Spring Forward with Verizon Wireless

BEDMINSTER, NJ — It's time to spring forward! - Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, April 4. To stay on time this weekend, just take a look at any Verizon Wireless phone. The nation's leading wireless provider reminds customers that in addition to superior call quality, its expansive network automatically updates each customer's phone with the local time.

Customers unsure whether to set the clocks forward or backward can depend on the reliability of their wireless network and follow the time listed on their wireless phone. And if customers are worried about oversleeping and being late for Sunday's plans, they can set the alarm clocks, which are available on most wireless phones, to make sure they are awake and arrive at their destination on time.

With the time change, Verizon Wireless customers can also try to make up for the lost hour of their day using time-saving Get It Now® applications. The getGOING shopping aisle has helpful tools to help customers while on the go — whether it's finding a restaurant or checking out movie times.

Worried mom didn't change her clock and will be late to meet for brunch? Send her a quick message to reconfirm dinner plans. Customers can pay as they go for TXT Messaging, which is just $0.02 for each message received and $0.10 for each message sent, or select from bundled plans for $2.99 per month for 100 messages sent and/or received and $3.99 per month for 200 messages sent and/or received. For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers that sign up for TXT Messaging can get 500 TXT Messages for just $4.99 per month through December 31, 2005.

Looking to make up the lost hour? Check out the Get It Now virtual store inside most Verizon Wireless phones or visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow to download games, alerts and applications to stay active and productive, while springing forward. Airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Download charges for applications vary.

Verizon Wireless products and services are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Circuit City and RadioShack locations and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.  

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 37.5 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. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.  

About Get It NowGet It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.