News Release

Get the Most From Your Music With These V CAST Music Accessories

January 16, 2006

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — V CAST Music aficionados will find a leading line-up of accessories to complement and enhance their mobile music experience from Verizon Wireless. V CAST Music lets music lovers download music over the air directly to their wireless phone and straight to their Windows® XP PC, as well as transfer new and existing digital music between a PC and their wireless phone. From arm bands for the workout crowd to stereo speakers for the party hardy — and everything in between — Verizon Wireless carries the accessories you need to help you enjoy your mobile music.

For Your Songs
The Music Essentials Kit, that includes music management software on CD, USB cable, stereo headset and quick reference guide, is the cornerstone of the must-have accessories for V CAST Music. The CD provides essential software to transfer music from your PC to your phone and manages music on your phone; the USB cable connects your phone to your PC, charges the phone while it is connected to the PC with the in-line charger port, and can be used to transfer music to your phone; and the stereo headset plays music and allows customers to make and receive calls while listening to music. The Music Essentials Kit is available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores for $29.99.

Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of removable memory products, including a card with a 1-gigabyte (GB) capacity that you can use to store your music. The compact size 1 GB miniSD and microSD cards can store up to 32 hours of Windows Media Audio (WMA)-compressed music, or approximately 480 songs, downloaded from V CAST Music. The 1 GB microSD card is manufactured by SanDisk and branded Verizon Wireless and is available exclusively through Verizon Wireless for launch in February. Capacities range from 256 MB to 2 GB (miniSD 2 GB available in February) and include an adapter to fit standard SD devices. The 256 MB cards are available for $39.99, the 512 MB cards are available for $64.99 and the 1 GB cards are available for $109.99 at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online.

For Your Ears
Speaker systems from Altec Lansing and LG are available from Verizon Wireless to help you pump up the volume when you want to share your music with friends. The Altec Lansing inMotion iM4 speakers fold flat — perfect for easy transport — and provide excellent sound quality. The speakers feature a 3.5 mm stereo input but a 2.5 mm adapter is included so you can plug your phone into the speakers. The Altec Lansing inMotion iM4 speakers are available for $99.99.

From the makers of one of the first V CAST phones comes an ultra-portable set of speakers. The small clamshell speakers from LG feature a 2.5 mm stereo connector (a 3.5 mm adapter is also included) and are available for $49.99.

Stereo headsets from Sony and Jabra are also available from Verizon Wireless. The Sony stereo headset, available for $49.99, includes a call answer/end button, fits over the ear and comes with interchangeable color caps so you can customize your headset to fit your personal style. The Jabra stereo EarWave™ headset offers Jabra Stereo MiniGels that channel the sound directly into your ear to create great stereo sound. Jabra stereo EarWave headsets also feature a one touch answer/end button and include four MiniGels and are available for $39.99.

For Your Desk
Verizon Wireless also offers desktop chargers that work as a sync cradle for V CAST Music-enabled phones. Data ports on the charger allow you to easily connect your phone to the PC to sync your music. The low-profile charger will also completely charge phones in a couple of hours and the convenient power adapter has retractable prongs for easy storage. The desktop chargers are compatible with the LG VX8100 (as well as other LG phones) and Samsung a950 (as well as other Samsung phones) and are available for $29.99 each.

For Your Life
Verizon Wireless offers a variety of wearable solutions from holsters to arm band cases. Perfect to help you keep up that New Year's resolution, the arm band case, available for $24.99, is a universal pouch for all clamshell phones so you can listen to music while you sweat it out at the gym.

Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of other cases, holsters, extended batteries and vehicle chargers that help you make the most of your wireless experience. You can check out the entire selection at your local Verizon Wireless Communications Store.

Phones
Two V CAST Music-enabled phones are available now, including the Samsung a950 for $99.99 and the LG VX8100 for $149.99 — both with two-year customer agreement.

Accessories for V CAST Music-enabled devices are available through the 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and Circuit City locations and online at www.verizonwireless.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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