Nov 06 AT 10:33 AM Taylor Wimberly 5 Comments

Droid does Times Square

Today is Droid day and Verizon is going crazy with ads. We have seen the non-stop TV ads, full-page newspaper spreads, and radio promos. Starting in about an hour, users will be able to call a toll free number (1-888-376-4336) and control several digital billboards in Times Square. Visit the site to watch interactive event.

Also on Friday, Verizon Wireless will create a first-of-its-kind interactive experience in New York City called, “DROID Does Times Square.” This experience will let callers control two of Times Square’s largest digital billboards — the NASDAQ and Reuters signs — using only voice commands.

The digital billboards will instruct passersby to call a toll-free number (1-888-376-4336) to search locations in the Times Square area. Participants can search for practically anything (e.g. their favorite cuisines, plays, movies, stores), and the search results will be displayed on the digital billboards using Google Maps. This activity takes place from Nov. 6 through Nov. 20, daily from 12:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. and from 6:00 a.m. on Nov. 27 through 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 28. Beginning Nov. 6, Internet fans worldwide can also view the experience in real-time by visiting

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