News Release

Speak It Now: Verizon Wireless Customers Can Brush Up On Foreign Language Skills With Get It Now

May 31, 2006

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

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Put away that passport — with Verizon Wireless' foreign language applications for Get It Now®-enabled wireless phones, customers don't have to travel around the world to brush up on their Spanish, French, Japanese or German. With Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, customers get the nation's most reliable wireless network and easily accessible foreign language tools all in the palms of their hands through several applications available through Get It Now.

Verizon Wireless customers can leave their flimsy translation dictionaries behind with SkyZone Entertainment, Inc.'s Merriam-Webster Spanish-English Dictionary. Available on select Get It Now-enabled phones, the Merriam-Webster Spanish-English Dictionary helps ensure the cat won't get your tongue when translating words between English and Spanish as users can search more than 100,000 translations and 80,000 entry words and phrases in both languages. Download one of the most reputable names in foreign language translation tools in Get It Now's getGOING aisle for $3.49 monthly access, and beef up your vocabulary every time you open your mobile phone.

If you spot someone on the street speaking Japanese, German or one of 20 different foreign languages found on select Get It Now-enabled Verizon Wireless phones, don't interrupt their class — they're being tutored by VOCEL's Living Language program. Originally developed for use by the U.S. government, Living Language offers Verizon Wireless customers the chance to learn more than 600 words, phrases and short readings and includes audio pronunciation of all words. With Living Language, students choose how many questions they receive each day, what topics to cover and when class starts and ends. The mobile Living Language teacher will even send reminders and flashcards to your phone's screen, ensuring that the final report card will show off straight A's. Customers can stop by the teacher's office in the getGOING aisle for $3.99 monthly access and $9.49 for unlimited use.

With Spanish Anywhere from AppAbove, more than 1,200 common phrases can be translated from Spanish-to-English and vise versa, all from the convenience of select Get It Now-enabled phones. Can't quite get the words right at the grocery store, gas station or beauty salon? Spanish Anywhere quickly provides a clear and easy way for both native Spanish and English speakers to access more than 5,500 words and also features a verb conjugator with more than 1,000 Spanish and English verbs. Become a motor mouth in either Spanish or English in the getGOING aisle for $2.99 monthly access or $9.99 for unlimited use.

Get It Now applications vary by type of handset 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 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, 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.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

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