News Release

Verizon Wireless Makes "IN" About More Than Calling

IN Messaging Lets Verizon Wireless Customers Send and Receive Unlimited Mobile To Mobile TXT, PIX and FLIX Messages

April 18, 2005

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Starting today, wireless customers have another reason to Join IN — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, is expanding its popular IN Calling plans to include IN Messaging, the company's newest offering that gives Verizon Wireless customers free unlimited mobile-to-mobile TXT, PIX and FLIX Messages with more than 43 million Verizon Wireless customers. Customers with Verizon Wireless IN Calling plans receive unlimited free mobile-to-mobile voice calls to other customers on the Verizon Wireless national network.

For only $5 additional a month, customers with TXT, PIX or FLIX Messaging-capable phones can sign up for IN Messaging and immediately begin sending and receiving unlimited mobile-to-mobile messaging to other Verizon Wireless customers. IN Messaging from Verizon Wireless gives customers the choice of how to keep in touch with other Verizon Wireless customers by offering the flexibility to select either calling or messaging. IN Messaging customers who want to add additional services to their phones can get unlimited browsing with Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0SM news and information service for just $4.99 monthly access or add the V CAST VPak for $15.00 monthly access, plus applicable airtime.

With IN Messaging bundled plans and the LG VX8000, snap happy customers can compose TXT Messages and exchange high-quality PIX and FLIX Messages. The phone features a 1.3 mega pixel camera with 10x digital zoom and embedded flash, allowing IN Messaging customers to experience clarity and sharpness in their photos. The LG VX8000 is currently available to Verizon Wireless customers for $149.99 after $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement.

IN Messaging plans also include an allotment for out of network text, picture and video messages. IN Messaging plans for $5 additional per month include 50 text, picture and video messages to other customers. Plan options include 250 text, picture and video messages for $10 additional per month, and 500 messages for $15 per month to other customers. Messages over the monthly allotment are charged at the rate of $0.10 for each message sent and $0.02 for each message received. Airtime charges apply when sending and receiving PIX and FLIX Messages.

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 preview and request 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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