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+ - Verizon's comical launch

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Jeff writes "Verizon Wireless has launched AMA's Comic Creator, an app that allows customers to create their own personalised comics and send them to other consumers. Comic Creator was developed by AMA's partner Longtail Studios. It lets Verizon's Get It Now subscribers write their own story and choose from a variety of backgrounds, settings and characters. The accompanying messaging technology helps them find friends' phone numbers from within the application. Christian Guillemot, president and CEO of Advanced Mobile Applications, said: "Get It Now service provides AMA with the ability to leverage the enormous adoption of consumer generated content, and bring that to mobile phones." David Oberholzer, associate director of messaging content programming for Verizon Wireless, added: "Comic Creator is wild. It's hysterically funny. You have to try it to understand it, but it capitalises on customers' desire to extend the communication capabilities of their phones and connect with friends and family in creative, alternate ways." Comic Creator costs $3.99 for monthly access, which allows users to send up to 20 comics to mobiles and an unlimited number to e-mail recipients."

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