News Release

Verizon Wireless Get It Now Customers Can Get Out, Get Informed and Get Organized

Get It Now Customers Can Select From a Variety of Applications to Remain Productive While on the Go

October 25, 2004

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN FRANCISCO — Stuck in traffic? Need to find a number while on the fly? Wondering what the latest headlines are? Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now®-enabled phones can choose from hundreds of applications to help them stay connected and productive while on the move. Customers can quickly find directions, top headlines or restaurant reviews right from their wireless phones, meaning they won't miss a beat even when they are out of the office.

Stay on Course

Travelers don't have to waste time driving in circles or asking for directions. They can access interactive color maps, step-by-step instructions, reverse directions and recall of recent addresses from MapQuest Mobile, powered by Vindigo. When visiting a new location, customers can find information about thousands of restaurants, stores, pubs, ATMs, museums, bathrooms, parking lots, pharmacies, and more from Vindigo® city guide, ensuring they can find what they need when they need it, even when they are far from home.

Before scheduling a lunch meeting or an important dinner, customers can access reviews and read highlights for restaurants in their area using the ZAGAT TO GOSM guide from Zagat Survey®. Customers can search for the restaurant of their choice by cuisine--Thai, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, French, German, Vegetarian, etc., neighborhood, special feature or price and instantly find the information they need to make their meeting a success.

Stay Connected

Get It Now customers don't have to worry about losing valuable contact information stored in their phones in the event of loss, theft or damage. Backup AssistantTM, developed and hosted by FusionOne, automatically performs secure backups when the phone is not in use or on a schedule the user selects, safeguarding customers' address books and eliminating the need to manually transfer contacts when a phone is replaced or upgraded.

For customers looking for a phone number to add to their phone books, the information is available right at their fingertips. Customers can use (M)411 to find Yellow and White Page information for businesses, hotels, restaurants, and people with MFORMA's easy to use mobile search engine. (M)411 also provides nearby landmark information, directions and maps to help Get It Now customers get where they need to go.

Keep Informed

News buffs who are away from their computers or televisions don't have to miss the latest headlines while on the go or waste time when they return searching for the news. Customers can view top news headlines, photos and full stories from AP Photos, News & Sports; read the day's news, breaking stories, business, sports, op-ed, photos, and more content from The New York Times with NYTimes.com Mobile News powered by Vindigo; or read full-length news stories, view a slide show of news photographs, and get domestic, international, business, entertainment, and political news headlines as breaking news alerts from ABC News Headlines, all from their wireless phones.

Investors can also keep their finger on the pulse of the financial market no matter where they are by using Stock TrackerTM by Summus, Inc. Stock Tracker provides the latest stock quotes, as well as information about last trade, change, last trade shares, volume, bid and ask.

These applications and more are available in the getGOING shopping aisle. 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.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless. All trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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