From The United States To South Africa, World Cup Fans Can Stay Connected With Verizon Wireless

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Whether they call it football or soccer, fans around the globe will celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup from June 11 to July 11. For fans heading to South Africa to see every kick live, Verizon Wireless has them covered with access to International Services. Verizon Wireless customers staying in the United States can watch the action from home with exclusive World Cup mobile content on their phones.

With the following International Services from Verizon Wireless, customers can stay connected to friends and family while in South Africa or while traveling around the globe:

  • Global Phones and Smartphones – Make voice calls in South Africa and more than 220 countries worldwide. Verizon Wireless has a wide array of options to choose from, whether it’s the LG Fathom™ or a feature phone such as the Verizon Wireless Escapade™.
  • GlobalEmail – Use a global smartphone to access data coverage in 200 countries, with more than 110 offering 3G speeds, including South Africa. All of the World Cup host cities have GSM voice and data access for corporate LAN e-mail and attachments and personal POP3 e-mail accounts.
  • GlobalAccess – Use a global-capable USB modem such as the UMW190 or AD3700 or the HP Mini 311-1037NR netbook to access e-mail and data.
  • GlobalAccess Connect – Tether the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 to a notebook or netbook and use it as a modem for wireless Internet access in 200 countries worldwide.
  • Global Travel Program – Ideal for an occasional globetrotter. Call 800-711-8300 to request a global phone for short-term use. Customers can keep their regular phone numbers and voice mail accounts when abroad, plus the service doesn’t require daily rental fees or security deposits.

Verizon Wireless is offering a promotional $1.69 per minute voice rate in South Africa for customers who purchase a Global Value Plan for $4.99 per month. This promotional rate will be effective June 7 through July 31. In addition to the promotional rate in South Africa, the Global Value Plan provides customers a voice rate reduction in 150 additional countries.

For fans staying in the United States, exclusive 2010 FIFA World Cup mobile content from Verizon Wireless will make them feel like they’re still part of the action. V CAST Video customers will be able to see pre-tournament highlights, interviews and news. When the tournament starts, they will also be able to see live streaming broadcasts of their favorite matches.

For more information about Verizon Wireless’ international products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to

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