Verizon Jump-Starts the Summer With Sweepstakes for Great Prizes

Verizon is getting a jump on summer 2010 in areas across New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Through Verizon's Summer of Entertainment Sweepstakes, consumers will have a chance to win a grand prize of a home entertainment system valued at $2,500.  Consumers also will have a chance to win monthly $250 gift cards, which can be used for great summer concerts, or $50 weekly instant gift cards from major retailers.

The best part is that entering the sweepstakes is as easy as visiting a website - www.verizon.com/fiospromo -- and simply entering contact information.  The website does all the rest by spinning a virtual slot machine.  If the three images match, that consumer is a winner for that day.  Consumers can take a chance at the website once each day.

"We can't wait for summer," said Elaina Mango, Verizon director of marketing for the company's Northeast region.  "Verizon's Summer of Entertainment Sweepstakes can get everyone in the mood for the season of flip-flops and backyard barbeques.  And just think how much better this summer can be with a chance to win a great home entertainment package."

Verizon marketing teams are letting consumers know about the sweepstakes through local ads, mailers and events in communities in the three states.

A grand-prize winner will be selected after the summer, on or about Oct. 8, from among all eligible entries received for the entire promotion period. For more information, log on to www.verizon.com/fiospromo.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 93 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 217,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.