News Release

Verizon Wireless Customers Can Send Photos to Microsoft Outlook or Palm Contact Lists with iPhonebook

With iPhonebook and Verizon Wireless picture messaging on the LG VX6000, Customers Can Send Photos to Virtually Anyone

August 26, 2003

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Trevor Shaw
GGPR for Xpherix iPhonebook
tshaw@garfieldgroup.com  
215-867-8600 x236

BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN JOSE, CA — A picture can say a thousand words, and with today's availability of iPhonebook on Verizon Wireless' Get It NowSM service for the LG VX6000, customers can now use their wireless phones to email pictures to virtually anyone. Combined with picture messaging from Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest and most reliable wireless network, and the advanced features of the LG VX6000, iPhonebook allows Verizon Wireless customers to share life's moments immediately with access to email addresses directly on their phones. iPhonebook is a mobile data application which wirelessly links address content from Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or Palm Desktop PIM (Personal Information Manager) to Get It Now-enabled phones.

Another option to manual text entry, iPhonebook enables customers to download contact phone numbers and email addresses directly to the phone's built-in phonebook. When a Verizon Wireless customer takes a picture, they simply bring up email addresses stored in the phonebook and can send it to as many recipients as desired.

"Our Get It Now service, including our picture messaging service, gives our customers innovative, fun and useful applications they can access directly from their wireless phones," said Jim Straight, vice president of wireless Internet and multimedia services for Verizon Wireless. "The iPhonebook service on the LG VX6000 brings an exciting new dimension to picture messaging by helping our customers use their contact lists to more easily send pictures."

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 with select Get It Now-capable phones can try a one-day free demonstration or download the iPhonebook application for just $3.99 monthly access. 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 Circuit City and RadioShack stores, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.  

More information about iPhonebook and supported phones can be found at www.iphonebook.net. For more information about Verizon Wireless' Get It Now and picture messaging services, visit 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 and calendar 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 34.6 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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