BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN FRANCISCO — Classic favorites and hot new releases are available at Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers' fingertips since launching the service in September 2002, the popularity of Get It Now has soared, with monthly downloads of Get It Now applications growing to more than nine million per month. From the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment Show in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless announced today that Get It Now downloads have exceeded more than 69 million for the year (January to September 2004), bringing the total number of Get It Now downloads since the service launched nationally two years ago to more than 103 million. New applications are introduced every Wednesday, so customers can keep their Get It Now-enabled handsets up-to-date with the latest cool applications from the Get It Now virtual store.
Get It Now currently contains a library of more than 500 applications allowing customers to sing along to their favorite song every time their phone rings, challenge their favorite sports star or save their favorite pictures as their phone's wallpaper. Customers can also download applications to easily keep in touch with friends and family, remain productive or keep up-to-date on the latest news and information.
"Get It Now's continued success reflects both Verizon Wireless' commitment to provide customers with top-notch applications as well as our customers' desire to make their wireless handsets more than just a phone," said Jim Straight, vice president of wireless data and multimedia services for Verizon Wireless. "We have seen growth of every type of application from games to ringtones to productivity applications and we are constantly expanding our offerings to meet both the fun-loving and practical needs of our customers."
The Get It Now virtual store is organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it. With virtual shopping aisles including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, it's easier than ever for customers to jump right to the applications that suit their interests. Verizon Wireless also has a "What's New" category for customers who want to see the newest additions to the Get It Now lineup.
Games and ringtones are the most popular applications. The getGAMES shopping aisle features puzzle and strategy games, action and sports games, classics based on popular board games and games based on favorite television shows and top movie titles. getGAMES also offers multiplayer games, providing the chance for players across the country to compete against each other. The getTONES shopping aisle offers hundreds of ringtones featuring today's hottest artists, as well as classical, classic rock, pop, movie theme songs and everything in between (see most popular applications listings below).
Get It Now phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Best Buy, Circuit City and RadioShack locations, and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. For more information on Get It Now, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.
Top 10 Get It Now Games- September 20041. Tetris® by Blue Lava Wireless2. Downtown Texas Hold'em by Downtown Wireless3. PAC-MAN® by Namco4. Driv3r by Sorrent5. Ms. PAC-MAN® by Namco6. JAMDAT Bowling by JAMDAT7. Frogger by Upstart Games8. Bejeweled by JAMDAT9. Solitaire by JAMDAT10. The Fast and the Furious by Digital Bridges
Top 5 Get It Now Movie Games*1. The Fast and the Furious by Digital Bridges2. Alien vs. Predator by Superscape 3. Shrek 2 by Activision4. Punisher by THQ5. The Italian Job by MFORMA
Top 5 Get It Now Kids Games*1. SpongeBob Darts by THQ2. CS Garfield Pinball by Centerscore3. SpongeBob Bowling by THQ4. Scooby Doo Castle Capers by Macrospace5. CS Garfield Bowling by Centerscore
Top 5 Get It Now Casino Games*1. Downtown Texas Hold'em by Downtown Wireless2. Hard Rock Casino by JAMDAT3. Heads Up Hold'em by Grind Games4. 5 Card Draw Poker by Sorrent 5. CS Video Poker by Centerscore
Top 5 Get It Now Classic Games*1. Tetris® by Blue Lava Wireless2. PAC-MAN® by Namco3. Ms. PAC-MAN® by Namco4. Frogger by Upstart Games5. Q*Bert by Sony Pictures Digital
Top 5 Get It Now Puzzle Games*1. Bejeweled by JAMDAT 2. Bubble Ducky by Digital Chocolate3. Collapse by JAMDAT4. Blue Blocks by Blue Lava Wireless5. Snood by THQ
Top 5 Get It Now Action Games*1. Driv3r by Sorrent2. Call of Duty by MFORMA Americas3. Dracula by MFORMA Americas4. Metal Slug by Digital Bridges Limited5. Duke Nukem Mobile by SK USA
Top 5 Get It Now Sports Games*1. JAMDAT Bowling by JAMDAT2. NFL Football 2005 by THQ3. NFL 2005 by JAMDAT4. MLB Baseball 2004 by JAMDAT5. JAMDAT Golf 2004
Top 10 Get It Now Ringtone Providers*1. Modtones by FaithWest 2. Sony Music Box by Sony Music3. Xringer by Kanematsu4. Ringster 2.0 by Moviso5. MIDIRingTones by AG6. MyTonz by Mitsui7. Modtones DJ by Faith8. tonePLAYER by Ztango9. GAC Country Ringtones10. Disney Magic Kingdom Collection by Disney Mobile
Top 10 Modtones Ringtones*1. Super Mario Brothers (Theme) 2. Yeah! by Usher featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon3. Lean Back by Terror Squad4. My Place by Nelly5. Why by Jadakiss6. Get Low by Lil Jon7. Halloween (Theme) 8. Freek-A-Leek by Petey Pabl9. Still DRE by Dr. Dre10. Sunshine by Lil' Flip featuring Lea
Top 10 SMB Ringtones*1. Goodies by Ciara2. Freek-A-Leek by Petey Pablo3. Sunshine by Lil' Flip featuring Lea4. Burn by Usher5. Back In Black by AC/DC6. Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne7. She Will Be Loved by Maroon 58. Confessions Pt. 2 by Usher9. Diary by Alicia Keys10. If I Aint Got You by Alicia Keys
Top 10 Xringer Ringtones* 1. Halloween2. Super Mario Bros3. My Boo by Usher featuring Alicia Keys4. NFL (Fox Football) 5. We Like To Party (Six Flags Theme Park Commercials) by The Venga Boys6. Ambitionz Az A Ridah by Tupac Shakur7. Rubber Band Man by T I8. Sunshine by Lil Flip featuring Lea9. Heavy Action (Monday Night Football) 10. Hey! Your Mama's Calling
Top 10 Ringster 2.0 Ringtones*1. Yeah! by Usher featuring Lil' Jon, Ludacris2. Locked Up by Akon featuring Styles P. 3. Sunshine by Lil' Flip featuring Lea4. Turn Me On by Kevin Lyttle5. So Sexy by Twista6. Regulate by Warren G featuring Nate Dogg7. Nuthin' But A "G" Thang by Dr. Dre8. Pink Panther (Theme) 9. Big Pimpin' by Jay-Z10. Pieces Of Me by Ashlee Simpson
Top 5 Get It Now Email Applications*1. Soda Pop Mail by Tourmaline Networks2. My Mobile Mail by Activate3. Email Executive by Tourmaline Networks4. Remo by Xpherix 5. My Mobile Mail Lite by Activate
Top 10 Get It Now Wallpaper Applications*1. Wallpaper Universe by Funmail 2. GuyStuff by Vindigo3. MyWallpaper by dotPhoto4. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit by Summus5. Funmail Wallpaper by Funmail6. Muse Wallpaper by Airborne7. Pictorama by Vindigo8. MySeenz by Mitsui9. Modtones Gallery10. Peanuts Wallpaper by Funmail
*For the period of September 1, 2004 to September 30, 2004
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About Get It NowGet It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.
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