G.I.F.T.S. from Verizon Wireless Help Make Holiday Shopping

G.I.F.T.S. From Verizon Wireless

Help Make Holiday Shopping Simple

$35 for 3,500 Minutes Is Stress-Free Way To Start the Holiday Season

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Shopping for wireless gifts takes on a whole new meaning
this holiday season with Verizon Wireless' G.I.F.T.S. guide. This easy-to-remember
guide can help consumers identify the decisions they need to make before they
head off to a store or go online to make a wireless purchase.

  • Geography - Consider where most calls will originate, where the customer
    will call and how often the phone will be used. Then, look for the price plan
    that can best meet those requirements. A service provider with an expansive
    network so most calls stay on the company's network is more cost effective
    than a low monthly access charge but high roaming fees. Verizon Wireless'
    network covers 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets, which means its newest
    offer of $35 for 3,500 minutes a month
    including free nationwide long
    distance and roaming is a holiday bargain.

  • Investigate - Investigate your technology options and get recommendations
    from friends. Digital wireless service offers many advanced features such
    as voicemail, Caller ID, short text messaging and Internet access. Do your
    homework before you make a purchase and select the provider that earns the
    right to call you a customer. Wireless Review magazine picked Verizon Wireless
    as their "Titan of Wireless/Wireless Voice Carrier" for 2001. Click
    here to see details on Verizon Wireless awards and distinctions

  • Family - Consider
    how the entire family uses wireless. Verizon Wireless Family Share PlansSM
    are an affordable way to give a wireless gift to the entire family. Verizon
    Wireless' Family Share Plans include Mobile- to-Mobile airtime, which means
    using shared minutes to talk to family members could pay for the service in
    convenience alone. For a teenager with newfound responsibilities, Verizon
    Wireless' [FREEUP] offers grown-up wireless service with a young person's
    budget in mind - no bills, no contract - it is pay-as-you go wireless service.

  • Total Package - Purchasing from a reputable wireless provider is
    just as important as the rate plan and the equipment selection. Make sure
    the service provider will continue to know your name if you are dissatisfied.
    Verizon Wireless offers customers a Worry-Free GuaranteeSM that
    includes a 15-day return policy and the ability to change plans if a better
    promotional offer comes out after you've already signed a contract. Verizon
    Wireless also has a New Every TwoSM program that will give you
    a phone upgrade for free or up to $100 when you renew your two-year contract.

  • Short Text Messaging - Probably the best gift to give or receive,
    this service allows customers private conversations in very public places.
    All you need is a 2-way capable phone. In time for the holiday, Verizon Wireless
    is offering unlimited free short text messaging until Feb. 28, 2002 to new
    and existing Mobile MessengerSM customers when they sign up for
    service from Nov. 13, 2001 until Jan. 31, 2002. Add this to the company's
    $35 for 3,500 minutes promotion for extra savings.

Visit any of Verizon Wireless 1,200 Communications Stores or shop online,
at www.VerizonWireless.com for
assistance in selecting the right wireless G.I.F.T.S.


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 www.verizonwireless.com.