PITTSBURGH, PA — Verizon Wireless, the first national wireless service provider to launch Ringback Tones, today announced its most popular Ringback Tones from three leading music providers; SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. With Ringback Tones from Verizon Wireless, customers can find the hottest Ringback Tones to replace the standard ring callers hear while waiting for their call to be answered. Among the many options, Ringback Tone customers can choose from the following chart-topping hits:
Top 10 Ringback Tones from SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT*:
1. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye2. Heaven - Los Lonely Boys3. Karma - Alicia Keys4. Nice & Slow - Usher5. Drive - Incubus6. Grindin' - Clipse7. Diary - Alicia Keys8. Drops Of Jupiter - Train9. U Don't Have To Call - Usher10. A Woman's Worth - Alicia Keys
Top 10 Ringback Tones from Universal Music Group*:
1. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot2. Wrong Way - Sublime3. Somebody Told Me - The Killers4. Should've Been A Cowboy - Toby Keith5. Just A Girl - No Doubt6. Here Without You - 3 Doors Down7. Sweet Thing - Mary J. Blige8. It's My Life - No Doubt9. Don't Speak - No Doubt10. Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Top 10 Ringback Tones from Warner Music Group*:
1. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day2. No Problem Lil' Scrappy3. I Wanna Be Sedated (LP Version) - Ramones4. Knuck If You Buck - Crime Mob (featuring Lil' Scrappy)5. American Idiot - Green Day6. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) (Album Version) - Green Day7. I'll Be There For You (Theme From Friends) (LP Version) - The Rembrandts8. Welcome To My Life - Simple Plan9. Headstrong (Clean Album Version) Trapt10. Call Me (LP Version) - Tweet
* For the period of March 1 through March 31, 2005.
With Ringback Tones from Verizon Wireless, customers can add some personality to a traditional phone call by browsing through a catalog of more than 2,400 songs in 13 different music genres from leading music companies such as SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. Customers can set up their Ringback Tones to include a standard Ringback Tone (including the Verizon Wireless standard Ringback Tone), or choose different Ringback Tones for each caller based on Caller ID, Group List or the time of day.
Ringback Tones are available to Verizon Wireless customers in select markets beginning today for a monthly fee of $0.99 per month. The cost of each Ringback Tone is $1.99, which provides unlimited use for one year. Both the monthly fee and cost for each tone appear on the customer's monthly bill. Verizon Wireless plans to continue to expand Ringback Tones across its nationwide network throughout 2005.
Music fans will find it easier than ever to choose the perfect Ringback Tone-they simply visit the Ringback Tones Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow/ringbacktones. From the site, they can register, browse and preview the latest Ringback Tones from the biggest names in the music industry today. They also can sign up to receive a TXT Alert whenever their selected artists release new Ringback Tones by visiting the My Alerts section of the site and selecting TXT notifications. Standard text messaging rates apply to TXT Alerts.
Signing up for Ringback Tones right from TXT Messaging-capable phones is easy: Send the TXT Message "RBT" to address "728." Reply to accept the service, and send the TXT Message "List" to "728" to receive a list of Ringback Tones available for purchase. A list of song ID codes will be sent to the phone as a TXT Message and customers can purchase a Ringback Tone by sending the song ID code as a TXT Message to "728." Standard text messaging rates may apply. From that point on, all callers will hear the new Ringback Tone. Customers can manage who hears their Ringback Tone, purchase more tones and manage their accounts by visiting www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow/ringbacktones.
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 also can find information and purchase Verizon Wireless products and services online at www.verizonwireless.com.
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