BEDMINSTER, NJ and RALEIGH, NC — Give me a P! Give me an H! Give me an O-N-E! There's no better way to show your school spirit than by personalizing your wireless phone. Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, and Summus, Inc. (USA) (OTCBB: SUMU), a leading provider of mobile media applications that optimize the consumer wireless experience, today announced the availability of College & Greek Logos in Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® virtual store. Developed by Summus and 2Thumbz Entertainment, the application allows customers with Get It Now-capable phones to customize their phones with insignias from their alma matter.
Just in time for the college football season, the application enables customers to download collegiate logos as wallpaper to the display screen of their mobile phones. Logos from more than seventy-five universities are available - including schools in the major conferences, such as the Big Ten, ACC, SEC, Big 12 and other Division I-A colleges. Customers can also download many major sorority and fraternity logos from more than 20 Greek organizations.
"Whether you're a gator or a tiger, like to yell 'go blue' or 'go big red,' College & Greek Logos offers a wallpaper for you. Wireless customers tell us they enjoy personalizing their wireless phones to show their individuality - with Summus' Colleges & Greek Logos application on Get It Now, they can do just that," said Gary Ban, CEO of Summus. The content for College & Greek Logos from Summus was licensed by permission to 2Thumbz Entertainment, a developer and marketer of entertainment applications for wireless devices.
Verizon Wireless' Get It Now-enabled LG VX6000 offers another reason to stand up and cheer. The sleek phone's LCD screen looks great when displaying a college or Greek logo, and the built-in camera offers an easy way to capture the fun at alumni events. Through October 11, 2004, the LG VX6000 is available for $99.99 after a $70 rebate with a two-year customer agreement.
Verizon Wireless customers can find College & Greek Logos in the getPIX shopping aisle under Wallpaper in the Get It Now virtual store. Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now-enabled phones can download a College & Greek Logos for $1.49 for one use, $3.49 for three uses or $5.49 for five uses.
The Get It Now virtual store offers a catalog of 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.
Get It Now phones 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 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.
Summus is a leading provider of mobile media applications that optimize the consumer wireless experience. Summus partners with leading content brands to develop compelling and unique wireless applications and content for the mobile phone, focused within the most popular areas of growth, including photo-messaging, multi-player games, news/information and personalization. Summus currently offers an ever-growing list of 28 mobile phone applications deployed through 22 major wireless carriers in the U.S and abroad. Summus designs and develops these applications with the industry's most intuitive navigation that is designed for a consistently superior user experience. For more information, see www.summus.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Summus' business, products, and financial results. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. More information about potential risk factors that could affect our business, products, and financial results is included in Summus' annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003, and in reports subsequently filed by Summus with the Securities and Exchange Commission("SEC"). All documents are available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov or from Summus' web site at www.summus.com. Summus hereby disclaims any obligation to publicly update the information provided above, including forward-looking statements, to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless. All trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.