News Release

Verizon Wireless Get It Now Customers Can Check if "Surf's Up" Virtually Anywhere, Anytime with Surfline MOBILE

And When Surf's Flat, Verizon Wireless Get It Now® Customers Can Still Catch A Wave with Surfline PRO Wireless Surf Game

March 23, 2004

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

 

ATLANTA, BEDMINSTER, NJ and HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, Surfline, a leading action sports media company, and NINJA Mobile, a California-based mobile solutions provider, today announced the release of Surfline MOBILE, a wireless application that allows Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers to access Surfline's trademark surf reports and forecasts via their wireless phones. The application joins the popular Surfline PRO wireless surfing game, also available on Get It Now.

Surfline MOBILE offers access to the world's most reliable surf report network, giving Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers a precise reading on conditions at nearly 100 beaches around the globe. Each report features a forecast summary, along with detailed wave heights, wind data, water temperatures, tide readings and more. Reports are posted by 7 a.m., with regional wind updates every thirty minutes.

Verizon Wireless customers can visit the getGOING shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store and select Weather to download Surfline MOBILE over the air onto their phones for $1.99 monthly access. Surfline MOBILE is available on select Get It Now-enabled phones, including the LG VX4400, LG VX6000 and Motorola T720.

And when the surf's flat and it's no day at the beach, Verizon Wireless customers can power up with the Surfline PRO surfing game. Surf's up in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store for $1.99 monthly access or $5.75 for unlimited use purchase. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.

"We are excited to continue our relationship with NINJA Mobile, and to be the first major media company to offer comprehensive surf and weather data via wireless phones," said Jonno Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Surfline, Inc. "Surfline.com has become an important part of the lives of millions of surfers, fishermen, boaters and general beach enthusiasts, and the new Surfline MOBILE service allows us to extend the Surfline experience beyond the desktop — providing our loyal users the Surfline information they know and love, whenever and wherever they need it."

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.  For more information about Surfline MOBILE and Surfline PRO, please visit www.surfline.com/wireless or www.ninjamobile.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/verizonwireless.  

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.

About NINJA Mobile, Inc.
NINJA Mobile, Inc. (www.ninjamobile.com) is a California-based creative mobile solutions provider and developer that creates and distributes gaming; innovative mobile date services, enterprise applications and content delivery technology. The Company has offices in the U.S., Japan and India. NINJA has hands-on international experience in the mature Japanese mobile market, the U.S and China. The Company is also moving aggressively into other markets like Latin America and Australia. NINJA's development clients include international companies with requirements for leading-edge development experience.

About Surfline, Inc.
Surfline is the leading provider of surf report and forecast information to consumers, businesses and government agencies worldwide. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Surfline delivers timely, accurate and comprehensive data on a daily basis via phone, fax, wireless web and the Internet. The company's world-renowned website, Surfline.com, is visited by over 50,000 unique people per day and nearly 1,000,000 per month — the largest and most loyal audience of surf and beach enthusiasts in the world. Since 1985, Surfline has merged premier surf report and forecast talent with industry-leading technology to produce "must-have" content of unparalleled quality aimed at active participants in the sports of surfing, windsurfing, bodysurfing and bodyboarding.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

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