Forget about the colllloooors, and fontssssss, and casssesss, J-Lo and her Viva Movil stores have the best deal we’ve seen thus far for the HTC One on Verizon. For a limited time, and as an “online exclusive,” you can pick up HTC’s recently launched flagship for $99 on new 2-year contract. Verizon is currently selling the same phone for $199, while other 3rd party retailers are coming in somewhere around $150. So yeah, Viva Movil! (more…)
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. (more…)
Sooooo, about that Verizon Wireless press event at CTIA. It was for a Latino-focused mobile network that Verizon has partnered with Jennifer Lopez to launch – it’s called Viva Movil. It was easily one of the more embarrassing and hilarious (for the wrong reasons) press events I have seen in my 3 or 4 years in this business. J-Lo stood on stage after a quick intro, not even hiding the fact that she was ill-prepared and had to turn her head from teleprompter to teleprompter during her drawn out speech over a company that she apparently cares so much for. There was even a moment where she lost track of a question she was attempting to answer, and instead took to explaining how fun it was to pick out colors and fonts for stores. Marni Walden, Verizon’s COO, probably made matters worse though, by starting off the event telling the press in attendance that they wouldn’t have invited them there unless it was for a “big announcement” and that they would have news to Tweet about afterwards. She wasn’t lying, there is plenty to Tweet about. (more…)