|by verizon voyager on August 25th, 2009|
We here at VerizonVoyager.org attempt to be a pretty awesome resource for Big Red Smartphone shoppers, but you can never have enough information – especially when it comes straight from the source. That’s why we were happy to see that Verizon Wireless today launched a resource section (smartphones.verizonwireless.com) of their website specifically targeted at Smartphone Shoppers:
Here is the full Press Release:
Online Smartphone Resource Center Helps Verizon Wireless Customers Make Smart Wireless Decisions. One-Stop Interactive Information Hub Provides the Latest Information on Verizon Wireless’ Expanding Smartphone Portfolio
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Whether you’re a tech savvy professional planning to upgrade to the latest in wireless technology or someone considering a smartphone for the first time, Verizon Wireless has a one-stop online destination to help customers find everything they need to know about the company’s extensive smartphone lineup. Today, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless network launched the official Verizon Wireless Smartphone Resource Center to help customers find the best smartphone to meet their wireless needs. Customers can view the Smartphone Resource Center by visiting http://smartphones.verizonwireless.com.
A visit to the Verizon Wireless Smartphone Resource Center lets customers explore the features, details and specifications of Verizon Wireless’ range of smartphones; receive in-depth training and answers to commonly asked questions on each model; and experience interactive simulators to learn about advanced functionalities. The interactive Web site also features an online community to allow customers to post reviews and participate in discussions with others.
Verizon Wireless offers an assortment of smartphones with an array of features, including global capabilities, touch screens, WiFi support, various operating systems, and access to the full gambit of Verizon Wireless’ services such as VZ Navigator(SM), Visual Voice Mail and V CAST Music with Rhapsody. Plus, customers who choose Verizon Wireless get reliable e-mail access, the ability to download hundreds of applications and extensive 3G coverage for ultra-fast, full Web browsing on-the-go.
For information on smartphones from Verizon Wireless, visit the Verizon Wireless Smartphone Resource Center at http://smartphones.verizonwireless.com. Customers can also visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers should contact their Business Sales Representatives at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 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.
Right now the company has 16 smartphones listed in the guide:
- BlackBerry 8703e
- BlackBerry 8830 World Edition
- BlackBerry Curve
- BlackBerry Curve Pink
- BlackBerry Pearl Flip
- BlackBerry Storm
- BlackBerry Tour
- BlackBerry Tour without Camera
- HTC Ozone with “TALKS”
- HTC Ozone regular
- HTC Touch Diamond
- HTC Touch Pro
- Samsung Omnia
- Samsung Saga
- Verizon Wireless SMT5800
- Verizon Wireless XV6900
That last one is the cheapest coming in at $9.99 at the time this article was written. Interestingly enough the “Smartphone Support” section lists an additional 14 devices for a grand total of 30 smartphones. This essentially means they’ll be supporting phones they no longer sell – nice touch guys!
The site looks really good and its organized very well. This should really help keep customers informed and allow them to better select the phone that meets their needs. Ultimately that means happier customers, less returns and a better overall customer experience.