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Viva Movil Opens First Store in Brooklyn!

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It’s true, the moment Latinos who use Facebook and social networks have been waiting for has finally arrived. The first Viva Movil store has opened in Brooklyn! Jennifer “From the Block” Lopez and her colllooooors, and fonnnnnts, and casssses, are there to be had. According to the press release, she even personally selected a “unique” scent to fill the air to enhance the shopping experience as the kids play on the in-store playground. No, I didn’t just make that up.

Oh, and should you actually insult humanity by supporting these stores, you can get Verizon’s service and line of phones at them. 

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VIVA MÓVIL BY JENNIFER LOPEZ OPENS FIRST FLAGSHIP STORE ON FLATBUSH AVENUE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 

Offering Customers a First-Class Wireless Shopping Experience  

Los Angeles, June 12, 2013 – Viva Móvil by Jennifer Lopez, the exciting new Verizon Wireless premium retailer founded by Jennifer Lopez, opened its first store in Brooklyn, New York, on June 11th, offering customers a first-class wireless shopping experience. In the coming months, Viva Móvil will open more stores around the county.

The brand’s inaugural flagship is located at 162 Flatbush Avenue, right at the vibrant intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues and in front of Barclay’s Center. It occupies a space of over 2,000 square feet and sits beneath a 1,700 square foot billboard announcing Viva Móvil’s arrival.

The store itself will be characterized by a sleekly modern atmosphere befitting its state-of-the-art inventory, which includes the latest smartphones and tablets from Samsung, BlackBerry, Apple, Motorola, LG, Nokia, Droid and more, all of which are available on the Verizon Wireless network. All smartphones will be on display, powered on and ready to be experienced. The store will also include fashion smartphone cases from Jennifer Lopez for Viva Móvil and accessories from Samsung, BlackBerry, Otterbox, Harman Kardon and more.

Viva Móvil’s expert staff will be fully bilingual and able to assist customers in Spanish or English, all while dressed in fashionable attire selected by Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lopez. Ms. Lopez has also selected a unique scent to fill the air of this entertaining shopping environment, which will feature music and a large video wall designed to amuse and educate consumers about the latest in wireless technology. In addition, the family-friendly store will feature ample seating and a Kids’ Zone with several Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1 tablets loaded with cool applications for kids to explore.

To reflect Viva Móvil’s passionate dedication to delivering great value in many different ways, the 162 Flatbush Avenue location launches with a number of special deals for consumers, including an exclusive offer on attractive prepaid smartphones from Samsung and LG. All customers who activate a $60 or $70 prepaid Smartphone plan before September 30th will receive a one-time, 1GB data allowance above and beyond the selected plan, which is a cost savings of up to $50. Viva Móvil will also launch with FREE shipping for online purchases, special savings on BlackBerry smartphones and a large selection of smartphones for 1 cent.* (*New 2-year activation required.)

In addition to the new Brooklyn location, shoppers can experience Viva Móvil online and on the Facebook pages of Jennifer Lopez and Viva Móvil. On the Viva Móvil Facebook page, consumers can get personalized recommendations, shop with their friends, comment on devices and share what devices or accessories they purchased. Consumers can also interact with Viva Móvil on getviva.com.

With this inaugural store opening, Viva Móvil gives New York City an exciting new kind of wireless shopping experience and marks the beginning of a retail channel that will bring Viva Móvil’s distinctly modern style of wireless shopping to consumers around the country. 

About Viva Móvil

Viva Móvil by Jennifer Lopez is a Premium Retailer of Verizon Wireless. Viva Móvil’s mission is to deliver the best shopping experience for mobile across the United States, starting with stores in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and, of course, online. For more information, visit getviva.com and the Viva Móvil Facebook page today.

About Jennifer Lopez

Actress, entertainer, music artist, film & TV producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Jennifer Lopez is one of the most powerful and celebrated celebrities in entertainment. For more information, visit www.jenniferlopez.com.

  • TheDrizzle

    Verizon doesn’t even understand the Droid branding. It says the store will include “the latest smartphones and tablets from Samsung, BlackBerry, Apple, Motorola, LG, Nokia, Droid and more…” They think Droid is a manufacturer. Wow.

    • Weber

      Here, have an upvote for your username. I’d upvote you again for your comment if I could.

      • TheDrizzle

        Thanks :) Upvotes all around!

  • Josh Shaw

    They should’ve opened it inside a Home Depot in Texas, So Cal, or Arizona.

  • Chris
  • Chris

    Erhmagerd…. Erhmagerd!! Stappppppphhhhhh!

  • Chris

    Erhmagerd…. Erhmagerd!! Stappppppphhhhhh!

  • JJHeehee

    This is possibly the most ridiculous comment thread of all time. Thank you Kellex and Bionic.

  • GarHIII

    “includes the latest smartphones and tablets from Samsung, BlackBerry, Apple, Motorola, LG, Nokia, Droid and more…” I thought we had moved passed this antiquated terminology…Droid? Seriously?

  • BulletTooth_Tony

    This shows why she’s still Jenny from the block.

  • Daistaar

    “In the coming months, Viva Móvil will open more stores around the county.”

    Way to aim Lo!

  • Guest

    [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/WrO17KC.jpg[/IMG]

  • Guest

  • infg3570

    Absolute travesty

    • JMonkeYJ

      i think you just made my day for being the first person i’ve seen/heard use the word “travesty” correctly in about 5 years

      • infg3570

        Lol glad to have made your day good sir/ma’am :-)

  • Sean Plantz

    I am not interested in this story in the least, but had to click through for the comments.. leaving satisfied.

  • MK17

    Maybe it’s part of Verizon’s plan for saying, “See, we aren’t a monopoly!”

  • sc0rch3d

    *takes cover from lightening after liking this comment*

  • cizzlen

    BAH GAWD IT’S ABOUT TIME THANK YOU BASED J-LO

  • David Wanless

    Hopefully the lines of people at the door aren’t mistaken for lines of people looking for work like outside home depot

    • Bionic

      LOL wow dude, just wow

      • ToddAwesome

        Religion. Politics. Sex. There, I’ve now discussed the three biggies in this thread. Carry on….

  • easyDOESit

    Really stupid area to open IMO. That area is being gentrified faster than you can say TriBeCa. It will, thankfully, soon be an english only neighborhood. They should have put it in the south bronx or washington heights.

    Secondly, It is a bit off putting for a company to cater to a specific group and ignore the rest. While nerds may not be a ethinicity, they certainly are a group of people with demands(and money). I want timely updates for my GNex and they have failed to do this so I will take my business elsewhere. Have fun adding more people to your collections department verizon.

  • Weber

    Buy a subsidized phone and get a free pair of pointy boots

  • tyguy829

    This whole thing is FACKWORS!

  • Weber

    As a white guy, I feel like I’m being robbed of exclusivity.

    • Bionic

      dont worry man, we’re still good. We still have Europe

    • zurginator

      I prefer the term “European American”.

  • Bionic

    And in Harlem Diddy opened up “Bling mobile” for all the brothers out there.

  • Tony Byatt

    Don’t understand the need for a separate store. Having an employee that is fluent in Espanol in current Verizon stores would have made a lot more sense. This just seems odd…

    • Dominick White

      What,! Trying to use common sense to explain verizon. Shame on you

      • Tony Byatt

        I know huh…what was I thinking…

  • Bionic

    I thought Boost mobile was already the cell service of choice for latinos?

  • Weber

    All phones bought from Viva Movil should come with a wallpaper set of at least 20 pics of J-Lo

    • Bionic

      just her ass

      • Weber

        Or anything her father wouldn’t approve of.

      • Ryan Stewart

        But from when she was a fly girl.

  • Dominick White

    So does I mean that they only speak Spanish in these stores

    • Ryan Stewart

      pulse 2 para Inglés

  • Bionic is a Tard

    Six well-educated Confederate veterans from Pulaski, Tennessee created the original Ku Klux Klan on December 24, 1865 From wikipedia….I’m confused why you used the Alabama reference?

    • Bionic

      Cuz……..Alabama

      • fauxshizzl

        I don’t normally back Bionic on most topics, but that two word comment was pure gold.

      • Patrick Chapman

        Well…that’s a blow to my state…

        • Bionic

          At least there is plenty of hot white trash girls ive had my way with down there.

          • bionics limp weenie

            i was about to same the same thing about your mom

          • Fattie McDoogles

            You mad, bro?

          • michael arazan

            When I saw white trash girls Thought you were going to reference Florida for a second.

        • Sirx

          It’s my state, too, but that doesn’t NOT make Alabama the second-most ass-backwards, regressive, hateful state in the U.S., only behind its cousin-wife Mississippi.

    • Fattie McDoogles

      You sir, fail.

  • jb

    All white phones only. However, the internals can be black since that’s where all the work takes place.

    • Bionic

      lmao

    • Josh Shaw

      Brown*

    • brah

      It runs on welfare checks…..

    • bmg1001

      I JUST SPIT EVERYWHERE! LMFAO!

  • Daniel Walsh

    He did this so this useless post would get clicks and site views.

    • Phil Oakley

      Cynical, much…

    • Bionic

      this isnt phandroid

    • ToddAwesome

      Kellex Pageviews? nahhhhh

  • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60
    • Weber

      ^^definitely one of the first things I thought of.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    I wat my HTC UNO

    • schoat333

      S-cuatro FTW!

    • Tigerone123

      Que??? Mi no questo???

    • michael arazan

      Motorola Menudo

  • terry12s

    HaHaHa, I have no words that are politically correct!

  • Fredy Nativi

    FYI I’m Latino and this is just wrong. Shame on Verizon and Jenny from the block

    • Bionic

      she deserves a spanking

      • tyguy829

        I’ll do it ;)

        • Bionic

          lets tag team

          • BRIM

            Now kiss.

      • Tigerone123

        She might a big fart from a big ass waiting for you

    • jose

      I’m offensive, and I find this Latino.

    • Eric

      You don’t have to be latino to arrive at that conclusion. FYI I’m latino.

  • AndrewScottRox

    I feel like I just got trolled.

    • Nelly547

      We all did!

  • Bionic

    If you go to KKK wireless in Alabama and you meet the criteria, you keep unlimited data. Just saying. :)

  • ITGuy11

    Get hit by a bus then die in a fire… FAKWORS!

  • mechapathy

    First 100 customers get free taco flavored kisses!

  • reyalP

    Do the stores offer English or pictures to point at for non hispanic white males? Verizon disappoints me!

    • Weber

      They just speak Spanish really loudly and slowly to you

    • TheDrizzle

      “Viva Móvil’s expert staff will be fully bilingual and able to assist customers in Spanish or English, all while dressed in fashionable attire selected by Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lopez.”

  • imns

    “Oh, and should you actually insult humanity by supporting these stores, you can get Verizon’s service and line of phones at them.” You sir, are my hero.

  • Bionic

    “Badges? We dont need no stinking badges”

  • schoat333

    I just…. no words…..

  • Bionic

    Kellex posted this story just to get the stupid comments going

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Viva Movil!

      • EC8CH

        From now on, whenever something utterly ridiculous happens…

        Viva Movil!

        • jose

          but…but…FACKWORS..?

          • EC8CH

            that’s reserved for situations of extreme frustration.

      • Sirx

        “Viva Revolucion!”? Hell no! That’s so played out. “Viva Movil”! Now that’s where it’s at…

      • Dillon Brown

        Us Latinos aren’t comfortable with the current site set up… you should create a latino focused droid-life site and call it Droid-Viva! Ole

        • Anon

          I would like to hold a poll on how many Latinos aren’t comfortable with Jennifer Lopez.

  • Air Rick

    You dicks…

  • Fiorta

    Unfollow

    • Phil Oakley

      Seriously? It was a joke. sarcasm, after Verizon held a press conference to announce it. No need to get upset.

      • Rbq

        downvote

        • Phil Oakley

          I’m hurt. I really am.

          • ToddAwesome

            You do that, you go to the box, you know.
            Two minutes by yourself, and you feel shame, you know.
            Mm-hm.

      • Fiorta

        Internet. Serious business.

  • Nelly547

    Sure hope this is a setup and the breaking news has yet to happen.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Oh this is as breaking as it gets.

      • BloodiedWraith

        I think you guys should do a Viva Movil store walkthrough video.

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          If I was in NYC, I’d be there for the opening. I’d even try to capture some of the sweet scent, and Tim playing in the Kid Zone.

          • Fredy Nativi

            Please send Tato there. Tell him he must go for the sake of humanity and he must ask where are the Tacos?

          • BloodiedWraith

            I guess we’re just going to have to wait until they open one in Portland lol

          • Bionic

            no where near enough latins in Portland

          • michael arazan

            Maybe they’ll open a Hipster Mobile in Portland

          • tyguy829

            Send DAVE!

      • CasperTFG

        Will there be a Movil Life offshoot? If I’m caucasian will I be allowed to comment?

  • Rbq

    What would happen if I, a caucasian, walked into this store to purchase a phone? Would it be as awkward as it sounds?

    • Fredy Nativi

      What if you are latino but look white???

      • Rbq

        What if I speak in a terrible “yo quiero taco bell” accent?

        • Fredy Nativi

          What if you’re white but take the taco bell dog in there with you? would it be cool?

          • Rbq

            si si.

          • Ryan Stewart

            Only if you actually dug up and brought in the original Taco Bell dog.

      • Eric

        Latinas dyeing their hair blonde doesn’t count as looking white

    • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

      You’d end up with a shivv in your back.

    • Bionic

      i plan on going in there just to look at all that latin booty.

      • Rbq

        good idea

      • Ryan Stewart

        Unless she is there it might just be old, biggish women.

        • Bionic

          hmmm true

          • Ryan Stewart

            Im looking forward to the store being in the next Family Guy.

          • Bionic

            Consuela can get a phone now

      • Jon

        It will probably be full of BMW”s……..

        Big Mexican Women

  • Bionic

    a Biracial phone? nevermind, it is now banned from the KKK store

    • thedonxr

      White wallpaper comes installed and is unchangeable on the KKK Nexus 4

      • Daistaar

        So it’s like Tiger? Black and white on the outside and white on the inside? BOOM!

  • RASCISMSUX

    EPIC RACIAL FAIL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Phil Oakley

    It was sarcasm.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      ^^

      • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

        Totally Rick Rolled everyone.

    • Rbq

      Well, it was mean is what it was.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        It is what Verizon did… I thought it was funny.

  • BloodiedWraith

    Breaking: KKK Wireless announces they’re going to stop selling the White Nexus 4 due to interracial reasons.

    • Fattie McDoogles

      lol thats funny