BEDMINSTER, NJ; LOS ANGELES and SAN DIEGO — Diggit Entertainment Group and Faith West Inc., announced today a partnership to deliver GRAMMY nominated music as ringtones to Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers via Modtones ringtone service.
Music fans may pick their favorite nominees from the 46th GRAMMY Awards and show their support with a download to their phone. The multi-track polyphonic ringtones are available now through a special GRAMMY Awards category within Modtones in the Get It Now virtual store that lets Verizon Wireless customers download applications over the air onto their phones.
Get It Now customers can download one Modtones ringtone for $1.99, five for $7.49 or ten ringtones for $12.49. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a select Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
"Diggit Entertainment Group brought the GRAMMY opportunity to us, and we're thrilled to have been chosen to provide mobile music on demand in time for the award ceremony," said Cindy Lundin Mesaros, Vice President of Faith West Inc.
Providing the nominated music for wireless handsets in a timely manner happened through the collective efforts of Diggit Mobile Entertainment, NARAS®, host of the GRAMMY Awards and Faith West Inc.
"We're pleased to create a mobile extension for the GRAMMYs," said Edward Lang, COO of Diggit. "The Modtones application makes it simple to listen and choose the music hand selected by the Recording Academy."
About Faith West Inc.
Faith West makes mobile phones rock. A wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded Japanese corporation Faith, Inc., Faith West delivers high-impact mobile content to consumers and wireless carriers under the Modtones brand. The company also provides service to licensees of its parent company's software based mobile sound solutions worldwide, including authoring tools to create mobile content in the proprietary CMX multimedia format developed by QUALCOMM Incorporated with Faith technology. Faith West is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. www.faithwestinc.com.
About Diggit Mobile Entertainment
Bringing the World of Entertainment Closer to Fans One Cell Phone at a Time! DIGGIT Entertainment Group brings the world of film, music and television to mobile phones across America. Headed by entertainment and mobile technology veterans, DIGGIT Entertainment Group partners with recording artists, celebrities and leading entertainment brands to develop, package, market, and distribute mobile content and wireless applications to cell phone owners. Diggit Entertainment Group is headquartered in New York.
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 37.5 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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Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.