A Verizon Wireless Pix Place account was a free service allowing Verizon customers to electronically store, receive and send pictures and video messages taken with a Verizon Wireless phone. It also enabled this messaging with non-Verizon customers. This service was discontinued on Oct. 1, 2014, when the Verizon Cloud service replaced it.
Verizon Pix Place account features were accessible through VZWPix.com. The website allowed users to edit pictures and videos using content uploaded from a computer's hard drive or through a gallery that included free-to-use images and sounds. A section titled Fun Effects included brightness settings, black-and-white images, comic bubbles, added lines and cartoons. Users could create and name photo albums and electronically share them with friends and family.
A 10-digit mobile number and password were necessary to log into VZWPix.com. Users had to log in at least once every 180 days or lose their information, and Verizon sent warnings via text after the 150- and 175-day marks. The company also gave users the chance to transfer Pix Place account information to the new Verizon Cloud service before the latter officially launched. Customers who failed to complete the transfer before Oct. 1, 2014, had their information deleted.
As of 2015, the Verizon Cloud service offers similar functionality to the former Pix Place service. Each phone line's account has a limited amount of cloud storage space, which users can upgrade for a fee. Like Pix Place, the service allows users to send and receive pictures and videos on phones not otherwise capable of receiving them.