News Release

Wyclef Jean To Meet With McAllen, Texas Fans!

Catch a free live, mini-performance and check out the Chocolate by LG

September 18, 2006

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515

MCALLEN, TX — What:

Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean will perform a brief freestyle and sign autographs for his fans at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store on N. 10th Street in McAllen.

Fans can also check out the new V CAST Music-enabled Chocolate by LG. The Chocolate, a Verizon Wireless exclusive, features a sleek slider design; speaker; dedicated music keys for easy access to V CAST Music and personal playlists; a camera; VZNavigatorSM and more.

Who:

Grammy-award winning artist, Wyclef Jean, is currently on a national tour with Shakira. In addition to the two Grammy Awards he won with the Fugees, he has been nominated for both Grammy and Golden Globe awards for his solo work. He co-wrote the song "Hips Don't Lie" with Shakira, and he will preview some tracks from his upcoming solo album.

When:

Tuesday, September 26, 2006
1:15 to 1:30 p.m. Media-only interviews
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Performance and fan autograph session

Where:

Verizon Wireless Communications Store
4314 N. 10th Street, McAllen, TX
956-532-8051

Why:

Wyclef Jean's performance is part of the company's V CAST PERFORMANCES featuring Shakira. More concert details can be found at www.shakiraconcerts.com.  

Other:

V CAST Music is on the cutting-edge of entertainment delivery, allowing artists to deliver their latest music directly to fans more quickly than "traditional" methods such as in music store or on music television.

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, 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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