BEDMINSTER, NJ and IRVING, TEXAS — Verizon Wireless and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced the availability of the new Nokia 3589i wireless phone. The full-color Nokia 3589i phone facilitates personalization with its graphical Caller-ID icons, optional Xpress-on front and back color covers and capacity to download polyphonic ring tones. Additionally, support for Verizon Wireless' Get It NowSM service allows Nokia 3589i phone owners to download exciting entertainment and productivity applications directly to their handsets.
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless is a virtual store with hundreds of applications available for download over the air - without hooking up to a PC or visiting a Verizon Wireless Communications Store.
"The Nokia 3589i phone brings to Verizon Wireless customers a unique combination of personalization tools, ease-of-use and powerful features," said Soren Petersen, senior vice president and general manager of Nokia's CDMA business unit. "By pairing Nokia's hallmark features with Verizon Wireless' nationwide network and Get It Now services, we are together delivering an exceptional value proposition to end users."
With easy-to-use graphical menus, built-in help text, dual soft-key navigation and a four-way scroll, the Nokia 3589i phone is engineered for wireless users at all experience levels. Quickly becoming the de facto standard for mobile professionals to access their intranet, e-mail and the Internet, Verizon Wireless' NationalAccess network is available on the Nokia 3589i phone.
"The Nokia 3589i phone represents yet another excellent platform for our Get It Now and NationalAccess services," said Rich Meigh, vice president, product procurement for Verizon Wireless. "Verizon Wireless is known for bringing high-quality, top-performing products to our customers, and the Nokia 3589i phone is no exception."
For organization and convenience, the Nokia 3589i phone has a synchronizable phone book with storage for up to 500 names, and a full-screen calendar with notes. Voice features include voice dialing for up to 25 names, and a voice memo recorder. To add additional functionality and personalization to the Nokia 3589i phone, a full line of Nokia Original Enhancements - including Xpress-on front and back color covers, chargers and headsets - are also available.
The Nokia 3589i phone is available for just $49.99 after mail-in rebate, a two-year service agreement and activation at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com. The Mobile Office Connectivity Kit, also available at Verizon Wireless Communications stores, is $69.99.
Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading, and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store. Get It Now phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating RadioShack and Circuit City locations, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. For more information about Get It Now, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.
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 34.6 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.
About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet, Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.####