News Release

Verizon Wireless Renews Sponsorship Deal With The Houston Texans

Community Support Is Biggest Part of the Game

August 17, 2005

Patrick Kimball
Patrick.Kimball@verizonwireless.com
713-219-8227

HOUSTON, TX — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, will be the official wireless provider of the Houston Texans. For the third consecutive year, Verizon Wireless is sponsoring a total of 13 professional football teams throughout the nation as the company strengthens community ties, works with players and football fans to prevent domestic violence and provide fans with inside-looks from coaches and players.

Since 2002, Verizon Wireless has sponsored the Houston Texans in hopes of establishing better relationships with the Houston community through in-store player appearances, local TXT Messaging sweepstakes and HopeLine® phone donation drives at Texans games to support victims of domestic violence. In addition, Verizon Wireless sponsors the Texans TXT service where customers can sign—up to receive a text message Info Alert providing them with exclusive team news directly from the team's coach and front offices.

In the 2004-05 professional football season alone, Verizon Wireless and the Houston Texans have collaborated in the following events:

  • Player Appearances at Verizon Wireless Store Openings
  • Texans Charity Golf Classic
  • Organized game-day HopeLine drives

Now, as football fans prepare for the kickoff of the season, Verizon Wireless encourages them to take the game-time excitement beyond the field by participating in Houston Texans' events around the Houston area. By making it possible to connect with your favorite Houston Texans players outside of Reliant Stadium, Verizon Wireless is ensuring its customers that the football fun never has to end.

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.

About HopeLine®
Verizon Wireless encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phone to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone-recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

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