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Viva Móvil by Jennifer Lopez is a new premium Verizon retailer focusing on Latino consumers

0. phoneArena posted on 22 May 2013, 14:44

Today, at Big Red’s CTIA press event, a new partnership was announced in collaboration with Brightstar, a global distribution and services company, and Moorehead Communications, Verizon’s largest premium retailer, to bring out Viva Móvil by Jennifer Lopez. Yes, you read that right folks...

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posted on 22 May 2013, 16:55

24. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Yea that was a major fail on HTC/Verizon's part for only allowing 16GB of internal memory with no micro sd card expansion. Forget about having any apps at all, my music would nearly fill that up as it is. Not to mention, you'll only probably get like 12-13 useable after bloatware and os.

posted on 23 May 2013, 16:47

54. jcarrigan (unregistered)

this is what happens when we let politics or race get mixed in with what we all love...cell phones! Rory your right bro the htc one is a great phone compared to the dna. i honestly hope if they ever make a dna plus. that it is at least the same screen size but its kinda stupid to have a phone that is a sequel to a previous phione but have a smaller screen.

posted on 22 May 2013, 15:20 3

10. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

I can't stand that hephyr'; this makes me want to go and sign up with the Nation's worst carrier aka Big Yellow. No one's buying her music, why would they buy Premium Wireless Service from J-Ho'.

Her big claim to fame was being a "Fly Girl" on In Living Color back in the early 90's; almost twenty years later and BILLIONS in plastic surgery makes her some Mega SuperStar (more like StupidStar). Did I mention I hate that talentless plastic surguried' troll. And, what does she know about wireless service anyway? Besides, I've heard her speak Spanish; she doesn't even speak the language correctly. I'm calling Verizon right now to complain!!!

posted on 22 May 2013, 18:45

29. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Hmm you seem very angry. Who made you a Spanish authority? Your assessment of her Spanish is rather prescriptive. Regional variety, maybe? Geez

posted on 22 May 2013, 18:51 1

30. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

You do mean perspective??

It's pathetic to me when someone, anyone, takes their native language and butchers it. I would say the same about Americans who speak ignorant or uneducated English. Moreover, to here her speak Spanish is like someone taking fingernails to a chalk board; it just sounds ignorant and illiterate!!!

Take from it what you will, Dear Sir!

posted on 22 May 2013, 15:29 2

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

not very exciting for me but this was definitely very cool of J-Lo to do. o:

posted on 22 May 2013, 16:10 4

20. Droiddoes (unregistered)

Gotta disagree with you there, I think she and VZN are just enabling people to stay essentially segregated and driving a further wedge between legal/illegal citizens. I am all for immigration but people need to learn the language of the country they reside in, period. This is just making it easier and removing incentive to integrate into the country they've chosen to reside in.
Blew my freaking mind when I went to target and every other commercial on the TV wall was in spanish, I thought "did I take a wrong turn and end up in mexico?"

posted on 22 May 2013, 16:54 1

23. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I agree that it is essential to learn English to be successful in this country. It doesn't matter whether your native language is Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Marathi, or Gujarati (am I leaving anyone out?) Language skills are essential to growth and success. This isn't about legal vs illegal immigration, it's just the American melting pot.

This move may make business sense to Verizon, but it does not help unify the country or make everyone equal.

posted on 22 May 2013, 18:20

27. Droiddoes (unregistered)


posted on 22 May 2013, 19:05

31. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i don't think shopping for cellphones is gonna be any kind of real incentive for mexican americans to learn english...i do agree with you that all american citizens should learn english however.

posted on 22 May 2013, 19:27 1

32. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

"Should" meaning it is in immigrants' best interest for successful integration. There is not and should not be an official language nor should English be required for citizenship. But I've seen it in business and industry. It is very difficult to get ahead, get promoted and become a leader without fluent English skills.

posted on 22 May 2013, 22:56

43. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

just realized the correct term is hispanic americans.
myyy baaaaaaad!

posted on 23 May 2013, 16:52 1

55. jcarrigan (unregistered)

OMG thank you droidoes! thats what ive been saying! I know its not a popular opinion but hey, whiteys came in a long time ago and kicked the hell out of the indians and mexicans and those winners spoke english therefore everyone else should speak english. if we were invaded right now by north korea and they won then ill gladly learn korean. simple as that, if you lose your territory, you lose your rights. i wish people would stop whining about how they deserve reperations or deserve free wellfare or to not pay taxes just so they can send all that money back to latin american(everything south of the border) and furthermore strengthen the drug routes once the drug cartels get that money. I can play nice with anybody no matter what color they are but you better speak the correct language based on the area. if i go to quebec ill learn french.

posted on 22 May 2013, 15:32 1

14. jlbora23 (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)

So what now? Maybe I can email j-lo and ask her to please stop screwing us around and get the HTC One because its discrimination to not have it available to the Latino community! Enough drag already let's get down to business...nice try Verizon, thanks for scheduling this huge event exactly one day after the 6-mo anniversarary of the DNA and ending the free DNA promo the day before a butt-load of customers THOUGHT we would receive new of the HTC One release date!

posted on 22 May 2013, 15:54

17. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Again, eeeeeeveeryone was reading too much into Verizon's announcement. HTC never claimed anything was coming. Just because you really really want something to happen, doesn't make it happen. Verizon will replace the DNA when the replacement is good and ready. That will be some time in the next 6 months, hopefully sooner than later. I would like to see a DNA 2 with stereo speakers and OIS camera too, but I don't expect it this month.

posted on 22 May 2013, 22:01 1

42. johnriii (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I was waiting for something, but not the HTC One. verizon pulled one on EVERYBODY, especially since the price on the DNA has dropped to an unbelievable $19.99. I was really hoping motorola snuck into the backdoor of Big Red with the Motorola X. but like most, I took the bait.

posted on 22 May 2013, 15:43 1

15. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

No me gusta.

posted on 22 May 2013, 16:14

21. PhoneCritic (Posts: 926; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I see one problem with this. No one will go to these stores. Why? Because JLo wont be there servicing and answering your questions or selling you the phone. Verizon is using her star power and sex appeal to try and attract Potential male buyers. Aagin if Jlo was in the store dress the same way as she is on this stage and selling the devices the store would be a bigger hit than all the Apple stores combine. Men would flock and spend hours talking about the features of their device and sneaking looks all the time that she turns around to pull something out from the counter or bend down to get a device on the bottom shelf. This will be a fail as I do not belive she will ever spend 1 week working in that store.

posted on 22 May 2013, 17:08

25. mydi.maus (unregistered)

jlo is so sexy hmmmm..

posted on 22 May 2013, 20:43 2

39. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Not, she's about a BILLION in plastic surgery and make-up - nothing sexy about that.

posted on 22 May 2013, 17:10 4

26. myclevername (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)

I heard they have plans to release an exclusive Verizon J-Lo Android phone called the Culo that will have a screen size of 4 ft by 4 ft...roughly the same size as J-Lo's ass.

posted on 22 May 2013, 20:45 1

40. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Wish I'd thought of it. You do mean plastic culo; it's not real (contrary to her stupid song).

posted on 22 May 2013, 20:04 1

34. Yodaa (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 May 2013)

no apprentice, the dark side we screw

posted on 22 May 2013, 20:11 1

35. myclevername (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)

Yeah this concept already exists. And on a much larger scale. You can already buy a computer or a phone or a car or a house without having to speak any English. it's called "Miami"

posted on 22 May 2013, 20:24

37. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)

You DO know there is more countries in this world other than the U.S.A, and this specifically targets Latin America which if you didn't know is from Mexico south, including most of the caribbean. In most of these countries we speak a language called "Spanish" which may also be known as Castilian. Most of the people here (I'm Latino) don't know how to speak english, and we still want the top gadgets.

posted on 23 May 2013, 16:56

56. jcarrigan (unregistered)

yeah thats the sad part. we are slowly being invaded. and its not by the asians which make some damn good food :)

posted on 22 May 2013, 20:22

36. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Viva Movil is a carrier in my country....

posted on 23 May 2013, 16:56

57. jcarrigan (unregistered)

exactly. in YOUR country. lets just keep it there. you dont see Verizon(Brazil) or Verizon(China)

posted on 22 May 2013, 21:12

41. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

I love hearing ignorant people speaking, do you know why? Proves my points, they have no clue, nor idea what they are talking about. Let me enlighten you guys, First the US does not have an official language, yes English is the de facto language. Spanish will eventually overtake the English language as the de facto, just a matter of time.

posted on 23 May 2013, 16:59

58. jcarrigan (unregistered)

yeah just like the Government will continue to keep the borders open and let drugs and illegals come and go and bring down this country. other countries do just fine without catering to anybody else. do you know how hard it is to become a legal civilian in any europian country? and if your caught being there passed when your passport expries. they ship your ass back home like they should!

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