News Release

Uclick Brings Favorite USA Today Sudoku Challenge To Verizon Wireless Get It Now-Enabled Phones

October 25, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Carl Ferrara
Uclick
cferrara@uclick.com
816-360-6901

Bedminster, NJ and Kansas City, MO — Syndication leader, uclick, in collaboration with Skava, a recognized leader in the development of mobile games, announced today that the popular number puzzle game, Sudoku (sue-DOE-koo), best known by avid USA Today readers, is now available to Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers. This announcement marks the premier of uclick's first mobile game application and is a significant leap forward in the company's efforts to expand its growing catalog of mobile content.

Number-hungry Get It Now customers will find themselves addicted to the brain teasing Sudoku action as they try to beat the number puzzle challenge on their phone's puzzle grid. With full access to a month's worth of puzzles through the calendar archive feature, players will never be left without a game to play. The puzzles are updated daily Monday through Sunday and increase in difficulty over the week. To help measure a player's performance, a personal high score feature tracks the player's best time.

Bill Stone, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless, noted "We are thrilled to add uclick's Sudoku puzzle game to our Get It Now line-up — from classic arcade games of the 80s to the latest craze, such as Sudoku, Get It Now offers Verizon Wireless customers innovative mobile gaming entertainment in the palms of their hands."

"As Sudoku's popularity continues to grow both in print and on the Internet, the game's underlying complexity keeps making players come back for more," said uclick chief executive officer, Chris Pizey, "Since we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to introduce Sudoku to our growing puzzle fan base, Soduku's availability on Verizon Wireless Get It Now service is the newest development in paving the way for more interactive games on mobile phones."

Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers can purchase and download Sudoku from the getGAMES shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store for $2.99 monthly access or $7.99 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 phone 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 uclick
uclick is the largest packager and distributor of branded comics, word games and other content on the Web and mobile devices. uclick, based in Kansas City, syndicates the highly sought-after work of more than 160 nationally syndicated creators of comics, puzzles, games and text features. More than 200 newspaper Web sites feature uclick content, including NYTimes.com and WashingtonPost.com. uclick content is also found on major portals such as AOL, Yahoo.com, MSNBC.com, CBSNews.com and iWon.com. uclick's content catalog includes such brand names as "Bloom County," "Garfield," "Doonesbury," "Cathy," "FoxTrot," "Ziggy," "The Boondocks," "Pat Oliphant," "News of the Weird," "Universal Crossword," "Dear Abby" and more. uclick is an Andrews McMeel Universal Company. Andrews McMeel Universal also includes Universal Press Syndicate and Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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.

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