News Release

Zingy Helps Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 Customers Eat, Shop And Play

Mobile Tools for Weekend and Leisure Time Planning

November 14, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Alan Danzis
RLM PR
Alan@RLMpr.com
212-741-5106, Ext. 256

BEDMINSTER, NJ and NEW YORK, NY — Today Zingy, the leader in mobile media and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, announced the availability of three applications for Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0SM customers seeking local entertainment information. Customers looking for the best local restaurants or newest movie listings can use their Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0-capable phones and access Vindigo Restaurants, Vindigo Movies and FilmFan while on-the-go.

"Mobile customers are increasingly interested in using their wireless phones to find local information and entertainment services," said Zingy President and COO Andy Volanakis, "Zingy is proud to create original Mobile Web 2.0 content for Verizon Wireless' broad customer base."

Zingy's information applications will guide Verizon Wireless customers with Mobile Web 2.0-enabled wireless phones in the right direction, whether they want to:

  • Find the best restaurants, corner delis and more by selecting the type of restaurant, location or price range with Vindigo Restaurants - each location provides maps and driving directions
  • Get local show times for all the latest blockbusters with Vindigo Movies
  • Find the perfect newly released DVD or stump friends and family with trivia and fun facts from FilmFan, the ultimate DVD rental and film database

Vindigo Restaurants, Vindigo Movies and FilmFan are available now from Verizon Wireless on 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 can simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on any capable handset. Mobile Web 2.0 gives consumers access to information and content directly from the wireless device. 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 Zingy
Founded in 2001, Zingy is the leader in mobile media. The company licenses, publishes and distributes market-leading content, products and services across all major mobile categories including personalization, entertainment, information and community. Innovative services include ringtones and ringbacks, wallpapers, games, celebrity news and photos, maps, local city guides, photo sharing and mobile chat. Zingy provides content management and distribution services to blue-chip partners including carriers and media companies, as well as mobile marketing services to more than 150 leading brands. Based in New York, Zingy has offices in Los Angeles, Mexico City and Montreal. Zingy acquired Vindigo in 2005 and is a subsidiary of For-Side.com. For more information, visit www.zingy.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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