TXT2WIN Cool Prizes Sweepstakes Is EZ As PI

TXT2WIN Cool Prizes Sweepstakes Is EZ As PI

A Sweepstakes This Easy To Enter Is No Clicheacute;

January 31, 2003


Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider and a leader in mobile data, today announced the start of its TXT2WINSM Cool Prizes Sweepstakes on February 1st. Entering the sweepstakes is as easy as ABC - customers with a two-way text-messaging capable phone need to just send a TXT message with the word "win" then pressing "8 9 8" and then the "send" button to be entered to win fabulous prizes including a fun-in-the-sun trip for two to Cancun, one of 40 Motorola T720 Get It NowSM-enabled color handsets, or one of 40 $100 Verizon Wireless gift certificates.

Four prize drawings will be held: On February 14 and 28, on March 14 and on April 11, 2003. Verizon Wireless customers can enter the sweepstakes as often as they like - one entry per TXT message only. To celebrate the start of the sweepstakes and the growing trend of short text messaging, Verizon Wireless is offering a TXT dictionary of clicheacute;s that describe the sweepstakes to a T.

    Fabulous prizes = FAB PRZ

    Fun in the sun = FN n SN

    Big winner = BG WNR

    Easy as pie = EZ AS PI

    Like shooting fish in a barrel = FSH---BRL

    Piece of cake = PC O CAK

    Like falling off a log = FLNG OFF LG

    Easy as ABC, 123 = EZ AS ABC / 123

    Like a hot knife through butter = HT NIF THU BTR

    Plain and simple = PLN n SMPL

    So close you can taste it = SO CLS U CN TAST IT

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained = 0VNTRD 0GND

    Are you text messaging? = RU SMSG?

Customers who sign up for TXT Messaging, Verizon Wireless' short text messaging service, through March 31, 2003 will receive unlimited TXT messages and alerts for just $2.99 per month until June 30, 2003. After the promotional period, customers will be allowed 100 messages per month at $2.99 per month with excess messages charged at $.02 received and $.10 sent. For TXT2WIN, each TXT message entry sent by Verizon Wireless customers will count against customers' TXT message bundle, or be billed at $.10 each.

No purchase necessary to enter or win and entrants must be at least 18 years old to enter. For official rules and additional information including how to enter via mail, please visit www.verizonwireless.com. Winners of Motorola T720s are responsible for activation of service and all fees.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 32.5 million 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.

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