hapE nu yr! will U marry me? Verizon Wireless Invites Revelers Nationwide To Display Their New Year's Eve Text Messages On Times Square Jumbotron

WHAT:Each year, the voices of the nearly half a million people rise as one as the ball drops on another year in New York City's Times Square. This year, for the first time, Verizon Wireless is offering revelers in Times Square, and throughout the country, the opportunity to make sure their individual New Year's wishes are heard — or at least read at the most famous New Year's Eve party in the world.

Whether you're one of the half a million people in Times Square or sitting on your couch in Los Angeles, you will have the chance to send text messages, pictures, best wishes, or a "will you marry me?" request to Spotlight Live's 75-foot Jumbotron in Times Square. Messages can be sent from any text-capable phone, from any wireless carrier to 81878 or a pix message to NYC@pix.vzw.com. Regular text message rates apply.

WHO:Anyone with a cell phone in the U.S. will have the opportunity to interact with Spotlight Live's Jumbotron — and the more than half a million New Year's Eve revelers in Times Square — courtesy of Verizon Wireless.

WHERE: Spotlight Live Jumbotron overlooking Times Square1604 Broadway, between 48th & 49th StreetsNew York, N.Y.

WHEN: New Year's Eve — 1:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 through 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to 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.