Verizon Wireless Unveils Viewdini Mobile Video Portal

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News Posted: Wed, May 23 2012 10:53 AM

Verizon Wireless announced a new portal known as viewdini that acts as a mobile video aggregator and provides access to movies, television shows, and other video from a variety of content providers. Viewdini operates using Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, so you'll want to be careful of bandwidth caps, but assuming that's not an issue, you'll be able to access content from Comcast Xfinity, Hulu Plus, mSpot, and Netflix when the service launches on Android devices later this month. Verizon Wireless also plans to support its own FiOS video at some point, though no definite timeframe has been announced. The free Viewdini app can be downloaded from the Google Play store.

Verizon Wireless Introduces Viewdini: Innovative Mobile Video Portal To Provide Quick And Easy Access To Content

Video from Leading Content Providers, Including Verizon FiOS, Comcast and Others, to Give Customers Choice of Entertainment on Mobile Devices

BOSTON and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today introduced viewdini, an innovative portal that creates a new entertainment choice for consumers by making it simple to search and view movies, television shows, and other video on mobile devices.   

Viewdini leverages the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources.  Comcast Xfinity®, Hulu Plus, mSpot and Netflix are among the participants at launch, with more including Verizon FiOS expected to be added soon.   

“Verizon Wireless has the network to deliver the video choices our customers want with the quality and speed customers demand,” said Dan Mead, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless.  “Working with a wide range of providers, we’re giving our customers a simple and intuitive way to find shows, movies and other videos from the sources they have relationships with and discover new sources of video as well.”

Verizon Wireless made the announcement in Boston at The Cable Show 2012, the National Cable & Telecommunication Association annual conference.

Verizon Wireless’ viewdini acts as a mobile video aggregator that makes it easy for users to search thousands of titles from some of the Web’s leading content providers like Netflix, Hulu Plus, mSpot, TV sites, movie studios, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Verizon FiOS and cable operators.  By simply searching for a title, topic, or star’s name, viewdini will let customers know which services have mobile video for streaming, and whether it is available at no additional charge, by subscription, to rent or for purchase.  A simple click will also provide related content and information like cast and crew info and links to similar titles.

Viewdini will be available to Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE Android™ devices later this month, with support for other operating systems expected to be added soon.  The application can be downloaded from the Google Play store, and is free to customers. 

For more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

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RTietjens replied on Wed, May 23 2012 11:20 AM

Here's why you don't want to be a Verizon Wireless customer: Yesterday I got (yet another) email from Verizon Wireless telling me "my" order had shipped. Problem is, they have the wrong name and address on the account. Well, actually it's the right one, but it's not *me* and the person who has the account is not on my email account. This time, Verizon Wireless gave me their customer's name, address, telephone number, and FedEx tracking information for the shipment; everything I would need to get a pretty good Identity Theft operation started. This is not the first time; VZW has been sending me information about this other person (whom I will not name) for years, and every time I have called and asked them to stop, and every time they have promised me that it was fixed. Well, as of February 2012, I am not even a VZW customer any more - so this time they not only violated their own privacy policy, they may have violated the law. So... Do you want to trust Verizon Wireless with *your* personal information (which is required if you are their customer)? I don't. And we'll see if it's fixed this time, or if they lied to me again.

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