Verizon Wireless Chooses Motient Communications as National Provider of Wireless Data Services

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL and BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier and a leader in mobile data, today announced that it has selected Motient Communications, a national distributor of wireless data solutions, as a National Master Agent for Verizon Wireless' high-speed data Express NetworkSM services. In addition, Motient is expected to be the first Verizon Wireless agent for RIM BlackBerry services and other wireless e-mail solutions.

As a Verizon Wireless National Master Agent, Motient will offer data products and value-added programs to software companies, systems integrators and value-added resellers, agents and dealers nationwide.

"The Verizon Wireless Express Network represents an outstanding service that we are excited to bring to our enterprise accounts," said Dan Croft, senior vice president of business development and marketing at Motient. He added, "Our relationship with Verizon Wireless will allow us to build a network of sub agents on behalf of Verizon Wireless that want to join the rapidly growing wireless data market."

"Motient brings a wealth of wireless data experience and resources to the indirect channel and will be a valuable National Master Data Agent for Verizon Wireless," said Tony Heyman, vice president of national distribution for Verizon Wireless. "Motient and their authorized sub agents will develop and deliver complete enterprise solutions for our ever-expanding customer base."

This agreement will enable Motient to implement its strategic initiative of building on its core competency to sell, install, and support wireless data applications within the enterprise environment. Motient can now offer services beyond its own data network, thereby providing voice and high-speed wireless data applications and solutions.

About Motient CommunicationsMotient Corporation ( owns and operates the nation's largest two-way wireless data only network-the MotientTM network and provides a wide range of mobile and internet communications services principally to business to business customers. The company provides eLinkTM, and BlackBerryTM wireless email services.

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 33.3 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