News Release

Matt Clement and Verizon Wireless 'Walk Fans to the Mound'

'TXT2WIN Allows Fans to Chat Wirelessly With Red Sox' Star Pitcher

August 4, 2005

J. Abra Degbor
JAbra.Degbor@VerizonWireless.com
781-481-1314Wendy Bulawa
617-851-3426

WOBURN, MA — Verizon Wireless will host a moderated mobile chat session with Red Sox pitcher Matt Clement. The star hurler recently returned to the Sox rotation after being hit by a line drive during the Sox' series against Tampa Bay. To enter the 'Red Sox TXT2WIN® Moderated Chat with Matt Clement,' Verizon Wireless customers will need to send a text message with the word 'CHAT' from two-way text compatible Verizon Wireless handsets to the short code: 2424.

Once registered, participants can send in questions from their wireless phone for the moderated chat until next Friday, August 12th. All participants will receive selected questions and answers on their wireless phone during the moderated chat session being held from 2-3 p.m. EST on the 12th. Standard text charges will apply.

Each participant who enrolls in the chat with Clement will be automatically entered into the TXT2WIN Sweepstakes to win one grand prize of three autographed baseballs signed by Matt Clement, David Ortiz and Trot Nixon. Five runners-up will win a 'Boston's Greatest Sports Stories' DVD.

Non-subscribers to Verizon Wireless service can also take part in the TXT2WIN Sweepstakes and chat with Clement by calling 800-506-3988 to enroll. Fans without a wireless phone can enroll at www.upoc.com/bosoxchat.

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable network and invests more than $1 billion every 90 days to maintain and expand its high-quality network nationwide while making additional investments to deliver unique applications to enhance wireless experiences. TXT Messaging gives customers the ability to send and receive short e-mail type messages, up to 160 characters.

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 47.4 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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