News Release

Let Freedom Ring

Verizon Wireless Get It Now Service Offers Patriotic Ring Tones For Independence Day

June 29, 2003

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824

BEDMINSTER, NJ — This Independence Day, patriotic Americans can show their spirit for the red, white and blue with personalized ring tones. Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider and a leader in mobile data, brings America's favorite tunes to customers' wireless phones with Get It NowSM, a virtual store for text messaging, games, information services, pictures and more. getTONES offers hundreds of the latest hit songs, classic favorites and theme songs, all customized for a wireless phone and downloadable over the air.

Customers with a Get It Now-enabled wireless phone can salute the nation with the ModtonesTM cover of "America The Beautiful." Traditionalists can enjoy RingsterTM covers of Fourth of July favorites "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic" and "The Star Spangled Banner." Customers can also celebrate Independence Day and show how the nation can rock with the YamahaTM Ringtones cover of "American Pie" by Don McLean. With access to the top ring tone providers through getTONES, found under Fun & Games, customers can choose from hundreds of ways to honor the 4th of July and their own individuality.

Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store. Get It Now-enabled phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating RadioShack locations, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.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 from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.

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