LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and MCLEAN, VA — From CTIA WIRELESS 2009®, Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, today announced the availability of Daily Scoop, which offers Verizon Wireless customers customized sports scores, weather, trivia, local gas prices and more, along with offers and discounts from local and national retailers.
Daily Scoop is a free application that customers can download from the Shopping n Style and Download This! categories under the Browse & Download section on Get It Now®-capable phones. Customers may choose to enter their age, gender and zip code, and Daily Scoop will deliver relevant information and offers from retailers located in customers’ geographic areas.
Richard Williams, executive director of corporate marketing for Verizon, said, “The coupons, discounts, offers, plus other useful information that comes from Daily Scoop should help our customers save money and get information relevant to their lives and their families’ lives. We’re focused on making the mobile phone as useful as possible for our customers and applications like Daily Scoop help us bring customers what they need.”
Much of the information is delivered as a graphically rich banner when the handset is not in use. For example, local weather reports can arrive at 8 a.m., and offers from restaurants may arrive later in the day when customers may be making decisions about what to do for dinner.
Verizon is working with Virginia-based Mobile Posse, a leading provider of idle screen delivery solutions for mobile content and advertising, on Daily Scoop. The application is available on more than 25 feature-packed phones, including the MOTO™ W755, enV2™ by LG and Verizon Wireless Juke by Samsung.
Use of Daily Scoop is free; if a customer does not have an unlimited data plan, the first-time download of the application will incur either airtime charges or megabyte charges of $1.99 per megabyte, depending on their customer agreement.
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About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.