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Verizon to pull the plug on Verizon Video December 15th, after 7 years

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Verizon to pull the plug on Verizon Video December 15th, after 7 years
Verizon turns the lights off Verizon Video

Verizon turns the lights off Verizon Video

Verizon has already announced that it will close its Verizon apps store next month. Now, the nation's largest carrier is also turning the lights off Verizon Video after seven years, on December 15th. As a not so perfect replacement, Verizon is focusing on the Viewdini app it rolled out during June. Viewdini, which is a free download, allows you to find a particular title that you're looking for from Hulu+, Netflix, XFINITY, mSpot and others. Keep in mind that Viewdini won't stream the actual movie or show, but will show you where to find it, how much it will cost to buy or rent it, and actor biographies.

Verizon's Smart Phone App Pack will no longer include Verizon Video. If you feel cheated by this, head over to Verizon's customer care department to have the feature removed from your handset. The same goes for all other calling plans that had Verizon Video or VCAST Video. Call customer care to have your plan changed if you feel that it has been diminished by the shut down.

What about those who were watching NFL Network as part of a plan? You can stay in the game with a $5 a month premium subscription to NFL Mobile which includes Red Zone, Thursday Night Football, and other content. And if it's kids programming that you're looking for, there will still be pre-paid providers like Netflix to fill the void if Viewdidni can't come up with something for little Johnny to watch.

source: Verizon via AllThingsD

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posted on 03 Dec 2012, 21:40 1

1. Derekjeter (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Verizon should remove all their dumb bloat ware that out off 100 customers only 1 will use them. I will never understand why Apple doesn't get any of these right out the box and Android does.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:07

2. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


WHAT!!!! BUT I WAS FONNA GET A VERIZON OR T-MOBILE PHONE ON DECEMBER 15 OR LATER!!!!!!!

THAT'S SO f**kING UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:53 1

8. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Take a Valium.

Also, get an unlocked Nexus 4 on T-Mobile.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:32

3. ocilfa (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Seeing as how nobody gives a spit about verizons bloatware, I have a somewhat unrelated question: Why is there no Sony phones on Verizon? There was the experia, but that was it.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:44

4. TheMan (Posts: 371; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Great! Now take this damn app off my phone.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:59 2

5. mydi.maus (unregistered)


looking forward to redbox+verizon if it can rival netflix

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:10 2

6. mas11 (Posts: 1025; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Yes! now please remove the rest of your bloatware. Especially VZ Navigator.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:46 1

7. networkdood (Posts: 6246; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Just about every VZW app is worthless - except the myaccount app. Root the phone and delete or freeze those worthless apps.

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