Exclusive Wireless Spanish-Language Coverage Of 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany Available Tomorrow On Verizon Wireless Phones

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The world's most important soccer tournament begins tomorrow and Verizon Wireless customers have a front-row seat to catch all of the action on their V CAST-enabled phones. Verizon Wireless V CAST customers can view exclusive mobile video clips through Univision Móvil and recaps and highlights of Spanish-language coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM as covered on the Univision, TeleFutura and Galavisión Networks. Highlights from "Copa Mundial de la FIFA Alemania 2006TM" will be available to all Verizon Wireless V CAST customers throughout the tournament, which begins tomorrow and ends on July 9, 2006.

In conjunction with the tournament, Verizon Wireless is also offering customers discounted international long distance calling rates to the 31 countries represented in the world's most exciting soccer championship. Whether fans are rooting for first-time finalists Ukraine, the football powerhouses of Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany and Italy, steadfast competitor South Korea or the Cinderella teams of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, they can call those countries to talk with friends and family with significant savings.

Copa Mundial de la FIFA Alemania 2006 Highlights and MoreWith V CAST on their phones, Verizon Wireless customers can access video clips, recaps and highlights of all 64 matches right in the palms of their hands. Clips covering goals and key actions of the match with Spanish-language commentary will be on V CAST within 30 minutes after halftime and again at the conclusion of the match. In addition, customers will be able to watch a recap of the match, including all goals and key actions, within one hour of the end of each match.

For fans who want to relive the 2002 FIFA World Cup, V CAST also offers highlights, analysis and commentary on their V CAST-enabled wireless phones.

To get V CAST from Verizon Wireless, customers simply equip their V CAST-enabled phones with a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games, music and premium video. V CAST is currently available to more than 150 million Americans from coast to coast and runs on Verizon Wireless' broadband network, the most award-winning wireless broadband network in the nation. For more information, visit www.getvcast.com.

Score on Savings with the International Value PlanTo help its customers share their passion for soccer and communicate with friends and family overseas, Verizon Wireless is also offering discounted international long distance calling rates. Until July 31, 2006, customers can sign up for the International Long Distance Value Plan for $3.99 a month and save 50 percent on per-minute rates to 31 countries in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Customers with America's Choice® or North America's Choice calling plans can add the International Long Distance Value Plan for $3.99 per month to receive the lowest international calling rates from Verizon Wireless. Rates start at only $.04 per minute plus airtime for calls made from their calling plan's rate and coverage area (see complete list of available rates below).

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Country / Normal Rate / Rate After 50% Discount

Germany Normal Rate: $0.20 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

Costa RicaNormal Rate: $0.30Rate After 50% Discount: $0.15

Poland Normal Rate: $0.20 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

EcuadorNormal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

EnglandNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

ParaguayNormal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

Trinidad and Tobago Normal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

SwedenNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

ArgentinaNormal Rate: $0.30Rate After 50% Discount: $0.15

Cote d'IvoireNormal Rate: $1.49Rate After 50% Discount: $0.74

Serbia and MontenegroNormal Rate: $1.49Rate After 50% Discount: $0.74

NetherlandsNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

MexicoNormal Rate: $0.09Rate After 50% Discount: $0.04

IranNormal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

AngolaNormal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

PortugalNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

ItalyNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

GhanaNormal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

Czech RepublicNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

Brazil Normal Rate: $0.30Rate After 50% Discount: $0.15

Croatia Normal Rate: $0.30Rate After 50% Discount: $0.15

AustraliaNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

JapanNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

FranceNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

Switzerland Normal Rate: $0.30Rate After 50% Discount: $0.15

South KoreaNormal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

TogoNormal Rate: $0.50 Rate After 50% Discount: $0.25

Spain Normal Rate: $0.20Rate After 50% Discount: $0.10

UkraineNormal Rate: $1.49Rate After 50% Discount: $0.74

TunisiaNormal Rate: $1.49Rate After 50% Discount: $0.74

Saudi Arabia Normal Rate: $0.35Rate After 50% Discount: $0.17

Subject to Customer Agreement, qualifying Calling Plan and credit approval. Rates and countries can change without prior notice. There are standard rates available for countries not included in the International Long Distance Value Plan. To get the most up-to-date information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, 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.