News Release

Verizon Wireless Customers Can Get Their Platinum And Gold Music How They Want: V CAST Music, Ring Tones Or Ringback Tones

Black Eyed Peas, Chamillionaire, D4L and T-Pain Reach Multi-Platinum Status on Mobile Phones

June 13, 2006

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

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — On the heels of the announcement from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) unveiling a certification program for ring tones today, Verizon Wireless is releasing its list of V CAST Music songs, Ringback Tones and ring tones that meet the Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold guidelines.

John Harrobin, vice president of marketing of Verizon Wireless, said, "Verizon Wireless has led the way with mobile music, starting with ring tones and Ringback Tones — which the company launched more than a year ago — and V CAST Music. We offer our customers not only these chart-topping songs, but music across genres from major labels and independent music providers. Our diverse customer base enjoys discovering new music and artists, and artists view V CAST Music, Ringback Tones and ring tones as one of the fastest and most effective ways to get their music from the studio into the hands of fans."

Verizon Wireless customers can get the type of music they want, when they want it — and whether they want to download a full song or customize their phone with a Ringback Tone or ring tone, they can choose from a broad selection of music to fit their very own personal styles.

V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless gives customers access to thousands of artists and more than a million songs and lets them play music on their wireless phones — the same device they have come to rely upon for entertainment, information and mobile communication. V CAST Music lets customers browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their phones or online in the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music Store. V CAST Music songs cost as little as $0.99 if purchased from a Windows XP® PC or as little as $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over the air onto a V CAST Music-enabled phone.

Verizon Wireless customers can also download and purchase Ringback Tones and ring tones right from their Get It Now®-enabled handsets. Customers can choose from several ring tone applications, including VZW Tones Deluxe that also gives them access to the catalog of more than 10,000 Ringback Tones and ring tones right on their phone. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.  

As of June 12, 2006, the following songs meet the certification standards set forth today by the RIAA and CTIA for Gold (500,000 downloads), Platinum (1 million downloads) and Multi-Platinum (starting at 2 million and following in increments of 1 million thereafter) achievement and are available through Verizon Wireless in the following formats:

Multi-Platinum

Black Eyed Peas: My Humps, A&M
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Chamillionaire: Ridin', Universal
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

D4L: Laffy Taffy, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

T-Pain: I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper), Jive
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Platinum

50 Cent: Candy Shop, Aftermath
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

50 Cent: Just A Lil' Bit, Aftermath
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

AC/DC: Back in Black, Epic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

Beyoncé: Baby Boy (f. Sean Paul), Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Beyoncé: Check On It, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Bow Wow: Let Me Hold You, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Bow Wow: Like You, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Cassidy: I'm a Hustla, J Records
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Chris Brown: Run It!, Jive
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Ciara: 1, 2 Step, LaFace
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Ciara: Goodies, LaFace
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Ciara: Oh, LaFace
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Crime Mob: Knuck If You Buck, Reprise
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Daddy Yankee: Rompe, El Cartel
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Dem Franchize Boyz: Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It, So So Def/Virgin
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Destiny's Child: Cater 2 U, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Destiny's Child: Soldier, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Frankie J: Obsession (No Es Amor), Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Gwen Stefani: Hollaback Girl, Interscope
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable (f. Ludacris), J Records
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Kanye West: Gold Digger, Roc-A-Fella
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Lil' Flip: Game Over (Flip), Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mariah Carey: We Belong Together, Island
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mario: Let Me Love You, J Records
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mary J. Blige: Be Without You, Geffen
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mike Jones: Back Then, Warner Bros.
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Mike Jones: Still Tippin', Warner Bros.
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Nelly: Grillz, Universal
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Ozzy Osbourne: Crazy Train, Epic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Petey Pablo: Freek-A-Leek, Jive
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Pretty Ricky: Grind With Me, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, V CAST Music Song

Snoop Dogg: Drop It Like It's Hot, Geffen
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

T.I.: U Don't Know Me, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

The Pussycat Dolls: Don't Cha, A&M
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Three 6 Mafia: Stay Fly, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

T-Pain: I'm Sprung, Jive
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Trillville: Some Cut, Warner Bros.
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

Usher: My Boo (f. Alicia Keys), LaFace
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Young Jeezy: Soul Survivor, Def Jam
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Gold

50 Cent: 21 Questions, Interscope
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

50 Cent: Disco Inferno, Aftermath
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

50 Cent: In Da Club, Interscope
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

50 Cent: Many Men (Wish Death), Interscope
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

50 Cent: P.I.M.P., Interscope
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

50 Cent: Window Shopper, Interscope
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Not available

Afroman: Because I Got High, Uptown/Universal
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Akon: Locked Up, Universal
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Akon: Lonely, Universal
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Alicia Keys: If I Ain't Got You, J Records
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Amerie: 1 Thing, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Beyoncé: Crazy In Love (f. Jay-Z), Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Beyoncé: Dangerously In Love Pt. 2, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customer: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Big & Rich: Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy), Warner Bros. Nashville
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Bow Wow: Fresh Azimiz, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Boyz N Da Hood: Dem Boyz, Bad Boy
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: V CAST Music Song

Britney Spears: Toxic, Jive
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Bubba Sparxxx: Ms. New Booty, Virgin
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Busta Rhymes: Touch It, Universal
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Chamillionaire: Turn It Up, Universal
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Chris Brown: Yo (Excuse Me Miss), Jive
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Epic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Dem Franchize Boyz: I Think They Like Me (Remix), So So Def/Virgin
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Disturbed: Down With The Sickness, Giant
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Eminem: When I'm Gone, Aftermath
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

Fall Out Boy: Sugar, We're Goin' Down, Island
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Gorillaz: Feel Good Inc., Virgin
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Green Day: American Idiot, Reprise
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Green Day: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Reprise
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Gretchen Wilson: Redneck Woman, Epic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Hoobastank: The Reason, Island
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Jay-Z: Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Jennifer Lopez: Get Right, Epic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

J-Kwon: Tipsy, LaFace
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Juelz Santana: There It Go (The Whistle Song), Def Jam
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: V CAST Music Song

Juvenile: Rodeo, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Kelis: Milkshake, LaFace
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Kelly Clarkson: Since U Been Gone, RCA
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Kevin Lyttle: Turn Me On, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Keyshia Cole: Love, A&M
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Lil' Flip: Sunshine, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz: What U Gon' Do, TVT Records
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Lil' Scrappy: No Problem, Warner Bros.
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Lil' Wayne: Fireman, Cash Money
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Ludacris & Field Mob: Georgia, Def Jam
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Not available

Ludacris: Get Back, Def Jam
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Lyfe Jennings: Must Be Nice, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama, MCA
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: V CAST Music Song

Mariah Carey: Always Be My Baby, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mariah Carey: Don't Forget About Us, Universal
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mariah Carey: Shake It Off, Island
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Marvin Gaye: Let's Get It On, Motown
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing, Legacy
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Nelly: Over and Over, Universal
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Ne-Yo: So Sick, Def Jam
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Omarion: O, Epic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

P$C: I'm A King, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Paul Wall: Sittin' Sidewayz, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Phantom Planet: California (Theme from the 'O.C.'), Epic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Pretty Ricky: Your Body, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

Rick Ross: Hustlin', Slip-N-Slide
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

Rihanna: SOS, Def Jam
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Sean Paul: Temperature, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Sean Paul: We Be Burnin', Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Shakira: Hips Don't Lie, Epic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Shakira: La Tortura, Epic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Shawnna: Gettin' Some, Def Jam
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

System of a Down: B.Y.O.B., Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

T.I.: ASAP, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

T.I.: Bring Em Out, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

T.I.: What You Know, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Terror Squad: Lean Back, Universal
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: V CAST Music Song

The Beastie Boys: Brass Monkey, Def Jam
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

The Game: How We Do, Aftermath/Interscope
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers Ringback Tone, Ring tone

The Isley Brothers: Between The Sheets, Legacy
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

The Pussycat Dolls: Stickwitu, A&M
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Three 6 Mafia: Poppin' My Collar, Columbia
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Trick Daddy: Sugar (Gimme Some), Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Trina: Here We Go, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Twista: Girl Tonite, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Usher: Burn, LaFace
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Usher: Confessions Part II, LaFace
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Waylon Jennings: Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard, RCA Nashville
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Webbie: Give Me That, Atlantic
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Young Jeezy: And Then What, Def Jam
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Youngbloodz: Damn!, LaFace
Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

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