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Give Your Mom The Best In Wireless Fashion From Verizon Wireless

Hot Phones and Cool Accessories from Verizon Wireless Make Gift Giving Fun and Easy This Mother's Day

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May 7, 2008

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Mother's Day is this Sunday and for customers still looking for something special to give mom this year, Verizon Wireless offers an assortment of trendy wireless phones and accessories to keep mom organized, connected and in style.

If mom is craving a fashion-forward phone, then she will love the new Samsung Glyde(TM) or the popular Venus(TM) by LG. The sophisticated Glyde will be available this Friday, and features an advanced touch-screen with tactile response, a full slide-out QWERTY keypad to make sending text messages even easier, and an HTML browser with touch-navigation. The Venus' sleek slider design sports dual-screen displays, the lower with touch-navigation and vibration for button-like feedback, and comes in two colors — black and pink. Both phones support Verizon Wireless' multimedia services, including V CAST Video and V CAST Music.

For moms whose careers keep them on-the-go, Verizon Wireless offers stylish business devices that will surely make a sophisticated statement during her next business meeting. The BlackBerry® Pearl(TM) 8130 is available in silver or pink and makes it easy to perform essential tasks away from the office — such as managing e-mail, and connecting instantly to the Internet — while also giving mom the ability to take pictures, listen to music, watch videos and much more. With built-in navigation to support VZ Navigator(SM), mom can also get audible turn-by-turn directions to wherever work takes her.

Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of luxurious accessories created by some of the hottest designers in fashion, including Dooney & Bourke® and Paul Frank. Dooney & Bourke's multi-colored, full-flap pouches are available in an assortment of designs, including the signature white "it" fabric, pink crossword print, black and white anniversary print, and fun plaid. The Paul Frank phone pouches also feature fun, fresh designs, ranging from Julius the monkey and the retro helicopter pattern. These designer cases offer mom a fun and fashionable way to carry and protect her mobile device.

Moms who love the comfy and colorful Crocs(TM) shoes can accessorize and protect any Verizon Wireless device with the Crocs o-Dial™ case. Perfect for use in the garden or while out and about, the case features an adjustable strap for security and convenience, along with a strong plastic clip for easy attachment to a waistband or belt. It is available in vibrant colors of pink, purple, red, turquoise and black and in a variety of sizes to accommodate any phone.

Pricing
The Venus is available online at www.verizonwireless.com and at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, including those in Circuit City, for $149.99 after a $50 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. The Glyde will be available online for $249.99 after a $50 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement.

The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone is available for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. An additional $100 credit toward the purchase of the device is available for customers who sign up for qualifying voice and data plans at the time of purchase.

Fashionable phone accessories, including the Dooney & Bourke, Paul Frank and Crocs o-Dial pouches are available with prices ranging from $4.97 to $49.99, depending on style.

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

(Editor's Note: High-resolution images of the phones and accessories are available by clicking on the "Image Library" link at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia).

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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