News Release

Easypay Plan Gives Texas Customers Another Reason To Join IN

Verizon Wireless Delivers Unlimited IN Calling, Plus Nights and Weekends, Without Long-Term Contract or Monthly Bill

September 25, 2005

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515

DALLAS, TX — For Texans, going wireless has never been easier. Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider and owner and operator of the nation's most reliable network, announced the availability of EasyPay Plans, the company's newest wireless plan designed specifically for customers who want all the benefits of a monthly plan, including unlimited IN Calling, unlimited nights and weekends and a sizeable minute allowance, without a long-term contract or deposit.

EasyPay Plans are the perfect choice for Texas customers who want a wireless service without a monthly bill. With EasyPay Plans, customers get large bundles of minutes, an array of handsets and access to the broad scope of Verizon Wireless' popular services and features such as the nation's most reliable network, unlimited IN Calling and unlimited nights and weekends. EasyPay Plans don't require PIN numbers or scratch cards, making them the easiest way to prepay for wireless service.

To get started, EasyPay Plan customers select a phone from Verizon Wireless' portfolio of high-quality handsets (priced at the one-year customer agreement price) and then choose one of two options that best fit their calling needs:

  • Up to 350 anytime minutes, unlimited IN Calling to other Verizon Wireless customers, plus unlimited nights and weekends for $50 monthly payment.
  • Up to 700 anytime minutes, unlimited IN Calling to other Verizon Wireless customers, plus unlimited nights and weekends for $70 monthly payment.

EasyPay Plan customers can also TXT Message for just $0.10 for each message sent or received. After an EasyPay Plan customer has set up their account, they simply prepay for their service — every 30 days to keep the account active. Customers can pay their bill with cash, credit or debit cards in a variety of ways by phone, on-line, at a store or at a bill payment kiosk.

"Here in Texas, we have a wide-range of customers and our goal is to provide a wireless option that makes sense for each of them. Not only do we want to offer our customers the best wireless network, but we also want to offer them an affordable choice on how they can pay," said Luis M. Cruz, regional president for Verizon Wireless. "EasyPay Plans meet the needs of customers who want the benefits of Verizon Wireless service plans as well as the flexibility of no long-term contract."

EasyPay Plans gives customers access to Verizon Wireless' nationwide network — the most reliable wireless network in the United States. The company invests more than $4 billion annually to maintain and expand its network nationwide. Verizon Wireless' most reliable wireless network claim is based on the network studies completed by real-life test men and women, who conduct more than four million calls annually on the Verizon Wireless network and other national wireless carriers' networks while traveling more than one million miles in specially-equipped, company-owned quality test vehicles across the nation.

Verizon Wireless products and services are available at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across Texas, including in Circuit City stores, as well as at authorized retailers including Best Buy. Customers can also find information and purchase Verizon Wireless products and services online at 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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