Verizon Wireless Makes It More Affordable For International Soccer Fans To Share The Passion

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless is giving customers an opportunity to share the passion and fun of the game of Soccer with friends and loved ones internationally. The owner of the nation's most reliable wireless network is offering discounted international long distance calling rates to customers calling international countries. Starting today though July 31, 2006, customers can sign up for the International Long Distance Value Plan for $3.99 a month and save 50 percent on per-minute rates to 31 countries in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Customers with America's Choice® or North America's Choice calling plans can add the International Long Distance Value Plan for $3.99 per month to receive the lowest international calling rates from Verizon Wireless. Rates start at only $.04 per minute plus airtime for calls made from their calling plan's rate and coverage area (see complete list of available rates below).

"Soccer has become a premier global sport that has its own level of intensity and passion for the participant teams," said Jim Naughton, director- marketing for Verizon Wireless. "The International Long Distance Value Plan mirrors that global spirit, providing Verizon Wireless customers significant discounts off of our already-competitive long distance rates on international calls. These discounts, along with the exclusive FIFA World CupTM game highlights on V CAST, let customers' passions cross continents, reinforce friendships and acknowledge rivalries that take place on and off the soccer field. Now, more than ever, Verizon Wireless customers can stay connected to those who share their love for soccer around the globe."

Customers can sign up for the International Value Plan by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN or by visiting a Verizon Wireless Communications Store. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

Country / Normal Rate / Rate After 50% Discount

GermanyNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

Costa Rica Normal Rate: $0.30 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.15

Poland Normal Rate: $0.20 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

EcuadorNormal Rate: $0.35 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

EnglandNormal Rate: $0.20 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

Paraguay Normal Rate: $0.35 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

Trinidad and Tobago Normal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

SwedenNormal Rate: $0.20 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

ArgentinaNormal Rate: $0.30Rate After 50% Discount: $0.15

Cote d'IvoireNormal Rate: $1.49 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.74

Serbia and MontenegroNormal Rate: $1.49Rate After 50% Discount: $0.74

Netherlands Normal Rate: $0.20 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

MexicoNormal Rate: $0.09 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.04

Iran Normal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

Angola Normal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

Portugal Normal Rate: $0.20 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

Italy Normal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

Ghana Normal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

Czech RepublicNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

Brazil Normal Rate: $0.30Rate After 50% Discount: $0.15

Croatia Normal Rate: $0.30Rate After 50% Discount: $0.15

AustraliaNormal Rate: $0.20Rate Afer 50% Discount: $0.10

JapanNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

France Normal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

SwitzerlandNormal Rate: $0.30 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.15

South Korea Normal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

TogoNormal Rate: $0.50 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.25

Spain Normal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

UkraineNormal Rate: $1.49Rate After 50% Discount: $0.74

Tunisia Normal Rate: $1.49Rate After 50% Discount: $0.74

Saudi ArabiaNormal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

Subject to Customer Agreement, qualifying Calling Plan and credit approval. Rates and countries can change without prior notice. There are standard rates available for countries not included in the International Long Distance Value Plan. To get the most up to date information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.   

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 51.3 million voice and data 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. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.   

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