News Release

Shakira Music Video from her #1 Album Fijacion Oral Debuts Exclusively on V CAST from Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless Debuts Video, Ring Tones and Ringback Tones from Shakira's Album "Fijacion Oral vol. 1"

August 28, 2005

Carlos Giron
Carlos.Giron1@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4976

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Continuing its focus to deliver the latest in music to its customers, Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, announced today that its customers can now catch Shakira's unique moves as her latest music video "La Tortura" debuts exclusively on V CAST from Verizon Wireless today.

Pop rock music lovers with V CAST-enabled phones can get their groove on with the debut of Shakira's Spanish-language video "La Tortura" from her newest Spanish-language album, "FijaciĆ³n Oral vol. 1." The "La Tortura" video, featuring Latin music superstar Alejandro Sanz, was nominated for three 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.

In addition to the video, two ring tone versions of the hit song "La Tortura" plus a Ringback Tone are also available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers.

V CAST from Verizon Wireless is the nation's first and only wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers that brings high-quality video, 3D games and music videos straight to hot new phones.

With the music video's exclusive debut on V CAST come exclusive deals — V CAST customers get access to Shakira's "La Tortura" music video for no additional charge when they sign up for V CAST service for $15.00 monthly access. Customers with V CAST-enabled phones can simply add it to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

Verizon Wireless customers who cannot get enough of Shakira's music can also download VZW Tones for other Shakira hits in the getTONES shopping aisle of the Get It Now® virtual store. Shakira fans with select Get It Now-enabled phones can browse through a list of true tone ring tones from some of Shakira's past albums, including hit singles "Whenever, Wherever," "Suerte," "Underneath Your Clothes," "Objection," "Eyes Like Yours (Ojos Asi)" and "Te Aviso, Te Anuncio."

Verizon Wireless customers looking for another way to show their love of Shakira's music can select from "Underneath Your Clothes," "Te Aviso, Te Anuncio" and "Objection" to use as their Ringback Tone — a short clip of real music that replaces the standard ring callers hear when they call the Verizon Wireless phone of a Ringback Tone customer. By setting one of Shakira's hit songs as their phone's Ringback Tone, customers will undoubtedly add a little extra flavor to a caller's day.

Download charges for ring tone 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. Customers can sign up for Ringback Tones at www.verizonwireless.com/ringback or sign up right from their TXT Messaging-capable phones.

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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