News Release

More than 100 Million Downloads Make it Hip to Get It Now From Verizon Wireless

Availability of Hottest Ringtones, Games and Applications Helps Propel Get It Now Success

October 25, 2004

Jeffrey Nelson

BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN FRANCISCO — Classic favorites and hot new releases are available at Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers' fingertips — since launching the service in September 2002, the popularity of Get It Now has soared, with monthly downloads of Get It Now applications growing to more than nine million per month. From the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment Show in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless announced today that Get It Now downloads have exceeded more than 69 million for the year (January to September 2004), bringing the total number of Get It Now downloads since the service launched nationally two years ago to more than 103 million. New applications are introduced every Wednesday, so customers can keep their Get It Now-enabled handsets up-to-date with the latest cool applications from the Get It Now virtual store.

Get It Now currently contains a library of more than 500 applications allowing customers to sing along to their favorite song every time their phone rings, challenge their favorite sports star or save their favorite pictures as their phone's wallpaper. Customers can also download applications to easily keep in touch with friends and family, remain productive or keep up-to-date on the latest news and information.

"Get It Now's continued success reflects both Verizon Wireless' commitment to provide customers with top-notch applications as well as our customers' desire to make their wireless handsets more than just a phone," said Jim Straight, vice president of wireless data and multimedia services for Verizon Wireless. "We have seen growth of every type of application — from games to ringtones to productivity applications — and we are constantly expanding our offerings to meet both the fun-loving and practical needs of our customers."

The Get It Now virtual store is organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it. With virtual shopping aisles including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, it's easier than ever for customers to jump right to the applications that suit their interests. Verizon Wireless also has a "What's New" category for customers who want to see the newest additions to the Get It Now lineup.

Games and ringtones are the most popular applications. The getGAMES shopping aisle features puzzle and strategy games, action and sports games, classics based on popular board games and games based on favorite television shows and top movie titles. getGAMES also offers multiplayer games, providing the chance for players across the country to compete against each other. The getTONES shopping aisle offers hundreds of ringtones featuring today's hottest artists, as well as classical, classic rock, pop, movie theme songs and everything in between (see most popular applications listings below).

Get It Now phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Best Buy, Circuit City and RadioShack locations, and on the Web at For more information on Get It Now, visit  

Top 10 Get It Now Games- September 2004
1. Tetris® by Blue Lava Wireless
2. Downtown Texas Hold'em by Downtown Wireless
3. PAC-MAN® by Namco
4. Driv3r by Sorrent
5. Ms. PAC-MAN® by Namco
6. JAMDAT Bowling by JAMDAT
7. Frogger by Upstart Games
8. Bejeweled by JAMDAT
9. Solitaire by JAMDAT
10. The Fast and the Furious by Digital Bridges

Top 5 Get It Now Movie Games*
1. The Fast and the Furious by Digital Bridges
2. Alien vs. Predator by Superscape
3. Shrek 2 by Activision
4. Punisher by THQ
5. The Italian Job by MFORMA

Top 5 Get It Now Kids Games*
1. SpongeBob Darts by THQ
2. CS Garfield Pinball by Centerscore
3. SpongeBob Bowling by THQ
4. Scooby Doo Castle Capers by Macrospace
5. CS Garfield Bowling by Centerscore

Top 5 Get It Now Casino Games*
1. Downtown Texas Hold'em by Downtown Wireless
2. Hard Rock Casino by JAMDAT
3. Heads Up Hold'em by Grind Games
4. 5 Card Draw Poker by Sorrent
5. CS Video Poker by Centerscore

Top 5 Get It Now Classic Games*
1. Tetris® by Blue Lava Wireless
2. PAC-MAN® by Namco
3. Ms. PAC-MAN® by Namco
4. Frogger by Upstart Games
5. Q*Bert by Sony Pictures Digital

Top 5 Get It Now Puzzle Games*
1. Bejeweled by JAMDAT
2. Bubble Ducky by Digital Chocolate
3. Collapse by JAMDAT
4. Blue Blocks by Blue Lava Wireless
5. Snood by THQ

Top 5 Get It Now Action Games*
1. Driv3r by Sorrent
2. Call of Duty by MFORMA Americas
3. Dracula™ by MFORMA Americas
4. Metal Slug by Digital Bridges Limited
5. Duke Nukem Mobile by SK USA

Top 5 Get It Now Sports Games*
1. JAMDAT Bowling by JAMDAT
2. NFL Football 2005 by THQ
3. NFL 2005 by JAMDAT
4. MLB Baseball 2004 by JAMDAT
5. JAMDAT Golf 2004

Top 10 Get It Now Ringtone Providers*
1. Modtones by FaithWest
2. Sony Music Box by Sony Music
3. Xringer by Kanematsu
4. Ringster 2.0 by Moviso
5. MIDIRingTones by AG
6. MyTonz by Mitsui
7. Modtones DJ by Faith
8. tonePLAYER by Ztango
9. GAC Country Ringtones
10. Disney Magic Kingdom Collection by Disney Mobile

Top 10 Modtones Ringtones*
1. Super Mario Brothers (Theme)
2. Yeah! by Usher featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon
3. Lean Back by Terror Squad
4. My Place by Nelly
5. Why by Jadakiss
6. Get Low by Lil Jon
7. Halloween (Theme)
8. Freek-A-Leek by Petey Pabl
9. Still DRE by Dr. Dre
10. Sunshine by Lil' Flip featuring Lea

Top 10 SMB Ringtones*
1. Goodies by Ciara
2. Freek-A-Leek by Petey Pablo
3. Sunshine by Lil' Flip featuring Lea
4. Burn by Usher
5. Back In Black by AC/DC
6. Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
7. She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5
8. Confessions Pt. 2 by Usher
9. Diary by Alicia Keys
10. If I Aint Got You by Alicia Keys

Top 10 Xringer Ringtones*
1. Halloween
2. Super Mario Bros
3. My Boo by Usher featuring Alicia Keys
4. NFL (Fox Football)
5. We Like To Party (Six Flags Theme Park Commercials) by The Venga Boys
6. Ambitionz Az A Ridah by Tupac Shakur
7. Rubber Band Man by T I
8. Sunshine by Lil Flip featuring Lea
9. Heavy Action (Monday Night Football)
10. Hey! Your Mama's Calling

Top 10 Ringster 2.0 Ringtones*
1. Yeah! by Usher featuring Lil' Jon, Ludacris
2. Locked Up by Akon featuring Styles P.
3. Sunshine by Lil' Flip featuring Lea
4. Turn Me On by Kevin Lyttle
5. So Sexy by Twista
6. Regulate by Warren G featuring Nate Dogg
7. Nuthin' But A "G" Thang by Dr. Dre
8. Pink Panther (Theme)
9. Big Pimpin' by Jay-Z
10. Pieces Of Me by Ashlee Simpson

Top 5 Get It Now Email Applications*
1. Soda Pop Mail by Tourmaline Networks
2. My Mobile Mail by Activate
3. Email Executive by Tourmaline Networks
4. Remo by Xpherix
5. My Mobile Mail Lite by Activate

Top 10 Get It Now Wallpaper Applications*
1. Wallpaper Universe by Funmail
2. GuyStuff by Vindigo
3. MyWallpaper by dotPhoto
4. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit by Summus
5. Funmail Wallpaper by Funmail
6. Muse™ Wallpaper by Airborne
7. Pictorama by Vindigo
8. MySeenz by Mitsui
9. Modtones Gallery
10. Peanuts Wallpaper by Funmail

*For the period of September 1, 2004 to September 30, 2004

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About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless. All trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.