News Release

Buffalo Bills Fans Can Chat About Draft Day With GM Tom Donahoe Via Verizon Wireless Text Messaging

Donahoe to Answer Fans' Draft Questions, Live, Via Verizon Wireless Test Messaging Chat on Tuesday, April 19

April 17, 2005

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264Laura Cahill
laurac@mragroup.com
315-233-3000 or 315-569-2256

ORCHARD PARK, NY — Buffalo Bills fans will have a unique opportunity to ask their NFL Draft Day questions directly to Bills' President and General Manager, Tom Donahoe four days before the 2005 NFL Draft. The Verizon Wireless Text Messaging Chat with Donahoe will begin at noon on Tuesday, April 19 and will offer fans the opportunity to send their questions directly to Donahoe and receive real-time answers via text messages on their wireless phone.

What positions does the team need to address most? Can fans expect any big surprises on Draft Day? Fans will simply "text" their questions to Donahoe from their wireless phone. All answers will be distributed to all fans who are registered for the session. Standard text messaging rates will apply. Fans can register to participate by visiting the team's homepage, www.buffalobills.com, or by text messaging the word "OK" to the number "2001" from their Verizon Wireless phone.

"This excellent opportunity gives our fans a first-hand insight into our team's preparations for this weekend's NFL Draft," said Donahoe.

The chat will run from noon to 12:30 pm.

Coach's Corner provides latest team news all year
Bills fans can also get all the latest news and information directly from the team throughout the year by subscribing to Coach's Corner from Verizon Wireless. Coach's Corner alerts are sent directly to Bills fans who have Verizon Wireless digital phones and register for the service on the Bills website. Periodic alerts give fans first access to breaking news about the team and personnel, updates on game day, pre-game scouting reports, post-game comments and statistical milestones, as well as special offers during the season.

The team uses vtext.com, Verizon Wireless' simple-to-use short text messaging website, to input and deliver the messages. Vtext.com makes it easy to send messages to individuals and groups and lets customers set up interesting and useful information alerts, like Coach's Corner. Each alert costs two-cents to receive and fans may choose how often they want to get them.

For those who want to maximize the benefits of two-way text messaging and Verizon Wireless' superior nationwide network, Verizon Wireless will begin offering an Unlimited IN Network TXT/PIX/FLIX Messaging package today, April 18, starting at a rate of $5 per month. Verizon Wireless customers will be able to send and receive unlimited text messages to and from more than 43 million other Verizon Wireless customers for one low monthly price.

To learn more about the Buffalo Bills Text Messaging Chat and Coach's Corner, visit the team's website at www.buffalobills.com and click on the "News" button. More information about Verizon Wireless TXT Messaging, Alerts and Communities is available at any Verizon Wireless Communications store or 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 and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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