News Release

Mobile AOL Mail Now Available to Verizon Wireless Get It Now Customers

Verizon Wireless and America Online, Inc. Improve Mobile Email Access and Experience for Members On the Go

September 28, 2004

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Jenny J. Song
America Online, Inc.
JennyJSong@aol.com
703-265-6505

DULLES, VA and BEDMINSTER, NJ — America Online, Inc., the world's leading interactive services company, and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, today announced the availability of AOL® Mail on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® service. AOL members can now take their AOL Mail with them to easily stay connected with friends, family and colleagues for just 99 cents per month as part of the introductory offering.

AOL Mail is available in the Get It Now virtual store and gives AOL members complete, on-the-go access to their e-mail, allowing them to fully enjoy the advantages of e-mail communication beyond the boundaries of desktop computers. More and more, mobile device users want access to their familiar AOL® content and services from their wireless phones, including the AOL Mail service. By working closely with partners, AOL is providing value-added services to wireless customers in a convenient and cost-effective way.

"Instant messaging and e-mail on wireless phones have grown quickly to become a mainstream trend in mobile communications because life doesn't stop at the desktop" said Doug Gardner, executive director, AOL® Mobile, America Online, Inc. "With mobile AOL Mail on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service, AOL members will enjoy greater convenience without sacrificing the look and feel of AOL's classic email service."

"We are very pleased to offer our Get It Now customers the ability to access their AOL Mail from virtually anywhere," said Paul Palmieri, executive director of business development for Verizon Wireless. "With AOL-branded e-mail available on some of our most popular phones, our Get It Now customers have another way to stay connected to friends and family."

With mobile AOL Mail on Verizon Wireless Get It Now-enabled phones, AOL members have an affordable and graphically rich email experience. AOL's partner, Tourmaline Networks, Inc., a leading supplier of wireless email, developed the AOL-branded email service available on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service.

Pricing and Availability

Mobile AOL Mail is now available to Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers with select Get It Now-enabled wireless phones, including the Kyocera Slider SE47 and LG Electronics' VX4600 and VX6000 models. For a limited time, AOL Mail service is available at an introductory price of 99 cents per month. To sign up for AOL Mail:

  1. Select Get It Now from the phone's main menu.
  2. Select the Shopping Cart icon.
  3. Select Get MESSAGING.
  4. Select AOL Mail.

The Get It Now virtual store offers customers 500 applications that are easy to use, including games, ringtones, productivity applications and more. 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.

Verizon Wireless products and services are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Best Buy, Circuit City and RadioShack locations and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.  

About AOL® Mobile
Mobile AOL Mail and the AOL® Instant MessengerTM (AIM®) service help bridge the gap between the desktop and today's mobile lifestyle. With wireless access to these services, AOL Mobile users can send and receive email and instant messages, get AOL® Alerts and Reminders, access their AOL® Address book and AOL® Buddy List® feature, all from their mobile devices. To learn more, go to www.AOLmobile.com.  

About America Online, Inc.
America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.

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 40.4 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 and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless. AOL Mobile services require a text or Web-enabled device and wireless service plan. Additional charges from your wireless service provider may apply for use of AOL Mobile services.

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