Better Digital Music Experience Unveiled For V CAST Music

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless announced today the availability of the Music Essentials Manager for V CAST Music customers. Using software created by Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a developer of a wide range of software products and services for the wireless market, the Music Essentials Manager is a new PC application that will offer V CAST Music subscribers easier access toward purchasing 99 cent songs, downloading and managing their music, and transferring music files from their PC to their mobile phone. The software is available for download to both new and existing subscribers for no additional cost at  

V CAST Music is the world's most comprehensive mobile music service with a library of more than 1.4 million songs available for download. For as little as 99 cents, V CAST Music customers can download songs from their Windows XP® PC and sync their music to their wireless phone and take both their music and their phone on-the-go. Now, with the availability of the Music Essentials Manager, customers can organize their V CAST Music easily and have their favorite tunes readily available on their phones.

"Verizon Wireless has been leading the mobile music industry since the launch of our V CAST Music service earlier this year," said Jesse Money, director of consumer data services for Verizon Wireless. "As technology continues to evolve and mobile phones and portable music players converge into single devices, Verizon Wireless continues to provide innovative software solutions like the Music Essentials Manager to help our customers further enhance the ease and reliability of their mobile music service."

The Music Essentials Manager is currently available for download to Windows XP PCs for use with the following V CAST Music-enabled phones: LG VX8100, VX8300, Chocolate (LG VX8500), The V (LG VX9800), VX8600, Motorola RAZR V3m, MOTOKRZR K1m, Samsung SCH-a950, a930, a990, Nokia 6315i and Verizon Wireless CDM 8945. V CAST Music songs cost $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over-the-air onto a V CAST Music phone. Customers must be in the V CAST coverage area in order to access, browse and download V CAST Music to their V CAST Music phones.

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