Verizon today announced its GameTanium service -- $5.99 a month for all-you-can-eat gaming on Android smartphones and tablets. It's a pretty simple premise -- you pay, and get access to more than 100 games through the GameTanium hub. The advantage is that you pay once, play a lot. The subscription model, which we're a fan of, is what makes this not just another download hub, a la NVIDIA's Tegra Zone.
We've got video and the full presser after the break.
Verizon Wireless Introduces GameTanium™: First Game Subscription App For Android™ Devices Offering Unlimited Game Play
Service to Meet Consumer Demand for Mobile Gaming Across Smartphones and Tablets
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and NEW YORK, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless is giving mobile gaming a boost today with the launch of Exent's GameTanium™, a new mobile game subscription service for Android™ smartphones and tablets available now, exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers. Powered by Verizon Wireless' network, GameTanium provides unlimited access to more than 100 of the best Android smartphone games and more than 50 tablet games, including hits like Doodle God™, Fruit Ninja and World of Goo for the low monthly fee of $5.99 per device.
GameTanium takes the guesswork out of finding the best games while offering consumers the convenience of a one-stop gaming destination at a great value. The easy-to-use interface lets customers explore and discover high-quality games picked by Exent's editorial board. Enhanced editorial features such as parental ratings, rich game imagery and reviews immerse customers in the game before downloading. Plus, fast download speeds and no advertisements give customers uninterrupted game play.
"GameTanium provides our Android customers with unlimited access to more than 100 games at a great value," said Kristi Crum, executive director of marketing, Verizon Wireless. "Working with Exent has enabled us to immerse customers into the mobile gaming frontier and ultimately bring high-quality gaming options powered by 4G LTE."
"We are excited to bring the launch of the GameTanium smartphone and tablet service to Verizon Wireless' customer base," says Zvi Levgoren, founder and chief executive officer, Exent. "The speed and power of Verizon Wireless' network allows for a rich mobile gaming experience for Verizon Wireless customers to enjoy."
The GameTanium smartphone and tablet apps can be downloaded from Verizon Apps on more than 30 Android smartphones and two Android tablets, including DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC and DROID XYBOARD 8.2 by Motorola. Customers are encouraged to try out the service with a free trial, providing unlimited access for three days. After the three-day trial, the service is $5.99 per month and will appear on customers' monthly bill. A Verizon Wireless data plan is required and usage may count towards a customer's data allowance.
GameTanium users can access an in-app Help Center with Frequently Asked Questions and live GameTanium Customer Support which provides phone, SMS chat and email support Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. E.T.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit www.verizonwireless.com.