News Release

Turn Up The Heat With Beach Games and Tones from Verizon Wireless

February 10, 2004

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The temperature is dropping and it's starting to snow — what a perfect time to head to the beach. Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest wireless network, offers students who can't get away for winter break relief from the cold — hot games and ringtones from Get It Now®, Verizon Wireless' virtual store. With hundreds of applications available to download, consumers can warm up this winter by downloading the hottest beach action to their wireless phones.

By browsing through the getGAMES shopping aisle of Get It Now, heat-seekers can download beach games such as Ultimate Beach Volleyball by (M)formaTM to play the lifelike two-on-two game using real volleyball skills — including "pancake" dives and three different spikes. A subscription for Ultimate Beach Volleyball is $1.99 monthly access, or customers can purchase the game for $4.99 for unlimited use.

Cool Caribbean songs are just what the doctor ordered to keep warm — students can visit the getTONES shopping aisle and download sun- and beach-inspired songs. Feel the vibes with the ModtonesTM version of Buffalo Soldier, the song made famous by Bob Marley or think sun and surf with ModtonesTM version of the theme from Endless Summer.

If speed and games with spectacular stunts help work up a sweat, Verizon Wireless customers can check out AquaX by dwango wireless. Hop onto a super-speed watercraft and impress the judges with extreme tricks while keeping an eye out to beat the clock. Get It Now customers can download a two-minute free demo and purchase AquaX for $3.25 for unlimited use.

Surf's up, even in the dead of winter for Verizon Wireless customers who can hang ten and surf California's most beautiful beaches with Cali Surf by Flarb Development for just $2.00 for monthly access or $4.99 for unlimited use purchase. Or, if students want to hone those big board skills while on break, check out Surfline PRO by NINJA mobile, a game created by surfers where players gain points for creative moves and tricks on waves up to 12 feet — just $1.99 monthly access or unlimited use is $5.75.

And since applications can be downloaded without hooking up to a PC or going into a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, Get It Now helps students stay toasty warm at home. 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.

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.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

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