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Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 Customers Love E-Mail and Sports

Jan 07, 2008 (12:01 PM EST)
URL: http://www.techweb.com/show-press-release/X665363/verizon-wireless-mobile-web-2-0-customers-love-e-mail-and-sports.html

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, today announced the most popular Mobile Web 2.0(SM) destinations of 2007. Providing Verizon Wireless customers with access to news, tools and information from the nation's top content providers, Mobile Web 2.0 is a tool available on most phones that helps customers stay connected to the things that matter most.

Last year's most popular Mobile Web activities among Mobile Web users included checking e-mail and staying up-to-date on their favorite sports teams. Top Mobile Web destinations for 2007 include:

1. Yahoo!(R) Mail 6. Lavalife Chat 2. ESPN 7. MyVerizon/My Account 3. MSN(R) Hotmail 8. CBS Sportsline 4. AOL(R) Mail 9. LSN Local News 5. Airdate Friendz 10. NHL

Lee Daniels, vice president of consumer product development for Verizon Wireless, said, "Mobile Web 2.0 helps our customers enhance their wireless experience while keeping them informed and connected to their lives while on-the-go."

Mobile Web 2.0 can be self-provisioned, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service. Customers simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on their Mobile Web 2.0-capable handsets by visiting the News and Info category under the Get It Now(R) menu on their phones.

Customers on Nationwide Plans get free access to Mobile Web 2.0 but pay $1.99 per megabyte; data use is cumulative for the month. Customers viewing approximately 50 Mobile Web pages will incur megabyte charges of approximately 0.6 megabytes. For customers who have America's Choice plans, Mobile Web 2.0 is available for $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime if purchased as a standalone service from the phone. Alternatively, Mobile Web 2.0 is part of the V CAST VPak, which also includes unlimited basic V CAST Video clips and access to ESPN MVP for $15.00 monthly access. Subscribers to the V CAST VPak do not incur airtime or megabyte charges when using V CAST Video or Music, Mobile Web 2.0 or Get It Now applications.

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 Wireless

Verizon 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 www.verizonwireless.com www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia and Vodafone . For more information, go to: . 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 .

CONTACT: Jeffrey Nelson of Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7519, Jeffrey.Nelson@verizonwireless.com

Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/ http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia/