News Release

Calling All Jocks, Music Buffs, Spiritual Gurus, City Slickers and Dancing Queens — Verizon Wireless' Get It Now Service Has Applications for Everyone

June 7, 2004

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

SAN DIEGO and BEDMINSTER, NJ — If wireless customers want what is cool with mobile phones, Verizon Wireless lets them choose from more than 520 applications including games, productivity tools, information services, ringtones, wallpaper and more on its wildly popular Get It Now® service. Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store on customers' phones and lets Verizon Wireless customers do just about anything with their wireless phones - customers can read prophecies and devotionals with Left Behind® Mobile Prophecies from Airborne Entertainment, start their careers in the major or minor league with Batter Up! by FOX Sports™, download the Modtones' version of "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" by Jay-Z, get a local weather report or hot new restaurant review with Verizon SuperPages On the GoSM or bowl their socks off with JAMDAT Bowling. In fact, Get It Now from Verizon Wireless offers customers 40 percent more applications than the next competing service, so there is sure to be something for everyone.

The Get It Now virtual store is organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it. With virtual shopping aisles including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, it's easier than ever for customers to jump right to the applications that suit their interests. Verizon Wireless also has a "What's New" category for customers who want to see the newest additions to the Get It Now lineup. New applications are introduced every Wednesday so customers can keep their handsets up-to-date with the latest cool releases (see most popular applications listings below).

For spiritually minded customers, Left Behind Mobile Prophecies delivers a daily prophecy, complete with insight from Jenkins and LaHaye, that situates them within the vibrant world of Left Behind®. Customers can also read a Daily Devotional, a regularly refreshed feature that offers prayer, meditation or quotes to inspire reflection and belief. Both the Daily Prophecy and the Daily Devotional can be stored as bookmarks on customers' wireless phones for further reference.

Fans of America's favorite pastime will be knocked out of the park with Batter Up! by FOX Sports. Published by Sorrent, Batter Up! by FOX Sports lets fans step out of the on-deck circle and begin their career as a rookie in the minor leagues. As their homerun hitting skills improve, they can advance through the majors and eventually become an All-Star. Customers have the choice of facing one of four pitchers, putting their big league talents in the batters box against hard-throwing veterans. Features of the game include exploding scoreboards, stadium fireworks, detailed renditions of fans in the bleachers and homerun balls shattering windshields on parked cars.

Music junkies can download the latest and greatest ringtones from Modtones by Faith West. From rap to reggae, classics to blues, jazz to funk, as well as hip-hop hits, movie soundtracks, pop songs, TV themes and more, Modtones offers Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers thousands of ways to personalize their phones.

For customers lost and confused (or just looking for local information) the newest generation of Verizon Communications' SuperPages On the Go gives customers everything from hot movie reviews to cool weather forecasts anywhere in the United States, as well as maps, driving directions and directory information - even restaurant reviews.

JAMDAT Bowling continues to be one of the most popular applications among Get It Now customers. Aim at the pocket, adjust the power, add spin, and send it down the lane - watch the pin action in the close-up view. JAMDAT Bowling lets customers enjoy all aspects of the game…without the stinky shoes.

Love card games but can't get to Las Vegas? Multiplayer games, where players compete against each other and can enter to compete for prizes and fun, are some of the hottest applications today. One of the recent additions to the multiplayer line up is Hold'em Poker+ for Prizes™ application from Atlas Mobile where players pick their cards to build their best hands and block the virtual opponents.

And customers can get what they want with Get It Now's simplified pricing. Airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Applications are priced as follows:

  • getIM, getEMAIL and getBROWSING - $4.99 monthly access plus airtime
  • getTONES, getGAMES, getFUN, getMESSAGING, getGOING, and getPIX - Download charges vary by application, airtime charges apply
  • getALERTS and getTXT - 10¢ per message sent and 2¢ for each message received, or bundled pricing of $2.99 per month for 100 TXT Messages and TXT Alerts, $3.99 per month for 200 TXT Messages and TXT Alerts sent and received, or $7.99 per month for 600 TXT Messages and TXT Alerts sent and received.

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. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service. For more information on Get It Now, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.  

Top 10 Get It Now Games*
1. Tetris® by Blue Lava Wireless
2. PAC-MAN® by Namco
3. JAMDAT Bowling by JAMDAT
4. Ms. PAC-MAN® by Namco
5. Frogger by Upstart Games
6. Heads Up Hold'em by Grind Games
7. EA Sports™ Tiger Woods PGA Tour® Golf by JAMDAT
8. Downtown Texas Hold'em by Downtown Wireless
9. Solitaire by JAMDAT
10. Bejeweled by JAMDAT

Top 5 Get It Now Movie Games*
1. Finding Nemo by Walt Disney Internet Group
2. Top Gun ™ Air Combat by Mforma
3. Pirates of the Caribbean by Walt Disney Internet Group
4. The Fast and The Furious™ by Digital Bridges Limited
5. X Men™ 2: Battle by Mforma

Top 5 Get It Now Kids Games*
1. SpongeBob Darts by THQ
2. CS Garfield Pinball by Centerscore
3. CS Garfield Bowling by Centerscore
4. Tom and Jerry Cheese Chase by Macrospace Limited
5. Garfield Sled Zone by Centerscore

Top 5 Get It Now Casino Games*
1. Casino by JAMDAT
2. Downtown Texas Hold'em by Downtown Wireless
3. Hold'em Poker+ for Prizes™ by Atlas Mobile
4. Heads Up Hold'em by Grind Games
5. CS Video Poker by Centerscore

Top 5 Get It Now Classic Games*
1. PAC-MAN® by Namco
2. Ms. PAC-MAN® by Namco
3. Who Wants to be a Millionaire® Mobile Edition by Cosmic Infinity
4. Tetris® Tournaments by Blue Lava Wireless
5. Frogger by Upstart Games

Top 5 Get It Now Puzzle Games*
1. Bejeweled by JAMDAT
2. Snood by THQ
3. Blue Blocks by Blue Lava Wireless
4. Jumble® by Mobliss
5. Collapse by JAMDAT

Top 5 Get It Now Action Games*
1. Call of Duty by Mforma Americas
2. Metal Slug by Digital Bridges Limited
3. Duke Nukem Mobile by SK USA
4. Dracula™ by Mforma Americas
5. Air Raid by Flying Tiger Development

Top 5 Get It Now Sports Games*
1. JAMDAT Bowling by JAMDAT
2. Football by JAMDAT
3. Nineball by Summus
4. EA Sports ™Tiger Woods PGA Tour® Golf by JAMDAT
5. Suzuki Motocross Challenge by Thumbworks

Top 10 Get It Now Ringtone Providers*
1. Modtones by FaithWest
2. Xringer by Kanematsu
3. Ringster 2.0 by Moviso
4. Sony Music Box by Sony Music
5. Midiringtones by Midiringtones
6. Mytonz by Mitsui
7. Modtones DJ by Faith
8. toneplayer by Ztango
9. Disney Magic Kingdom Collection by Disney Mobile
10. Tonemaker by Sonic Branding

Top 10 Modtones Ringtones*
1. Burn by Usher
2. Rubber Band Man by T.I.
3. Tipsy by J-Kwon
4. Dirt Off Your Shoulder by Jay-Z
5. PIMP by 50 Cent
6. Overnight Celebrity by Twista
7. California (Theme from OC)
8. All Falls Down (Self Conscious) by Kanye West
9. Halloween (Theme)
10. The Reason by Hoobastank

Top 10 Xringer Ringtones*
1. Super Mario Bros (Movie Theme)
2. Get Low by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins
3. Halloween (Movie Theme)
4. Dirt Off Your Shoulder by Jay-Z
5. Confessions, Pt 2 by Usher
6. Smile by G-Unit
7. Big Poppa by Notorious BIG
8. Take My Breath Away by Jessica Simpson; Berlin
9. In Da Club by 50 Cent
10. Mission Impossible (Movie Theme)

Top 10 Ringster 2.0 Ringtones*
1. Overnight Celebrity by Twista
2. In Da Club by 50 Cent
3. Dirt Off Your Shoulder by Jay-Z
4. Burn by Usher
5. Toxic by Britney Spears
6. Regulate by Warren G feat. Nate Dogg
7. Pink Panther (Theme)
8. Mission Impossible (Movie Theme)
9. Nuthin' But A "G" Thang by Dr. Dre
10. Big Poppa by Notorious BIG

Top 10 MidiRingtones Ringtones*
1. Overnight Celebrity by Twista
2. Confessions (Part 2) by Usher
3. All Falls Down by Kanye West
4. Dirt Off Your Shoulder by Jay-Z
5. PIMP by 50 Cent
6. Tipsy by J-Kwon
7. Brass Monkey by Beastie Boys
8. Smile by G-Unit
9. Big Poppa by Notorious BIG
10. If I Ain't Got You by Alicia Keys

Top 5 Selling Get It Now-enabled Handsets**
1. LG VX4400
2. LG VX6000
3. Kyocera KX414
4. LG VX4500
5. Motorola T730

Top 5 Get It Now Email Applications*
1. My Mobile Mail by Activate
2. Soda Pop Mail by Tourmaline Networks
3. Email Executive by Tourmaline Networks
4. Remo by Xpherix
5. My Mobile Mail Lite by Activate

Top 10 Get It Now Wallpaper Applications*
1. MySeenz by Mitsui
2. GuyStuff by Vindigo
3. MyWallpaper by dotPhoto
4. Pictorama by Vindigo
5. Muse™ Wallpaper by Airborne
6. Wallpaper Universe by Funmail
7. Funmail Wallpaper by Funmail
8. American PinUp Art by OpenPath
9. Lord of the Rings™ Wallpaper by JAMDAT
10. Peanuts Wallpaper by Funmail

*For the period of May 1, 2004 to May 31, 2004
**For the period of January 1, 2004 through May 31, 2004

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 40 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.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

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