News Release

From College To Elementary School, Verizon Wireless Has The Hottest Phones For Back To School

August 27, 2006

Brenda Boyd Raney
Brenda.Raney@verizonwireless.com
908-559-7518

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — As the calendar creeps towards September, students are sharpening their pencils and zipping up their book bags. Before fastening on a brand-new thinking cap, stop by and visit Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, for all of your communication and entertainment needs this back to school season.

Fashionistas Crave Chocolate
Stressing over your back to school wardrobe? There's no need to study the fall style guides for ideas on what will be sweet this fall — Chocolate by LG is this fall's hottest accessory. Exclusively available in the U.S. to Verizon Wireless customers, Chocolate is the coolest and most functional wireless device to hit the streets with its sleek sliding design, powerful speakers and dedicated music keys for easy access to V CAST Music. Chocolate gives you access to more than 1.3 million songs from major labels and independent providers, storage for up to 1,000 songs on an optional 2GB microSDTM card and the ability to rock out to mp3 files. With more than 20 genres of music to choose from, V CAST Music is sure to have the jams for any activity — be it classical music for a study session or rock for the weekends.

MVP: Most Valuable Phone
Verizon Wireless' LG VX8300 is ready to keep you connected this fall. Featuring V CAST Music, the LG VX8300 will be the quarterback for your mobile life. Equipped with TXT, FLIX and PIX Messaging capabilities, the LG VX8300 makes connecting with friends and family an easy play. After the winning goal during Friday night's game, cue up your team's victory song on the LG VX8300's stereo speakers and let V CAST Music fuel the victory dance.

Aspiring Photojournalists Take Note: A 3.2 Megapixel Camera Phone
Relax and let Verizon Wireless' Samsung SCH-a990 be your personal photographer this fall. Featuring a 3.2 megapixel camera and V CAST Music, the Samsung SCH-a990 makes photo sharing a breeze with the ability to send photos directly to Bluetooth®-compatible printers. Also, slide shows for a large group are simpler than a pop quiz: simply hook the Samsung SCH-a990 up to a TV to view your fall memories on the big screen.

Accessories that Rock
Make your V CAST Music experience deserving of some kudos from the music teacher. The Music Essentials Kit includes everything you'll need to move your music from a PC and onto a V CAST Music phone. Flex your memory — on your phone, with microSD cards. With memory capacity ranging from 256 MB to 2 GB, these cards are ready to handle extra credit. For an advanced studies experience, pair your V CAST phone with Bluetooth stereo headsets and you'll be on the fast track to the head of the class.

For the Youngsters
Before you cut the crusts off the kids' school lunch sandwiches, connect their busy lives back to home base with the LG Migo. The Migo is specially designed for kids and features four parental-controlled speed dial numbers and an emergency key. Plus, the Migo is compatible with Verizon Wireless' Chaperone service that helps parents find the location of their child's Migo phones via their Verizon Wireless handsets or on the Chaperone Web site (www.verizonwireless.com/chaperone).

Pricing and Availability
Great back to school phones and accessories are available for every budget; all phone prices are with a new two-year customer agreement:

Chocolate by LG $149.99*
LG VX8300 $69.99*
Samsung SCH-a990 $349.99*
LG Migo $49.99
Music Essentials Kit $29.99
2 GB microSD card $99.99
1 GB microSD card $59.99
Bluetooth stereo headset $99.99

*After $50 mail-in rebate
Verizon Wireless phones and accessories are available in more than 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country, including locations in Circuit City, and online at www.verizonwireless.com.

For more information about Verizon Wireless' products and services, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., 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.

####