News Release

Verizon Wireless Brings The VX10 By LG Mobile Phones To Consumers For An Enhanced Communication Experience

LG and Verizon Wireless' Newest Phone Enables Consumers to Access Express Network and Latest "Get It Now" Games and Service

October 14, 2002

Brenda Raney
brenda.raney@verizonwireless.com
908-306-4834

Melissa Elkins
LG InfoComm
Melkins@lge.com
858-635-5329

Ellen Hayes
Bender Helper Impact
Ellen_Hayes@bhimpact.com
310-473-4147

BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN DIEGO, CA — Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones announce the availability of the VX10 wireless handset that can access the Express NetworkSM - Verizon Wireless' national high-speed wireless data network. The VX10 features LG's signature external LCD for quick access to Caller ID, a handy 4-way navigation key, 2-way short messaging capability and boasts a large, easy-to-read internal LCD that works great for both text messages and graphics.

"The VX10 offers the latest handset technologies and innovations. When combined with the Verizon Wireless nationwide network - both data and voice - the handset gives consumers an unrivaled mobile communication experience," said Dan Gralak, vice president of sales for LG Mobile Phones. "The extremely lightweight VX10 is focused on complementing and enhancing consumers' lives through functionality, design and style."

The VX10, which retails for $199.99 with a two-year customer agreement, is available online at www.verizonwireless.com and at Verizon Wireless' 1,300 Communications Stores nationwide.

"The VX10 complements our Express Network service with its smart, compact design that is loaded with useful features," said Rich Meigh, vice president, product procurement for Verizon Wireless. "Our rigorous phone-testing program delivers the highest-quality equipment to our customers, a standard that we know they appreciate and have come to expect."

When the VX10 is used with a compatible Mobile Office connectivity kit (sold separately) and laptop, customers can access the Express Network. This robust and expansive high-speed wireless data network is available today in more than 800 cities and towns throughout the U.S. - from coast-to-coast, North to South and in the West and Midwest. Connecting to the Internet has never been faster, thanks to the high-speed voice and data capabilities of the VX10.

Verizon Wireless' Get It NowSM service is also compatible with the VX10 so consumers nationwide can download a variety of games, entertainment and productivity applications over the air onto their phone. Customers can Get Games to stay entertained when waiting in line, personalize their take-everywhere accessory when they Get Tones, and do their work more efficiently when they Get Going.

The VX10 also offers the following features:

  • 1XRTT/Tri-Mode (800 MHz AMPS/800 MHz CDMA/1900 MHz PCS Operation)
  • 2.5mm headset jack to accept universal hands-free headsets
  • Caller ID ringers
  • CMX MIDI sound for ringers and games
  • Internal and external LCD display with time/date and caller ID
  • Web browser
  • CDMA data capable
  • 2-Way text messaging
  • Scheduler for maintaining appointments
  • Up to 6 entries for 199 important contacts
  • Express Network capable (Mobile Office kit sold separately)
  • 4-way navigation key
  • 19 ringer tones plus vibrating alert
  • Calculator
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish)
  • 1-Year limited warranty

About HopeLineSM

Verizon Wireless encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phone to the new VX10 to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at all 1,300-plus Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

About LG InfoComm U.S.A.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, LG InfoComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones), is the North American wireless division of LGE USA, a business unit of LG Electronics of Seoul, Korea. With annual sales of $17.5 billion, LGE employs over 55,000 individuals worldwide and operates research and development, manufacturing, and sales and marketing facilities around the world. LGE was the first manufacturer to commercialize the CDMA digital mobile communication system with its support of the launch of the SK Telecom Network in Korea. LG's expertise in designing sleek, user-friendly phones has proven wildly successfully in the U.S. market, where the company's market share of all CDMA handsets has grown to 12 percent in just three years. In 2002 LG is planning to further increase this penetration with an aggressive brand campaign and a competitive line of next generation high-speed voice mobile phones. The company is further strengthening its position as a major CDMA handset supplier in the U.S. by developing handsets for CDMA2000 1x wireless networks that will offer high-speed voice and data capacity. For more information please visit at http://www.LGmobilephones.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 30.3 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, 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.

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