News Release

V CAST Music VNR From Verizon Wireless Available To Media In Both English And Spanish

January 5, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824

LAS VEGAS, NV —

WHO:
Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the first wireless broadband network in the country

WHAT:
A VNR featuring:

  • Music from a Verizon Wireless sponsored concert at The Joint in Las Vegas, featuring Maroon 5 and Yellowcard
  • On the street interviews capturing initial reaction to V CAST Music
  • Sound bites from the Verizon Wireless news conference announcing the launch of V CAST Music
  • Information about Verizon Wireless' V CAST Music

All information is available in both English and Spanish.

Also available is new B-Roll from the Verizon Wireless news conference featuring sound bites from:

  • Denny Strigl, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless
  • John Stratton, vice president and CMO of Verizon Wireless
  • Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft

WHERE:
The VNR and all other media assets, including V CAST Music B-Roll, high resolution stills and ANR can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia

WHEN:
Available immediately

BACKGROUND:
V CAST Music is the world's most comprehensive music service, offering customers the ability to download music over the air directly to their wireless phones or straight to their Windows® XP PCs and transfer digital music between the PC and the phone.

Beginning January 16, 2006, V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless will give customers immediate access to songs from well-known artists at major music labels Warner Music Group, EMI Music, Universal and Sony/BMG, as well as indie provider The Orchard, and will let them play music on their wireless phones — the same device they have come to rely upon for entertainment, information and mobile communication.

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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