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  • Verizon Coming to the iPad in New Live TV App



    Here's a headline involving Verizon and Apple that you may not have been expecting. Unlike the plethora of Verizon iPhone rumors that continue to populate the web before any concrete evidence of such a development has been made public directly from the wireless carrier, we are hearing about much more plausible Apple-Verizon pairing in the near future. And this one involves the iPad.

    Verizon said today (Verizon itself, not sources familiar with the situation) that "it expects next year to launch a software application that will allow FiOS TV customers to watch live television on tablet computers." Yes, that includes the iPad. With content being king in the mobile TV and video space, it makes sense that Verizon Chief Information Officer Shaygan Kheradpir informed reporters at a demonstration of the new technology "that his company is in talks with content providers such as Time Warner Inc. to gain rights to extend programming agreements to tablet computers."

    The start of a public relationship (at least to a small degree) between Verizon and Apple is sure to kick-start a new batch of reports and speculation about what this development could lead to. For now, we can simply report what we know. And the (confirmed) story of the day is that Verizon has dibs on the iPad platform for its new venture. As reported by Reuters, Verizon "had 3.8 million customers for FiOS Internet customers and 3.2 million for FiOS TV at the end of the second quarter." With a large audience already in place and enormous potential for growth on the horizon, a Verizon offering on the iPad almost seems like too-much of a no-brainer to pass up.

    Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Verizon Coming to the iPad in New Live TV App started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. Code1125's Avatar
      Code1125 -
      What about T-Mobile????
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      will be cool to see how it pans out
    1. junnyboy11's Avatar
      junnyboy11 -
      thats gud i jus hope that includes vodafone uk
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      Quote Originally Posted by Code1125 View Post
      What about T-Mobile????
      What about it? Tmobile doesn't have anything to do with Fios Tv content.
    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      ..
    1. Code1125's Avatar
      Code1125 -
      Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
      What about it? Tmobile doesn't have anything to do with Fios Tv content.
      I mean like Apple should partner with T-Mobile for these types of things, not Verizon :P
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      Quote Originally Posted by Code1125 View Post
      I mean like Apple should partner with T-Mobile for these types of things, not Verizon :P
      I wouldn't really consider Verizon launching an iPad app a "partnership."

      T-Mobile doesn't offer TV service anyway.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Verizon: "Hey Apple, now that we know each other; Gimme the iPhone!!"
    1. greek.guy's Avatar
      greek.guy -
      i think this the beginning of a long relationship between them..

      two huge companies getting together can only lead to great things
    1. nosnam's Avatar
      nosnam -
      I don't care if it happens or not. When it's all said and done nobody will be talking about it. What isn't mentioned is the monthly fee, believe there will be a fee that makes it not worth it. The won't even come to your house without you authorizing a $85 charge and the they chars you more when they're done. FIOS isn't all it's cracked up to be, I had several friends that were FIOS techs and got laid off because verizon decided to stop building new plants nationwide until the make back what they lost. It's hard to do when my friend who works in the sales and customer service said there are 3 disconnects for every 1 new subscription cause people are promised free installs and they are getting a $800 bill. Verizon will only lower it to $300 then take you to the magistrate when you cancel and dont pay it. That's what happened to my uncle. What are they gonna do about the download limits for this, if they don't go back to true unlimited ten the app is crap
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Where you at at&t?????
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Wish I could try this now I got fios.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Wish I can get FiOS, but because of their limited coverage they do not offer it in my area.
    1. imanono's Avatar
      imanono -
      It will be called, the verizon pad. Nahhh actually it will e called, the v pad.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Or it will be called iPad that can stream Verizon's TV Lineup. Kinda like how HBO is about to do with their app.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      So they are launching an app. Great. The only way you could connect this to a long term relationship is IF Verizon rolls out LTE and gets an iPad contract to stream their TV on it. Otherwise it will be a wifi app only.
    1. havoc0351's Avatar
      havoc0351 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      So they are launching an app. Great. The only way you could connect this to a long term relationship is IF Verizon rolls out LTE and gets an iPad contract to stream their TV on it. Otherwise it will be a wifi app only.
      My thoughts exactly! The only way to view FIOS TV is on the go connected to a WiFi network or at your own house which is just stupid...
    1. lilaDlee's Avatar
      lilaDlee -
      Quote Originally Posted by nosnam View Post
      I don't care if it happens or not. When it's all said and done nobody will be talking about it. What isn't mentioned is the monthly fee, believe there will be a fee that makes it not worth it. The won't even come to your house without you authorizing a $85 charge and the they chars you more when they're done. FIOS isn't all it's cracked up to be, I had several friends that were FIOS techs and got laid off because verizon decided to stop building new plants nationwide until the make back what they lost. It's hard to do when my friend who works in the sales and customer service said there are 3 disconnects for every 1 new subscription cause people are promised free installs and they are getting a $800 bill. Verizon will only lower it to $300 then take you to the magistrate when you cancel and dont pay it. That's what happened to my uncle. What are they gonna do about the download limits for this, if they don't go back to true unlimited ten the app is crap

      Thanks for sharing your personal stories and your thoughts. It's unfortunate, but sometimes we don't tend to think outside the box. We just want the immediate results not thinking through the outcomes..
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Quote Originally Posted by Code1125 View Post
      What about T-Mobile????

      Tmobile service cost is a lot cheaper than verizon and AT&T.