.

Verizon Wireless customers will be able to purchase Loopt beginning in April in the Tools on the Go and Featured Applications shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store. Loopt will be available for $3.99 monthly access. Verizon Wireless customers will be able to get Loopt on more than 20 popular Get It Now-capable phones, including the Chocolate by LG, the MOTORIZR(TM) Z6tv and Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime or megabyte charges may apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications, and standard text messaging rates apply.

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