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Stay Cool With Back-To-School Deals From Verizon Wireless

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August 23, 2011

Albert Aydin
Albert.Aydin@VerizonWireless.com
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — BTW September is around the corner and Verizon Wireless has back-to-school promotions to keep students and families connected.  From sending LOLs to organizing group projects, Verizon Wireless has the phones students want with the capabilities they need.

Basic Phone Trade-In

There’s no better time than now for students to take the leap from a basic phone to a smartphone.  For a limited time, Verizon Wireless basic phone customers will receive a $100 Verizon Wireless gift card when they upgrade to any smartphone and trade in their basic phone through the Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program.  Students can upgrade to a smartphone like the HTC Trophy™ and make last minute edits to a research paper or browse the Web for movie times.  The HTC Trophy with Windows Phone 7 is available for an online-only promotional price of $99.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.  Customers who are interested in the $100 basic phone trade-in promotion can visit www.verizonwireless.com/tradeinpromo.

Share the Fun with Parents

Parents can be as cool as their children with Verizon Wireless’ buy one, get one free promotion for the DROID X2 by Motorola.  Powered by the Verizon Wireless 3G nationwide network, the DROID X2 allows students and parents to download research and business tools from V CAST Apps.  The DROID X2 is available for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

All Work and All Play

Students can check school email and then slide-out the built-in game pad to defend the galaxy with the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY.  Powered by Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the Xperia PLAY has a front-facing camera so students can video chat with family or friends.  The Xperia PLAY is available at the promotional price of $99.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year customer agreement.

Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/backtoschool to see all the back-to-school promotions offered by Verizon Wireless.  Customers who purchase a smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2GB of data.  Customers eligible for a rebate will receive one in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. 

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

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit 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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