News Release

Tell Mom She Is 'GR8'

Mobile Messenger Text Messaging Offers Customers New Options To Remember Mom

May 1, 2001

Karen Smith
karen.smith@verizonwireless.com
763-595-2511

WATERLOO, IA — UR a GR8 Mom -- that's the text message from sons and daughters nationwide this Mother's Day. The latest emerging communications craze, text messaging, offers just the right service for the perpetual procrastinator who didn't manage to get a gift or the dutiful offspring who just wants to add a little something extra. It's fast, affordable, and easy.

Verizon Wireless customers coast-to-coast can show Mom they care by sending her a text message with Mobile MessengerSM. Using short-text messaging "code," "UR a GR8 Mom" tells mom she is great in just a few keystrokes, and the message is sent immediately. In today's world it seems almost everyone—even some techno-phobic Moms—need more than one way to stay connected.

Mobile MessengerSM is a fun and fast way to send Mom a thoughtful message, not just on Mother's Day but all year round. By increasing the utility of wireless handsets, consumers can choose how they use their phones to communicate: talk or text. Messages can be sent from any Verizon Wireless two-way messaging-capable handset, any Internet e-mail address or from www.msg.myvzw.com. Now Mom can impress her friends by showing off her cutting edge technology and thoughtful notes from her children and grandchildren.

Creative Text Message Ideas for Mom:

  • Kisses 4 U
  • I luv U
  • #1 Mom
  • U R a Gr8 Mom
  • Thanks 4 Bing my Mom
  • U R the Best
  • Luv U lots
  • UR 2 GR8 4 words
  • @}---\----- (rose)
  • XOXOXO
  • XLNT MOM
  • :-) Mother's Day
  • :-( W/O U
  • Happy M-day

Honor your mother this year with the gift of a wireless digital handset or service. Whether your Mom is a novice to wireless service or a technology guru, Verizon Wireless offers the perfect gift idea. For the Mom that wants to give wireless a try before committing, Verizon Wireless' National Prepay service offers no monthly bills, monthly fees, credit checks or long-term agreements. For the tech-savvy Mom, Verizon Wireless' nationwide Mobile Web service offers a convenient way to wirelessly access content from the Internet while choosing and personalizing the information they most want to see.

For Mother's Day Verizon Wireless is offering 2,000 weekend airtime minutes with long distance and 500 anytime minutes for $35 per month. For more information on wireless plans, service, and accessories, visit the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Waterloo/Cedar Falls at 2807 University Ave or Verizon Wireless ' Online Store at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 27 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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