Verizon Wireless Covers July 4th Hot Spots

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Communities nationwide will celebrate the country's independence with Fourth of July fireworks, parades and baseball games. And phone savvy Verizon Wireless customers can celebrate their independence with a number of traditional devices when they rely on Get It Now® -Verizon Wireless' virtual store of more than 500 games, ringtones and productivity tools.

Vacationers heading down to the beach this July 4th can access weather reports right from their wireless phones. With Get It Now's getGOING, customers can get an up-to-date mobile weather report from the nation's top forecasters to help plan holiday getaways.

Customers frantically trying to corral family and friends so they can rendezvous, can send a TXT Message like "Meet @ Park 4 Picnc Lunch" or "Fireworks 2nite, 9 PM" to help them do so. Get It Now applications such as getE-MAIL or getIM, which features the nation's leading instant messaging providers, can liberate customers from having to find a computer to stay connected.

Now there is no need for that unwieldy camera because customers can use Verizon Wireless camera phones to snap fun photos. Customers can use Get it Now's getPIX to send a Picture Message featuring July 4th fireworks to another Verizon Wireless camera phone or upload photos to a personal Web site on Verizon Wireless PIX Place. And for the one or two friends who may not have a camera phone, photos can be sent to an e-mail address. A quick TXT Message to a friend's phone lets them know they can view photos from their computer.

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