News Release

Surf's Up In Hawaii With Verizon Wireless

Real-Time Surf Conditions, Surf Forecasts And Live Beach-Cam Shots On Mobile Phones Now Help Surfers Know Where To Go And When To Head Home

September 8, 2005

Georgia Taylor
Georgia.Taylor@VerizonWireless.com
425-603-2894Sharon Chen
Joan Bennet & Associates
Sharon@joanbennet.com
808-531-6087 ext.3

HONOLULU, HI — Verizon Wireless today announced the exclusive release of Surfline MOBILE in Hawai'i and the three options--#SURF, Mobile Web 2.0SM and Get It Now®. Verizon Wireless customers can now access Surfline's trademark surf reports and forecasts via their Verizon Wireless phones.

Surfline MOBILE offers access to a reliable surf report network covering nearly 100 surf spots around the globe. Each report features a forecast summary, along with detailed wave heights, wind data, water temperatures, tide readings and more. Reports are posted by 7 a.m., with regional wind updates every thirty minutes. "We are very excited to be the first to bring #SURF to our Hawaii customers," said Mark Yamauchi, director of Hawai'i sales for Verizon Wireless. "Hawaii's beaches and water sports are the envy of the world. Now we provide residents and visitors with three easy ways to get the latest surf updates so they can make the most out of their surfing, fishing, boating, and beach-going experience."

To obtain surf updates, customers may:

  • Dial #SURF, for 50 cents per call plus airtime, from any Verizon Wireless handset
  • Log onto www.surfline.com/wml via Mobile Web 2.0. Airtime charges apply. Mobile Web 2.0 subscription is $5 monthly access. Handsets must be Mobile Web 2.0-capable.
  • Download Surfline Mobile via Get It Now. Airtime charges apply. Unlimited use download fee is $4.75 monthly access. Handsets must be Get It Now-capable.

Verizon Wireless products and services are available in more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless Communications stores nationwide, at participating Circuit City and Best Buy locations and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. For more information on Get It Now, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.  For more information about Surfline MOBILE please visit www.surfline.com/wireless.  

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 Surfline.com
Surfline is the leading provider of surf report and forecast information to consumers, businesses and government agencies worldwide. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Surfline delivers timely, accurate and comprehensive data on a daily basis via phone, fax, wireless web and the Internet. The company's world-renowned website, Surfline.com, is visited by the largest and most loyal audience of surf and beach enthusiasts in the world and is consistently ranked in the top 50 sites in all of sports by Media Metrix. Since 1985, Surfline has merged premier surf report and forecast talent with industry-leading technology to produce "must-have" content of unparalleled quality aimed at active participants in the sports of surfing, windsurfing, bodysurfing and bodyboarding. Consumer information is available at www.surfline.com. Media can contact MKM at (714) 375-2188.

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