BEDMINSTER, NJ and WASHINGTON and MONTREAL — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, and Airborne Entertainment announced today that Verizon Wireless' new Mobile Web 2.0SM service will include Airborne Entertainment content, including several of its top-flight brands in the Entertainment category. Mobile Web 2.0 allows Verizon Wireless customers with select Mobile Web 2.0-enabled phones instant access to the latest news, sports, weather, entertainment, business and directory information.
Airborne Entertainment will also provide content for other Mobile Web 2.0 categories, including Movies, Food, Astrology, Places, Music and Humor. All content is regularly refreshed, giving customers who return day after day updated information on the go.
"Verizon Wireless has been a great supporter of ours since our inception," said Garner Bornstein, CEO of Airborne Entertainment. "We're thrilled to continue to work with Verizon Wireless on such an important service launch."
Mobile Web 2.0 is self provisioning, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service. Customers simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on their Mobile Web 2.0-capable handset and get subscription-based premium content right from their wireless handsets. Mobile Web 2.0 is available for $4.99 monthly access, plus airtime.
Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0 is initially available on the LG VX7000 and LG VX4500 phones. The LG VX7000 is available for $179.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement; the LG VX4500 is available for $89.99 with a two-year customer agreement after a $30 mail-in rebate.
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.
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 Mobile Web
Mobile Web 2.0 gives Verizon Wireless customers access to news, tools and information from the nation's top content providers. The simple, intuitive format makes it easy to access content from many categories, including News, Sports, Weather, Entertainment, Business, Email and More. Mobile Web 2.0 is self provisioning, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service.
About Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment is the leading turnkey mobile publisher, creating, deploying, distributing and managing the most compelling mobile games and entertainment for the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne Entertainment distributes its specialty channels and programs to all top-tier wireless carriers, reaching nearly 100% of all enabled mobile subscribers in North America. For more information, please visit www.airborne-e.com.