This Holiday Season, Think Color From Verizon Wireless

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider and operator of the most reliable wireless network, offers a broad selection of handsets and calling plans to fit every lifestyle. New and existing customers can benefit from a host of value packed possibilities including a wide range of America's ChoiceSM and Family SharePlanSM calling plan options, wireless data offerings such as TXT Messaging and Picture Messaging bundles, new handsets and cool accessories.

America's Choice and Family SharePlansVerizon Wireless is offering a new plan to kick off the holiday season the right way-customers can sign up for a $299.99 monthly access plan and receive 5500 minutes. For those on Family SharePlans, this is the perfect all-inclusive gift for the family. And through February 1, 2004, customers who subscribe to an America's Choice plan for $39.99 or more for monthly access will receive 1000 national mobile-to-mobile minutes to call any Verizon Wireless customer and unlimited night and weekend minutes. New Family SharePlan subscribers can choose from unlimited calling among members on the same account or 1000 shared mobile-to-mobile minutes.

Data Promotions Get It NowSM, exclusively from Verizon Wireless, is a virtual store with hundreds of applications available for download over the air directly to your phone. For a limited time, customers can sign up for two of Get It Now's most popular selections, TXT Messaging or Picture Messaging, for $4.99 monthly access with unlimited use through March 31, 2004. Customers who choose both will be billed $7.99 monthly access, a $2.00 monthly savings through March 31, 2004.

Voice Gear is Verizon Wireless' suite of voice-enabled services that include Voice Dialing, Voice Browsing and Email Reader. Voice Browsing gives access to Internet-based content, using voice commands; with Voice Gear's Email Reader (where available) subscribers can listen to and manage corporate email over their Verizon Wireless handset and Voice Activated Dialing lets customers call anyone in their personal directory using voice commands. Customers who add either Voice Dialing or Voice Browsing to their existing plan before February 1, 2004 receive half off the regular price of $4.99 for two months. Order both and pay half off of the regular $8.99 price for two months.

Handsets Those looking for affordable gifts for the family or to upgrade their wireless handset should check out two of the newest full-featured, stylish color phones, the Motorola C343 and KX414 by Kyocera. The Motorola C343 retails for $79.99 with a two-year contract. Surprise your favorite person with the affordable and full color KX414 from Kyocera that puts the "F" in fun with animated text messaging and optional face masks. It retails for $69.99 with a two-year service agreement.

Both are Get It Now capable phones, which means customers can access the Verizon Wireless virtual suite of downloadable games, ring tones and productivity tools — all with convenient pay-as-you-go pricing. Purchase accessories for the C343 such as an FM stereo radio headset for $49.99 or an MP3 player for $99.99 and make down time wow time.

The Samsung SCH-i600 Smartphone and the LG VX6000 are destined to be two of the hottest gifts this holiday season. The i600 is the first Microsoft® Windows Mobile™-based Smartphone from Samsung. It combines Verizon Wireless' high- speed NationalAccess service with Microsoft's Windows Mobile software, which includes Pocket Outlook®, Pocket Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows Media Player™ and ActiveSync®. Through the end of this year, the i600 Smartphone will retail for $399.99 after a $100 rebate, with a two-year agreement on a calling plan of $39.99 or greater and the PDA/Smartphone unlimited NationalAccess plan.

The LG VX6000 handset with an integrated camera offers one of the only zoom control features available. Customers simply snap a picture and enter a Verizon Wireless phone number or any e-mail address to send a picture message to another Verizon Wireless customer, or upload to a virtual photo album. Add a TXT message, sound, or both and your recipient can really share in the fun. Through December 31, 2003, customers can purchase the LG VX6000 for just $99.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

AccessoriesHands-free safe driving packages, vehicle power adapters and color face plates for the fashion conscious wireless user in addition to other wireless accessories are all available at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and on the Verizon Wireless Accessory Web site:  The site offers wireless accessories for most major manufacturers' wireless phones. Even customers who don't purchase their phone from

Verizon Wireless can get plenty of stocking stuffer accessories from this Web site. Available promotions include:

  • $69.97 - The Power Package: Vehicle power charger, choice of two headsets and standard battery (Savings of $30.00)
  • $49.98 - The Essential Package: Vehicle power charger, leather case and choice of exclusive headset (Savings of $20.00)
  • $39.98 - The Convenience Package: Vehicle power charger & Jabra EarWave headset (Savings of $15.00)
  • $29.98 - The Value Package: Leather case and Jabra EarBud headset (Savings of $5.00)

Verizon Wireless' customer service representatives help customers find their perfect wireless match and customize the service that is right for them. Visit any of more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or participating RadioShack locations, or call 1-800-2-JOIN IN for more information.

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 36 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