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On Independence Day, Let Freedom Ring On Your Verizon Wireless Phone

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June 30, 2009

Debra Lewis

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Celebrate this Independence Day with ringtones and ringback tones from Verizon Wireless. Whether it’s the classic “Stars and Stripes Forever” or the more contemporary “God Bless The U.S.A.,” Verizon Wireless lets customers share their red, white and blue spirit with friends and family who call their mobile phones.

Verizon Wireless customers can choose from hundreds of patriotic tunes to customize their phones for the Fourth of July, including:

  • “American Pie,” by Don McLean
  • “R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.,” by John Mellencamp
  • “Born In The U.S.A.,” by Bruce Springsteen
  • “American Girl,” by Taylor Swift
  • “Summertime,” by Herbie Hancock
  • “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” by U.S. Military Academy Band
  •  “American Soldier,” by Toby Keith
  • “Only In America,” by Brooks & Dunn
  • “Good Vibrations,” by The Beach Boys
  • “God Bless The U.S.A.,” by Neal E. Boyd
  • “Star Spangled Banner,” by Jimi Hendrix
  • “1812 Overture,” by U.S. Air Force Band
  • “The Star Spangled Banner,” by Beyonce

Beginning tomorrow, two ringback tone jukeboxes will also be available to Verizon Wireless customers:

Fourth of July: Volume 1

  • “American Girl,” by Taylor Swift
  • “The Stars And Stripes Forever (DeccaTone),” by Eastman Wind Ensemble
  • “Star Spangled Banner,” by Jimi Hendrix
  • “God Bless The U.S.A.,” by Neal E. Boyd
  • “R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.,” by John Mellencamp

Fourth of July: Volume 2

  • “America Town,” by Five For Fighting
  • “Born In The U.S.A. (Chorus),” by Bruce Springsteen
  • “God Bless The U.S.A.,” by Lee Greenwood
  • “Stars & Stripes Forever,” by New York Philharmonic
  • “The Star Spangled Banner,” by Whitney Houston

Customers can purchase ringtones and ringback tones from their phones by visiting VZW Tones Deluxe, located in the Media Center/Get It Now® menu under the Music & Tones category. Ringtones are available for $2.99 per ringtone, while individual ringback tones are available for an annual fee of $1.99. Regardless of the number of ringback tones purchased, a 99-cent monthly subscription applies to customers using ringback tones.

For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to To purchase music, visit the Verizon Media Store at

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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