Load Up Your Verizon Wireless Phone This Fourth Of July And Start Summer Off With A Bang

BEDMINSTER, NJ — This Fourth of July, Verizon Wireless customers can welcome in the dog days of summer by relaxing and letting their wireless phone do all the work. Before firing up the grill, Verizon Wireless customers with Get It Now®-enabled phones can get comfortable and ready for all the holiday festivities by downloading the perfect applications that will keep the Fourth of July sizzling.

Need to find an outdoor bar within marching distance of the night's fireworks display? Relax and leave the planning to ClubFONE Nightlife Guide. By downloading ClubFONE, night owls can get up to the minute listings for clubs, music, lounges, restaurants and the best in nightlife in 30 U.S. cities.

The gang's all here so it's time to get the party started. While the BBQ heats up and the drinks chill, entertain guests with Mobile Karaoke. Complete with lyrics and pictures, download the latest beats from today's hottest artists and let the singing and dancing begin.

Outdoor plans? Don't get bugged by the great outdoors. Solve bug problems by downloading AwayAuction™ from eBay and bid on bug lamps, bug spray or check on current auction bids.

Trying to be the perfect host but forget the ingredients for a friend's favorite drink? Find them and review thousands of cool drink recipes by downloading Drinknation. Browse recipes by name, theme, category and ingredient. If the evening calls for wine, be the party's sommelier by downloading the Wine Spectator Mobile Companion, featuring easy to search ratings, tasting notes and vintage charts.

What's there to do if raindrops move the weekend festivities inside? Check out The History Channel® Timeline Trivia to create teams and travel back in time by putting knowledge from history classes to the test.

Is surf up at the beach? Download Surfline MOBILE Premium to hang ten with the latest surf forecasts for nearly 100 surf spots around the world, complete with live beach-cam images.

The fireworks are over and now it's time to star gaze — but no one can find the Big Dipper. Star struck customers can download The Mobile Sky Chart. Simply enter a zip code and The Mobile Sky Chart will be the guide to the heavens.

End the day with a bang. Download Snapfish Mobile 2.0 and share all the camera phone images with friends and family — without connecting to a PC. Choose a favorite and set it as the phone's wallpaper.

Get It Now from Verizon Wireless offers customers over 500 downloadable applications that range in price from $1.99 to $5.99 depending upon quantity purchased. Subscription pricing may be more, and airtime charges apply. Each application allows customers to view and accept prior to downloading.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 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 preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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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