It's 'Game On' for Millions of Verizon Broadband Customers This Weekend

Verizon broadband customers can enjoy a gaming marathon this weekend by playing for free any of the more than 1,500 premium PC games from the company's Games on Demand service.

Both FiOS Internet and Verizon digital-subscriber-line-based High Speed Internet (HSI) customers can download the Games-on-Demand player software at http://verizon.net/freegames.  And, starting Friday (Oct. 9) through Monday (Oct. 12), these customers can access the complete library of puzzle, action/adventure, strategy, role-playing, multi-player, simulation and arcade games, among others.  From new games like "The Secret of Margrave Manor 2™" to tried-and-true board games like "Boggle™," Verizon has a game for every member of the family.

Verizon Games on Demand are available year-round for one low monthly subscription plan starting at $4.99 for an assortment of more than 400 games to $14.99 for unlimited access to the entire on-demand catalog of more than 1,500 games.

Online gamers who take advantage of the free weekend of games and sign up for one of the Verizon gaming plans will get additional free access to the games for the first 14 days of their subscription.

"Our games will make believers out of the millions of customers who now get their broadband service from Verizon," said Susan Retta, Verizon vice president of consumer product management.  "This Columbus Day weekend they get a chance to test-drive as many of the games as they can squeeze into four days of play and, come Monday, we believe they'll want to continue playing and downloading their favorite games from us."

Among the arcade, action, puzzle, sports, and word games are:

  • For Families - "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader," "Jewel Quest®," "The Price Is Right™," "Boggle®," and "Risk™."

  • For Kids - "Bob The Builder™," "Clifford The Big Red Dog®," "SpongeBob™ Teaches Typing," "American Girl®," and "Zoo Tycoon®."

  • For Casual Gamers - "Bejeweled Twist™," "Diner Dash®," "Agatha Christie™," "Virtual Villagers®," and "Zuma™."

Verizon Games On Demand, available to any broadband user regardless of the user's Internet provider, is one of several online entertainment services offered by Verizon.  Other services include sports programming, such as ESPN360; Starz®) Play on-demand movies and TV programming; music videos and downloads; Disney Connection videos and activities; and on-demand how-to programs.  A bundle of Games On Demand and StarzPlay® is available for $16 a month.  Verizon offers consumers a range of bundles that include broadband, TV and voice services, as well as additional subscription services such as online security software, extended technical support and device protection and backup and sharing.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 87 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations provide converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  Wireline also includes Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 235,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $97 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.