Verizon Wireless Offers Global Solutions For International Corporations And Travelers
Vodafone Partnership Provides Global Offerings to International Businesses
May 6, 2002
Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, is leveraging the worldwide reach of Vodafone, one of its parent companies, to introduce Global Services as part of its Business Solutions suite of products. Designed to help corporations simplify their global wireless solutions, the Global Services portfolio includes International Traveler and Global Account Management. International Traveler allows customers to use their Verizon Wireless telephone number while traveling in more than 120 countries that use either Global Systems for Mobile (GSM) or Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) technology. Global Account Management provides a single point of contact for a company's global wireless needs.
"In our global world, as businesses continue to expand to international markets, employees are traveling overseas to meet clients, negotiate with vendors and manage relationships - a wireless phone is a necessity," said John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. "Our Vodafone relationship makes us unique in the marketplace because we can offer a strong international wireless solution to today's global corporations."
Business professionals who sign up for International Traveler keep their Verizon Wireless telephone number whether they rent or purchase an international phone. International wireless handsets are provided through Verizon Wireless' relationship with Rent-a-Phone Ltd, a licensed Vodafone reseller. Customers can either rent a GSM or PDC phone for $2.99 per day or purchase a GSM phone for $149. A data capable model is available for $249. GSM and PDC phones operate on the wireless networks often found outside of the United States. Airtime rates, which include long distance, are $1.49 per minute for most countries and $2.49 for Russia, former USSR states, Kenya and Japan.
Global Account Management leverages the unique relationship between Verizon Wireless and Vodafone to give multinational corporations a single point of contact to manage all their wireless needs. Global Account Management provides corporations with the necessary coordination for consistent application and effective use of wireless service throughout their global operation. The Verizon Wireless, Vodafone Global Account Management team can add value by managing and overseeing the installation, implementation and maintenance as well as provide the latest in wireless equipment.
The Global Services portfolio is designed for large multinational companies that have a presence overseas or employees who travel internationally and need an end-to-end solution that addresses its wireless voice, data and international requirements.
Companies can sign up for Verizon Wireless' Global Services suite of services by calling toll -free 1 866-VZW-BTOB (1 866-899-2862).
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 30 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 http://www.verizonwireless.com.
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