News Release

Take Your Verizon Wireless Music Phone Out For A Ride: Venturi Mini Streams Music, Phone Calls Through In-Car Stereo System

New Car Audio Music and Hands-Free FM Transmitter from NextGen Venturi Ltd. Now Available Online from Verizon Wireless

January 21, 2008

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7518Ashley Halberstadt
For NextGen Venturi Ltd.
ashley@blastmedia.com
317-806-1900 ext. 115

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Verizon Wireless customers can use the new Venturi Mini from NextGen Venturi Ltd. to listen to the music on their wireless phones through their car stereo systems. The company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network and NextGen Venturi Ltd. today announced the availability of the Venturi Mini, a plug and play car audio FM transmitter that streams music and calls from stereo Bluetooth®-enabled music phones through any in-car stereo system.

The Venturi Mini is simple to use — a few quick steps can have any music aficionado rockin' out in minutes. To use the Venturi Mini, a customer first plugs it into a 12 volt power adapter in any vehicle and then pairs the Mini with a stereo Bluetooth-capable music phone. Up to four stereo Bluetooth devices can be paired to the Venturi Mini for music streaming or hands-free calling on multiple devices. The Venturi Mini uses the highest quality stereo Bluetooth A2DP technology for music streaming from any A2DP-enabled music phone or MP3 player. The final step is to set the phone to play — then listen to the music through the sound system in the car.

The Venturi Mini is as versatile as it is functional. Once a device has been paired, it will be automatically paired every time the vehicle is turned on — even if the device is left in the customer's pocket. Should a call come through while the music is playing, the music pauses automatically so the call can be answered hands-free using the Venturi's built-in noise-filtering microphone and heard clearly through the car stereo speakers. The song resumes once the call is complete, without having to touch any buttons on the Venturi Mini.

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase the Venturi Mini for $129.99 online at www.verizonwireless.com. No installation is required.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, customers may visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 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 68,000 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 NextGen Venturi Ltd.
NextGen Venturi Ltd. is a UK based hi-tech company creating innovative and stylish products for mobile entertainment and multimedia in the car and at home. Partners include Sony UK Technology Center for manufacturing and Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) for Bluetooth technology. For more information about the Venturi Mini, visit www.myventuri.com.

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