News Release

Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 Customers Can Now Save On Gifts and Flowers by Shopping 'GiftTree by mPoria'

Verizon Wireless customers receive 10% off the online price for gifts and flowers purchased from 'GiftTree by mPoria' on their Mobile Web 2.0-Capable Phones

November 14, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Kristine Tan
mPoria, Inc.
ktan@mporia.com
206-749-9461

Bonny Elder
GiftTree
Bonny@gifttree.com  
360-699-0772

BEDMINSTER, NJ & SEATTLE — mPoria, the leading provider of mobile e-commerce solutions and GiftTree, Inc., a leading retailer of gifts and flowers, have joined with Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, to bring 'GiftTree by mPoria,' the most comprehensive mobile store for gifts and flowers to Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0SM customers.

Verizon Wireless customers will never need to fight the crowds at the mall or spend the day shopping on their computers. With 'GiftTree by mPoria,' Mobile Web 2.0 customers will be able to:

  • Browse an extensive catalogue of gifts and flowers perfect for any occasion
  • View pictures and descriptions of gifts and flowers
  • Select delivery options to ensure gifts arrive on time
  • Write a personalized gift card to be included with each gift

'GiftTree' offers an extensive catalog of quality gifts including handcrafted, professionally designed gift baskets, corporate gifts, fruit baskets and balloon bouquets, as well as many other unique gift ideas for all occasions and budgets. The perfect choice for busy professionals and mobile shopping enthusiast, GiftTree offers various delivery options throughout the U.S. and all products purchased through 'GiftTree by mPoria' are offered at 10% off the online price. Same day delivery of fresh flowers is also available for those customers looking for the fastest service possible.

"We are pleased to offer Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 customers an on-the-go way to purchase gifts anytime, anywhere," said Dan Wright, CEO of mPoria. "With a variety of gifts and flowers to choose from, as well as discounts off the online price for all products purchased, 'GiftTree by mPoria' gives Mobile Web 2.0 customers the most convenient and cost effective way to order gifts."

"With GiftTree, mPoria was able to create a comprehensive and compelling mobile gift store that meets the needs of busy people," said Bonny Elder, Director of Marketing for GiftTree. "By working with mPoria and Verizon Wireless we are able to ensure that the broad reach of Mobile Web 2.0 customers are always prepared to give a gift for any occasion."

GiftTree is available now from Verizon Wireless on Mobile Web 2.0-capable handsets in the Shopping 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 a $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime. The GiftTree application is a premium application and is available for an additional monthly fee of $2.49.

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 mPoria
mPoria is the leading provider of mobile e-commerce solutions. The company builds and markets mobile stores for leading retailers and service providers, enabling them to increase revenues and extend their brand reach by utilizing the mobile channel. mPoria provides a full suite of mobile e-commerce solutions to merchants such as EB Games, GiftTree and others. mPoria is a privately owned company based in Seattle, WA. Please visit www.mporia.com for more information.

About GiftTree
GiftTree has been serving the gifting needs of consumers and business clients since 1997. GiftTree's extensive line of unique high quality gifts, gift baskets, flowers, balloons, corporate gifts and promotional products has made it one of the top ranked Gift Basket sites on the web. GiftTree is a privately owned company based in Vancouver, WA. To learn more about GiftTree, please visit www.gifttree.com.  

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.

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