News Release

Verizon Wireless Customers Always Know Which Teams Have A Shot To Win The 2002 FIFA World Cup™

We've Got Scores Alerts from Verizon Wireless Provide Soccer Fans with Updates on 32 Teams from Around the Globe

June 3, 2002

Jeffrey Nelson
jeffrey.nelson@verizonwireless.com
908-306-4824

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless customers in the United States don't need to be glued to their TV or desktop to know the latest on their favorite World Cup teams with virtually 'live' customized status updates that can be sent directly to their wireless phone when they sign up for We've Got Scores between now and the June 30th Championship game. The opening ceremony of the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ on Friday, May 31st in Asia marked the beginning of the largest soccer tournament in the world - thirty-two teams from countries on nearly every continent are competing with the same goal - to go home with the title of World Champions.

Verizon Wireless Mobile Messenger subscribers can track their teams and the competition by signing up for We've Got Scores. They will automatically receive statistics, player information and customized score alerts for soccer's biggest tournament. The Every Change in Score with Summary alert keeps Verizon Wireless customers on the ball with immediate updates sent to their handsets as the action happens. To set up the World Cup alerts, simply log on to the Verizon Wireless Web site at www.vtext.com and follow the instructions.

Mobile Messenger is Verizon Wireless' short text message service. Mobile Messenger is fast, fun, discreet and inexpensive. Customers can get Mobile Messenger in several ways. They can pay as they go for $0.02 per message received and $0.10 per message sent or select from three bundled plans: 100 sent or received messages for $2.99 per month; 200 sent or received messages for $3.99 per month; and 600 sent or received messages for just $7.99 per month. Extra sent messages are $0.10 each and received messages are $0.02 each. Customers need a two-way messaging-capable wireless phone and Verizon Wireless digital service.

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