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Verizon Wireless & Bing

With BingTM integrated search capabilities, Verizon Wireless customers will now have easier access to context-relevant search results to improve the mobile experience. Depending on which device they use, customers will be able to use voice commands and typed queries and even select to use location-aware searches to receive highly relevant search results, including maps, directions, traffic information, information on local businesses, movie theaters and show times, gas prices, and weather. In addition, customers will also get search results that include news and entertainment content such as V CAST downloadable full-track songs, ringtones and ring back tones. Verizon Wireless customers will be able to access Bing from a downloadable application or through Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web services.

What It Means
Customers will be able to access Bing in a variety of ways, from a device's home screen, by downloading an application or through our Mobile Web services. Customers can still access alternative search services via the browser or by bookmarking them.

How is Bing available
Bing is available through several means. It is the search for Verizon Wireless' mobile web portals like VZ Start, Mobile Web 2.0 and Mobile Web 3.0. Bing will be the search for the native browser on most devices. There will also be a free Bing app available for download. It will appear on the device's home screen for the customer to initiate the download. The app is independent of any changes to the browsers or portals. Use of the service is subject to data rates based on the customer's plan.
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