News Release

Give Mom A Verizon Wireless Phone This Mother's Day And Pack It Full Of Love

May 3, 2005

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Is your Mom still stuck in the 1990s when it comes to wireless? If so, give her an upgrade this Mother's Day with a new phone packed with Verizon Wireless Get It Now® downloaded applications that will show her how much you care.

Download peace of mind — Backup AssistantTM automatically safeguards Mom's address book so she will never lose important contact information for family doctors, the veterinarian, the kids' teachers and her book club.

Download cool — what is the name of that song she is always humming? Surprise her by downloading Song Identity onto her Verizon Wireless phone. When you put the phone near the speaker of a radio, Song Identity can name most tunes, artists and CDs.

Download solutions — Zagat to GoTM helps Mom choose from 18,000 restaurants at her fingertips and allows her to search by cuisine, features, neighborhood, cost or ratings.

Download for her health — Portable Pilates, available on select Get It Now-enabled phones. Portable Pilates provides animations and step-by-step illustrations of movements to help Mom stretch and tone whenever she has a few minutes.

Download love — Select the ring tone that reminds Mom of how much she means to the family and pre-load it on the phone. With the Get It Now ring tone application, VZW Tones from WiderThan, Mom can be touched and moved when her phone rings to "Thank You" by Dido, "I Just Called to Say I Love You," by Stevie Wonder, "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel or "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge. Verizon Wireless' Get It Now suite of downloadable applications has hundreds of ring tones, and in some markets, Ringback Tones from which to choose.

Then at the end of the day, give Mom one final gift — a simple TXT Message to say:
GOOD NITE, M0M, I LUV U

Get It Now from Verizon Wireless offers customers over 500 downloadable applications that range in price from $1.99 to $5.99 depending upon quantity purchased. Subscription pricing may be more. Each application allows customers to view and accept prior to downloading.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 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 Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.

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