Verizon Wireless Customers First To Upload Videos To YouTube Using Multimedia Messaging

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network, announced today that its customers are the first in the nation that can record video with their wireless phones and upload the videos directly to YouTube using an easy to remember number — YTUBE (98823), which is the shortcode for uploading videos to YouTube.

Verizon Wireless customers simply need to update their YouTube accounts with their wireless phone numbers by visiting Verizon Wireless customers can then quickly and easily upload their short mobile videos to YouTube over Verizon Wireless' high-speed wireless broadband network by simply sending their message to YTUBE (98823). Videos will post live in just minutes; standard messaging rates apply. Verizon Wireless currently offers more than two dozen video messaging-capable phones.

Customers with V CAST-enabled phones can also access a selection of YouTube videos through the YouTube channel on V CAST. Available on select phones for $3.00 for 24-hour use or $15.00 monthly subscription, V CAST includes unlimited basic video, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

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About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 62.1 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 67,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at 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