News Release

Catch World Series Baseball Fever With Verizon Wireless

October 19, 2003

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless offers its customers and baseball fans a grand slam of services for this year's World Series. Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider and operator of the most reliable wireless network, today announced that baseball fans can relax knowing they won't have to miss a minute of the World Series with their wireless phone and Verizon Wireless Get It NowSM service.

With up-to-the-minute World Series game information sent directly to their Get It Now-enabled phones from getALERTS, baseball fans will never miss the excitement of knowing exactly when a winning run is scored.

Get It Now is a convenient, self-provisioned service that does not entail a trip to the store, a call to customer service, or a monthly fee to have access to content. Customers pay only for what they want to download over the air, enabling them to quickly and easily download ring tones, games, text messages and more to their phone and use them right on their handsets.

With getTONES crazed fans can download the Modtones cover of "Take me out the ballgame" or "We are the champions" to make sure World Series excitement lives on throughout the year. To keep their head in the game, and their baseball skills sharp, devotees can download virtual baseball games with getGAMES. JAMDAT Baseball, available in the getGAMES aisle, allows players to battle through nine full innings featuring realistic pitching and hitting physics, providing exciting baseball thrills. Players can control hitters, pitchers and fielders, manage team strategy, and have the option to call the bunt or the hit-and-run on offense.

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 phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating RadioShack and Circuit City locations, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.  

For more information about Get It Now, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.  

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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