BEDMINSTER, NJ & RALEIGH, NC — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, and Summus, Inc. (OTCBB: SMMU), a leading provider of mobile media applications that optimize the consumer wireless experience in partnership with 2ThumbZ Entertainment, today announced that the College & Greek Logos with Fight Tones! application is now available to Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers. College & Greek Logos with Fight Tones! is an updated version of the popular wallpaper application and now includes over 100 ring tones from leading universities in addition to the more than 880 university and Greek logos that are currently available.
Verizon Wireless super-fans with Get It Now-enabled phones can show their school spirit by customizing their phones with insignias and fight songs from their favorite team or alma mater. In addition, Verizon Wireless customers have exclusive access to logos from several Greek organizations, recently added to the application.
Just in time for the college football season, Summus and Verizon Wireless are heading down south and teaming up for a Back-to-School campaign to bring the College & Greek Logos with Fight Tones! application to the area's college campuses. Verizon Wireless Street Teams will be on-hand at eighteen schools during the September - November timeframe. Interested students will have an opportunity to learn about the application and will receive information on how easy it is to download wallpaper and ring tones from the Get It Now virtual store.
"There is an unrivaled loyalty that college football fans often have for their school's team, and now Verizon Wireless customers can show their school pride with their mobile phones," said Gary Ban, CEO of Summus. "With the new and enhanced College & Greek Logos with Fight Tones! application, Summus continues to deliver entertaining and relevant content to Verizon Wireless customers."
College students and alumni looking to show their school spirit can find College & Greek Logos with Fight Tones! on their Verizon Wireless phones in the getPIX aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now-enabled phones can download a College & Greek Logo or Fight Tone for $1.99 for one use, $3.99 for three uses or $5.99 for five uses. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
The content for College & Greek Logos with Fight Tones! from Summus was licensed by permission to 2Thumbz Entertainment, a developer and marketer of entertainment applications for wireless devices.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 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 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.
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.
Summus is a leading provider of mobile media applications that optimize the consumer wireless experience. Summus partners with leading content brands to develop compelling and unique wireless applications and content for the mobile phone, focused within the most popular areas of growth, including photo-messaging, multi-player games, news/information and personalization. Summus currently offers an ever-growing list of 30 mobile phone applications deployed through 42 major wireless carriers in the U.S and abroad. Summus designs and develops these applications with the industry's most intuitive navigation that is designed for a consistently superior user experience. For more information, see www.summus.com.
About 2ThumbZ Entertainment
2ThumbZ Entertainment is a leading provider of entertainment content and applications for users of mobile handheld wireless devices. The heart of 2ThumbZ Entertainment's differentiation is the industry's most extensive online portal of wireless games, wallpapers, ringtones, truetones and lifestyle applications. 2ThumbZ products include university logos, college fight songs, fraternity/sorority logos, music ringtones and real tones from popular artists, and over 800 mobile games. The company's products are developed and marketed internationally by leaders in the wireless industry. 2ThumbZ Entertainment is a privately held company based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. For more information visit http://www.2thumbz.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Summus' business, products, and financial results. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. More information about potential risk factors that could affect our business, products, and financial results is included in Summus' annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and in reports subsequently filed by Summus with the Securities and Exchange Commission("SEC"). All documents are available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov or from Summus' web site at www.summus.com. Summus hereby disclaims any obligation to publicly update the information provided above, including forward-looking statements, to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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