"Desperate Housewives" Wins Inaugural V CAST Teen Choice Award

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA and BEDMINSTER, NJ — The votes have been cast and tallied at The 2005 Teen Choice Awards on FOX, and the ladies of Wisteria Lane took home the Teen Choice Awards for the best wireless phone content on Verizon Wireless' new V CAST service. The newest award — the Choice V CAST Award — was presented to the Desperate Housewives — Mary Alice (Brenda Strong), Bree (Marcia Cross), Susan (Teri Hatcher), Lynette (Felicity Huffman), Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) and Edie (Nicolette Sheridan) — who rode away with the coveted Teen Choice Award surfboard.

V CAST from Verizon Wireless lets you break out your best potluck recipe for the celebration on Wisteria Lane and catch up on your favorite "Desperate Housewives" moments. The first wireless broadband consumer multimedia service in the country, V CAST from Verizon Wireless allows customers to view crystal clear short videos in the palms of their hands in more than 50 major metropolitan areas from coast-to-coast. The V CAST lineup is filled with a plethora of content, including other Choice V CAST Teen Choice Award nominees such as FOX's "24: Conspiracy," "American Dad," "Arrested Development," and "The Simple Life," plus "Alias," "Extreme Makeover" and "Lost."

Verizon Wireless congratulates "Desperate Housewives" cast, producers and writers, winners of the Choice V CAST award. The show's popularity has spread from the television to wireless phones as teens recognized the best in short video content on Verizon Wireless' V CAST multimedia service. Teens from across the country voted online from June 1, 2005 through August 4, 2005 for The Teen Choice Award nominees including the hottest personalities in film, television and music, Choice Comedian, Choice Hissy Fit, Choice Movie Chemistry, Choice Scream Scene, Choice Reality/Variety show, Choice Breakout Artist, Choice Male Hottie, Choice Liplock and the inaugural Choice V CAST Award. The 2005 Teen Choice Awards aired Tuesday August 16, on FOX. A full list of the winners can be viewed at www.fox.com/tca2005.  

To get V CAST from Verizon Wireless, simply equip your V CAST-enabled phone with V CAST for $15.00 monthly access added to your Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

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 47.4 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.