From text messaging and music downloads to GPS navigation and Internet access, Verizon Wireless had another strong year of growth in data services. For the third consecutive year, wireless data revenues doubled over the previous year, contributing $4.5 billion in revenues in 2006. Verizon Wireless had 34.3 million retail data customers in December 2006, a 44 percent increase over fourth quarter 2005. Nearly 19 million of those customers have high-speed broadband-capable devices, including phones, PDAs, Blackberries and laptop PC cards.
Verizon Wireless launched V CAST Music in early 2006, and now has 18 music-enabled phones that allow customers to browse and download songs. In March 2007 Verizon Wireless launched V CAST Mobile TV, the first true moblie TV service in the nation. To continue providing the best customer experience, Verizon is increasing wireless broadband speeds in markets throughout the country. This enhanced broadband service gives customers the ability to upload files up to six times faster than before.
The Verizon Wireless Data Advantage: