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Buffalo Bills Fans Can Chat About Celebration Of Champions And New Third Jersey With Seven-Time Pro Bowler Steve Tasker Via Verizon Wireless TXT Messaging

Tasker to Answer Fans' Questions, Live, Via Verizon Wireless TXT Messaging Chat on Saturday, June 4

June 1, 2005

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264Chris Jenkins
Buffalo Bills
716-312-8702

ORCHARD PARK, NY — Buffalo Bills fans will have a unique opportunity to ask questions directly to former Buffalo Bill and current CBS NFL color commentator Steve Tasker directly following the Bills' unveiling of their third jersey on Saturday. The Verizon Wireless TXT Messaging Chat with Tasker will begin at 3:30 on Saturday, June 4 and will offer fans the opportunity to send their questions directly to Tasker and receive real-time answers via TXT Messages on their wireless phone.

What's it like reuniting with your teammates from the Super Bowl days? What are the Bills' chances to make another Super Bowl run in 2005? Fans will simply "text" their questions to Tasker 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.

"I look forward to reminiscing with fans about the glory days this franchise experienced in the just a decade ago." said Tasker, who played in all four of the team's Super Bowl appearances in the 1990s. The chat will run from 3:30 to 4:00 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 TXT Messaging Web site, 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 $0.02 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 offers Unlimited IN Network TXT Messaging for just $5 per month. Verizon Wireless customers will be able to send and receive unlimited TXT Messages to and from more than 45 million other Verizon Wireless customers for one low monthly price.

To learn more about the Buffalo Bills TXT 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 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 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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