Verizon Wireless Packs Islands of Excitement into Wireless Phones with New Hummer Offroad Challenge

BEDMINSTER, NJ and NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless customers can live the adventure of an all-terrain Hummer race and the luxury of a personal island, all on their wireless phones. The nation's leading wireless provider, and Centerscore, Inc., a popular wireless games developer, today announced the availability of Hummer Offroad Challenge, exclusively on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® service.

Hummer Offroad Challenge puts players in control of their own Hummer H2 in desert, meadow, and artic races. Players who win circuit mode races earn virtual money which can be used to buy upgrades for their Hummer H2 or be saved to buy additions to their own island, including huts, palm trees, and secret lairs. Rather than follow a designated track, players of Hummer Offroad Challenge drive across rough terrain to reach flag checkpoints. Players can rush through streams, crash into trees, scramble up ridges, and splat through mud holes. Momentum and terrain friction affect the players' Hummer H2 and allow them to fishtail around turns on their way to victory and retirement.

"Hummer Offroad is the first true offroad, no-track, go-anywhere-on-the- screen racing game to hit wireless phones," said Oliver Miao, CEO of Centerscore. "We designed the game to be fun and quick, and built in 15 unique maps each with five different flag variations to give players hours of unique racing conditions, including the ultimate virtual prize -- a customizable island. And the ultimate game should have the ultimate host; we're proud to be launching this game exclusively on Verizon Wireless' reliable network."

Verizon Wireless customers can find Hummer Offroad Challenge in the getGAMES shopping aisle. Customers can download the application onto select Get It Now handsets for $2.49 monthly access or $6.49 for unlimited use.

With the LG VX6000 from Verizon Wireless, Hummer Offroad Challenge competitors can race through the desert, meadow or arctic in full color. The compact clamshell-style phone boasts a large color screen -- perfect for enjoying the latest games -- and a built-in camera for capturing exciting real-life moments. Through August 31, 2004, the LG VX6000 is available for $129.99 after a $70 rebate with a two-year customer agreement.

Get It Now is Verizon Wireless' virtual store with 500 applications available for download, including games, ringtones, productivity tools and entertainment applications. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.

Get It Now phones 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.  For more information about Get It Now, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.  

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 40.4 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 and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

Centerscore, Inc. Centerscore is a leading edge wireless games company. One of the oldest and most prolific wireless games developers in the US, Centerscore has brought pieces of fun to cell phone users for over four years. Originally founded by a team of four college friends, Centerscore has grown into a team of top designers, developers, and artists all dedicated to creating engagingly fun cell phone games. Find more information on the Web at www.centerscore.com.  Copyright © 2004. AppAbove, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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