Verizon Wireless And FOXSports.com Form A Winning Team
With vtext.com, Customers Get The Latest Sports Updates
Direct to Their Wireless Phones
November 19, 2002
BEDMINSTER, NJ and LOS ANGELES
Suit up, take the field and play ball - Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider, and FOXSports.com, a leading and innovative sports Internet site, have teamed up to deliver to sports fans all the latest information directly to their Verizon Wireless phones. By signing up through vtext.com, Verizon Wireless' text messaging companion Web site, customers can get the latest on their favorite teams wherever they are.
With so many sports to keep up with, from baseball to football, hockey to basketball, auto racing to college sports, enthusiasts with a text messaging-capable Verizon Wireless phone can stay on the ball with breaking sports news, headlines and scores directly from FOXSports.com on Lycos. Customers can also use vtext.com to send text messages to fellow fans, where they can invite a group of friends to come over and watch the game or send an individual message such as "Did U C that FUMBL?" while the game's underway.
As a feature to a calling plan, customers can pay as they go for text messages and alerts, $0.02 to receive and $0.10 to send messages or select from bundled plans for $2.99 per month for 100 messages, $3.99 per month for 200 messages and $7.99 per month for 600 messages sent or received. Pre-pay messages are just $0.05 per message.
FOXSports.com (www.foxsports.com) is owned and managed by Fox Cable Networks, a subsidiary of FOX Entertainment Group, a division of News Corp. It is a comprehensive and entertaining online source of sports news, information, listings, games and special features about programming on FOX Sports, Fox Sports Net, Fox Sports Radio and much more from the world of sports.
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 31.5 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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