NFL Mobile App Now Available from Verizon Wireless

By Adam Zeis on 12 Apr 2010 09:41 am EDT
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Verizon this weekend has released the NFL Mobile app for their native devices. Just in time for the NFL draft, the free app brings the latest NFL news, draft news, detailed information about current prospects and more. We assume the app will have some great draft coverage, and during the season will run with scores, schedules, news and all that good stuff. Verizon users can snag it free from mobile.vzw.com/nfl (if you're on another carrier don't bother trying to download, I already tried and its a no go). Hit the forums for some more discussion.

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NFL Mobile App Now Available from Verizon Wireless

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Holmes was a black eye for your team. A real turd. I am a Bengals fan and I even think the steelers are better than that.

This is awesome.. Guess sprint lost the rights to this app. I hope it works better than the sprint version did too.

Out of curiosity, I went to the Sprint NFL football app on my VZW tour and it now asks you to upgrade to Sprint NFL Football (or something like that). Will be interesting to see if this still runs.

But even if so, if the VZW version continues to be free and free of bugs, then I suspect I will just delete the good ol' Sprint app and just load the VZW app. Should have more exclusive content anyway......

This will be great during next season. As for me the app I care about is my MLB.com At Bat app since it is the best time of year right now. Baseball season!!!

I was having this same general problem, made my Tour laggy, so I deleted it, maybe I'll give it another try if it ever gets updated, until then I'll just get my info from ESPN.

So this explains why Sprint has a "football" app to replace the NFL app. Oh well, still not a deal breaker to make me switch to Big Red. The app drains the battery on my BB Curve anyway!

Waiting on a Bold/Tour 2 or EVO.

Is it me or does this app. seem to "maintain" a constant connection with server sucking up bandwidth and battery?

I have noticed this too. Since installing, my tour has been constantly sending and receiving data resulting in my battery draining big time. Ive gone from 90% to 60% in under an hour.

I found if you are a former Alltel customer bought out by Verizon, it won't work on your Alltel phone. Don't want to buy a Verizon phone just to use this app.

This is awesome! I downloaded the app for my vzw tour and it's fantastic, news, videos (running smooth and no lags) and tons more. I'm so ready for the season!

this is awesome. free streaming nfl network, free sunday night and thursday games, radio of ALL games. free draft coverage streaming. no lag on my storm either... i may cry its so beautiful :'(

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Verizonnnnn! I would have been depressed if this was released on ATT and no chance for me to use it... FiOS and NFL Network, and now this app? Loving being a football fan with Verizon!

It keeps popping up with a notice saying it wants to reset some security thing so I deleted it. I don't care much for the nfl anyways.

I actually got it pushed to my phone when i did a battery pull a few days ago. When I was scrolling on my home screen there it was...i started to hide, but after i downloaded it, I saw that its actually a very cool app!

Thanks to Verizon for sealing that exclusive deal with the NFL. I downloaded it to my Storm 1 and its works great. A little lag in uploading the videos and changing screens but that will probably be fixed in the first upgrade.

Recommended for all NFL fans.

I just downloaded this app to storm 1 and it's work great so far. Bout time Big Red got something for us football fans. I didnt want to have to go back to sprint just for football season.

This app shows really nice signs of being a great app. However, it is PAINFULLY slow on my 9530. The video is nice and clear but has a very difficult time streaming and often buffers. This could just be my area but I am at full signal. Anyhow try it out... but I am sure that its worth the wait for the next update. Besides we have ESPN.com that runs much faster on the browsers...

I have the shortcut from NFL.com. I can access the mobile site and videos and whatnot. Is there a difference to this and the app? I'm on T-Mobile.

Yes, yourlife is right. I have this for Sprint, and only some features work, and only sometimes. I had called Sprint like 5 times last season only to hear that they're not sure what's wrong and to try a battery pull, which of course I tried (legendary Sprint Customer Service). Maybe now that it has more exposure, it'll be the BOMB this year. If it worked better, it'd be my Favorite app from August until February.

So, whenever I try the OTA link, I keep getting the verizon "The system was unable to process your request, please try again later" message. Anybody know if this only works on certain OS/phones (and yes, I'm on verizon)?

I have a Storm2 on Verizon, and I'm getting the same exact message.

Someone else replied that it worked on their Storm2...I assumed they were on VZW, too...but maybe not...

Same problem. I have a Tour, on Verizon but I keep getting the "The system was unable to process your request..." too. Any suggestions?

Check out the post on the 6th page of the forum that was linked in the blog entry. Look at the post by my handle (missoulamarinerfan), and there'll be step by step instructions. Enjoy! :D

Running a Storm1 9530 on VZW. Downloaded / installed with no problems. Working great....videos work fine. Somewhat of a lag between tabs, but seems workable.

Despite my current carrier being T-Mobile, I was still allowed to download the app,. I guess you just need to have a VZW service for the NFL app to work.

Bummer

I'm gonna miss watching the Thursday games live on my Sprint phone while I'm at work, but not enough to switch to VZW...

Pretty polished app for a new release. Downloaded and installed on my Storm 1 no problems. Read a few posts, nice interface. Watched a NFL.com video about the Jets acquiring Holmes. All worked perfectly. Thanks Verizon. Not bad, not bad at all.

Options>Advanced options>Applications>locate NFL mobile in list and highlight it push the blackberry menu button(7dots on it) select delete, then your phone will prob be ask to reboot if it doesnt reboot anyhoo, with Alt+right shift+delete buttons pressed all at same time. :)

btw works great on my phone doesnt drain battery or constantly show as running either (checked by holding the Alt+backspace key at same time I just have 4 things constantly running by default)

This is a nice app.. i would like to see the screen bigger on the storm 2 but overall nice apps. football 24/7 on your phone can't beat that. thank you verizon

On my 8530 that has multiple apps running in the background, there is a bit of a lag! With my other 8530, with no other apps running, no lag whatsoever!! NFL Network LIVE!!! OH YEAH!!

keeps popping up a message saying it wants to reset security timer. i allowed it a billion times but nothing. deleting this now...

Been trying on and off all day and working in between.........but all I keep getting from the site is "The system was unable to process your request, please try again later." Typical Verizon to announce something and then not have it available. As a former ALLTEL customer who got bought by Verizon all I can say is another way Verizon has let us down. Wish the sell out had never happened!!!

Check out the post on the 6th page of the forum thread that was linked in the blog entry. Look at the post by my handle (missoulamarinerfan), and there'll be step by step instructions. Enjoy! :D

I actually got it pushed to my phone after a battery pull...it was unexpected, BUT turns out to be a really cool app...and does not drag at all....LOVE THE STREAMING VIDS TOO!!

I am T-Mobile and I LOVE the NFL! (Nothing better than a single straight girl that loves football :) T-Mobile seems to be the slow ones at upgrading to anything good.

I do not want it on my business phone.

There is no way to delete it.

It just appeared there. There was no way to delete it. It did not show up in the apps list. So, I tried to accept it, and install it thinking then I could delete it. I did delete it. Did a hard re-start and the icon to get the NFL App was still there.

Went to service book and deleted it from there and it was still there after hard restart.

This is BS. Every part of the phone should be tweakable.

Why Does Verizon not care about its customers?

you should be able to delete. When the icon is highlighted hit the menu button and delete icon or if that doesn't work just hide the icon from the home screen and nobody well know its there.. out of sight out of mind

Woohooo!!! I love it...I did a battery pull for an issue I was having and NFL live popped up on my screen. I wondered where it came from but glad it's there...Im a football kinda girl so this will a fun and much used app!!! TY Vz!!!

Out of curiosity, I went to the Sprint NFL football app on my VZW tour and it now asks you to upgrade to Sprint NFL Football (or something like that). Will be interesting to see if this still runs.

But even if so, if the VZW version continues to be free and free of bugs, http://www.electronicswholesaledistributor.com then I suspect I will just delete the good ol' Sprint app and just load the VZW app. Should have more exclusive content anyway......

but I am getting the following error

The application nflmobile_vzw_blk_9550 has attempted to open a connection to a location inside the firewall and outside the firewall which is not allowed by your IT policy....

This is my personal blackberry and has never touched a BES so there is no IT policy and I am running 5.0.0.607 OS