News Release

Wireless Users Can Get Up to 500 Free Minutes For Mobile-to-Mobile Calls in Arizona

October 31, 2000

Phoenix, Arizona — Ready to re-join a friend in the mall? Wondering if your colleague is stuck in traffic? Wishing you hadn't locked your keys in the car? Now, Arizona residents can get up to 500 more minutes at no additional charge by signing up for Verizon Wireless' "Mobile-to-Mobile" promotion. Available on any Local Digital Choice 250 or Regional Digital Choice PLUS 120 calling plan and above, the offer provides 250 to 500 additional minutes, depending on the plan, for mobile-to-mobile calls between Verizon Wireless customers in the company's Arizona mobile-to-mobile calling area.

"For many of us, when we're on the go, our friends and business associates are too. Now there's a way to talk mobile-to-mobile with friends and family, and to conduct business with on-the-go colleagues, without using valuable anytime minutes," said Regional President Jerry Gallegos. "Mobile-to-mobile calling can save time and reduce the frustration of trying to meet a friend after shopping separately, searching for friends in a crowded parking lot after an event, or waiting for a business associate who's running late."

The promotion, which is available to customers for the duration of their new or existing service agreement, is easy and convenient - there is no need to provide lists of friends or family. Customers can activate the Mobile-to-Mobile service by calling 1-866-2-JOIN-IN (1-866-256-4646).

Editor's Note

Verizon Wireless' Arizona mobile-to-mobile calling area includes:

  • Northern Arizona - Flagstaff, Prescott, Holbrook, Page and Kayenta
  • Central Arizona - including: Phoenix metropolitan area
  • Southern Arizona - Tucson and Nogales and Yuma
Eligible customers must place a call to, or receive a call from, another Verizon Wireless customer in the same local calling area. Local Digital Choice 250 calling plan is available at a promotional rate of $19.99 for the first three months; $29.99 thereafter. Regional Digital Choice PLUS 120 calling plan is available at a promotional rate of $19.99 for the first three months; $29.99 thereafter.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 26.3 million wireless voice and data customers and 3.5 million paging customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp - now Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging. The company has a footprint covering nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Verizon Wireless, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 32,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company in its Media Center on the Web at: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mediacenter/index.shtml

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