Verizon Lets Banner Ads Swarm Your Cell Phone

Brace yourself for this one. Starting next year, Verizon Wireless is gonna let banner ads invade your cell phone. The ads will appear at the top of Web pages you visit on your cell phone/smartphone. In an effort to make it look like they care about their customers, Verizon said they'd limit the type of ads that run on your phone so you'll never see any annoying video pop ups. Still, as a Verizon customer I'd rather see lower plans or at least better phone options before seeing Viagra ads on my browser.

Verizon to Allow Ads on its Mobile Phones [NYT]