BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, is bringing the hottest musicians to Get It Now®-enabled phones with the launch of Track Magnet on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service. Developed with Ztango, a WiderThan company and leading provider of global mobile entertainment services, Track Magnet lets music fans view pictures of their favorite musicians while choosing and downloading ringtones or voice tones ringtones of the stars' voices announcing an incoming a call.
With Track Magnet, Verizon Wireless customers can download ringtones and voice tones to their handsets while scrolling through a series of pictures related to featured artists. Initially Track Magnet's featured artists include: Nelly, Simple Plan, NAS, Ashlee Simpson and Twista. Customers can choose from 18 music genres to suit their taste in music.
"This is another step that allows customers to easily access the richest content on their wireless phones," said Paul Palmieri, executive director of business development for Verizon Wireless. "Track Magnet is an entertaining way for our customers to browse and select the ringtones and voice tones they want to hear when their phones ring and gives them another way to personalize their wireless experience."
Verizon Wireless customers can find Track Magnet in the getTONES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store for $2.99 per ringtone or voice tone or $9.99 for a bundle of four ringtones or voice tones. Verizon Wireless customers can check out Track Magnet on the LG VX7000. In addition to the phone's color screen that is perfect for viewing Track Magnet images, the LG VX7000's embedded camera with built-in flash and rotating lens lets customers snap pictures wherever they go. For a limited time, the LG VX7000 is available for $99.99 after $50 mail in rebate. Customers interested in equipping their families with new phones for the holidays can take advantage of Verizon Wireless' special offer: buy one LG VX7000 and get up to three LG VX7000s free with a 2-year customer agreement for a calling plan of $39.99 or more monthly access per phone. Track Magnet is also available on the LG VX4500, LG VX4600 and LG VX6000.
"Track Magnet provides an engaging way for Verizon Wireless' Get It Now customers to shop for tones and helps music labels promote their artists," said Vern Poyner, chief executive officer of Ztango. "Ztango's products and services are taking wireless music delivery way beyond ringtones."
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.
Verizon Wireless products and services are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Best Buy, Circuit City and RadioShack locations and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 42.1 million voice and data 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.
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