Verizon Wireless Get It Now Customers Can Find Year-Round, Action-Packed Football Play With Tecmo Bowl From Tecmo Mobile

BEDMINSTER, NJ and TORRANCE, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, along with global wireless game publisher and technology leader, Tecmo Mobile®, announced today that Tecmo's classic football game, Tecmo Bowl®, is now available to Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now®-enabled phones. With football fans already looking forward to next season's excitement, fanatics can download Tecmo Bowl and play their favorite digital football game virtually anytime, anywhere on select Get It Now-enabled phones.

Tecmo Bowl's exciting and highly addictive game play makes every football fan a die-hard player. Revered by fans and top gaming magazines such as Game Informer, Tecmo Bowl is considered one of the best sports video games of all time. Football fans can get ready for the challenges of next year's football season or relive the glory of last year's triumphs by downloading Tecmo Bowl and browsing through 16 national teams, each with their own traits, playbooks, and distinctive plays. Players are able to call the plays like a coach and then control the action on the field in the form of the quarterback or other positions. Once the ball has been handed off or the pass completed, the player then switches gears to control the receivers and running backs in real-time action. Boasting the original audio and tackle-activated vibrations, Tecmo Bowl is the perfect mobile game for high stakes pigskin play on the go.

Verizon Wireless customers can download Tecmo Bowl from the Sports aisle in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store for $2.49 monthly access or $6.49 for unlimited use purchase. 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.

Gamers can get the full effect of intense game play with the LG VX4500 from Verizon Wireless. The Get It Now-enabled VX4500 offers customers a two-way speakerphone allowing hands-free communication with one push of a button. With its powerful voice recognition command system, customers can access their contacts, voicemail, schedules and time information quickly, accurately and safely, without touching the keypad. The VX4500 also features a color screen and external LCD screen so users can see caller ID without flipping open the phone. Customers can now purchase the LG VX4500 for $39.99 with two-year customer agreement. Tecmo Bowl is also available on the Audiovox CDM8600, CDM8900 and CDM8910; Kyocera SE47, KX434 and KX2; LG VX4400, VX4600, VX6000, VX6100, VX7000 and VX8000; Motorola V265, V710 and T720; Samsung A530, A610, A650 and A670.

Verizon Wireless products and services are available at more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores nationwide, including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and stores within Circuit City, as well as at authorized retailers including Best Buy and participating RadioShack locations. Customers can also find information and purchase Verizon Wireless products and services online at www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 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 on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Get It Now®Get 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.

About Tecmo Mobile Tecmo Mobile, (http://www.tecmomobile.com/) a wholly owned subsidiary of Tecmo, LTD, brings the console experience to the mobile market. Tecmo Mobile offers wallpapers, games, ring tones, and applications featuring popular Tecmo brands now available on-the-go, and mobile content co-developed with next-generation games. Tecmo Mobile content is now available on Cingular and Verizon Wireless networks.

About Tecmo, Inc. Tecmo, Inc., located in Torrance, California, is a whole subsidiary of Tecmo, LTD in Tokyo, Japan and is a leader in the interactive entertainment industry, and now the wireless entertainment industry with its newest division Tecmo Mobile. Tecmo develops and publishes video games and content on wireless platforms and next-generation consoles. Tecmo has gained worldwide recognition with product lines such as the brand new Tecmo Bowl® for mobile carriers, and award-winning franchises including Ninja Gaiden ®, Dead or Alive®, Fatal Frame®, Monster Rancher®, and Gallop Racer®.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

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