News Release

Verizon Wireless and FOX Sports Give Football Fans Their Own Piece of the Action

Verizon Wireless Get It Now Customers Can Extend the Football Season and Play Year-Round

January 27, 2004

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Many passionate football fans may feel a sense of loss as the football season draws to a close, but Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest wireless network, lets customers enjoy the football action all year long with FOX SportsTM Mobile and FOX SportsTM Football '04 Get It Now® downloadable applications.

Football fans who can't catch the end of the football season on television can do more than just check the score. By downloading FOX Sports Mobile onto their Get It Now-enabled phones, Verizon Wireless customers can follow the game live and in color with GameTrax, plus review player statistics, standings and records-from virtually anywhere in the country. Verizon Wireless customers can find FOX Sports Mobile under the getGOING shopping aisle of the Get It Now menu on select Get It Now-enabled handsets. FOX Sports Mobile is available for $4.99 monthly access.

Diehard fans can download games, such as FOX Sports Football '04, and continue to play throughout the post season. FOX Sports Football '04 gives Verizon Wireless customers real-time, football action, straight from their wireless phones. They can pick from a playbook of offensive sets or apply the pressure with defensive schemes and on-the-fly double coverage. Football fanatics get 10 plays on offense to score as many points as possible and can then switch sides at half-time and play defense for the rest of the game. With FOX Sports Football '04, Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers have all of the competition and excitement of the actual game — right at their fingertips. Customers can find FOX Sports Football '04 on select Get It Now-enabled handsets in the Get It Now virtual store in the getGAMES shopping aisle for $2.99 monthly access or $6.25 for unlimited use.

Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Verizon Wireless products and services are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Circuit City and RadioShack locations and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.  For more information on 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 36 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.  To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.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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