News Release

Race to Verizon Wireless Phones for Election Day News, Tools and Information

Verizon Wireless Lets Customers Stay Connected on Election Day

October 31, 2004

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — From the voting booths to the office, while picking up the kids at football practice to that late afternoon meeting, Americans want to stay informed of election day news and information on November 2. In addition to calling friends, family and colleagues to discuss updates on the election using the nation's most reliable wireless network, voters can use their Verizon Wireless phones to stay informed throughout election day and show their patriotic spirit as they wait for election results to be revealed.

Verizon Wireless customers can follow the election day news as it happens, right from their Mobile Web 2.0SM-enabled handsets. Political enthusiasts looking for up-to-the-minute news and political analysis can simply click on the News category from the VZW Today home page to view the top political news headlines from the nation's leading news sources.

Verizon Wireless customers can assist their preferred candidates by sending friends and family short TXT Messages to remind them to get out and vote. Even before election day, customers can also visit Verizon Wireless' companion TXT Messaging Web site — vtext.com — and register to have news updates sent right to their wireless phones throughout the day.

For customers who want to chat with others closely following the day's events, the getTXT shopping aisle in the Get It Now® virtual store has something for everyone, regardless of political affiliation. Customers can browse and select from TXT Communities in the News and Politics Group, including those supporting their Presidential candidate of choice.

Looking for a way to show patriotic spirit throughout the day? Customers can download patriotic ringtones from the getTONES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Choose from hundreds of ringtones including "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner" to show respect and appreciation for the right to vote — every time the phone rings.

The getTXT and getTONES shopping aisles are available in the Get It Now virtual store on select Get It Now-enabled handsets. 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 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 Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 42.1 million voice and data 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.

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 can be self-subscribed, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service.

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