YouTube Strikes Verizon Deal

A deal between YouTube and US mobile firm Verizon Wireless will see the popular video-sharing website extended to mobile phones

Users who subscribe to Verizon's Vcast service will be able to view content on the YouTube website via their mobiles.

The trial, which will begin in December, will also allow users to post video clips from their phones more easily.

It is likely that similar tie-ups will follow as mobile operators look for a slice of the social-networking pie.

More than 100 million video clips are viewed every day on the YouTube website.

View: BBC News

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I've got VCAST just because it comes with unlimited Mobile Web, but it's still nice to have. I've always wished I could view Youtube on it, this rocks.

I feel like I am the only person that doesn't want all this extra crap on my cell phone. I don't need internet, I never text message or play games, bluetooth is great for my mouse but I don't want it on my phone and why do I need a crappy camera, I already have a much better one.

When I went to buy my phone all I wanted was a lightweight, slim flip phone that could send and receive calls. I ended up having to get a RAZR. Do you know how many flip phones Cingular carried (at the time) without a camera... zero. The thinnest phone they have is one with all this built in garbage. I don't see why there isn't a single manufacturer out there that could design a phone for people like... unless like I said before, I am all alone.

You went with Cingular looking for simple and got talked into a RAZR? I'm kind of surprised you didn't go for a basic Nokia. They get a better signal than RAZR's any day of the week. Cheaper, too. Just because it might have a camera doesn't mean you have to use it or that it effects the life of the phone.

Also, you'd be surprised how useful bluetooth can be in a phone. The least of which being that you would almost never need to invest in a ripoff USB cable just to transfer/backup contacts, pics, etc.

The nokia they had (flip phone) was over twice as thick as the RAZR. I disabled every service you can (text, internet) and turned off bluetooth on the phone so my battery life is pretty good I can usually carry it on me all week without charging. In case you hadn't figured it out by now I am not a hardcore phone person, only use about 45-90 mins of my family plan every month.

That isn't something new... I can watch local TV channels in cell phone, upload images, video... And it's already ~2 years all... And almost everyone can make such kind of portal for cell phone. And internet for a whole month cost ~2$.

Quote - david13lt said @ #3
That isn't something new... I can watch local TV channels in cell phone, upload images, video... And it's already ~2 years all... And almost everyone can make such kind of portal for cell phone. And internet for a whole month cost ~2$.

And were might that be from?