Whether Dad Is A Globetrotter, An Outdoorsman, A Music Lover Or A Trendsetter, This Father's Day Give Him The Gift Of Wireless

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Think outside of the tie box this Father's Day. Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation's most reliable voice and data network, has an array of the latest handsets that will make any dad happy this Father's Day.

For the Globetrotting Dad, Verizon Wireless' new BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone and Global BlackBerry service will keep dad "always connected" with easy access to e-mail, contacts, calendar, organizer and the Web when he is traveling. Plus, this phone provides the convenience of one local number for domestic and international use in over 160 countries in Europe, parts of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North America, as well as in Australia.

For the Outdoors Dad, Verizon Wireless' G'zOne Type-S handset will provide reliable performance for customers with outdoor lifestyles. This phone complies with Military Standards specifications for Water Resistance, Humidity, Shock and Dust while offering a streamlined form factor and Bluetooth® capabilities, making it a rugged outdoor communications tool.

For the Music-Loving Dad, the MOTORAZRTM maxx Ve, offers a sleek blend of music sensitive keys and easy access to Verizon Wireless' V CAST Music mobile music service. With over 1.9 million songs available for download over-the-air from well-known and independent artists, V CAST Music allows customers to purchase and download songs to any Windows® XP PC, plus sideload — or transfer — their existing compatible digital music collections for free to their V CAST Music-enabled handsets or memory cards. Bluetooth wireless technology for communicating with compatible stereo headsets, car kits and certain other Bluetooth-enabled devices, ample internal memory of more than 60MB and an optional 2GB expandable microSDTM memory card slot for storing music, content, games and more, combine to make this the perfect device for total multimedia enjoyment.

For the Trendsetting Dad, the LG VX8700 from Verizon Wireless, with its ultra-slim, high-gloss, clamshell design and large screen will provide dad with the enjoyment of a 2.0 megapixel camera/camcorder and easy access to Verizon Wireless' V CAST and V CAST Music services. Plus this phone provides access to VZ NavigatorSM, so dad can get audible turn-by-turn directions and location information to more than 14 million points of interest including restaurants, ATMs and gas stations.


Customers can purchase the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone for $299.99 after a $100 rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. An additional $100 credit toward the purchase of the device is available for customers who sign up for qualifying voice and data plans at the time of purchase. The G'zOne Type-S is available for $149.99 after $50 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. The MOTORAZR maxx Ve is available for $199.99 after a $50 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement, and customers can purchase the LG VX8700 for $149.99 after $50 rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

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

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 60.7 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 66,000 employees nationwide. The company 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.