Bills Fans To Get Up-To-Date Team News Via Verizon Wireless Text Messages

Bills Fans To Get Up-To-Date Team News Via Verizon Wireless Text Messages

October 4, 2002

Orchard Park, NY

With interest in the Bills reaching extraordinary levels, the Bills and Verizon Wireless are meeting the demand by offering fans a unique and innovative way to stay on top of all team-related news.

Fans can now get up-to-the-minute team news directly from the Bills via text messaging to their Verizon Wireless phones. "Coach's Corner," officially launched today by the Bills and Verizon Wireless, lets fans sign up through www.buffalobills.com to receive the latest team news, scores, game-day traffic reports, game highlights and more.

Coach's Corner alerts are sent directly to Bills fans who have Verizon Wireless digital phones and who sign up for the service on the Bills website. The team uses vtext.com, Verizon Wireless' simple-to-use short text messaging website, to input and deliver the messages. Vtext.com makes it easy to send messages to individuals and groups and lets customers set up interesting and useful information alerts, like Coach's Corner.

The alerts contain up to 160 characters of breaking news about the team and personnel, updates on game day, pre-game scouting reports, post-game comments and statistical milestones, as well as special offers during the season.

Each alert costs two-cents to receive and fans may choose how often they want to get them. For those who want the full benefits of two-way text messaging, packages are available with 100 to 600 messages a month for $2.99 to $6.99.

To learn more about the Buffalo Bills Coach's Corner and to sign up, visit the team's website at www.buffalobills.com and click on the "Bills Alert" photo. More information about Verizon Wireless Mobile Messenger with Info Alerts is available at any Verizon Wireless Communications store or at www.verizonwireless.com.

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 30.3 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.

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