Mobile Messenger Text Messaging Offers Customers New Options To Remember Mom

May 4, 2001



UR a GR8 Mom - that's the text message from sons and
daughters nationwide this Mother's Day. The latest emerging communications craze,
text messaging, offers just the right service for the perpetual procrastinator
who didn't manage to get a gift or the dutiful offspring who just wants to add
a little something extra. It's fast, affordable, and easy.

Verizon Wireless customers coast-to-coast can show Mom they care by sending her an affordable text message with Mobile MessengerSM. Using short-text messaging "code," "UR a GR8 Mom" tells mom she is great in just a few keystrokes, and the message is sent immediately. In today's world it seems almost everyone-even some techno-phobic Moms-need more than one way to stay connected.

Mobile MessengerSM is a fun and fast way to send Mom a thoughtful message,
not just on Mother's Day but all year round. By increasing the utility of wireless
handsets, consumers can choose how they use their phones to communicate: talk
or text. Messages can be sent from any Verizon Wireless two-way messaging-capable
handset, any Internet e-mail address or from www.msg.myvzw.com.
Now Mom can impress her friends by showing off her cutting edge technology and
thoughtful notes from her children and grandchildren.

Creative Text Message Ideas for Mom:

  • Kisses 4 U
  • I luv U
  • #1 Mom
  • U R a Gr8 Mom
  • Thanks 4 Bing my Mom
  • U R the Best
  • Luv U lots
  • UR 2 GR8 4 words
  • @}---\----- (rose)
  • :-) Mother's Day
  • :-( W/O U
  • Happy M-day

Honor your mother this year with the gift of a wireless digital handset or service. Whether your Mom is a novice to wireless service or a technology guru, Verizon Wireless offers the perfect gift idea. For the Mom that wants to give wireless a try before committing, Verizon Wireless' National Prepay service offers no monthly bills, monthly fees, credit checks or long-term agreements. For the tech-savvy Mom, Verizon Wireless' nationwide Mobile Web service offers a convenient way to wirelessly access content from the Internet while choosing and personalizing the information they most want to see.

Customers who purchase Verizon Wireless SingleRate plans, which start at $35.00 for monthly access, between April 23, 2001 and June 30, 2001 will receive 2,000 free weekend minutes each month for the life of the rate plan on all of the popular national SingleRate plans. With SingleRate, consumers pay one low rate all the time - with no roaming and no long distance charges - to and from anywhere in the United States.

For more information on wireless plans, service, and accessories, visit Verizon
Wireless' Online Store at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 27 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 96 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 http://www.verizonwireless.com.