News Release

This Father's Day Verizon Wireless in New York Helps Kids Pair Up Presents to Dad's Personality

Technology Tools of All Types Make Great Gifts to Complement Dad's Character

June 15, 2004

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264Laura Cahill
laurac@mragroup.com
315-233-3000 or 315-569-2256

ROCHESTER, NY — Bored of getting Dad a tie or cologne for Father's Day? This year Verizon Wireless helps kids of all ages get Dad a gift he really wants, the latest in wireless technology. On June 20, Verizon Wireless can help you show Dad he deserves the very best with a new wireless phone or mobile data device that complements his quirks and illuminates his identity.

"The ability to stay in touch with loved ones is a gift that will make any father smile, no matter what personality type he fits," stated John Palmer, president of Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York Region. "Verizon Wireless offers a wide selection of gift ideas for any dad, from the tech-savvy to the technophobe."

This Father's Day, to make your gift selection process a little easier, Verizon Wireless has identified some Dad character types and suggested gift ideas for each:

All-Business Dad - For a busy day in the office or on the road, Dad needs wireless Internet access that won't slow him down. NationalAccess by Verizon Wireless provides the fast and reliable wireless Internet access he needs. Now Dad can get the most out of his time spent accessing the Internet with faster downloading of files, the ability to quickly browse multi-graphic Web pages, and easy viewing of emails and attachments. Yes, even Dad's complex spreadsheets and presentations will be quickly and easily accessible from virtually anywhere. To get the most out of NationalAccess, Verizon Wireless offers the AirPrime PC 3220 card (Just $99.99 after mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement) enabling laptops and select PDAs to provide complete wireless connectivity to meet Dad's wireless data needs.

On-the-Road Dad - Finally, Dad can stay connected with the latest news and information even when traveling because he's connected to the nation's largest wireless network. With Verizon Wireless TXT Messaging, Dad can send and receive TXT messages to and from his wireless phone — quickly, easily and discretely. He can even have alerts sent directly to his mobile phone notifying him about hometown headlines, how his stocks are doing, weather reports for his journey home, and of course, the final score for the Buffalo Bills game he missed while on the road. At only $0.02 cents per incoming message and $0.10 cents per outgoing message, TXT Messaging offers an economic and discreet alternative to voice communication, bound to put a smile on any dad's face. With the new color-screen Blackberry® 7750 operating on the nation's largest digital network, Dad can effortlessly engage in two-way TXT messaging, and integrated wireless e-mail and data access for $499.99, with a two-year Customer Agreement.

Sports Fanatic Dad - For the dad who lives for sports, Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® service will help him perfect his golf stroke even when he can't be on the green. Dad can download Tiger Woods PGA Tour® Golf, get fun hoops action with NBA One-on-One, and test his knowledge by taking the sports quiz in ESPN's Two Minute Drill Trivia game. Dad can even share his favorite sports photos with friends and family with exegoTM, as well as search for nearby sports bars to watch the big game, by accessing the Go2® Directory. The Samsung A610 ($149.99 after mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement) is just one of the many Get It Now capable phones Verizon Wireless has available.

Family Man Dad - For the Dad who has errands to run, kids to take to soccer practice, a wife to pick up from work, and bills to pay, a wireless phone with the America's ChoiceSM Family Share PlanSM will help him stay connected and save money. Now, the whole family can stay connected and share in the value of wireless service with one account and one monthly bill. With voice-activated dialing, Dad can get in touch with Mom to tell her he's on the way, or use 411 ConnectSM and be directed to an assistant who will help with restaurant reservations, movie listings, or an all-night locksmith. There are no long-distance or roaming fees when on the America's Choice network. Best of all, users can enjoy unlimited calling between Family SharePlan lines when calling from the National IN-Network Coverage Area.

For more gift ideas for Dad visit the Verizon Wireless online store at 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 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.  

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