ORANGEBURG, NY — With the New York Giants 2004 season well underway, fans can get up-to-the-minute news directly from the Giants via TXT messages on their Verizon Wireless phones. "Coach's Corner," a service provided by the Giants and Verizon Wireless, lets fans sign up at the team website to receive the latest team news, scores, game-day traffic reports, game highlights and more, right on their handsets.
Also, fans will have a chance this season to win two tickets to the Super Bowl from Motorola when they play TXT 4 TIX, a new contest that lets Giants enthusiasts vote for their favorite players from the past decade during every home game. Every vote is an entry in the contest and winners will be chosen in a random drawing at the end of the season.
The team itself provides the content for Coach's Corner alerts directly to Giants fans who have Verizon Wireless digital phones and sign up to receive this innovative new service only available from Verizon Wireless, the team's official wireless provider. To begin receiving alerts, customers simply set-up the service at the Verizon Wireless vtext.com short TXT Messaging Web site. Vtext.com makes it easy to send messages to individuals and groups, and lets customers set up cool and useful information alerts, like Coach's Corner.
To send alerts, the Giants use the Internet and a web-based authoring tool to enter up to 160 characters per alert including breaking news about the team and personnel, updates on game day, pre-game scouting reports, post-game comments and special offers during the season.
Fans are billed two-cents for each alert received and they can choose how often they want to get alerts. Verizon Wireless customers who want the full benefits of two-way TXT Messaging can purchase packages with 100 to 2,500 messages a month for $2.99 to $19.99.
Visit www.giants.com to sign up for Coach's Corner and register for the TXT 4 TIX contest. More information about Verizon Wireless TXT Messaging is available at any Verizon Wireless Communications store or at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 42.1 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless 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 receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.