News Release

The '80s are Back with a Twist: PAC-MAN Ringtones and Game Now Available on Verizon Wireless Get It Now Phones

Rock Along with PAC-MAN® and Avoid Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde

March 23, 2004

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

 

ATLANTA and BEDMINSTER, NJ — Leg warmers, big hair, lip-gloss and big earrings: the trends of the 80s are back, but with modern distinction. Verizon Wireless customers nostalgic for the most popular arcade game of the '80s can now move to a different groove with PactonesTM, PAC-MAN-themed ring tones on their Get It Now-enabled wireless phones. Verizon Wireless customers can download the newest Get It Now application by NAMCO® America Inc., as well as its previous release, PAC-MAN, over the air onto their phones by visiting the Get It Now virtual store.

With Pactones, customers can rock out to the sounds of PAC-MAN ringtones and sounds of the game by visiting the getTONES shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store. And Pactones is not only for PAC-MAN fanatics — ringtones from urban hit songs to other hit games, such as SoulCalibur® are also available so customers can choose the groove that suits them best. Pactones is available for $1.99 for 1 ringtone, $6.99 for 4 ringtones or $11.99 for 8 ringtones on select Get It Now-enabled phones, including the Audiovox CDM8600, CDM8900 and CDM9500, LG VX6000 and Motorola T720 and T730.

Customers can also move quickly away from ghosts Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde with the legendary PAC-MAN game from the getGAMES shopping aisle. A retro favorite and one of the top ten downloaded applications in the Verizon Wireless Get It Now virtual store, players earn points by collecting balls in a maze while avoiding the colorful enemy ghosts. PAC-MAN is available for $2.99 monthly access or for $6.49 for unlimited use purchase on select Get It Now-enabled phones, including the Audiovox CDM9500, LG VX4400 and VX6000, Motorola T720 and T730 and Samsung SCH-a530.

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.

Get It Now phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating RadioShack and Circuit City locations, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.  For more information about 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 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 NAMCO America Inc.
Namco America Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Committed to providing the ultimate interactive entertainment experience, Namco uses cutting-edge technology and advanced electronics to take their wireless, coin-op, and home video games far beyond traditional entertainment. For more information about Namco mobile games, please visit: www.namcogames.com.  

Pactones, PAC-MAN and SoulCalibur are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Ltd. Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

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