Verizon Wireless and Photobucket announced the availability of a new mobile photo service on select Verizon Wireless handsets that enables customers to send photos from a mobile device to a Photobucket album.
The application will launch exclusively for Verizon Wireless customers and is available for download from the Verizon Wireless mobile storefront by texting “photob” to 2777, in the Community and Sharing category of the Verizon Wireless Get It Now catalog or by visiting photobucket.com/mobile.
To use the application, Verizon Wireless subscribers sign up for a Photobucket account and enter their log-in information to link their Verizon account to their Photobucket online photo album. Once the accounts are connected, the application instantly uploads photos already saved on the phone to the user’s Photobucket account. The Photobucket Mobile Uploader then automatically sends any future photos directly to the same Photobucket account.
Verizon said it’s the first carrier in the United States to offer the Photobucket Mobile Uploader and the application will be available initially on 13 handsets. Verizon is offering the service for a monthly subscription fee of $2.99.