News Release

Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Enjoy EA's Most Popular Pogo.com Games

Poppit!, Tri-Peaks Solitaire and Turbo 21 Now Available to Verizon Wireless Get It Now Customers

August 23, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Susan Lusty
Pogo Pr
slusty@earthlink.net
206-331-4659

REDWOOD SHORES and BEDMINSTER, NJ — Poppit!TM, Tri-Peaks SolitaireTM and Turbo 21TM — the most popular puzzle and card games from EA's Pogo.comTM — can now be downloaded over the air and played on a variety of Get It Now®-enabled phones from Verizon Wireless. These simple, appealing, and challenging games reward players for their skill and determination. The online versions of these games have made Pogo.com a top online gaming destination with over 13 million monthly unique visitors, and now Verizon Wireless is making the mobile version of these popular Pogo.com titles available to millions of its customers.

Each of the Pogo.com games offers intuitive controls with gameplay that is fun for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Also, players will benefit from a universal login that gives them access to their Pogo.com account. This feature allows players to transfer tokens earned on their mobile phones to their online account and apply them toward gaining rank to ultimately advance on the community scoreboard. The universal login lets gamers track their ranking in either Pogo.com environment — mobile or online — never losing track of their player position. Whether online or on-the-go, Pogo.com games provide hours of fun for gamers of all types and stripes:

  • Poppit! online receives on average 1 million unique users a month, who play on average 4 hours per week. In this hit game, players must connect balloons of the same color to pop them and clear the board. Burst all the bonus balloons along the way. If players clear all but five balloons or less, they earn a jackpot spin for bonus tokens.
  • Tri-Peaks Solitaire is the most popular solitaire game on Pogo.com, averaging 600,000 unique users a month who play on average 14 hours per week. The game challenges gamers to play through a mountain of cards as they advance the adventurous hero Tex Carter through an ancient temple on his quest for artifacts. When Tex finds the golden treasure chest, players earn a jackpot spin for bonus tokens. 
  • Turbo 21 online receives on average 500,000 unique users who play on average 4 hours per week. It is a popular, fast-paced card game that puts gamers in charge of four lanes where they must pile up card combinations to total 21. Gamers need to make split-second decisions to keep the cards coming, but be careful not to go over, or they'll bust that lane. Create thirteen 21s combinations within the allotted time of 70 seconds to win and earn a jackpot spin for bonus tokens. (Information regarding prizing can be found at http://play.pogo.com/prize/prize-rules.jsp?site=pogo.)  

Players can now download and play Poppit!, Turbo 21, and Tri-Peaks Solitaire on a wide variety of Get It Now-enabled phones, including the LG VX6100 and VX8000. All three games are located in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store and available for $2.99 monthly access or $5.49 for unlimited use purchase. 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.

To learn more about the games or to play online, please visit www.pogo.com. 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 Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM and EA SPORTS BIGTM, and POGOTM. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.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 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. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, POGO, POGO.com, Poppit! and Turbo 21 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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