News Release

Connect With Dad This Father's Day With Verizon Wireless

Nation's Leading Wireless Service Provider Offers Ways For Dads To Get More From Their Phones With TXT Messaging and Get It Now

June 15, 2004

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834Brian-Alexander Domingo
Brian-Alexander.Domingo@verizonwireless.com
908-306-7890

BEDMINSTER, NJ — He taught you how to walk, ride a bike, and drive a car, so this Father's Day, June 20, Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, encourages sons and daughters to teach dad something new. Whether dad is tech-savvy or just loves to get more value for his dollar, he'll love a "Wireless 101" tutorial from his kids on Verizon Wireless TXT Messaging and Get It Now® applications to help him get the most out of his wireless phone.

Teens and twenty-somethings everywhere have joined into the TXT Messaging craze, and dad can too with a little push from his kids. Sit down with him on Father's Day and follow these helpful tips:

  • Every phone is different, so show dad how to use the TXT Message feature on his own phone. If any questions come up, a Verizon Wireless representative at 1-800-2 JOIN IN can also help.
  • Show him how to cut down on typing time with abbreviations. For example, "How's your day going?" is "HWZ UR DAY," "See you later" is "CU L8R" and "Miss you" is "MIS U."
  • Send him a message from your phone, like "LUV U DAD" to get him started. He'll love the idea of TXT-ing with his kids during the workday.
  • As a special surprise, add family and friends' wireless numbers to his phone book, so he can easily TXT Message them. If dad's wireless phone is not TXT-messaging capable, consider upgrading dad's phone — a perfect Father's Day gift.

In addition to TXT Messaging, Get It Now is Verizon Wireless' online store that enables customers to download games, productivity applications and more. Introduce dad to some of the classic arcade games and sports games that he can play from his wireless phone. Or show him how to download the weather report, latest headlines or even language classes — so dad knows how to get even more from his wireless phone.

Customers need a TXT Messaging-enabled phone to send and receive messages, and a Get It Now-enabled phone to download applications. For a complete listing of Get It Now applications or details on TXT Messaging, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 40 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.  

About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

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