FieldCentrix and Verizon Wireless Form Strategic Partnership

FieldCentrix and Verizon Wireless Form Strategic Partnership

February 12, 2001



FieldCentrixTM, the largest, most experienced provider of wireless, Internet-based software for field service automation, has signed a joint marketing agreement with Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless communications carrier in the U.S. Under the terms of the agreement, Verizon becomes an FX ConnectTM strategic alliance partner and will provide nationwide wireless network capabilities to FieldCentrix Enterprise customers.

"We are extremely pleased and proud to have a strategic alliance with Verizon Wireless," said Judy Johnson, senior vice president of marketing with FieldCentrix. "Its excellent reputation and wide, reliable coverage greatly enhance our customers' mobile service options."

"Whether it is with our Verizon Wireless Mobile IP service for enterprise customers, or through important alliances like this one with FieldCentrix, we are committed to providing the best customized wireless data network services," said Gary Schulman, president of the new Wireless Internet and Data Division at Verizon Wireless.

The FX Connect alliance program brings together the most successful wireless carriers, hardware vendors, applications software solution providers, and implementation partners to provide FieldCentrix customers with best practice business solutions.

FieldCentrix Enterprise integrates wireless communications, handheld computers, advanced software, and the Internet to automate field service operations including communication between the field technician and the office, receipt of work assignments, completion of work orders, and making information ready for invoice and payroll.

About FieldCentrix

Based in Irvine, Calif., FieldCentrix is the largest, most experienced provider of wireless, Internet-based software for the field service industry. The company's software address the problems associated with the costly maintenance and repair processes for mobile technicians, service companies, and manufacturers. For more information about FieldCentrix, call 1-888-552-0101, or visit the company's Web site at www.fieldcentrix.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 27.5 million wireless voice and data customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp -- now Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging. The company has a footprint covering nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Verizon Wireless, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 38,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.