V CAST Video From Verizon Wireless Continues To Entertain And Inform

SAN DIEGO, CA, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless continues to add popular entertainment choices for customers with V CAST Video on their wireless devices, the company said today at the CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009® show.

More Full-Length and Live Programs on Demand from V CAST Video Verizon Wireless currently offers more than 140 programs from leading broadcast and cable networks as full-length episodes, with new series premiering each month, and more than 50 series making their debuts this year. Long-form programming on V CAST Video means viewers have another option to catch the latest episodes of their favorite shows, including kids' shows, sports updates and comedy, along with top-rated network shows, whenever they want, all on demand.

Verizon has worked with its content partners to bring several live television programs to V CAST Video, helping customers stay current with what's happening even if they were away from a television or a computer. These live events included professional hockey playoff games, a slate of college football games, the Dew Tour, and news coverage of Michael Jackson's funeral proceedings. The company expects to have nearly 100 live sporting events on V CAST Video before the end of the year.

New customers with V CAST-enabled feature phones or BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphones can check out V CAST Video for a $10.00 monthly subscription, which includes access to full-length television shows plus news, sports, weather and live entertainment and access to the Verizon Wireless ESPN MVP service. There are no megabyte charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content with any V CAST subscription; however, new customers must also subscribe to a data package for a data usage allowance. The new V CAST Video on Demand plan replaces the $15.00 V CAST VPak. These changes will not impact existing customers.

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 operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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.