Verizon Created a Minecraft Phone That Can Make Calls in the Real World

By: Laura McQuarrie - Dec 22, 2015
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Building and Minecraft have now become synonymous, but US mobile operator Verizon put a new spin on the concept by creating a fully functional Minecraft phone inside the wildly popular video game.

Essentially, Verizon set out to create a phone network that would work in Minecraft, as well as the rest of the world. Rather than simply appearing in a user's in-game inventory, the phone must be built in the same way as any other objects in the Minecraft universe. After building the phone's body, Minecraft players must put together a tower in order to build a network.

Once assembled correctly, Minecraft players have the ability to take selfies, order pizzas and even make calls from the in-game phone. In order to introduce this feature, Verizon teamed up with a number of influential gamers on YouTube to share the news in a fun and easy-to-follow way.