News Release

Music from Verizon Wireless: Tunes, Music Videos and More in the Palm of Your Hand

October 30, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824

BEDMINSTER, NJ — From downloading tunes on the phone, to music videos to summer concert performances, plus Ringback and ring tones, Verizon Wireless offers customers a wide range of ways to enjoy music with a selection of phones that let customers take their music with them wherever they go. Regardless of preference, Verizon Wireless gives customers music that's mobile — and on the same device they talk on everyday.

The LG VX9800, LG VX8100, Motorola E815, Samsung a950, Samsung a970 and UTStarcom CDM-8940 come equipped with MP3 players and are available today from the operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network. Verizon Wireless customers can download songs from any PC and listen to them on their music-capable phones whenever they choose. Download music to standard memory cards, insert a card into the phone and listen to music. All of these phones have removable memory so customers can make their entire music library mobile — use MiniSD or TransFlash cards to create playlists by music genre or mood.

V CAST Music Videos
These phones are also equipped with V CAST — the first wireless broadband consumer multimedia service in the country. The V CAST Entertainment category offers the latest in music, including the V CAST Showcase Channel that allows customers to download and view crystal clear music videos from favorite artists. For months, Verizon Wireless customers have been downloading their favorite music videos to their V CAST phones and watching them wherever they go.

Front Row Seats at Summer Concerts: The V CAST Encore Channel
The V CAST Encore Channel — exclusive to Verizon Wireless — rocked customers this summer with concert performance videos from this summer's busy concert schedule. Within days of various concerts, top artists in rock, pop, alternative, country, world and hip-hop offered concert video of a few of their songs for a limited time. In 2005, V CAST customers watched 311, Avril Lavigne and 3 Doors Down summer concert performances most often, checking out various shows from across the country on their wireless phones.

Play Music with Ringback Tones and Ring Tones
Verizon Wireless customers can play music for their friends with Ringback tones — callers hear true tunes from the hottest acts today, like Shakira, Black Eyed Peas, INXS, plus exclusive tracks and more. Check out more than 2,000 Ringback tones to choose from at www.verizonwireless.com/ringback.

Verizon Wireless also offers an extensive list of ring tones so that customers can play music for those around them when the phone rings. There are thousands available for download in the getTONES shopping aisle on Get It Now®-enabled phones.

Phones to Fit Every Budget
Music-capable phones from Verizon Wireless come at a variety of price points to fit all music-hungry customers — from the budget-conscious to the sky's-the-limit spender. For less than a Benjamin, Verizon Wireless customers can pick up the Motorola E815 or UTStarcom CDM-8940, each $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year customer agreement. Customers can also groove into the LG VX8100 or Samsung a950 for $149.99 after mail-in rebates and a two-year customer agreement. Verizon Wireless customers looking for the latest music-capable phones can check out the LG VX9800 or Samsung a970, each $299.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and two-year customer agreement.

Music Pricing
Customers can sign up for V CAST for $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games, premium video, Get It Now applications, ring tones and Ringback tones. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content. Music videos are available through the V CAST Showcase Channel for $3.99 per video.

Customers can sign up for Ringback tones at www.verizonwireless.com/ringback or sign up right from their TXT Messaging-capable phones. Ringback tones are available to Verizon Wireless customers for a monthly fee of $0.99 per month. Each Ringback tone purchased is $1.99, which provides unlimited use for one year.

To have their phone ring with their favorite tune, Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now-enabled phones can download a variety of true-tone ring tone applications from the getTONES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 million voice and data 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 preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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