Dads Can Use Their Voice Of Reason To Dial Phone Numbers And Surf The Internet

BEDMINSTER, NJ — This Father's Day, June 15th, kids across the country can forget about a new tie, handmade clay ashtrays or a package of golf balls — Verizon Wireless has the perfect gift for Dad. Topping the list for great Father's Day gifts are: Voice Gear voice activated services, the America's ChoiceSM calling plan and the full color, data-enabled Samsung a530 wireless phone.

Voice Gear gives Dad voice activated dialing to make calls and voice browsing to access Web content for sports updates, news, weather, flight times and more — all using voice commands with his wireless phone. Dad will love the influential power of his voice when he requests a call to the office or declares a series of simple commands to have the latest baseball score and game update read to him. Dad can even customize his favorite topics online at to get the most important information read to him first.

For kids wishing to appeal to Dad's practical side, the America's Choice calling plans from Verizon Wireless fits the bill. Dad can call from coast to coast on the America's Choice network with no roaming or long distance charges to keep in touch with business contacts, college buddies and kids — virtually anywhere he travels. All of the America's Choice plans include unlimited night and weekend minutes. Plans are available from $34.99 for 300 minutes up to $199.99 monthly access for 3,200 minutes.

Want Dad to have one of the coolest phones available from Verizon Wireless? Give him the new Samsung a530, which boasts a main screen display that supports 65,000 colors and an external three-line LCD that provides a 256-color screen and animated graphics, enabling the ultimate in caller ID personalization. Weighing just over three ounces, the champagne-colored Samsung a530 features a personal organizer, which includes a calendar, to-do list, calculator, scheduler and alarm for the Dad on the move.

The Samsung a530, which retails for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate through July 31, 2003, also gives Dad a virtual store for text messaging, games, information services, pictures and more right on his wireless phone with Get It NowSM. Pay-as-you-go charges vary depending on the number of applications downloaded and the applicable download charges; free demonstrations are available on many applications so customers can try before they buy. Airtime is used during the selection and download process, and during the use of some applications after download.

Regardless of whether he wants to be more productive or just relax and kill some time, Voice Gear, America's Choice and the Get It Now-enabled Samsung a530 make the perfect gifts for Dad. Find more information about Voice Gear, the America's Choice calling plans or the Samsung a530 at more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country or on the Web at

About Verizon WirelessVerizon 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