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Verizon scores Touchdown with NFL Mobile

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Verizon scores Touchdown with NFL Mobile
With the cheerleaders chanting, "GO Big Red, GO Big Red," Verizon Wireless has scored a Touchdown by signing a deal with NFL Mobile. The service will debut with the draft next month which will include live, streaming video of the event with on-demand analysis from NFL Network. Once the 2010-11 season kicks off (pun intended), Verizon customers will receive RedZone, a service that alerts you when specific teams have moved inside the opponents 20 yard line (the "Red Zone"), and streaming broadcasts of the Sunday night and Thursday night game. Each NFL contest will be offered via streaming audio with your choice of picking the home or away team's play-by-play announcer. Also available will be on-demand video highlights, stats, analysis and fantasy football information. It certainly seems that Verizon has completed the bomb vs. Sprints' NFL package and spiked the ball in the pin-dropping network's face. With the draft coming up April 22-24, we should see how much demand there will be for this service. As we reported, Major League Baseball has had a huge hit with its At Bat app and the NFL should be taking in the big bucks as well. Pricing has not yet been disclosed, which gives us the opportunity to ask, how much would you pay for Verizon's NFL service?

source: Verizon

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. VZW_Phone_Whore (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Oct 2009)


Hell Yeah.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 11:30

2. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


This app is the poo

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 11:33

3. InstinctDemon (Posts: 74; Member since: 09 Nov 2009)


They'll probably charge you a fee to have this feature, whereas it's included at no charge for Sprint if you have the Data Package.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 13:54

15. kid.wonderbread (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


Sprint does not have this package anymore. They didn't want to pay the NFL.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 17:54

21. Hotzb22 (Posts: 103; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


damn

posted on 14 Mar 2010, 14:02

37. PhoneWar (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)


Without a doubt they are going to charge for this app. They didnt pay over $720 million to give it away for FREE!!!! Have fun with that Verizon customers. I am glad to see Sprint getting ESPN Mobile TV in place of this. I will take the 800 LIVE games they will be offering this year. Yes maybe 750 of them I might have no interest in but at least it offers the customers some choices. Women are buying these phones afterall as well. Best of all,, ESPN MOBILE TV IS FREE!!! http://www.cellphonewars.blogspot.com http://hubpages.com/hub/cellphone-critique/

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 11:35

4. warhed (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Mar 2010)


Vzw is gonna charge up the ass. @least sprint is cheaper.... Cant wait to drop verizon..

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 21:32

24. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


Two words: Bye bye

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 11:37

5. VZW (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Nov 2009)


It's part of the VCast Pack.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 13:35

11. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


you dont know that yet it hasnt been released! they dont even know what devices its on smartguy

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 08:14

26. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


v cast as a feature doesnt even exist anymmore, the only people that have that are people grandfathered into it and have not upgraded to a new phone. you can no longer offer it to anyone cause it doesnt exist as a current feature.

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 17:53

36. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


so there's no tv pack anymore? When they dropped the vcast for $15 for capped tiers they also allowed unlimited tv/radio for $10 while still having rhapsody for $15. I see them charging another $10 for app, maybe $5

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 11:47

6. boriqua2000 (Posts: 34; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


ill stick with sprint and it's free NFL package.you just can't beat free.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 12:46

9. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


If Verizon has exuclive rights, I don't think Sprint will be having it much longer. I did get tired of seeing those dumb @ss add on madden 10 of sprint.

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 08:14

27. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


sprint doesnt have rights to sell this as a feature in their current line up, and anyone who has it now will expect to see it disappear pretty much any day now.

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 09:35

30. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


You have no date on when this is over, it'll probably be active for Sprint until the next football event. The draft

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 12:02

7. scottmbolt (unregistered)


I love how all of the people here so far who have mentioned that Sprint's NFL mobile is FREE, have "minus" points. VZW Fanboys can't except that Sprint's service is just as good as theirs, with lower prices. Sprint FTW, VZW charging the hell out of its customer for things like NFL mobile - FTL!

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 12:50

10. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


I love how Sprint's cust are as dumb as their cell phone provider. yoiu pay for things that you can't access have of the time. so a free app that doesn't work half of the time is good because it's free. Why don't you just sign up for metro, that's even cheaper.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 13:36

12. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


haha touche jogutier, the sprint customers are just broke jokers

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 15:22

18. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


That has to be one o the stupidest comments here in a long time, my app works all over the country

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 08:18

28. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


Don YOUR APP IS NOT GOING TO WORK ANYMORE ! Its been bought out, so quit your retarded comments to yourself, if Sprint knew how to do business correctly, they would still have this app, but they suck at pretty much everything in a business profit to loss frame of minid, so thats why VZW is taking it over. VZW will charge I am certain, and people will pay as well. VZW knows how to do business far better than Sprint, so maybe Sprint should have charged for it as well. Not allow everyone, including NON SPRINT CUSTOMERS ( I have NFL mobile on my Moto Droid up and running right now and had it on my Storm 1 as well) to have it for free. Headshot. D R O I D D O E S

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 09:34

29. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


This wasn't to say my app will work forever, it was at the stupid Sprint subs are walking around with phones that barely work because of the misconception of their coverage. Sprint lost it because they can't afford the little under 1B vzw paid. If you look at my 1st comment it was congradulating and telling you all that the app is very enjoyable. I know I'll miss it but will use it til it's gone.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 12:03

8. warhed (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Mar 2010)


Vzw is gonna charge up the ass. @least sprint is cheaper.... Cant wait to drop verizon..

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 13:39

13. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)


I bet it will be free and included with the data packages

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 13:39

14. iH8vzw (Posts: 5; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Customers with smartphones: get NFL redzone. NFL network channel. Live streaming Thursday night and Sunday night games. Pretty sick if you ask me. Still hate vzw though.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 14:22

17. SellPhones82 (Posts: 471; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


The addition of the Red Zone channel is really nice but I would not pay more than $5 a month for this. I stopped using the Sprint NFL app once DirectTV launched their Super Fan app since I could watch every game as well as Red Zone Channel. Also got tired of the text message alerts that would come through two days after the game was over and finally got it to stop sending them.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 13:57

16. kid.wonderbread (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


Sprint no longer offers this. Look it up. That's why the Sprint posters have a -1.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 15:32

19. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Watching NFL Network right now for free on my Sprint phone. Latest info on Sprint site as of 3/2/10 is that it is still there, but Engadget is reporting that Verizon paid $720 million for the next 4 years for exclusive rights. But my question is this for NFL Redzone of all of the NFL Mobile content? NFL Network created Red Zone so they could have another product to sell to networks and carriers other than thier normal licensed content that was already paid for, so will there be two products?

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 16:04

20. zr1vette (Posts: 26; Member since: 22 Aug 2009)


i can see this article got the sprint people out of there cage. who cares if its free on sprint. Sprint's service isnt half of what VZW's is. If you like football enough you'll pay for it on vzw,if not then quit your bitching.

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 21:06

23. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


This will just add to the already big heads had by their subs and employees. Sad Sprint couldn't afford it but you can bet vzw wants that 720M right now and are looking at ways to extract it from those pocketbooks

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 18:09

22. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


ill bet if you pay $10 a month for vcast videos it will be included

posted on 09 Mar 2010, 23:26

25. bronxbomber (Posts: 82; Member since: 10 Apr 2009)


yea sprint wont have this anymore but will still have a NFL app that will be free so that you can look at scores and news etc...which is what i do anyways. i mean who actually sits there for 3 hours and watches a game on there phone? i dont know. i guess some people do.

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 09:41

31. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


When I moved out my home market and didn't have Direct TV, only some cable companies get the NFL Network, the only way to watch their Thursday night games is at a friend that has it, a bar or my phone. I got to see that embarassing 49'ers vs Bears game that way and when I didn't have either option could keep up with the live game thru the app, in great detail too

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 12:28

32. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


Huge Victory for Verizon!!! Sprint could no longer afford its NFL sponsorship and to subsidize the cost of the app. Sprint next needs to drop the burden of its NASCAR sponsorship!!! Verizon rather than making everyone pay for a portion of it may charge a small fee for access of the NFL app...we will see when its released for the draft

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 13:34

33. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


I'm going to miss access to this. Verizon has the marketing know how to push this, NASCAR isn't going anywhere for as long time. Be prepared to be gouged even if a lot of you pay for the service, I'm thinking they won't let it go for less than $10/mo.

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 14:39

34. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


I am a Sprint Fan Boy VZW is gonna charge $30

posted on 10 Mar 2010, 15:48

35. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


I doubt they'll go that far, is it true that the vcast addition is gone? I know premium is gone so is connect, that's the data rub for dumbphones niickel and diming you to death. Verizon subs wil see the bull they put you thru for the "network" soon enough. I'm just plain old jealous that NFL Mobile Live is going away from Sprint to vzw, my favorite app, please let the NFL Network still be a prt of Sprint TV. The Bears might have some Thursday Night games and I'm out of market now, it has to be better than that 49"ers game?

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