News Release

Verizon Wireless Makes It Easy For Trend Setting Customers To "Deck-Out" Their Wireless Phones

Perfect For Teens And Young Adults, Verizon Wireless Offers The Latest Must-Have Wireless Phone Features: Personalized Tones, Get It Now and V CAST

May 24, 2005

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, knows exactly what teens and young adults want in a new wireless phone: cutting-edge features through Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® and V CAST services that give trendsetters the freedom to express their individuality and get the most out of life.

Keep it Simple But Keep it Cool
Having the coolest, most fully loaded phone is easy — just start with the basics. Wireless phones from Verizon Wireless are chock-full of features to make every phone a one of a kind. World travelers coming back from a semester abroad can use the world clock, available on select phones, to keep track of the time overseas so they know when to call their new friends.

Whether out to dinner in a big group or just a low-key evening for two, teens and young adults can use the conveniently built-in tip calculator to easily compute the correct amount to leave the waiter, a feature available on many phones from Verizon Wireless.

Get Even More from Get It Now
One way to ensure the "freshest" phone is using the phone to identify the hottest new tunes by downloading Song IDentity from Rocket Mobile, Inc. Whether in a club, at a party or listening to the radio, customers can use Song IDentity to identify whatever song is currently playing. Music lovers simply use their phones to record a few seconds of the latest hit song and within moments, the artist, title and album will appear.

When making plans, teens and young adults need to make sure they're up-to-the-minute on the latest hot spot and aware of all their options. Get It Now customers with the busiest of social lives can simply download Vindigo® City Guide, Vindigo's all-inclusive information application, and by location or name search through thousands of restaurants, stores, nightspots, ATMs, museums and bathrooms. Get interactive color maps, door-to-door directions, movie show times and even live music schedules all while on the move.

Teens and young adults can make any wireless phone stand out in a crowd by customizing their phones with chart topping true tones, real-music ring tones from VZW Tones. Music fans with select Get It Now-enabled phones can browse through VZW Tones' frequently updated extensive collection of hit songs by popular artists to change their ring tone to fit any mood, allowing them to be the first in the crowd with the latest true tone. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.

Top it Off with V CAST
Knowing what's hot keeps teens and young adults on the cutting edge of all the latest trends. With the new V CAST wireless broadband multimedia service, which runs on Verizon Wireless' EV-DO network, added to select V CAST enabled phones, trend seeking, style gurus can view crystal clear graphics for 3D games, music videos and video clips. More than just another feature, V CAST brings a plethora of the latest entertainment, news, sports and music videos from popular content providers like NBC Universal, CNN, ESPN, Twentieth Television, E! Entertainment, Comedy Central and FOX Sports.

The V CAST Showcase — the perfect resource for teens and young adults with the busiest of social lives — allows customers to watch regularly updated mobisodes, while waiting to meet up with friends. With one-minute original mobisodes of serial dramas like Twentieth Television's "Love and Hate" and "The Sunset Hotel" as well as popular shows like Twentieth Century Fox Television's "24: Conspiracy" and FOX's "The Simple Life: Interns," V CAST customers can catch all the excitement and drama while on-the-go.

V CAST customers looking for some interactive play while waiting to meet up with friends can escape to the tropics and catch a quick game of mini golf with 3D Beach Mini Golf from Digital Chocolate, Inc. With sand traps, big jumps and long risky strokes waiting for each player, mini golfers of any ability will find a challenge while killing some extra minutes.

Customers can equip their V CAST-enabled phones with V CAST for $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games, premium video clips and all other Get It Now applications. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content. Customers can also download or stream premium short content, such as music videos, 3D games and mobisodes, available at additional cost.

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.  

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