News Release

Be The Ultimate Super-Fan - Show Your Spirit With Customized College Fight Songs And Wallpapers From Verizon Wireless

September 18, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Not only does the fall signal back-to-school time, it also kicks off another season of exciting college athletics. And for some college students and alumni, there's no end to the ways they will show their school spirit. Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, offers unwavering fans the ultimate in school pride: students and faithful alumni can now load their Verizon Wireless phones with specifically designed Ringback Tones and wallpaper from over 200 colleges and universities from across the country.

Students and alumni from schools such as Boston College, BYU, Cornell University, Florida State University, Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, University of Maryland, Oregon State University, Penn State University, San Diego State University, Texas Tech and Washington State University can start the season off on the right note by choosing their college fight song as their Ringback Tone to replace the standard ring callers hear when they call the Verizon Wireless phone of a Ringback Tone subscriber. Callers will know they've reached a diehard fan when they hear a familiar fight song or alma mater ringing on their friend's wireless phone.

To get the perfect college Ringback Tone, students can visit the Ringback Tones Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow/ringbacktones or sign up right from their TXT Messaging-capable phones. Sign up is easy. Send the TXT Message "RBT" to address "728." Reply to accept the service, and send the TXT Message "List" to "728" to receive a list of Ringback Tones available for purchase. A list of song ID codes will be sent to the phone as a TXT Message and customers can purchase a Ringback Tone by sending the song ID code as a TXT Message to "728." Standard text messaging rates apply.

Ringback Tones are available to Verizon Wireless customers for a fee of $0.99 per month. Each Ringback Tone purchased is $1.99, which provides unlimited use for one year. Both the monthly fee and tone purchases appear on the customer's monthly bill.

College students and alumni can take their school pride to the next level by decking-out their Verizon Wireless phones with the latest college-themed wallpaper from leading wallpaper application providers such as Wallpaper Universe or College and Greek Logos. Customers with a Get It Now®-enabled phone that download these wallpaper applications will have multiple options for showing their school pride. Those looking for a simple token can choose to download their college's logo or get more creative by choosing a picture of their school's mascot to save to their phone's screen. Students that are active in the campus' Greek life can also download major sorority and fraternity logos from dozens of Greek organizations.

College super-fans can find Wallpaper Universe or College and Greek Logos and other college logo wallpaper applications on their phones in the getPIX and getFLIX aisles of the Get It Now virtual store. 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.

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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