BEDMINSTER, NJ and PLEASANTON, CA — FunMail Inc., a leading provider of premium wireless entertainment, and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, today announced the availability of 'Daily Dilbert' on Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0SM service. Each day, Daily Dilbert delivers a popular Dilbert comic strip directly to the phones of Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 customers -- giving Dilbert comic fans their daily dose of Dilbert.
"Dilbert is a pop culture icon, and we are excited to offer this great new service to Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0 customers," said Adam Lavine, Chief Executive Officer of FunMail, Inc. "We are very pleased to further expand our relationship with Verizon Wireless by continuing to provide unique entertainment services to Verizon Wireless customers."
Dilbert, the United Feature Syndicate comic strip, is the most photocopied, pinned-up, downloaded, faxed and e-mailed comic strip in the world. Dilbert appears in 2,000 papers in 65 countries and 25 languages, and on the Web at www.dilbert.com. More than 20 million Dilbert books have been sold to date, and more than half of Adams' books have made The New York Times best-seller list.
Daily Dilbert is available now from Verizon Wireless on select Mobile Web 2.0-capable handsets. 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 a $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime. The Daily Dilbert application is a premium application and is available for an additional monthly fee of $2.99 added to the Mobile Web 2.0 monthly access.
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FunMail creates engaging, unique and fun wireless entertainment. FunMail offers popular consumer visual services including comics, interactive wallpapers, mobile greetings, animated ring tones, and socially-driven peer-to-peer camera applications. Some of FunMail's leading applications include Wallpaper Universe, Ringtones Universe, FunTones Universe, FunMail Wallpaper, and America's Best Mobile Pix. Founded in 1999, FunMail has achieved an industry reputation for creativity, innovation and reliability, and is considered one of America's most fresh and interesting wireless entertainment companies. For more information, visit www.funmail.com.
About United Media
Dilbert is licensed and syndicated by United Media. United Media (UM) is a worldwide licensing and syndication company that focuses on building brand equity around a wide range of creative content. The company recently signed Mary Engelbreit Studios, the business behind the popular and prolific artist Mary Engelbreit, to expand and extend the existing licensing program into key areas. It also partnered with Televisa, a leading Spanish speaking media company, to represent the US rights to the company's children's telenovelas, as well as its long-running hit television series "El Chavo" and Bandai America, Inc. on brands including Tamagotchi Connection. United Media licenses and/or syndicates other properties, including, Peanuts, Precious Moments, Raggedy Ann & Andy, Arthur, and Jakers! United Media is an E.W. Scripps Company.
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: VOD) 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.