News Release

Verizon Wireless To Deliver Exclusive Madonna Performance On Wireless Phones

Customers Can View Exclusive Madonna Performance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City via Their Mobile Phones

April 28, 2008

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

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, announced it will broadcast four songs live from Madonna's exclusive performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, beginning April 30. Available exclusively to Verizon Wireless' V CAST Video customers in the U.S., the mobile broadcast celebrates the release of Madonna's 11th studio album for Warner Bros. Records, "HARD CANDY."

Details about the mobile broadcast include:

  • When: Currently scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. on April 30.
  • How: Customers need to visit the V CAST Performances channel on their V CAST-enabled handsets. The four songs will be immediately archived on the V CAST Performances channel so fans can enjoy the exclusive performance for 30 days.

Verizon Wireless has a proven track record of leadership in mobile music, and continues today with multiple unique artist relationships, as well as exclusive music services and devices. Ringtones, ringback tones and full-song downloads from "HARD CANDY" may be purchased by using a V CAST Music-enabled phone or PC to download. Customers who purchase ringtones and ringback tones from their phones can do so by visiting VZW Tones Deluxe, located in the Get It Now® menu under the Music & Tones category. Customers can download full-track songs over-the-air by selecting V CAST Music in the Music & Tones category. V CAST Music songs cost 99 cents each if purchased from a PC or $1.99 for two copies of a song if purchased and downloaded over-the-air onto a V CAST Music phone. There is a $1.99 annual fee per ringback tone with a monthly subscription of 99 cents.

In order to view the Madonna performances, customers need V CAST-enabled phones. V CAST Video is $3.00 for 24-hour use or customers can by sign up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription, which also includes access to Verizon Wireless' ESPN MVP, Get It Now and Mobile Web services. With a V CAST VPak subscription, customers get unlimited basic video, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime or megabyte charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content with any V CAST subscription.

For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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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