News Release

iPhonebook Now Available on Get It Now from Verizon Wireless

Wireless Access to Contact Lists Means Never Losing, Forgetting or Writing Down a Phone Number Again

April 27, 2003

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Trevor Shaw
Garfield Group Public Relations for Xpherix
tshaw@garfieldgroup.com  
215-867-8600 x236

BEDMINSTER, NJ, SAN JOSE, CA and SAN DIEGO — From the 2003 BREW Developers Conference, Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless service provider, and Xpherix Corporation, the leader in personalized mobile connectivity, today announced that iPhonebook is now available on Get It NowSM from Verizon Wireless. iPhonebook wirelessly links content from Microsoft Outlook®, Outlook Express® or Palm® desktop PIM to Get It Now-enabled phones.

"iPhonebook reflects the needs of the busy mobile professional, and in fact, anyone who needs access to contact information when away from the office or home," said Nick Walker, Xpherix president and CEO. "No longer will these 'road warriors' have to carry multiple devices, put up with manual entry or miss making important calls because they don't have proper contact information. We are pleased that Verizon Wireless is making iPhonebook easily available to its more than 30 million customers."

iPhonebook offers one-device convenience for all personal address book phone numbers. The wireless phone display can also be used to browse other personal address book content such as addresses, email addresses and the Notes field, eliminating the need to carry electronic organizers, laptops or bulky address books. Additionally, the Download Contacts feature enables users to populate the phone's built-in phonebook automatically with contacts from the desktop PIM.

Pricing and Availability

Verizon Wireless customers who currently have a Get It Now-capable phone can try a one-day free demonstration or download the iPhonebook application for just $3.99 monthly access, in addition to airtime used. Airtime is used during the selection and download process Get It Now-enabled phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating RadioShack stores, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.

More information about iPhonebook and supported phones can be found at www.iphonebook.net. More information about Get It Now can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.

About Xpherix
Xpherix Corporation is the leading provider of personalized mobile connectivity solutions for corporations and mobile professionals. Xpherix dynamic directory technology and telco-class infrastructure for accessing, storing and automatically updating personal address books and enterprise directories, solve the critical business need for immediate access to accurate contact information. Xpherix products and services create incremental revenue opportunities for telecom carriers, call centers and mobile device manufacturers. A privately held company, Xpherix has headquarters in San Jose, California with offices throughout the United States, in Munich, Germany and London, U.K. More information can be found at www.xpherix.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 33.3 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.

About Get It Now
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.

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