Verizon scores Touchdown with NFL Mobile

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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37 Comments

1. VZW_Phone_Whore

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

Hell Yeah.

2. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

This app is the poo

3. InstinctDemon

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

15. kid.wonderbread

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

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

21. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

damn

37. PhoneWar

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 11, 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/

4. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

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

24. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Two words: Bye bye

5. VZW

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 02, 2009

It's part of the VCast Pack.

11. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

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

26. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 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.

36. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 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

6. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

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

9. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

27. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 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.

30. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

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

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!

10. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

12. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

haha touche jogutier, the sprint customers are just broke jokers

18. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

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

28. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 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

29. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

8. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

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

13. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

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

14. iH8vzw

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

17. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

16. kid.wonderbread

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

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

19. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 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?

20. zr1vette

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 22, 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.

23. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 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

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