BEDMINSTER, NJ, LOS ANGELES, CA & LONDON — Global mobile media content provider Fonestarz Media and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, announce that Fonestarz's Celebrity World news and information service is now available to Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 SM customers. This exciting new mobile magazine application enables customers to keep up-to-date on the latest showbiz gossip and news.
Celebrity World is the ultimate one-stop shop for all the latest gossip from Hollywood, Bollywood and Europe. Celebrity World provides Mobile Web 2.0 customers access to news about movie premieres, celebrity interviews and profiles as well as showbiz gossip that will appeal to any movie buff or celebrity fan. Providing as much in-depth information as a celebrity gossip magazine, mobile magazine, Celebrity World, encourages film fans to comment in customer interactive categories including: Movie Views and Reviews, Have Your Say and Your Jokes.
Fonestarz has established relationships with leading global celebrity news agencies to ensure customers are the first to discover the latest news. Fonestarz Media chief executive Dave Moreau said: "The demand for exciting celebrity news and gossip from wireless customers is rapidly increasing throughout the USA and we are delighted to have partnered with such a high profile wireless service provider as Verizon Wireless to meet this demand."
Celeb-hungry customers can access Celebrity World from Verizon Wireless on Mobile Web 2.0-capable handsets within the Entertainment category. Mobile Web 2.0 can be self provisioned, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service. Customers simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on their Mobile Web 2.0-capable handset and get access to information and content right from their wireless handsets. Mobile Web 2.0 is available for $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime.
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 Fonestarz Media
Fonestarz Media is a market leader in the development and distribution of mobile media content for new generation colour and multimedia mobile handsets. Recognized as the most experienced content and service provider in the mobile download market, Fonestarz provides personalisation, entertainment and information multimedia content to mobile devices all over the world.
The UK-based company has strong international relationships, managing image galleries and editorial services on 15 networks in 21 territories across four continents. It is through these global partnerships that Fonestarz enables mobile users worldwide to download ringtones, images, horoscopes and media alerts to their mobile phones.
Fonestarz also manages the global mobile intellectual property and image rights of its high profile clients, including TV soap Hollyoaks, Warner Bros, Avril Lavigne and Manchester United. In addition, the company is able to draw on its network of 11 independent news agencies to provide clients with breaking news and pictures before they hit the papers.
As an application service provider offering white label services, Fonestarz operates no direct channels to market and is therefore free from commercial conflict.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 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.