News Release

Capture The Special Holiday Moments With A Camera Phone From Verizon Wireless

Picture Messaging and a Wide Array of Camera Phones are the Perfect Way to Send Holiday Cheer in a Flash

December 19, 2004

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Holiday parties and family get-togethers — the holiday season is full of special moments. This year, with a camera phone and Picture Messaging from Verizon Wireless, customers can share special moments with just a few clicks. Verizon Wireless offers a wide range of camera phones to fit every budget, and Picture Messaging is never more than a few clicks from start to send.

Kyocera KX2 — Never Miss a Photo or Video Opportunity
The new Kyocera KX2 features a 1.2 megapixel digital camera with built-in flash and 5x digital zoom, MPEG-4 video record and playback and 16 megabytes (MB) of memory. The phone automatically goes into camera mode when the lens cover is open, allowing for quick and spontaneous picture taking. KX2's exceptionally large two-inch external screen displays 262,000 colors and provides a dynamic, easy-to-view display of images with a 132 x 176 pixel screen that is always visible. With the jog dial and shutter button on the side of the phone, customers can use both the phone and digital camera when the phone is closed. Through January 30, 2005, the Kyocera KX2 is available for only $149.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement.

Samsung a670 — A Stylish Camera Phone for Under $50 until December 25, 2004
Delivering a lengthy list of features, the Samsung a670 offers a smart combination of style and substance for under $50. With its easy-to-use integrated camera, the Samsung a670 makes it easy to shoot and send pictures and the phone's voice dial capabilities make calling friends and family this holiday season as easy as saying their names. Through December 25, 2004, the Samsung a670 is $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement. Customers can also take advantage of Verizon Wireless' holiday phone sale when they buy one Samsung a670 and get up to three Samsung a670s free with a 2-year customer agreement for a calling plan of $39.99 or more monthly access per phone.

LG VX7000 — After the Holidays, Give the Entire Family a Way to Capture Memories All Year Long
The LG VX7000 offers advanced features, such as a rotating lens, embedded bright LED flash and video messaging. Additional features such as night mode, brightness adjustment, white balance adjustment, color effect adjustment and digital zoom capability give customers the greatest flexibility with their photographs. For those families looking for a great deal on a great phone right after the holidays, the LG VX7000 will be available for $99.99 after $50 mail-in rebate starting on December 26, 2004. Customers interested in equipping their families with new camera phones can take advantage of Verizon Wireless' special post-holiday offer: buy one LG VX7000 and get up to three LG VX7000s free with a 2-year customer agreement for a calling plan of $39.99 or more monthly access per phone.

Now that Memories are Recorded, Send them to Friends and Family
Picture Messaging makes it fun and easy to share the holiday's most memorable moments with friends and family who can't celebrate with you. Verizon Wireless customers can send Picture Messages to other Verizon Wireless camera phone customers or virtually any email address with just a few clicks of the keypad.

With Picture Messaging, Verizon Wireless also gives customers a dedicated storage space to share, manage and save pictures at Pix Place (www.vzwpix.com). Customize Picture Messages with text and sound or create slide shows to send to other Verizon Wireless customers. And just in time for the holiday season Pix Place has been enhanced to offer Verizon Wireless customers increased message storage for 75 pictures, new easy drag-and-drop composer, improved navigation, address book, video messaging support and much more.

Customers can pay as they go for Picture Messaging, which is just 25 cents for each Picture Message sent or received, or they can select from bundled packages, which include TXT and Video Messaging that begin at $7.99 a month for 500 TXT Messages and 20 Picture Messages sent and received.

Verizon Wireless products and services are available at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, Circuit City locations, at participating Best Buy 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.

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