Verizon Wireless said today that if you are a customer and also a user of YouTube you’ll be able to connect the two easier through your Verizon mobile phone so you can both send and enjoy YouTube video. Verizon says its the first in the nation to offer mobile users the ability to send recorded video to YouTube.
Verizon customers can record video through their mobile phones and then upload those videos directly to YouTube using the number YTUBE (98823). Users must first link their phone with their YouTube account through the Web site. Videos posted will reportedly be available to view in minutes.
Verizon also made mention of how users of V Cast-enabled phones can access a selection of YouTube videos through the YouTube channel on V Cast. The V Cast service costs 3.00 for 24-hour use or $15.00 for a monthly subscription.
Originally posted on July 24, 2007 @ 2:09 pm
Um, not really. Helio members have been able to upload video directly to YouTube for a while now:
Shame on Verizon for trying to convince us otherwise. Hooray for young upstarts!
Two great ideas for this:
Watching on YouTube my favorite band play their new song a few minutes after they finish ripping it on stage somewhere would be great.
A group of citizen journalists should assemble and do some live reporting from around a city. People should be able to submit their videos to one channel that residents of the city can subscribe to. Imagine a bystander at a crime scene records a video and that clip is posted a few minutes after the event occurs.