BEDMINSTER, NJ — With the recent launch of easy-to-use wireless data services, Verizon Wireless can help its customers save precious time this holiday season, freeing them up to relax and celebrate with family and friends. These services, combined with the award-winning reliability and dependability of Verizon Wireless' nationwide network, help users stay in touch and connected throughout their holiday travels.
Twenty Minutes Saved - The newest product offered by Verizon Wireless to simplify the holidays is the V200 Personal Communicator from Motorola. This unique device combines the full functionality of a wireless phone, a powerful speakerphone, PC-like keyboard that makes 2-way text messaging faster and easier than ever, and a WAP browser for Internet access and wireless email. Coordinate holiday menus by simultaneously text messaging one family member to bring the gravy, while calling another to make the cranberry sauce.
Thirty Minutes Saved - Coordinate holiday plans in minutes without getting hung up in conversation. With Mobile MessengerSM service, tell friends - CU2NTE @8 (see you tonight at 8) or RU REDY 2 CELEBR8 2MORO (Are you ready to celebrate tomorrow?) before meeting them at the party. Mobile Messenger is available in three packages, one with 100 sent or received messages for $2.99 per month, 200 sent or received messages for $3.99 per month, and 600 sent or received messages for $7.99 per month. Additional sent messages cost $0.10 per message and received messages cost $0.02 cents per message.
Forty-five Minutes Saved - Get news updates sent directly to your wireless phone so you don't need to stay glued to the tube. Information alerts from vtext.com send the information you want directly to your wireless phone. Plus, users can access a personal calendar page to input birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates to be sent as a text message. vtext.com is available with all digital phones and calling plans at only $0.02 per message to receive alerts, or customers can select from bundled plans.
One Hour Saved - Use the Kyocera QCP™ 6035 smartphone - the Web ready, Palm-powered™ handset that combines a personal digital assistant with a wireless phone - and Mobile Web PlusSM service to keep in touch with the office while you finish your holiday shopping. Access up to six POP3 email accounts and view Microsoft ® Word, Excel, and PDF files while waiting in line at the toy store.
Two Hours Saved - While sitting on the bus during the morning commute, use Mobile Web to surf Amazon.com and check out top selling business books for the boss, the latest classical CD for mom and the newest Barbie®. Order all three gifts in a matter of minutes, without having to set foot in a book, music or toy store. Then, shop for the newest American Girl for your niece by using Vicinity.com to locate the closest store that carries the doll and the FedEx drop-off to make sure it gets there in time. Mobile Web is available with any Verizon Wireless digital wireless calling plan for $6.95 per month including 100 message alerts, $8.95 per month including 200 alerts and $12.95 per month with 600 alerts. Additional alerts sent cost just $0.02 per message.
Find out more ways Verizon Wireless can help you save time this holiday season by visiting www.verizonwireless.com.or any of more than 1,200 Communications Stores nationwide.
For accompanying footage, Verizon Wireless b-roll is available to downlink Nov. 28th and 29th, 2001:
FEED DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2001 FEED TIME: 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM EDT COORDINATES: Telstar 5 (C-Band), Transponder 16, Audio 6.2/6.8 Downlink Frequency 4020 Horizontal
RE-FEED DATE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2001 RE-FEED TIME: 10:30 AM - 10:45 PM EDT COORDINATES: Telstar 4 (C-Band), Transponder 6, Audio 6.2/6.8 Downlink Frequency 3820 Horizontal
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.