News Release

New Verizon Wireless Youth Phone From Samsung Showcases Trendy Style

First U.S. Phone to Vibrate to the Beat of the Ring Tone with VibeTonz

April 24, 2005

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834Stephanie Stewart
Publicis Dialog for Samsung
stephanie.stewart@publicis-usa.com
972-628-7787

BEDMINSTER, NJ and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the SCH-n330, a must-have wireless phone for younger on-the-go trendy consumers. This sleek and distinctive pop-up screen with its steel blue accenting means customers with the n330 will undoubtedly stand out in the crowd whenever they make or receive a call. But it is the rhythm of the beat that makes this phone unique when it vibrates to the beat of a pre-selected ring tone.

Get It Now® equipped, the n330 offers customers one button access to Verizon Wireless' virtual mall of downloadable games and ring tones. Single button access also quickly takes you to a text message screen for customers who want to take advantage of Verizon Wireless' new IN Messaging service which for just $5.00 monthly access added to any America's ChoiceSM plan allows unlimited TXT, PIX and FLIX Messaging to over 40 million Verizon Wireless customers from the National Enhanced Services Coverage Area. The n330 also comes with a dedicated speakerphone button for chatting and hands-free dialing capabilities.

The n330 is the first mobile phone in the U.S. with Immersion's VibeTonz touch sensations that beat to the rhythm, melody and dynamics of 15 preloaded ringers. The new vibe feature also works for VibeTonzTM-enhanced downloadable ring tones available through Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service.

With downloadable polyphonic ring tones, hot new games and wallpapers, the possibilities are endless when it comes to personalization on the n330. Consumers customize Caller ID and messages that are displayed brilliantly via the vibrant 65,000-color screen, making sending messages, playing games and talking more fun than ever.

"Samsung is pleased to build upon our existing product line by offering this stylish new wireless device," said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president of wireless terminals, Samsung. "The n330 offers fun features such as SMS and downloadable games, ring tones and wallpapers that make it ideal for savvy trend-setting consumers."

The n330 features multilingual text display as well as a personal organizer with a calendar, scheduler, alarm clock, calculator, and world time. Weighing in at 3.9 ounces, the n330 is the perfect mobile pocket accessory.

The n330, which retails for $69.99 with a two-year customer agreement is available in over 1,900 Verizon Wireless Communications stores including those in Circuit City as well as in Best Buy and select RadioShack stores nationwide.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice 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.  

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, see STA's website at www.samsungusa.com/wireless.  

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2003 parent company sales of $36.4 billion and net income of $5.0 billion. Employing approximately 88,000 people in 89 offices in 46 countries, the company consists of six main business units: Corporate Technology Operations, Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips, TFT-LCDs and VCRs. For more information, visit www.samsung.com.

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