News Release

Verizon Wireless Gives You Inside Access To The Biggest Game of 2003

On Super Bowl Sunday Customers Can Receive News, Stats and Play Games

January 21, 2003

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Being prepared for the Super Bowl takes much more than stocking the fridge. With Verizon Wireless, fans can prepare for the game in a number of ways whether they're rooting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Oakland Raiders. They can warm up before the game by playing football on Verizon Wireless' Get It NowSM service; use Mobile Web to bone up on football trivia to impress fellow Super Bowlers; or Mobile Web by VZW with MSN® and vtext.com to sign up to receive alerts and score updates throughout the game.

Put on your game face with Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service, where fans can play their own version of the-game-before-the-game by downloading Football by JAMDAT or FOXSports Football directly over the air onto their wireless handset. Get It Now also offers the ESPN Two Minute Drill trivia game - where fans can use their under-the-helmet knowledge to conduct a halftime sports trivia tournament with friends.

For friends who cannot watch the game, send a "TCHDWN," "QRTBK Sneak" or "INTRCPTN" short text message (SMS) to keep them in the loop. With so much action during the game, fans can send text messages to friends to review the play step by step. And, by signing up to receive alerts on vtext.com, Verizon Wireless' text-messaging companion Web site, these down-and-out friends can stay on top of the game each time there is a change in the score.

Don't be a bobblehead with football questions during the game - use FOXSports.com or AP Sports on vtext.com to wow fellow audience members with all the breaking news, game odds and player and team statistics.

Keep in touch with far-away friends in real time: Verizon Wireless customers can instantly chat with fellow AOL Instant Messenger™ and MSN Messenger users about that last fumble or what play the quarterback should try next. They can also set up a text messaging community of their own to send messages to the group to keep track of who is winning the Super Bowl office pool.

Customers who sign up for TXT Messaging, Verizon Wireless' short text messaging service, through March 31, 2003 will receive unlimited text messages and alerts for just $2.99 (USD) per month until June 30, 2003. After the promotional period, customers will be allowed 100 messages per month at $2.99 (USD) per month with excess messages charged at $.02 received and $.10 sent.*

For more information on Verizon Wireless services, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

* Promotion will be available in the Northeast Region effective February 1, 2003.

About Get It NowSM

Get It Now service from Verizon Wireless expands a wireless phone into an entertainment device that can also increase personal productivity. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. Get Games and Get Fun keep customers entertained, while Get Going applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with Get Pix or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with Get Tones. A variety of license-pricing options from a free demonstration to single use to monthly subscriptions are available.

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 31.5 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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