News Release

GlobalEmail From Verizon Wireless Gives Travelers E-Mail Access In More Than 50 Countries Around The Globe

January 12, 2006

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the most reliable wireless network in the United States, today announced the availability of GlobalEmail that gives Verizon Wireless business customers access to e-mail in more than 50 countries worldwide on the recently introduced Samsung SCH i830. With GlobalEmail, Verizon Wireless customers can stay connected and productive — whether traveling across the country or around the world.

GlobalEmail on the Samsung i830 with full QWERTY keyboard, allows customers to send and receive e-mails while out of the office. This GlobalEmail-equipped device is also voice capable, allowing customers to make and receive calls in the United States, Canada and more than 140 countries worldwide.

"Verizon Wireless continues to provide its customers with the most relevant services to meet the needs of their increasingly mobile lives — whether they are conducting business domestically or internationally," said Jim Straight, vice president of wireless Internet and data for Verizon Wireless. "With GlobalEmail, Verizon Wireless business customers and mobile professionals can respond to messages and stay connected, even if work requires them to be in different countries around the globe."

The initial device that offers Verizon Wireless' GlobalEmail is the new i830 that was announced last week. Equipped with VZEmail including Wireless Sync as well as Windows MobileTM and Pocket PC applications, this wireless workhorse allows travelers to check and respond to e-mail, develop, review and edit most document file types. Exclusively available from Verizon Wireless, the i830 allows international travelers to keep one phone and one phone number almost anywhere they go via its dual mode functionality CDMA/GSM for voice and EV-DO/GPRS for data.

GlobalEmail is the latest offering from Verizon Wireless to provide business customers with access to the voice and data services they need to manage business while away from the office and traveling abroad. The company recently introduced GlobalAccess, which provides business customers with a two-card solution that gives them connection to the Internet across the United States, Canada and in 50 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

Pricing for GlobalEmail

Verizon Wireless GlobalEmail customers can get unlimited e-mail allowance in the United Stated, Canada and Western Europe for $64.99 monthly access plus $0.03/KB for use in other countries (see country list below).

For the less frequent international business traveler, Verizon Wireless also offers the convenience of pay-per-use GlobalEmail, which is available on existing data calling plans. This option gives occasional travelers flexibility to use e-mail as needed while traveling abroad, without a monthly GlobalEmail plan. Verizon Wireless customers will pay $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.02/KB in Western Europe and $0.03/KB in all other available locations to send and receive e-mail while abroad.

GlobalEmail and the i830 are available to enterprise customers through Verizon Wireless business sales today and will be available for order from Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country on January 24. The Samsung i830 is available for $599.99 with a two-year customer agreement.

For more information on GlobalEmail from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or call 1-800-711-8300. Business customers can contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative directly at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ.

GlobalEmail is available in the following countries:

Western Europe
Belgium
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

Rest of the World
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Bosnia/Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
China
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Israel
Kuwait
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Serbia/Montenegro
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
Venezuela

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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