News Release

Digital Orchid Delivers NASCAR.com To Go Content To Verizon Wireless V CAST Customers

Nation's First 3G Wireless Broadband Service Brings The Fast-Paced Action of NASCAR Directly To Racing Fans' V CAST-Enabled Wireless Phones

March 13, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Sean Conley
Digital Orchid
sconley@digitalorchid.com  
858-847-9900 x 102

BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN DIEGO, CA — Digital Orchid, the industry's leading innovator in the development, management, and distribution of branded real time wireless applications, and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, today announced the availability of NASCAR.com TO GO content on Verizon Wireless' V CAST wireless broadband multimedia service. V CAST from Verizon Wireless is the first 3G wireless broadband consumer service in the country, allowing customers to view crystal clear short content on demand and 3D games because it runs on Verizon Wireless' Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network — the only widely available wide-area wireless broadband network in the United States.

Digital Orchid is the exclusive distributor of NASCAR.com TO GO wireless content. With NASCAR.com TO GO for V CAST, NASCAR fans now have access to regularly updated NASCAR.com video clips. Instead of just watching the race on the weekend, V CAST customers can access NASCAR.com short video — everything from behind the scenes footage of racing action to top-notch driver interviews. The high-quality NASCAR.com content for Verizon Wireless' V CAST service is sure to satisfy the needs of even the most avid NASCAR fan.

"We are ecstatic to provide Verizon Wireless V CAST customers with some of the most exciting sports content to date," said Chris Duggan, president of Digital Orchid. "Verizon Wireless has taken a quantum leap in providing compelling content to their wireless customers and the quality of the V CAST service enables us to deliver unsurpassed, high quality NASCAR.com TO GO video clips to mobile customers."

"Consumers want to stay connected to their favorite sport — and with Verizon Wireless' V CAST wireless broadband multimedia service, NASCAR fans will be able to do just that," said John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. NASCAR is the fastest growing sport in North America and our relationship with Digital Orchid delivers the ultimate in entertainment for NASCAR fans to the palm of their hands."

For $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan, customers get the V CAST VPak that includes unlimited access to a wide array of more than 300 regularly updated video clips each day from leading content providers, including NASCAR.com TO GO. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees will still apply for 3D games, premium video clips and all other Get It Now® applications. There are no airtime charges to download or stream and watch NASCAR.com TO GO video clips and other V CAST content. For a limited time, customers who sign up for V CAST will receive two months of service free. Verizon Wireless V CAST customers also receive monthly access and unlimited browsing on Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0SM news and information service. In addition, customers can choose from premium video clip content, available at additional cost that includes music videos and more. With Windows Media delivering NASCAR.com TO GO content to V CAST phones, Verizon Wireless customers receive a high-quality wireless multimedia entertainment experience.

V CAST's array of hot new multimedia programming is located in the Get It Now virtual store. Verizon Wireless customers can download clips from NASCAR.com TO GO from the getVIDEO shopping aisle for $0.99 per clip. Once in the getVIDEO shopping aisle, customers simply select the Sports category and click on NASCAR to view the video clips from NASCAR.com TO GO. V CAST customers can also access other favorite news, sports and entertainment clips in the getVIDEO shopping aisle, and check out new cutting-edge 3D games in the getGAMES aisle. V CAST also gives customers unlimited airtime to browse applications in the other familiar Get It Now shopping aisles — such as getTONES and getGOING.

V CAST customers can find NASCAR.com TO GO video clips on the 3G-capable VX8000 phone that allows customers to stream content with just a few clicks and experience outstanding clarity and sharpness. The LG VX8000 is available to Verizon Wireless customers for $199.99 after $70 rebate with a two-year customer agreement. V CAST customers can also find NASCAR.com TO GO video clips on the Samsung a890, which is $249.99 after a $70 rebate with a two-year customer agreement, and the CDM8940 from UTStarcom Personal Communications (formerly Audiovox Communications Corp.) for $229.99 after a $70 rebate with a two-year customer agreement.

Verizon Wireless products and services are available at more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores nationwide, including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and stores within Circuit City, as well as at authorized retailers including Best Buy and participating RadioShack locations. Customers can also find information and purchase Verizon Wireless products and services online at www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 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 on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

About Digital Orchid
Digital Orchid, a San Diego based company provides exclusive wireless branded applications to the global wireless community. Digital Orchid leverages its patent pending platforms to distribute real time dynamic and interactive applications accessible through all new handsets. Digital Orchid's partners include major brands in sports, entertainment, broadcast media and gaming. For further information, please visit http://www.digitalorchid.com.  

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