News Release

Give Dad The Gift That Does It All: A Fully Loaded Phone From Verizon Wireless

June 7, 2005

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — This Father's Day, give Dad the perfect gadget to keep him fully informed, entertained and — most importantly — looking cool. By giving Dad a sleek new wireless phone and packing it full of Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® downloadable applications, Dad will have access to the tools he needs, including:

Tool of the trade — Backup AssistantTM automatically safeguards Dad's address book so he will never lose important contact information for business associates, golf buddies, family members and old college friends, even if his phone is lost or stolen — or if he upgrades to a new one.

Tool to stay cool — Ring tones say a lot about a person, so Dad needs a ring tone that best expresses his personality. With the Get It Now ring tone application, VZW Tones from WiderThan, downloaded onto his Verizon Wireless phone, Dad can choose from a plethora of true tone ring tones that help him express his individual style, such as "Big Shot" by Billy Joel, "Father Figure" by George Michael, "Ode to a Superhero" by Weird Al Yankovic, "Dance with My Father" by Luther Vandross or "Daddy" by Beyonce.

Tool for survival — FOX Sports Mobile, the ultimate sports survival kit, allows busy Dads to stay on top of their game. Whether his favorite is the NBA, NFL, NASCAR or NCAA, Dad can get all his sports information in one place, including news, scores, standings, schedules & odds.

Tool for thought — If Dad is too busy to read his morning paper he can download The New York Times application to access award-winning journalism on his wireless phone. Dad can read the day's top stories or breaking news headlines while on-the-go and even e-mail articles to himself or his friends to read later.

Tool for togetherness — Pictures are the perfect way for Dad to keep his family close. The Kodak Mobile Service application lets Dad turn his camera phone into a virtual photo album filled with family memories. Capture Father's Day memories then help Dad upload his favorite photos directly from his camera phone to his personal Kodak Mobile Service account then help him save the best one as his personal wallpaper.

Finally, give Dad the most important tool he needs on Father's Day — a simple TXT Message to say:

THX 4 BENG A GR8 DAD…I LUV U

Get It Now from Verizon Wireless offers customers over 500 downloadable applications that range in price from $2.99 to $12.49, 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.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

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