High-Tech Romance From Verizon Wireless

High-Tech Romance From Verizon Wireless

Express Your Love Wirelessly This Valentine's Day

February 12, 2003


Wireless technology is so advanced and offers so many options for personalization, it can even help with complex matters of the heart. This Valentine's Day, cleverly show you care with help from Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR - With the Verizon Wireless Get It NowSM service, download applications to help plan the perfect date, including Zagat's guides for tips on romantic dinner spots, or Mattel'sR Magic Date Ball for advice on what to do after the date. Surprise your sweetie by downloading "your song" as your ring tone, or download favorite photos to share fond memories wherever Valentine's Day takes you.

FLINGING LOVE NOTES - Nothing is quite as special as the love-struck musings of a significant other. Show your honey you're thinking of him or her with personal short text messages (SMS) throughout the day. Send a simple "I LV U" or show some originality with messages such as "U N ME 2NITE" (you and me tonight) or "UR PLC OR MN?" (your place or mine?).

GET READY FOR LOVE - Verizon Wireless customers can sign up at vtext.com to receive text message alerts on a variety of topics, which can help prepare for Cupid's holiday. Get weather alerts to see if stargazing or a moonlit walk on the beach is the way to go. Sign up for a daily joke or quote for some entertaining dinner conversation, or get movie reviews to choose the perfect date movie. Sign up for a "phrase of the day" in French or Italian, and amaze your significant other with an exotic language of love.

BE A SECRET ADMIRER - Love at its best is exhibited through charity - and all wireless customers can show they care by donating to HopeLineSM. The HopeLine program collects no-longer-used wireless phones and equipment and refurbishes or sells them with all proceeds benefiting victims of domestic violence. More information about this program can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

Whatever your plans for Valentine's Day, Verizon Wireless is the perfect wireless companion. Customers who sign up for TXT Messaging, Verizon Wireless' SMS service, through March 31, 2003 will receive unlimited text messages and alerts for just $2.99 per month through June 30, 2003.

For information about products and services, visit www.verizonwireless.com or any of the 1,400 Communications Stores or RadioShack locations nationwide.

About Get It NowSM

Get It Now service from Verizon Wireless expands a wireless phone into an entertainment device that can also increase personal productivity. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. Get Games and Get Fun keep customers entertained, while Get Going applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with Get Pix or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with Get Tones. A variety of license-pricing options from a free demonstration to single use to monthly subscriptions are available.

About HopeLineSM

Verizon Wireless encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phones to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at all 1,400-plus Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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 32.5 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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