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<Var> - VAR tag indicates a variable parameter.This is a <var>variable parameter<var> of the sentence.


Vanity Number - An easy-to-remember alternative to your standard 10-digit mobile number. A vanity number can be a word or phrase, such as your name or the name of a business. For example, **Silly, **Sarah and **Verizon are all possible vanity numbers. You can reserve a vanity number through services like StarStar Me, typically for a low monthly fee. Other people can then call that vanity number from a mobile phone and reach you.


 Verizon Apps - The Verizon Wireless mobile storefront that offers apps you can purchase and download to your mobile device. Formerly V CAST Apps.


Verizon Cloud - A wireless service that offers secure online storage to back up and sync the content on all your devices (e.g., contacts, music, pictures, etc.). With Verizon Cloud, you can access and manage your content on-the-go. You can take a picture with your phone and print it from your home computer. And if you purchase a new tablet, you can access your entire music library by syncing the tablet to the cloud. Verizon Cloud also safely stores a copy of your important files in case any of your devices are damaged, lost or stolen.


Verizon Enterprise Center  - An online portal for businesses with more than 1,000 employees, where you can manage your account details, place orders and integrate with existing business systems.


Verizon Extended Warranty - A warranty that covers electronic malfunctions and manufacturer defects. If you have an eligible defective device, you’ll receive refurbished or reconditioned to "like new" equipment. You have 30 days from the date of activation of a new device to add this feature.


Verizon Family Safeguards & Controls - Verizon Family Safeguards & Controls are a suite of products that provide control of your account and devices, such as Content Filters, Call and Message Blocking and Internet Spam Blocking, Service Blocks, Usage Alerts and more.


Verizon Family Base Companion App - An optional app that you install on your child’s Android™ phone that gives additional functionality to the Verizon FamilyBase service. The app provides you with additional insights and controls related to your child’s phone usage. You can lock your child's device, see which apps they've installed, view their contacts and more.


Verizon Family Base® - A service that you can use to monitor the activity of each device on your account, set usage limits for each device and help your children understand how to use their devices responsibly and safely. The insights this service provides are especially helpful for parents and anyone who has multiple family members on the same account. You can also use it to avoid unexpected overage charges.


Verizon Jetpack® - A 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot device that lets you simultaneously connect multiple Wi-Fi capable devices to the Verizon Wireless network for access to the Internet or your private network.


Verizon Messages - An enhanced messaging service that lets you take your phone calls or text conversations seamlessly across multiple devices. You can use your primary phone number with any compatible smartphone, tablet, web browser or computer.


Verizon Mobile Security - See Verizon Support & Protection.


Verizon Selects - A program you can choose to participate in that uses information about you, including your location, web browsing and app usage data, to see whether you fit into an audience Verizon or another company is trying to reach. If you choose to participate in Verizon Selects, you may receive marketing messages, offers and other content that interest you more than what you receive today. We won’t share information that identifies you personally with any non-Verizon companies.


Verizon Support & Protection - An app that helps you manage your device, offering features such as battery monitoring, phone locator, remote locking, safe browsing and anti-virus protection. The app features vary by operating system (Android 2.1+ and iPhone® 6.0+). Refer to your device's app store for more information about what features of this app are available for your device. This app was formerly known as Verizon Mobile Security.


Verizon Tech Coach - A service that gives you over-the-phone, personalized technical support from experts in Verizon Wireless devices and consumer electronics. It also provides online tools, including chat support and a comprehensive interactive device guide, to help you learn how to optimize your device on your own.


Verizon Wi-Fi Hotspot Access - Ability to use public wireless broadband network services in certain locations (often in heavily populated places such as airports, train stations, hotels and libraries).


Verizon Wireless Store - An official Verizon Wireless store where you can manage all aspects of your account, including change your plan, pay your bill, recycle a device and troubleshoot a problem with your device. See also Authorized Retailer and Premium Retailer.


Veronica (Very Easy Rodent Oriented Net-wide Index to Computerized Archives) -  Developed at the University of Nevada, Veronica was a constantly updated database of the names of almost every menu item on thousands of gopher servers. The Veronica database could be searched from most major gopher menus. Veronica has been made obsolete by web-bases search engines.


VESA bus -  Ran at the speed of the processor rather than at a speed of 8.33 MHz. It could even access memory at the same speed and gave a theoretical throughout of 128 to 132 MB/sec. It was popular only for two years, as it was compatible only with the 486 processor and FSB speeds of 33 MHz.


VFX (visual effects) - Visual effects involve the integration of live-action footage and generated imagery to create impossible environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or simply to capture on film. 


VGA Camera (Video Graphics Array Camera) - A camera that provides picture resolution of 640 x 480. This is roughly equivalent to 0.3 megapixels.


Video Game Console- An interactive entertainment computer or electric device that manipulates the video display signal of a display device (a television, monitor, etc.) to display a game. The term video game console is typically used solely for playing video games, but the new generation of consoles may play various types of media such as music, TV shows, and movies.


Video Messaging - See Picture and Video Messaging.


View- Often used as a synonym for ―impression‖. Any measurement and reporting of a ―view‖ should be governed by the ―impression‖ definition above.


Viewer - person viewing content or ads on the Web. There is currently no way to measure viewers.


View-Through Conversion  –  Provides a measurement of the number of online conversions that happened within 30 days after a user saw a Google Display Network ad, didn’t click on that ad, and then converted via another means.


Viral marketing - 1) any advertising that propagates itself; 2) advertising and/or marketing techniques that "spread" like a virus by getting passed on from consumer to consumer and market to market.


Viral video – Online video clips (typically short and humorous) passed via links from one person to another.


Virtual Keyboard - A keyboard shown on a touchscreen of a smartphone, tablet or other device. This lets you type by tapping on the screen rather than pressing actual keys on the device.


Virtual Tour - A camera feature that lets you capture a video spanning 360-degrees from any location. Just take pictures of a 360-degree view from where you are, and then they're compiled into a video. Virtual Tour is available on select Samsung devices.


Virtual worlds – Three-dimensional computerized environments that multiple users can explore and interact with via ―avatars,‖ characters representing themselves. Online games like World of Warcraft take place in virtual worlds, but the term is often used to define services that are open-ended and geared for socializing, as opposed to the more goal-oriented environments of online games.


Virus Definition File -  The data files that the anti-virus program needs in order to be able to recognize a file as being either a virus or as being virus infected.


Virus -  A computer virus is defined as “a program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes.” In essence, a virus is an uninvited intruder to your computer system that has one of two purposes: to be a nuisance or to be destructive.


Visit duration - the length of time the visitor is exposed to a specific ad, Web page or Web site during a single session.


Visit – A single continuous set of activity attributable to a cookied browser or user (if registration-based or a panel participant) resulting in one or more pulled text and/or graphics downloads from a site.


Visitor - individual or browser which accesses a Web site within a specific time period.


Visual Voice Mail - Visual Voice Mail (VVM) is an app that lets you see a list of your voice mail messages and manage them without having to dial into the traditional voice mail system. This feature lets you listen to, reply to, erase and archive your messages. You can also call back, text and add new contacts directly from the Visual Voice Mail screen.


Voice Activated Dialing - A feature that allows you to dial a phone number by speaking the contact’s name or number into your mobile device.


Voice Browsing - A feature allowing you to use a voice command to access Internet-based content and information.


Voice Control - A BlackBerry® app, for when you need to be hands-free, that lets you complete tasks on your device using your voice. Make a call, send email or text messages, search the Internet and more, simply by speaking commands. You can even update your calendar and post messages on Facebook® and Twitter®.


Voice Mail -A feature that lets a caller leave a message or access other available options if a line is busy or not answered.


Voice Mail Password - The verification number that must be entered when accessing Voice Mail (must be four to seven digits).


Voice Memo - A feature or app that lets you record short voice messages for later playback. Many phones with this feature also let you record parts of phone conversations in progress. Some phones have a dedicated Voice Memo button to activate the feature.


Voice Plan - A plan offering a specified number of voice minutes.


Void - the act of canceling a purchase. There is only a small period of time in which a purchase can be canceled. Voids are typically handled by issuing credit to the consumer's account.


VOLTE (Voice over LTE) - The latest wireless calling service that uses the 4G LTE network to provide high-quality calling with HD (high-definition) Voice. VoLTE also offers video calling options. You can make a video call right from your contact list and also switch a voice call to a video call while you talk. See also HD Voice.


VPN (Virtual Private Network) -  Usually refers to a network in which some of the parts are connected using the public Internet , but the data sent across the Internet is encrypted, so the entire network is “virtually” private. A typical example would be a company network where there are two offices in different cities. Using the Internet the two offices merge their networks into one network, but encrypt traffic that uses the Internet link.


VRAM -  Pronounced “vee - ram.” A form of DRAM specially suited for video adapters. VRAM differs from common DRAM in that it features a “dual-ported” design allowing two devices to access it at once. Thus the CRT controller, which converts bits and bytes in video memory to pixels on the screen, and the CPU, which manipulates the contents of video memory, can access VRAM simultaneously. In video boards fitted with the less expensive DRAM, performance suffers somewhat because the CRT controller and the CPU must takes turns accessing the video buffer.


V-ray -V-Ray is a commercial rendering plug-in for 3D computer graphics software applications. It is developed by Chaos Group (Bulgarian: Хаос Груп), a Bulgarian company based in Sofia, Bulgaria, established in 1997.


Vtext.com - Vtext.com is a companion website for subscribers of Text Messaging. This site expands your Text Messaging service by offering a spectrum of messaging features and allows you to send text messages to other Verizon Wireless customers through the Internet. See also Verizon Messages.


Vue - The Visual Understanding Environment or VUE is a free, open source concept mapping application written in Java. The application is developed by the Academic Technology group at Tufts University. VUE is licensed under the Educational Community License. VUE 3.0, the latest release, was funded under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


VZ Contact Transfer - See Backup Assistant Plus


VZ Navigator® - An app featuring voice-guided directions, 3D maps, traffic-aware routing and spoken incident alerts. It also includes movie and event info, gas prices, local search and voice-activated address entry all in one package.


VZ Access Manager℠ (VZAM) - Software allowing you to connect to the Internet using National Access and Mobile Broadband on your mobile device.