News Release

Verizon Wireless Customers Stay Informed With USA TODAY Mobile

Redesign of Mobile Web 2.0 Provides Smoother Navigation and Easier Access to Information for Customers On-the-Go

August 12, 2007

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7519

Alexandra Nicholson
USA TODAY
anicholson@usatoday.com
703-854-5872

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and MCLEAN, VA — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network, and USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling newspaper, announced today that USA TODAY Mobile is even easier for Verizon Wireless customers to access, thanks to the latest redesign of Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0SM service. Customers can still access popular content and signature features of USA TODAY through Mobile Web 2.0 — including top stories and breaking news, weather, sports scores, stock quotes, and much more — but the new design and improved navigation of Mobile Web 2.0 makes it easier for customers to get the news and entertainment they want while on-the-go.

USA TODAY Mobile is located in the News category of Mobile Web 2.0 and allows Verizon Wireless customers to access real-time news and information from America's best-selling newspaper and award-winning Web site, including:

  • Top stories and breaking NEWS
  • Stocks quotes, market reports and financial coverage in MONEY
  • Scores, stats and detailed coverage across all major SPORTS
  • Entertainment news, celebrity photo galleries and user polls in LIFE
  • Product reviews and expert columnists in TECH
  • Flight stats, destination news and city guides in TRAVEL
  • Current condition by city name or zip code in WEATHER
  • Mobile Web 2.0 can be self-provisioned, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service. Verizon Wireless customers with Mobile Web 2.0-capable handsets automatically view the new redesigned portal when they navigate to Mobile Web 2.0. Customers simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on their Mobile Web 2.0-capable handsets by visiting the News and Info category under the Get It Now® menu on their phones.

    Mobile Web 2.0 is available for $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime, if purchased as a standalone service from the phone, or as a part of the V CAST VPak, which also includes unlimited basic V CAST Video clips and access to ESPN MVP for $15.00 monthly access. Subscribers to the V CAST VPak do not incur airtime charges when using V CAST Video or Music, Mobile Web 2.0 or Get It Now applications.

    For more information about Mobile Web 2.0 from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/mobileweb. For more information about USA TODAY Mobile products and services go to http://mobile.USATODAY.com.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 62.1 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 67,000 employees nationwide. The company 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.

    About USA TODAY
    USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling newspaper, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on September 15th, 2007. It is published via satellite at 36 locations in the USA and at four sites abroad. With a total average daily circulation of 2.3 million, USA TODAY is available worldwide. USA TODAY is published by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). The USA TODAY brand also includes: USATODAY.com, an award-winning news and information Web site that is updated 24 hours per day; USA TODAY Sports Weekly, a magazine for enthusiasts of professional football and baseball; USA TODAY Mobile, offering up-to-the minute news and information on a variety of mobile platforms and devices; and USA TODAY LIVE, the television arm of the USA TODAY brand that brings the spirit and quality of the newspaper to television.

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