News Release

Mix Valentine's Day and Verizon Wireless for a Powerful Love Potion

New Verizon Wireless IN-Network Plan Keeps Everyone Close

February 8, 2004

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Attractive, intelligent and fun - the description of the perfect Valentine's Day date also describe the best products and services to help make a romantic day picture perfect from beginning to end. Begin the day with an "I love you call" that doesn't cost a dime with anytime Verizon Wireless IN-Network calling. Use Picture Messaging from the nation's largest wireless provider to send a personalized virtual post card instead of flowers; or capture Cupid's spell in living color by creating an online photo album at Pix Place. And, at the end of the day send a quick "I LUV U" TXT Message.

With IN-Network Calling, star-crossed lovers can talk to Verizon Wireless customers all day every day-without tapping into their allotted minutes or thinking about the time of day to make a call. This latest offer from Verizon Wireless lets America's Choice customers have the benefit of the nation's largest and most reliable network with no roaming or long distance charges when using an IN-Network America's Choice calling plan starting at $39.99 with an annual agreement.

Camera phones from Verizon Wireless, such as the CDM-8900, combine a quality digital camera with a sleek wireless phone to capture special and fun moments. Just point, shoot and send. To seize the moment, follow these tips:

  • Choose a setting with natural lighting - not only is it romantic, but the soft light creates a favorable backdrop for the picture and is flattering for everyone.
  • Take photos at a downward angle. Photos from slightly above tend to bring out the best features.
  • Reduce redeye by looking slightly to the side of the camera rather than straight on.
  • Savor heartfelt moments by setting the perfect photo as wallpaper on your phone.

With the CDM-8900, one device takes care of it all-from sending fun greetings to creating memories. Customers can also share the fun of Picture Messaging using getPIX. Just take a photo of a special moment, add a message, and send it to a friend's e-mail or Verizon Wireless camera phone.

Using Get It Now® the virtual store from Verizon Wireless, customers can download entertainment and productivity tools in the getGOING shopping aisle, such as Zagat to Go™ to help in choosing the right restaurant. Applications from Get It Now can be downloaded over the air, without hooking up to a PC or going into a Verizon Wireless Communications Store.

The Audiovox CDM-8900 is sold for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement. Customers can also sign up for two of Get It Now's most popular selections, TXT Messaging or Picture Messaging. For $7.99 monthly access, plus airtime, customers can send or receive 80 PIX messages and 500 TXT messages through December 31, 2005. For $4.99 monthly access, they can send or receive 80 PIX messages and pay only $0.25 for each additional message sent or received, plus airtime, through December 31, 2005.

For information, visit any of the 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or participating Circuit City and RadioShack locations nationwide, or log on to 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 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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