News Release

Football Fans Score With Fast, Convenient Wireless Updates From Verizon Wireless

Show Your Love of the Game and Win Prizes With Trivia Sweepstakes

August 15, 2002

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Every Fantasy Football player has at least two things in common - a passion for football and a competitive fire when it comes to their Fantasy Football team. So, this season, Fantasy Football players will score with Verizon Wireless' latest text messaging service. The nation's largest wireless service provider has teamed up with CBS SportsLine.com, the premier provider of fantasy sports products on the Web, to allow fantasy football players the opportunity to sign up to receive timely alerts for the 2002 Fantasy Football season and to offer all devoted football fans the chance to participate in the Verizon Wireless Football Trivia Challenge sweepstakes.

Verizon Wireless customers who have a two-way text messaging capable phone can easily participate in the football trivia sweepstakes and those who are interested in Fantasy Football can receive Fantasy Football alerts for the upcoming season. Fantasy Football alerts brought to you by Verizon Wireless-text messages delivered to a players' wireless phone-let players monitor their team's progress by ensuring they receive timely player updates. Those who sign up for the Wireless Football Trivia Challenge will earn SportsLine Rewards points that are redeemable for products at CBS SportsLine.com.

With quick thumbs and a little luck, those who can prove their football knowledge can win weekly cash prizes, one of five runner-up prizes-wireless phones that can download applications, such as games and productivity tools, over the air-or the grand prize-a 61-inch color TV. Verizon Wireless customers can register for the Verizon Wireless Football Trivia Challenge beginning August 15, 2002 by logging on to http://ww1.sportsline.com/u/contests/football/verizon/login.htm Registered fans will receive one trivia question a day starting September 6, 2002, and the sweepstakes ends on December 30, 2002. Customers interested in signing up for fantasy football can do so by logging on to http://fantasy.sportsline.com.

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.

About Verizon Wireless

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