BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — WHO: Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network
WHAT: Broadcast-quality video showing callers controlling two of Times Square’s largest digital billboards – the NASDAQ and Reuters signs – using voice commands
WHERE: In the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia
BACKGROUND: Verizon Wireless created a first-of-its-kind interactive experience in New York City called, “DROID Does Times Square,” letting callers control two of Times Square’s largest digital billboards – the NASDAQ and Reuters signs – using voice commands.
The digital billboards instructed passersby to call a toll-free number (1-888-376-4336) to search locations in the Times Square area. Participants can search for practically anything (e.g. their favorite restaurants, plays, movies, stores), and the search results will be displayed on the digital billboards using Google Maps. This activity will take place daily from 12:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. through Nov. 20, and from 6:00 a.m. on Nov. 27 through 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 28.
Fans worldwide can view the experience in real time by visiting www.droiddoes.com/timessquare.
About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 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.