Port O'Brien To Play Verizon Wireless' Coffee Shop Series In California

Who/What: Port O'Brien, an Oakland-area band that combines acoustic, folk, and indie rock, and Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's largest 3G network.

When: Sunday, May 16 3:00 p.m. — Media Check-in 3:15 p.m. — Media Interviews with Port O'Brien — Arranged in Advance 4:00 p.m. — Performance

Where: Z Space @ Artaud 450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

(Photo Caption — Port O'Brien performs at San Francisco's Z Space @ Artaud as part of Verizon Wireless' Coffee Shop Series )

Background: Verizon Wireless' Coffee Shop Series is a new program that gives San Francisco's vibrant coffee shop community free access to exclusive concerts by local talent and showcases new and exciting Verizon Wireless technology, including the Verizon Wireless MiFi™ 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and the latest 3G smartphones. The first 25 fans at the show who donate their old wireless phone for recycling by Verizon Wireless' HopeLine® program will have the chance to be seated in the VIP section that night at the show. HopeLine is Verizon Wireless' phone recycling and re-use program that supports domestic violence prevention agencies, including more than 20 organizations in the Bay Area. For more information about the HopeLine program, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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.