Tuesday, December 26th 2006

Verizon will allow advertising on their mobile phones

Verizon Wireless, one of America's most heavily advertised wireless phone carriers, has recently decided to see how much money they can make in the mobile advertising department. Considering that advertisers spent $45 million in 2005 and $150 million in 2006 on phone ads from various other carriers, mobile advertising really should take off this year. The market is predicted to be worth $1.3 billion by 2010. Verizon is working hard to find places to put that ads so that while they will still be on news, weather, sports and other internet sites, they will not be intrusive.Source: CNET
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7 Comments on Verizon will allow advertising on their mobile phones

#1
hat
Maximum Overclocker
gay. EA started it, now verison is following. You get advertisements on shit you pay for.
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#2
XooM
EA didn't start it... cable TV/Dish anyone? We pay for our TV channels, of which what, 1/3 of the time is spent on ads? 1/3 of your cable bill is entirely for commercials.
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#3
EastCoasthandle
In either case I am sure you don't want to look at your blackberry or any other cell phone for that matter and see cereal ads on your screen. I am sure there are those "do as your told" people out there who welcome this. However, there are plenty of people who don't think that way at all. And rather not experience this nor are they going to "do as they are told". Sometime I wish those people stayed in the military :shadedshu. That why they are not upset when they realize there are people who don't think like them!
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Not bad, if they pop up while browsing on the internet for sports or news. Granted, if Im checking football scores or whatever, I dont wanna see ads, but as long as they arent intrusive. What would be nice is to offer top notch phones even cheaper or free with ads placed on them or popping up, or service being cheaper because you elect to have ads!
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#5
mout12
Mobile phones are ghey... unless you live in Jap.
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#6
overcast
by: hat
gay. EA started it, now verison is following. You get advertisements on shit you pay for.
This is the dumbest post I've seen to date on TPU.
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#7
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: overcast
This is the dumbest post I've seen to date on TPU.
And insults get you banned, especially when you do them over and over again.
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