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Verizon Wireless LG Versa Gives New Meaning To Versatility

Verizon Wireless LG Versa Gives New Meaning To Versatility BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SAN DIEGO — February 26, 2009 — Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) announced today that the LG Versa™ will be available on the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and data network beginning March 1. With its elegant chrome border on a bar design, animated 3-inch touch screen interface with tactile feedback and an attachable QWERTY keypad, the LG Versa will be an MVP (Most Versatile Phone) for customers.

Customers can personalize their LG Versa phones based on their messaging needs – either attach the QWERTY keypad to their phones or leave the keypad at home. The LG Versa’s home screen is transformed into a sizzling, animated 3D interface and customers can quickly customize three different home screens with their favorite shortcuts. The built-in accelerometer rotates the screen automatically from portrait to landscape, and customers can use rotation movements to steer games. The HTML Web browser includes Flash and RSS feed support, and customers can keep up to three windows open and switch from one window to the other to view pages.

Additionally, the phone comes packed with Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music with Rhapsody and V CAST Video services. V CAST Music with Rhapsody allows customers to choose from more than 5 million songs over-the-air, download the master copy of their songs to their PCs free of digital rights management (DRM) software and sync their favorite tracks, albums and playlists from their PCs to their LG Versa phones using the included USB cable. V CAST Video allows customers to download or stream video from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more.

The LG Versa supports productivity tools – such as Visual Voice Mail so they can prioritize their messages – while Verizon Wireless’ VZ Navigator(SM) service transforms the phone into a navigation device at a fraction of the cost of most GPS systems. In addition, the LG Versa is compatible with Mobile Broadband Connect to allow customers to use their phones as a modem by linking their laptops to their phones to establish a broadband connection anywhere within Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Broadband rate and coverage area.

Additional features and capabilities of the LG Versa include:

• Virtual QWERTY keypad

• 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder with autofocus, flash and image editor

o SmartPic technology for improved image quality

o Camera resolutions: 1600 x 1200 (default), 1280 x 960, 800 x 400, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 pixels

o Face detection – automatically detect a face when taking a picture

o Zoom: up to 2x

o Image editor: zoom, rotate, crop, add frames and icons, and write over images

o Video resolutions: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 176 x 144 pixels (default)

o Video recording time: 30 seconds for sending or up to one hour for saving

o Video player for WMV, MP4, 3GP, 3G2 formats

o Customizable brightness, white balance, shutter sound, color effects, photometry, and self-timer

• Music Player –

o Music player for .mp3, .wma, unprotected .aac and unprotected .aac+ formats

o Multitask while playing music – hide player to send messages, edit contacts, and browse the Web

o Create and manage playlists

o Music Library – organized by artist, genre and album

o Music Only Mode (RF off except Bluetooth®)

• microSD™ memory port with up to 16 GB support (16 GB card available in mid-March)

• USB Mass Storage – transfer files between microSD card and PC

• Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) –

o Supported profiles: headset, hands-free (car kits), dial-up networking, stereo phonebook access, basic printing, object push (for vCard and vCal), file transfer, basic imaging, and human interface device

• Animated three-dimensional interface for home screens – customize up to three home screens with favorite features and applications

• Module home screen when QWERTY keypad is attached

• VZ Navigator-capable – get visual and audible directions to thousands of destinations, locate businesses and other points of interest, get maps of a location and share directions with others

• Chaperone® Child-capable – allows the LG Versa to have its location shared with family members via the Chaperone Web site, the Chaperone® Parent application or Child Zone® SMS alerts

• Chaperone® Parent-capable – with the Chaperone Parent application, customers can view location information or be notified of the whereabouts of the Chaperone Child phone

• Visual Voice Mail – delete, reply and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions

• Mobile Web-capable – customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more

• Mobile Email – access MSN® Hotmail®, America Online® and Yahoo! ® accounts to exchange e-mail

• Media Center-capable – downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more

• Mobile IM using AIM®, MSN, Yahoo!

• Auto Screen and Key Lock – prevents unwanted key actions

• 2.5 mm headset jack

• Text, picture and video messaging

• Supports threaded messaging

• Personal organizer with calculator, EZ Tip Calculator, calendar, alarm clock, stopwatch, world clock, notepad, and drawing pad with character recognition

• Speakerphone and voice commands

• Bilingual interface – English and Spanish

• Phonebook with up to 1,000 entries with multiple contacts

• TTY/TDD-capable

• In Case of Emergency contacts

• Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA

• Data transmission: EV-DO Revision A (Rev. A)

• Dimensions: 4.16” (h) x 2.07” (w) x 0.54” (d)

• Weight: 3.81 ounces

• Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T4

• SAR: head 1.38 W/kg, body 0.764 W/kg

• LCD: 262K color TFT, 480 x 240 pixels, 3.0”

• Ambient light sensor controls the brightness on the LCD according to surrounding light

• Proximity sensor turns LCD off when a customer is placing a call on the LG Versa

• External LCD: monochrome OLED, 56 x 120 pixels, 0.94” (only available on the QWERTY keypad attachment)

• Standard battery: 1,100 mAh

• Usage time: up to 290 minutes or

• Standby time: up to 430 hours

Pricing

The LG Versa will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning March 1 for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

Customers can get the most out of their LG Versa with Verizon Wireless’ Nationwide Premium calling plan. Starting at $79.99 monthly access, the Nationwide Premium calling plan includes unlimited messaging, VZ Navigator, Mobile Email and V CAST VPak, plus unlimited megabytes for Mobile Web and Media Center. Mobile Broadband Connect can be added to their plans for $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB, and Visual Voice Mail is available for $2.99 monthly access, per line, plus airtime or megabyte charges and messaging fees, depending on a customer’s plan.

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.

Media Contact Info

Brenda Raney Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7518

Demetra Kavadeles LG Mobile Phones dkavadeles@lge.com 858-635-5232

Jacqueline Johnson Ogilvy PR for LG Jacqueline.Johnson@ogilvypr.com 310-248-6192

Verizon And Keith Urban Team Up For The Verizon VIP Tour To Give Fans A Special “No Frills” Performance

Verizon And Keith Urban Team Up For The Verizon VIP Tour To Give Fans A Special “No Frills” Performance BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 24, 2009 — Keith Urban fans are walking on air in anticipation of the March 31 release of “Defying Gravity,” the two-time GRAMMY® award-winner’s new album, which has already spawned Urban’s 18th Top 5 hit “Sweet Thing.” Urban is teaming with Verizon to give fans a series of exclusive, “No Frills” performances with his band on the Verizon VIP Tour. These concerts will precede the May launch of Urban’s “Escape Together World Tour.”

The Verizon VIP Tour featuring Keith Urban “No Frills” will not only deliver exclusive intimate performances but will reward customers that interact with Urban’s music on mobile, broadband and TV with access to the shows. Keith Urban video content, information and entertainment will be offered to Verizon FiOS customers, and Verizon Wireless customers can download Keith Urban music to their handsets using Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music service.

“Clubs are where it all began,” said Urban. “There’s just something about the way the band grooves and how the audience gets right up there close and personal, and I love it. So for me there’s a nostalgic cool factor in doing this with Verizon.”

Exclusive Keith Urban Music on V CAST Music

Prior to the March 31 release of “Defying Gravity,” Verizon Wireless customers will have exclusive access to three new Keith Urban songs, “Hit the Ground Runnin’,” “Standing Right In Front of You,” and “If Ever I Could Love.” These songs will be available in ringtones, ringback tones and full-song over-the-air downloads according to the following schedule:

“Hit the Ground Runnin’”

• March 6 – Available in ringtones and ringback tones

• March 10 – Available in full-song downloads over the air

“Standing Right In Front of You”

• March 13 – Available in ringtones and ringback tones

• March 17 – Available in full-song downloads over the air

“If Ever I Could Love”

• March 20 – Available in ringtones and ringback tones

• March 24 – Available in full-song downloads over the air

Mobile Tickets

Fans have an opportunity to get tickets to the Verizon VIP Tour featuring Keith Urban “No Frills” by downloading his music or videos from Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music service. Select fans will be sent mobile tickets over-the-air, directly to their Verizon Wireless phones for entry to the event. Upon arrival to the show, customers can flash their digital tickets over a scanner for VIP access.

“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Keith Urban for the Verizon VIP Tour ‘No Frills’ and help bring his music to his fans – while they’re on-the-go or at home,” said Ed Ruth, director of digital music for Verizon. “Fans will be able to access Keith Urban’s new album through our V CAST Music service.”

Customers can download Urban’s songs, including “Sweet Thing” as ringback tones, ring tones and full-song downloads via V CAST Music. Customers are charged $1.99 per megabyte for data usage when downloading ringtones or ringback tones. However, megabyte pricing is not charged for downloading music, or text, picture and video messaging.

For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music. For more information on Keith Urban, go to www.keithurban.net or go to www.kuconcerts.com.

Verizon VIP Tour Featuring Keith Urban “No Frills” dates:

• Date: City, Venue

• 3/18: Dallas, House of Blues

• 3/24: San Francisco, The Fillmore

• 3/27: Los Angeles, House of Blues

• 3/30: Chicago, Joe’s Bar on Weed Street

• 4/1: New York City, Webster Hall

• 4/3: Philadelphia, Theater of the Living Arts

Media Contact Info

Brenda Raney Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7518

Paul Freundlich for Keith Urban paulf@pfamedia.net 212-334-6116

Scripps Networks Teams Up With Verizon Wireless And The Verizon Hub

Scripps Networks Teams Up With Verizon Wireless And The Verizon Hub KNOXVILLE, Tenn., and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 24, 2009 — Scripps Networks, the leader in lifestyle media, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that content from HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network and Fine Living Network is now available on the Verizon Hub. Available now from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services. From fabulous Food Network recipes to HGTV experts’ design tips, Verizon Hub users will be able to sample video from Scripps’ wide array of lifestyle programming.

“Scripps’ lifestyle brands speak to the heart of the home, so it seems a natural complement for them to be available on a home ‘hub.’ Customers can access quick Food Network recipe information right in the kitchen and HGTV decorating inspiration right in the rooms they want to update,” said Deanna Brown, president of Scripps Networks Digital. “Having video from the Scripps Networks channels available on the Verizon Hub offers our brand enthusiasts another touch-point, while also giving those new to the brands a chance to sample our content.”

“The programming from HGTV and Food Network fits in so well with what Verizon Hub users want – quick access to tips and information about how to make their homes very special places,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “We’re so pleased that Scripps Networks is working with us to bring this great content to our customers.”

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service from Verizon Wireless to purchase the communications command center. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones. All of these services will appear on the customer’s Verizon Wireless monthly bill.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Jerilyn Bliss Scripps Networks jbliss@scrippsnetworks.com 865-560-4181

Tune In To iheartradio: 14 Popular Radio Stations Bring Music, News And Sports To The Verizon Hub

Tune In To iheartradio: 14 Popular Radio Stations Bring Music, News And Sports To The Verizon Hub SAN ANTONIO and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 24, 2009 — Clear Channel Radio and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that the Verizon Hub now offers 14 of the most popular Clear Channel Radio stations through Clear Channel Radio’s iheartradio portal. These stations include music, sports, talk and the exclusive Verizon New Music Channel.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services. The initial streaming channels will include a wide variety of stations with diverse programming of interest to many different listeners. The stations include:

• WHTZ-FM, New York, Top 40 • WLTW-FM, New York, Adult Contemporary • WWPR-FM, New York, Urban • KFI-AM, Los Angeles, News/Talk • KIIS-FM, Los Angeles, Top 40 • WWDC-FM, Washington, D.C., Rock • WSIX-FM, Nashville, Tenn., Country • WGCI-FM, Chicago, Urban • WMGE-FM, Miami, Spanish • American Top 40, hosted by Ryan Seacrest • Fox Sports Radio • Smooth Jazz • Verizon New Music Channel

John Hogan, Clear Channel Radio president and chief executive officer, said, “We are very excited to expand our popular iheartradio service through our relationship with Verizon Wireless, delivering great content to reach listeners through the Verizon Hub. In addition to some of the most popular and iconic radio stations in America, we are making additional stations available to Verizon Hub users, including commercial-free Smooth Jazz, Fox Sports Radio, American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, and the Verizon New Music Channel, which Clear Channel programs exclusively for Verizon Wireless. As the premiere provider of audio content for the Verizon Hub, our strong initial line-up of 14 diverse stations will be expanded quickly over the next 30-60 days, adding more great stations to the Verizon Hub’s offerings and bringing a spectrum of choices to listeners.”

Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless, said, “Listening to the radio in the kitchen or anywhere in the house is something people have done for years and years, and working with Clear Channel and its iheartradio service gives Verizon Hub users access to some of the top stations from across the country. The addition of streaming Internet radio to the Verizon Hub so soon after launch demonstrates how simple it is to expand what it can bring to consumers, and we look forward to many new applications in the coming weeks and months.”

Available now from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider. To listen to these stations, current Verizon Hub users can click on the Internet Radio button, which has been downloaded automatically over the broadband connection, located under the V CAST icon on the applications screen.

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service from Verizon Wireless to purchase the communications command center. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones. All of these services will appear on the customer’s Verizon Wireless monthly bill.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information on Clear Channel Radio, visit www.clearchannel.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Lisa Dollinger Clear Channel Radio lisadollinger@clearchannel.com 210-832-3348

ZTE Announces First EV-DO Revision B On CDMA2000 System

ZTE Announces First EV-DO Revision B On CDMA2000 System Shenzhen, China – February 24, 2009 – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced another technological breakthrough by achieving the world’s first EV-DO Revision B (Rev.B) VoIP Call on its CDMA2000 system, marking the first time in the industry that a CDMA vendor achieves an impressive 9.3 Mbps download rate and 5.4 Mbps upload rate. This remarkable feat once again demonstrates ZTE’s leading position in the CDMA industry. The excellent results were announced by the company in the recently concluded 3GPP2 Standards Conference 2009 held in Shanghai, China from February 16 – 24, which was jointly organized by ZTE and China Telecom to promote next-generation wireless broadband communications.

EV-DO is a telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. It was designed as an evolution of the CDMA2000 (IS-2000) standard that would support high data rates and could be deployed alongside a wireless carrier's voice services. It is standardized by 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) as part of the CDMA2000 family of standards and has been adopted by many mobile phone service providers worldwide, particularly those previously employing CDMA networks.

“In order to meet customers’ demand in addressing advanced network evolution, we launch the world’s first EV-DO Rev.B technology several months ahead of our rivals,” said Li Jian, General Manager of CDMA Products, ZTE Corporation. “We are committed to the industry and continue to invest and speed up large-scale commercial use of EV-DO Rev.B to leverage telecom operators’ investment in EV-DO Rev A networks.”

The company has completed the first stage of achieving EV-DO Rev.B and adopted 3-carrier bundling technology, with each carrier having a bandwidth of 1.25 MHz. Compared with mature commercial EV-DO Rev.A, what ZTE’s EV-DO Rev.B does is to only upgrade EV-DO Rev.A’s software, with no additional hardware equipment required. Both ZTE’s EV-DO Rev.A and Rev.B adopt identical baseband chipset.

ZTE plans to commercialize its EV-DO Rev.B system in Q3 2009, reaffirming its leading position in EV-DO technology development.

In future, EV-DO Rev.B can bundle up to a maximum of 15 carriers, with a download (forward) rate of 73.5 Mbps and an upload (reverse) rate of 27 Mbps. Among the unique features of EV-DO Rev.B include allocating flexible bandwidth and offering better QoS, hence enhancing user experience.

There are now more than 105 million EV-DO users worldwide. To date, ZTE has established 70 EV-DO networks in more than 60 countries, including China, the United States, Czech, Poland, India and Indonesia.

ZTE has been creating waves in the global CDMA market with global CDMA subscriber capacity reaching 200 million. It ranks first in terms of global base station shipment as well as taking the number one spot in China’s CDMA sector by virtue of having one third of the domestic market share. The continuous success of ZTE in the CDMA market is attributed to a corporate policy of constantly introducing technical innovation, offering low TCO for its All-IP CDMA2000 solutions, and quick customer response.

Oklahoma City Sprint Customers Enjoy Enhanced Network Coverage And Capacity

Oklahoma City Sprint Customers Enjoy Enhanced Network Coverage And Capacity OKLAHOMA CITY--Feb. 23, 2009-- Sprint wireless customers in the Oklahoma City market are experiencing stronger wireless service as a result of recent local network enhancements. During 2008, Sprint invested more than $7 million in Oklahoma City for network expansion and enhancements for its Sprint Nationwide Network and Nextel National Network.

“Our customers depend on, and enjoy, high-quality voice services and dependable mobile broadband service,” said Richard Blanc, regional vice president of network for Sprint. “Based on our internal metrics, dropped and blocked call rates continue to be at all-time lows with double-digit, year-over-year improvement when comparing December 2007 to December 2008. By enhancing coverage and capacity in the area, across both of our wireless networks, Sprint is making it easier than ever for customers to cut the cord or landline phone to save money and go completely wireless.”

Sprint recently was awarded the J.D. Power and Associates award for “Highest Call Quality Performance Among Wireless Cell Phone Users in the Southwest Region (KS, MO, OK, AR, and TX) in a Tie” by J.D. Power and Associates (Source: J.D. Power 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study – Volume 2, Sept. 4, 2008).*

In addition to operating two high-performing wireless networks, Sprint operates America’s most dependable 3G network*, providing customers access to the Internet, exclusive content like NFL Mobile Live and Nascar Sprint Cup MobileSM, e-mail, GPS navigation, and quick access to their social networks – at blazing fast 3G speeds. Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at www.sprint.com/coverage and at self-service, touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint retail stores.

* Sprint Nextel received the highest numerical score among wireless service providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance StudySM Vol. 2. Study based on 22,407 consumer responses measuring six providers in the Southwest region (AR, KS, MO, OK, TX) and measures opinions of wireless users about the call quality of their service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in February-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

* Dependability based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets, June to November 2008.

Media Contact:SprintKristin Wallace, 404-649-1625Kristin.c.wallace@sprint.com

Houston Sprint Customers Enjoy Enhanced Network Coverage And Capacity

Houston Sprint Customers Enjoy Enhanced Network Coverage And Capacity HOUSTON-- Feb. 23, 2009-- Sprint wireless customers in the Houston market are experiencing stronger wireless service as a result of recent local network enhancements. During 2008, Sprint invested more than $33 million in the Houston metro market for network expansion and enhancements for its Sprint Nationwide Network and Nextel National Network. In addition, Sprint invested more than $105 million throughout the state of Texas.

“Our customers depend on, and enjoy, high-quality voice services and dependable mobile broadband service,” said Richard Blanc, regional vice president of network for Sprint. “Based on our internal metrics, dropped and blocked call rates continue to be at all-time lows with double-digit, year-over-year improvement when comparing December 2007 to December 2008. By enhancing coverage and capacity in the area, across both of our wireless networks, Sprint is making it easier than ever for customers to cut the cord or landline phone to save money and go completely wireless.”

Sprint recently was awarded the J.D. Power and Associates award for “Highest Call Quality Performance Among Wireless Cell Phone Users in the Southwest Region (KS, MO, OK, AR, and TX) in a Tie” by J.D. Power and Associates (Source: J.D. Power 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study – Volume 2, Sept. 4, 2008).*

In addition to operating two high-performing wireless networks, Sprint operates America’s most dependable 3G network*, providing customers access to the Internet, exclusive content like NFL Mobile Live and Nascar Sprint Cup MobileSM, e-mail, GPS navigation, and quick access to their social networks – at blazing fast 3G speeds.

Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at www.sprint.com/coverage and at self-service, touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint retail stores.

* Sprint Nextel received the highest numerical score among wireless service providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance StudySM Vol. 2. Study based on 22,407 consumer responses measuring six providers in the Southwest region (AR, KS, MO, OK, TX) and measures opinions of wireless users about the call quality of their service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in February-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

* Dependability based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets, June to November 2008.

Contact:

Sprint Alex Hahn 703-433-3062 alex.m.hahn@sprint.com

Little Rock Sprint Customers Enjoy Enhanced Network Coverage And Capacity

Little Rock Sprint Customers Enjoy Enhanced Network Coverage And Capacity LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Feb. 23, 2009-- Sprint wireless customers in the Little Rock market are experiencing stronger wireless service as a result of recent local network enhancements. During 2008, Sprint invested more than $8 million in Little Rock for network expansion and enhancements for its Sprint Nationwide Network and Nextel National Network.

“Our customers depend on, and enjoy, high-quality voice services and dependable mobile broadband service,” said Richard Blanc, regional vice president of network for Sprint. “Based on our internal metrics, dropped and blocked call rates continue to be at all-time lows with double-digit, year-over-year improvement when comparing December 2007 to December 2008. By enhancing coverage and capacity in the area, across both of our wireless networks, Sprint is making it easier than ever for customers to cut the cord or landline phone to save money and go completely wireless.”

Sprint recently was awarded the J.D. Power and Associates award for “Highest Call Quality Performance Among Wireless Cell Phone Users in the Southwest Region (KS, MO, OK, AR, and TX) in a Tie” by J.D. Power and Associates (Source: J.D. Power 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study – Volume 2, Sept. 4, 2008).*

In addition to operating two high-performing wireless networks, Sprint operates America’s most dependable 3G network*, providing customers access to the Internet, exclusive content like NFL Mobile Live and Nascar Sprint Cup MobileSM, e-mail, GPS navigation, and quick access to their social networks – at blazing fast 3G speeds. Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at www.sprint.com/coverage and at self-service, touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint retail stores.

* Sprint Nextel received the highest numerical score among wireless service providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance StudySM Vol. 2. Study based on 22,407 consumer responses measuring six providers in the Southwest region (AR, KS, MO, OK, TX) and measures opinions of wireless users about the call quality of their service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in February-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

* Dependability based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets, June to November 2008.

Media:

Sprint Kristin Wallace, 404-649-1625 Kristin.c.wallace@sprint.com

Verizon Wireless CDM8975 Joins A Robust Line-Up Of Push To Talk Handsets

Verizon Wireless CDM8975 Joins A Robust Line-Up Of Push To Talk Handsets BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 23, 2009 — Verizon Wireless announced today that the new Verizon Wireless CDM8975 is available immediately through business sales channels. The phone, developed by Personal Communications Devices, LLC, joins Verizon Wireless’ robust line-up of Push to Talk handsets that provides customers with fast two-way communication to get their jobs done quickly and efficiently. Packaged in an industrial clamshell design, the Verizon Wireless CDM8975 gives customers a feature-rich wireless experience at an attractive price. It will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning March 9.

The Verizon Wireless CDM8975 provides customers with access to Verizon Wireless’ Push to Talk service that leverages the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) network. The Verizon Wireless CDM8975 also supports VZ Navigator(SM) with access to audible turn-by-turn maps, directions and millions of data points that can help business customers locate their offsite meeting locations quickly and even share their maps with colleagues.

The Web-enabled phone supports Bluetooth® technology, a 1.3 megapixel digital camera with video recording capabilities, voice commands, voice activated dialing, and a stereo speaker. Customers can stay entertained on a long commute or a business trip with Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music with Rhapsody® and V CAST Video services.

Additional features and capabilities on the Verizon Wireless CDM8975 include:

• Dedicated Push to Talk and speakerphone button

• Internal antenna “intenna”

• Bluetooth technology – headset, hands free (car kits), dial-up networking, stereo, phonebook access, basic printing, basic imaging, object push for vCard, and file transfer

• Media Center-capable – downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location based services and more

• V CAST Music with Rhapsody-capable – download music directly to the phone from a library of more than 5 million songs and get the master copy of the song on a PC free of digital rights management software that restricts how and where music can be played. Customers can also sync favorite tracks, albums and playlists from a PC.

• V CAST Video – download or stream video from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more

• Text messaging

• Enhanced Message Service

• Multimedia Message Service

• T9 Predictive Text

• Phonebook with up to 500 entries with multiple contacts

• Push to Talk phonebook with up to 500 individual contacts and up to 100 group contacts with up to 50 members per group

• Expandable memory on an optional microSD™ memory card up to 8 GB (card not included)

• Web browser: WAP

• Customizable wallpaper

• TTY/TDD-capable

• Bilingual interface for English and Spanish

• Dimensions: 3.7” (h) x 1.9” (w) x 0.8” (d)

• Weight: 3.2 ounces

The Verizon Wireless CDM8975 is available for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Corporate discount pricing is available. Verizon Wireless customers can add Unlimited Push to Talk for $5 per month, per line to any Nationwide voice plan.

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. Business customers should call 1-800-VZW-4BIZ or contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative.

Media Contact Info

Brenda Raney Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7518

Tiffany Guarnaccia/Joan Cear G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc. tguarnaccia@schwartz.com 212-725-4500

San Antonio Sprint Customers Enjoy Enhanced Network Coverage And Capacity

San Antonio Sprint Customers Enjoy Enhanced Network Coverage And Capacity SAN ANTONIO, Feb 23, 2009 -- Sprint wireless customers in the San Antonio market are experiencing stronger wireless service as a result of recent local network enhancements. During 2008, Sprint invested more than $11 million in San Antonio for network expansion and enhancements for its Sprint Nationwide Network and Nextel National Network. In addition, Sprint invested more than $105 million throughout the state of Texas.

"Our customers depend on, and enjoy, high-quality voice services and dependable mobile broadband service," said Richard Blanc, regional vice president of network for Sprint. "Based on our internal metrics, dropped and blocked call rates continue to be at all-time lows with double-digit, year-over-year improvement when comparing December 2007 to December 2008. By enhancing coverage and capacity in the area, across both of our wireless networks, Sprint is making it easier than ever for customers to cut the cord or landline phone to save money and go completely wireless."

Sprint recently was awarded the J.D. Power and Associates award for "Highest Call Quality Performance Among Wireless Cell Phone Users in the Southwest Region (KS, MO, OK, AR, and TX) in a Tie" by J.D. Power and Associates (Source: J.D. Power 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study - Volume 2, Sept. 4, 2008).*

In addition to operating two high-performing wireless networks, Sprint operates America's most dependable 3G network*, providing customers access to the Internet, exclusive content like NFL Mobile Live and Nascar Sprint Cup MobileSM, e-mail, GPS navigation, and quick access to their social networks - at blazing fast 3G speeds. Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at www.sprint.com/coverage and at self-service, touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint retail stores.

* Sprint Nextel received the highest numerical score among wireless service providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance StudySM Vol. 2. Study based on 22,407 consumer responses measuring six providers in the Southwest region (AR, KS, MO, OK, TX) and measures opinions of wireless users about the call quality of their service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in February-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

* Dependability based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets, June to November 2008. Contact:

SprintKristin Wallace, 404-649-1625Kristin.c.wallace@sprint.com

Cricket Announces Immediate Availability Of Kyocera S1300 Mobile Phone

Cricket Announces Immediate Availability Of Kyocera S1300 Mobile Phone San Diego, Calif., (February 19, 2009) - Cricket Communications Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services over its high-quality 3G network and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. , and Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of wireless phones and devices, today announced the availability of the new Kyocera S1300 mobile phone. It is available immediately at Cricket retail stores in the Chicago area and will be available soon at Cricket retailers nationwide. The S1300 is an elegant, streamlined bar-style phone that provides a wealth of features and style at an affordable price.

"The Kyocera S1300 is a sharp device that will be very popular for those who want power, style and simplicity in mobile communications," said Jeff Toig, vice president of product marketing for Cricket. "Packed full of popular features for today's mobile lifestyles, the S1300 offers great value and is an excellent way for customers to take advantage of Cricket's unlimited plans."

The S1300 is enabled with Mobile Web for downloading ringtones and graphics and browsing the Web, along with Cricket Games and Apps. The phone features SMS, voice memos, preloaded images for caller ID assignment, speakerphone, vibrate, a 250-contact directory (supporting up to five numbers per contact) and a large display and keypad. The S1300 is HAC-compliant and supports TTY/TDD for the hearing-impaired. With a talk time of up to 200 minutes and standby time of up to 200 hours, the S1300 is ideal for users on the go who want style and substance without a high price.

"The S1300 is an ideal device for Cricket customers who want the performance of a top-dollar phone without breaking the bank," said Tom McGuire, divisional vice president of global marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "It's affordable, stylish and capable of delivering optimum performance for all of Cricket's most popular services."

Retail pricing for the Kyocera S1300 is $89.99. For more information, please visit a local Cricket retail location, or online visit www.mycricket.com or www.kyocera-wireless.com.

For more information, contact:

Cricket Communications, Inc. Greg Lund, Media Relations phone: 858.882.9105 e-mail: glund@cricketcommunications.com

Bock Communications, Inc. for Cricket Jessica Levy phone: 714.292.2990 e-mail: cricket@bockpr.com

Kyocera Wireless Corp. John Chier, Corporate Communications phone: 858.882.3543 e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com

LPI Communications for Kyocera Melody Parrette phone: 858.361.9731 e-mail: melody@lpicommunications.com

Cricket Unlimited Wireless Services Introduced In Chicago

Cricket Unlimited Wireless Services Introduced In Chicago SAN DIEGO & CHICAGO-- Feb. 17, 2009-- Leap Wireless International, Inc., the parent company of Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, today announced that Cricket coverage in the greater Chicago area is substantially complete. Starting today, the Company will introduce its Cricket unlimited wireless services through the systematic rollout of retail outlets on a geographic basis, completing the initial distribution footprint over the next 30 days. In the largest Cricket market to date, Chicagoans will now have access to unlimited, feature-packed 3G wireless voice and broadband services – all at affordable rates that provide great wireless value. Cricket service is offered in the Greater Chicago area by Denali Spectrum License Operations, LLC. , a company in which Leap has a majority, non-controlling beneficial interest.

In addition to covering the Greater Chicago area, there is now contiguous Cricket coverage stretching from more than 60 miles south of Chicago in Kankakee to as far north as central Wisconsin. The Cricket footprint, which covers approximately 16,255 square miles and nearly 10.4 million covered POPs in the Greater Chicago area, brings Cricket’s total national covered POPs to approximately 77.5 million. “This is a significant milestone in Leap’s expansion plans for the Cricket business as we utilize what continues to be a proven launch formula, even in challenging economic times,” said Doug Hutcheson, president and CEO of Leap. “Chicago is the largest Cricket market to date, and brings Cricket’s greater Upper Midwest footprint to nearly 20,000 square miles. This launch is part of the planned build-out of AWS spectrum licenses acquired by the Company and Denali and we look forward to additional launches in other markets as the year progresses. To insure that the launch of distribution is as robust as our network, we plan to rollout the distribution in concentrated sections of the market, completing the entire market by mid-March. We look forward to bringing potential customers in and around the Windy City our Cricket’s value proposition and the superior choices that we bring them for affordable, unlimited wireless voice and broadband services.”

Cricket rate plans range from $30 to $60 per month and include unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited directory assistance, nationwide roaming minutes and more -- all without requiring signed contracts or credit checks. Cricket has more than a dozen devices available to Chicago area residents ranging from higher-end handsets to more affordable mobile phones.

In addition to unlimited mobile phone services, Cricket is also offering Cricket Broadband, providing customers’ unlimited Internet access anywhere in Cricket's coverage areas on their desktop or laptop computers. The Cricket monthly broadband service plan is just $35 per month for customers who also have Cricket's low-cost unlimited voice plans, and $40 per month as a stand-alone service.

Cricket is bringing more than 2,150 jobs to the area, including approximately 1,800 new positions created through the dealer network. With today’s initial launch, Cricket service will be available through 10 Cricket retail stores, 100 exclusive dealers and 50 standard dealers, as well as online at www.mycricket.com or via the telephone at 800-922-9169. As Cricket expands its retail distribution presence over the next 30 days; once the market is fully launched, Cricket service will be available at 27 direct retail stores and more than 650 dealers. With nearly all of the Chicago network operational at launch, the company will provide a high quality service experience from the start while it completes the distribution rollout.

Denali Spectrum License Operations, LLC is owned by Denali Spectrum, LLC, a company in which Cricket Communications has a majority, non-controlling interest and Denali Spectrum Manager, LLC, has a controlling interest.

Contacts:

Leap Wireless International, Inc. Greg Lund, Media Relations 858-882-9105 glund@leapwireless.com or Amy Wakeham, Investor Relations 858-882-6084 awakeham@leapwireless.com

Unlocking The Potential Of Inter-standard Roaming (ISR)

Unlocking The Potential Of Inter-standard Roaming (ISR) Luxembourg, 16th February 2009 – MACH today announced the launch of its new Inter-Standard Roaming (ISR) services, which not only give CDMA-based end-users unprecedented access to GSM networks when travelling abroad, but also facilitate GSM to CDMA roaming and connect GSM and CDMA mobile customers to thousands of WiMAX zones worldwide.

“End-users are no longer willing to tolerate the inconvenience and expense of maintaining different types of voice and data access when they are abroad – and they no longer have to,” said Guy Dubois, President and CEO, MACH. “MACH’s Inter-Standard Roaming services will, quite simply, change the mobile roaming paradigm forever. We are unlocking a new world of revenue opportunities for operators and a new world of cost-effective convenience for end-users.”

The services announced by MACH today reshape the mobile roaming landscape in three important ways.

Firstly, MACH’s Inter-Standard Roaming services equip operators to unlock revenues hitherto out of reach. Customers no longer need alternative access media when travelling and so are no longer incentivised to opt for a GSM account at home. Operators can claim a far greater share of customers’ communications spend when travelling, competing directly with alternative technologies like local prepaid GSM SIM cards or hotel and airport Wi-Fi.

Secondly, the services announced today allow operators to unlock the true value of existing technology investments by providing out-of-the-box compatibility with the technologies operated by roaming partners. A single point of connectivity provides a cost-effective extension of network coverage. The need for network installation is eliminated, shortening time-to-market and reducing capital investment. Simplified, zone-based pricing and access to GSM, CDMA and WiMAX networks through one single agreement significantly reduce operating costs. The resulting reduction in capital and operational expenditures allows operators to offer dramatically lower end-user prices.

And thirdly, operators can enhance customer satisfaction by unlocking customer access to a broader portfolio of voice services and applications – wherever they are in the world, through one device and with one bill. Increased satisfaction drives down rates of churn to competitors and alternative communications media, increases usage, and drives new product adoption.

MACH’s portfolio of Inter-Standard Roaming services is the first and only offering in the market to combine technology innovation with proven roaming infrastructure management. Its unique Mobile IP (MIP) proxy functionality provides a seamless virtual home experience to the end-user, increasing access to branded data services.

With more than 600 customers worldwide and over 20 years experience in the management of complex roaming relationships, MACH’s Inter-Standard Roaming services are built on the industry’s widest roaming coverage and most comprehensive carrier-grade roaming infrastructure, including end-to-end solution hosting and customer care, billing, clearing and settlement, signalling conversion, fraud protection, and end-to-end user visibility.

Contact:

MACH: Sophia Bødiker Global Marketing Project Manager spa@mach.com +45 45902024

Verizon And FusionOne Team Up For Multi-Service Sync

Verizon And FusionOne Team Up For Multi-Service Sync BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SAN JOSE, CA — February 16, 2009 — Verizon today announced it is working with FusionOne, a leading provider of mobile phone content portability services, to develop and offer consumer and business services using FusionOne’s new multi-service sync technology. Verizon customers should begin to see the ability to sync information such as contacts and address books across Verizon services – including mobile, telecom and FiOS – later this year.

Building upon the successful deployment of Backup Assistant with Verizon Wireless and based on the same architecture, the new integration extends FusionOne’s relationship with Verizon. Backup Assistant automatically safeguards customers’ address books against phone loss, damage or theft, and eliminates the need to manually transfer contacts when a phone is replaced or upgraded.

Kyle Malady, vice president of network development for Verizon Wireless, said, “Syncing across communications services – from mobile to landline and broadband, and back again – is a service that makes perfect sense in our fast-paced world. Who wants to enter and re-enter, and re-enter again the same names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses? This is a feature that will offer Verizon customers real value.”

“This important relationship between Verizon and FusionOne will strengthen our position as the leader in mobile content portability solutions,” said Mike Mulica, chief executive officer of FusionOne. “Verizon subscribers will save time and enjoy the convenience of only needing to worry about one set of contacts.”

For more information about Verizon products and services, visit www.verizon.com.

Media Contact Info

Jeffrey Nelson Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7519

Valerie Christopherson Daniel Rhodes Global Results Comms. (GRC) for FusionOne fusionone@globalresultspr.com 949-608-0276

Sprint Offers Live Exclusive Wireless Coverage of The 2009 NFL Scouting Combine and a Blog by Matthew Stafford

Sprint Offers Live Exclusive Wireless Coverage of The 2009 NFL Scouting Combine and a Blog by Matthew Stafford OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--Feb. 16, 2009-- The 2008 NFL season has ended but the 2009 season begins this week with the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour and only Sprint wireless subscribers will be able to watch all of NFL Network’s live television coverage of the six-day event on capable phones.

NFL Network's coverage of the NFL's annual showcase of college football's finest begins with NFL Total Access live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. ET. NFL Network will have exclusive coverage of all the Combine workouts plus interviews, press conferences and all the NFL news from the Combine and it will be available to Sprint subscribers with Sprint TV or NFL Mobile Live.

Sprint subscribers will also have exclusive access to Matthew Stafford’s blog. Stafford, the former University of Georgia quarterback projected to be a top-10 pick in the Draft, will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at what his life is like as a potential NFL draftee beginning with the Combine, through his “pro day” (when he will perform for specific teams), team visits and interviews, all the way through Draft day.

“Most fans don’t have the ability to watch the Combine or Draft from start to finish and Sprint is making it possible for them to catch both live as their schedules allow,” said Steve Gaffney, Sprint’s director of sports and entertainment marketing. “And only a fraction of the population can experience what Matthew Stafford will during the next couple months. Through his Sprint blog, fans will get the chance to read his thoughts and learn about his experiences as he goes through the process.”

Several other features will be included within NFL Mobile Live for the Combine including player profiles, video-on-demand highlights, daily top performers, and “Rich Eisen’s Weekly Take,” a video segment featuring the NFL Network host’s unique commentary.

For six days, fans will be given an all-access pass to more than 300 college stars as they converge on the Combine for on-field drills, physical testing, exams and interviews with more than 600 NFL personnel including head coaches, general managers and scouts.

NFL Network will provide 25 hours of live Combine programming in high definition. The 2009 Scouting Combine, presented by Under Armour, covers all the action including press conferences, positional workouts, the 40-yard dash, bench press and other drills.

Sprint brings fans closer to the game with NFL Mobile Live, the only wireless source for complete, live access to NFL action on the NFL Network including the combine and the NFL Draft April 25-26 from New York. Unlimited access to NFL Mobile Live is available at no additional cost to Sprint data plan subscribers by texting “NFL” to 7777. NFL Mobile Live is available on select phones and normal text message and wireless data rates apply.

NFL Mobile Live is included at no additional charge in Sprint’s Everything plans starting at $69.99, including Simply EverythingSM, which combines unlimited voice, messaging and extensive data services – such as NFL Mobile Live – for just $99.99 per month. With other Sprint plans, customers can get NFL Mobile Live by adding a Data Pack, starting at $15 per month. NFL Mobile Live is available on most Sprint handsets.

Fans can find information on how to access NFL Mobile Live, only from Sprint, at nfl.com/mobile or sprint.com/nfl.

Contact:

Sprint Nextel Dave Mellin, 720-840-4788 dave.mellin@sprint.com

Mobile Web From Verizon Wireless Now Optimized To Give Customers Access To More Full-HTML Web Sites On Their Wireless Phones

Mobile Web From Verizon Wireless Now Optimized To Give Customers Access To More Full-HTML Web Sites On Their Wireless Phones BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 16, 2009 — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that customers who visit Web sites on their mobile phones using Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Web service will now be able to get to the same sites they visit using personal computers and enjoy a similar experience on their mobile phones. The new Optimized View for Mobile Web, enabled by technology from Novarra, gives customers access to the majority of Web sites in full HTML view, regardless if their mobile device supports a full HTML Web browser.

Verizon Wireless customers who were previously unable to view certain Web sites or Web images on their wireless phones because of certain restrictions and limitations can now access almost any Web site quickly, giving them the ability to better enjoy and interact with those Web sites.

Customers can visit the same Web sites on their mobile phones as they do on their PCs, including e-mail, social networking, news, sports, e-commerce and blog sites, and now enjoy more functionality and a more complete view of those sites. With the new technology, which runs on the nation’s most reliable wireless network, Web pages typically will load on wireless phones in an average of less than 10 seconds.

“We recognize that customers want to have access to their favorite Web sites on their phones. We have incorporated the technology that allows for an optimized view to keep our customers informed and entertained no matter where they are,” said Colson Hillier, executive director of product management at Verizon. “Combined with the nation’s most reliable wireless network, Optimized View allows customers to enjoy virtually any Web site available on Mobile Web with this fast and improved service.”

Optimized View utilizes Novarra’s Vision™ platform for mobile Internet and multimedia and allows customers to browse the majority of full HTML sites by optimizing Web sites to take advantage of the unique capabilities of each Verizon Wireless cell phone. The Optimized View technology works automatically when customers visit a Web site using Mobile Web. Software upgrades or application downloads are not necessary for customers to be able to view and experience full HTML Web pages. Optimized View also provides Web site owners with the ability to opt-out and users with the ability to turn off optimization.

Unlimited Mobile Web usage is included with a $15.00 monthly V CAST VPak subscription, which also includes access to V CAST Video, V CAST Music and Media Center/Get It Now® applications. Alternatively, customers can access Mobile Web for free with a Nationwide Plan but will incur usage charges of $1.99 per megabyte.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Missouri Customers Benefit From Sprint's Enhanced Network Coverage And Capacity

Missouri Customers Benefit From Sprint''s Enhanced Network Coverage And Capacity ST. LOUIS--Feb. 13, 2009-- Sprint wireless customers in St. Louis and throughout Missouri should experience even better wireless service as a result of recent local network enhancements. Sprint invested $37.7 million throughout the Show-Me State in 2008, with $25.6 million of it invested in St. Louis.

“Our customers depend on, and enjoy, high-quality voice services and dependable mobile broadband service,” said Steve Brandon, director of area engineering. “By enhancing coverage and capacity in the area, across both of our wireless networks, Sprint is making it easier than ever for customers to cut the cord or landline phone to save money and go completely wireless.”

Local network enhancements include:

• South Kirkwood Road in St. Louis near Vianney High School and Sunset Hills Shopping Plaza

• Tesson Ferry Road in St. Louis near Concord Village

• Feise Road in O’Fallon between Hanley Road and Stoney Brook Drive

Since 2006, Sprint has invested more than $15 billion in capital largely to enhance its networks nationally. Across the country, thousands of cities received the benefit of this major investment. Sprint's wireless networks continue to perform at their best-ever levels and independent third-party reports confirm very strong network performance relative to the competition. This is evidenced by the recent J.D. Power and Associates award for “Highest Call Quality Performance Among Wireless Cell Phone Users in the Southwest Region (KS, MO, OK, AR, and TX) in a Tie” by J.D. Power and Associates (Source: J.D. Power 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study – Volume 2, Sept. 4, 2008).*

Based on our internal metrics, dropped and blocked call rates continue to be at all-time lows with double-digit, year-over-year improvement from December 2007 to December 2008.

Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at www.sprint.com/coverage and at self-service, touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint retail stores.

* Sprint Nextel received the highest numerical score among wireless service providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance StudySM Vol. 2. Study based on 22,407 consumer responses measuring six providers in the Southwest region (AR, KS, MO, OK, TX) and measures opinions of wireless users about the call quality of their service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in February-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

* Dependability based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets, June to November 2008.

Contact:

Sprint Candace Johnson 317-571-2155 Candace.Johnson@sprint.com

Dallas Sprint Customers Enjoy Enhanced Network Coverage and Capacity

Dallas Sprint Customers Enjoy Enhanced Network Coverage and Capacity DALLAS-- Feb. 12, 2009-- Sprint wireless customers in the Dallas and Fort Worth markets are experiencing stronger wireless service as a result of recent local network enhancements. During 2008, Sprint invested more than $19 million in the Dallas and Fort Worth markets for network expansion and enhancements for its Sprint Nationwide Network and Nextel National Network. In addition, Sprint invested more than $105 million throughout the state of Texas.

“Our customers depend on, and enjoy, high-quality voice services and dependable mobile broadband service,” said Richard Blanc, regional vice president of network for Sprint. “Based on our internal metrics, dropped and blocked call rates continue to be at all-time lows with double-digit, year-over-year improvement when comparing December 2007 to December 2008. By enhancing coverage and capacity in the area, across both of our wireless networks, Sprint is making it easier than ever for customers to cut the cord or landline phone to save money and go completely wireless.”

Sprint recently was awarded the J.D. Power and Associates award for “Highest Call Quality Performance Among Wireless Cell Phone Users in the Southwest Region (KS, MO, OK, AR, and TX) in a Tie” by J.D. Power and Associates (Source: J.D. Power 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study – Volume 2, Sept. 4, 2008).*

In addition to operating two high-performing wireless networks, Sprint operates America’s most dependable 3G network*, providing customers access to the Internet, exclusive content like NFL Mobile Live and Nascar Sprint Cup MobileSM, e-mail, GPS navigation, and quick access to their social networks – at blazing fast 3G speeds.

Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at www.sprint.com/coverage and at self-service, touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint retail stores.

* Sprint Nextel received the highest numerical score among wireless service providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance StudySM Vol. 2. Study based on 22,407 consumer responses measuring six providers in the Southwest region (AR, KS, MO, OK, TX) and measures opinions of wireless users about the call quality of their service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in February-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

* Dependability based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets, June to November 2008.

Media:

Sprint Kristin Wallace, 404-649-1625 Kristin.c.wallace@sprint.com

Axesstel Introduces The Stylish 1xEV-DO Rev. A USB Dongle

Axesstel Introduces The Stylish 1xEV-DO Rev. A USB Dongle SAN DIEGO, Feb 12, 2009 -- Axesstel, Inc., a leader in the design and development of fixed wireless voice and broadband data products, extends its 3G modem line with the MV200 Series wireless broadband USB dongle.

"The mobile broadband market is growing and USB modems are key devices for connectivity in many areas of the world," said Clark Hickock, CEO of Axesstel. "We are already seeing demand for our new USB dongle from multiple regions in Eastern Europe. The Axesstel brand is committed to quality and the MV200 Series offer operators a high performance USB modem for universal mobile broadband data access for its business and consumer customers. We are excited to add the USB dongle to our CDMA 1xEV-DO portfolio and expand our ability to serve the market."

Designed for diverse markets, the MV200 Series work with all USB port equipped computing devices to provide high-speed access to the Internet, email, data intensive application files and more at home, in the office or on the road. The USB modem leverages CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A technology and supports download speeds up to 3.1Mbps and upload speeds of 1.8Mbps. An available external antenna improves performance in weak signal areas whereas the convenient swivel USB connector allows for different modem orientation to enhance signal reception. Compact and pocket-sized with attractive mirror-like silver styling, the device can be transported easily. The MV200 USB Dongle Series is available in 450MHz (MV210), 800MHz (MV220), 1900MHz (MV230), and 800/1900MHz (MV240). Homologation samples for 450MHz are now available for field testing. Axesstel will be exhibiting the MV200 Series at Mobile World Congress '09 in Barcelona in February.

The MV200 Series is backward compatible with CDMA2000 1x EV-DO Rev.0 and CDMA2000 1X. It has two LED indicators to show signal strength and call status, offers voice and text messaging through CDMA2000 1X, and supports a Re-Usable Identification Module (RUIM)card as an optional feature. The MV200 Series is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98, 98ME, ME, 2000, XP, Vista 32 and 64bit, and Mac OS.

Company PR:

Axesstel, Inc. Alysia Lee, +1-858.625.2100 X310 alee@axesstel.com or

Investor Relations:

Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates Kirsten Chapman / Cathy Mattison +1-415.433.3777 cmattison@lhai.com

Verizon Wireless Launches WeatherBug Protect For Consumer And Enterprise Customers

Verizon Wireless Launches WeatherBug Protect For Consumer And Enterprise Customers BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and GERMANTOWN, MD — February 10, 2009 — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless company, and WeatherBug®, the leading provider of live, local weather information, today announced WeatherBug Protect, giving Verizon Wireless customers the most relevant weather information on their wireless phones. WeatherBug Protect turns Verizon Wireless mobile phones into weather notification devices, providing advanced warning of lightning, tornadoes, extreme temperatures, flash flooding, high winds, hurricanes and more.

WeatherBug Protect is the only location-based mobile alerting system to utilize the WeatherBug Network of nationwide weather sensors, providing Verizon Wireless customers with real-time, local alerts integrated with notifications from the National Weather Service. Customers receive precise and relevant notification via text message to help them respond to severe weather before it becomes a threat. Customers also get a variety of radar, satellite and other imagery to help them track and visualize the current weather picture.

WeatherBug Protect uses the WeatherBug Network to monitor potentially threatening weather conditions, including lightning activity, severe storms, heavy rainfall, high heat index, high wind gusts and more. It is also one of the first mobile applications to utilize the proprietary WeatherBug Total Lightning Network, which delivers real-time lightning warnings and is the only integrated intracloud (IC) and cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning detection network available nationwide.

“Preparation and communication is critical in potentially dangerous weather situations,” said Ryan Hughes, vice president of business development for Verizon. “WeatherBug Protect is a comprehensive service that combines the best-of-breed in alerting, location-based services and accurate weather coverage with the nation’s most reliable wireless network.”

“WeatherBug is committed to empowering people with relevant weather information to help them make informed decisions. We are passionate about enhancing customers’ safety for activities impacted by weather, from common occurrences such as an approaching lightning storm to severe situations such as the ice storms many parts of the country recently experienced,” said Chris Brozenick, vice president and general manager of mobile, WeatherBug. “We are extremely pleased to extend the reach of WeatherBug Protect to millions of Verizon Wireless customers while they are at work or on-the-go.”

In 2007, Verizon Wireless selected WeatherBug as the company’s preferred weather partner for several of its mobile entertainment and information services. As a result, Verizon Wireless customers can receive WeatherBug’s live, neighborhood weather – the most precise coverage available – via text messages through V CAST Video, the Get It Now® or Media Center virtual store, and through Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Web service. WeatherBug content is also available on Verizon’s online Web site serving both FiOS Internet and Verizon High Speed Internet customers.

The WeatherBug Network is the world’s largest network of weather sensors: It combines live weather sensors, the world’s first lightning sensor network capable of detecting intracloud (critical for advanced prediction of severe weather) and cloud-to-ground lightning, and cameras located primarily atop schools with publicly available weather data from around the world. The density of the WeatherBug Network delivers weather information with a degree of accuracy, precision and timeliness unmatched in the industry.

Pricing and Availability

WeatherBug Protect is available on nearly two dozen phones, including the LG Chocolate™ 3, Venus™ by LG and the MOTO™ W755. Verizon Wireless customers can purchase WeatherBug Protect from the Weather section in the Media Center or Get It Now virtual store on their phones for a $5.99 monthly subscription. Airtime, data usage and messaging fees may apply during download and use of the application. For a list of WeatherBug Protect supported phones, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow, click on Tools & Applications and enter WeatherBug in the search box located under Categories.

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. For more information on WeatherBug Protect, visit http://weather.weatherbug.com/mobile.html.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Mara G. Radis WeatherBug mradis@weatherbug.com 301-250-4017

Verizon Wireless Teams With Universal Music Enterprises To Bring Exclusive, Classic Motown Recordings To V CAST Music In Honor Of Black History Month

Verizon Wireless Teams With Universal Music Enterprises To Bring Exclusive, Classic Motown Recordings To V CAST Music In Honor Of Black History Month BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK — February 10, 2009 — To honor Black History Month and to celebrate Motown’s 50th anniversary, as well as the unique contribution of the Motown sound in American culture, Verizon Wireless and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, have teamed to provide V CAST Music customers with dozens of classic songs by iconic Motown artists throughout February. V CAST Music will highlight exclusive sets of Motown hits each week, beginning with Motown Icons. Motown for Lovers will be available in line with Valentine’s Day, followed by Motown Number Ones and then the Ladies of Motown.

A sampling of the full-track songs coming to V CAST Music during Black History Month are familiar favorites such as “Shop Around,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Please Mr. Postman,” “ABC” and “I Second that Emotion.”

“This is a great time to think about the influence and impact these great Motown songs and artists have had on today’s entertainment and culture,” said Ed Ruth, director of digital music at Verizon. “V CAST Music is a new way to discover and enjoy these songs and to honor the contributions and talent of these great artists.”

“What a compelling way to celebrate the music and cultural importance of Motown,” said Mike Davis, executive vice president and general manager, UMe. “Thanks to our work with Verizon, fans can now access their favorite Motown hits whenever and wherever they want.”

More full-track songs from artists, including The Supremes, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Commodores, The Four Tops and The Temptations from Motown’s early years to songs from other hitmakers such as Boyz II Men and the Jackson 5, will be available for download and purchase through V CAST Music – either over-the-air or on a desktop computer.

Verizon Wireless customers can also download and purchase ringtones and ringback tones of exclusive remixes and special edits of Motown classics. Customers who want callers to hear a great Motown song when they call, can purchase special Motown-themed ringback tone Jukeboxes with classic and more recent hits. These exclusive ringback Jukeboxes will be available as three-, five- and seven-packs of ringbacks.

Use V CAST Song ID and be Entered for a Chance to Win a Trip to See The Temptations

Throughout February, customers who use V CAST Song ID to identify any Motown recording will be entered for a chance to win a fly-away trip to see The Temptations in Las Vegas. Participants can also enter for a chance to win via text messaging or for free online. For more information about the sweepstakes and to view all the exclusive content, go to www.verizonwireless.com/blackhistory or www.vzwrules.com/Motown.

Customers who subscribe to V CAST Music with Rhapsody, Verizon Wireless’ online music service that includes a library of more than 5 million songs, can download music to their PCs free of digital rights management (DRM) software that restricts how and where music can be played. The music can then be side-loaded on select phones.

For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.

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Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Sujata Murthy UMe sujata.murthy@umusic.com 310-865-7812

National Geographic Provides Award-Winning Content On New Verizon Hub

National Geographic Provides Award-Winning Content On New Verizon Hub WASHINGTON and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 9, 2009 — National Geographic’s newly launched mobile division, National Geographic Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that National Geographic’s award-winning video content is available on the Verizon Hub. Available now from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services. A wide range of National Geographic video content, from the smallest animals to the most fascinating places around the world, will be featured on three Verizon Hub V CAST channels: Kids, Travel and What’s New on TV.

“The National Geographic Mobile division was established to provide leading carriers such as Verizon Wireless with entertaining video, music, images and games designed for the mobile platform,” said Aaron Kohn, vice president and general manager of National Geographic Mobile. “We are thrilled to be able to bring our acclaimed video content to a new generation of consumers through the Verizon Hub.”

Recognized for its powerful videos and stunning photography, National Geographic will leverage its assets to feed the growing demand of Verizon Wireless customers who are looking for compelling, rich media content on the Verizon Hub. Verizon Wireless’ current relationship with National Geographic also gives customers access to animal sound ringtones on VZW Tones. Content is available to all customers at the National Geographic Mobile Web site, http://natgeomobile.com, and its online content storefront, http://mobilestore.nationalgeographic.com.

“We are delighted to be able to offer National Geographic’s award-winning kids and travel content on the Verizon Hub,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “National Geographic’s content appeals to a broad range of consumers who are interested in the planet, and its availability furthers our goal to provide engaging entertainment to people of all ages.”

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information on National Geographic, visit www.nationalgeographic.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

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Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Ellen Stanley National Geographic Estanley@ngs.org 202-775-6755

Acme Packet Delivers Secure And Seamless Network Services For The Verizon Hub

Acme Packet Delivers Secure And Seamless Network Services For The Verizon Hub BURLINGTON, MA, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 9, 2008 — Acme Packet®, the leader in session border control solutions, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that Acme Packet’s Net-Net® session border controllers (SBCs) are delivering secure and seamless network services for the Verizon Hub and its users. Available now from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services. Acme Packet’s session border controllers provide Verizon Wireless with a secure border, ensuring reliable voice service on the Verizon Hub. Using a proven hosted NAT traversal capability, the Net-Net SBCs allow for an easy and seamless installation of the Verizon Hub by its users. The Net-Net SBCs also help maintain a secure environment and help connect to other service providers, including e911 providers, enabling Verizon Hub customers to have full access to emergency services from their home.

“Acme Packet enables Verizon Wireless to deliver secure services with high quality and seamless interoperability,” said Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet’s vice president of marketing and product management. “Customers can deploy the Verizon Hub in a non-disruptive fashion and be confident in the security and integrity of communications.”

“Strategic technology partners are key to bringing a compelling and valuable customer experience for the Verizon Hub,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Acme Packet’s session border controllers provide Verizon Wireless with critical control functions to assure service availability, security and easy installation for our customers.”

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information on Acme Packet, visit www.acmepacket.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

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Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Kevin Mitchell Acme Packet kmitchell@acmepacket.com 781-328-4436

Verizon Hub Connects To Verizon Wireless’ Popular VZ Navigator GPS Application

Verizon Hub Connects To Verizon Wireless’ Popular VZ Navigator GPS Application ALISO VIEJO, CA, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 9, 2009 — Networks In Motion (NIM), the award-winning wireless navigation, hyper-local search and LBS company, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that the Verizon Hub can synchronize locations with Verizon Wireless’ popular VZ Navigator(SM) service. VZ Navigator provides customers with visual and audible directions to thousands of destinations, including businesses and other points of interest, along with maps of locations and the ability to share directions with others. Available now from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services. Several VZ Navigator-based services are available on the Verizon Hub. For example, after looking up an address using the directories on the Verizon Hub, it’s easy to send a place message to any VZ Navigator-enabled mobile device using the “Send to VZ Navigator” function key. Verizon Wireless customers without a VZ Navigator subscription will receive a text message with the location information, but not the ability to access GPS turn-by-turn directions.

Networks In Motion powers the VZ Navigator service and makes the integration between the Verizon Hub and VZ Navigator possible through its “Web-to-App API” technology.

“The Verizon Hub is an innovative solution to help us all do a better job at managing our busy lives and navigating within our community with point-by-point directions to other contacts’ locations or businesses,” said Doug Antone, president and chief executive officer of Networks In Motion. “NIM’s open ‘Web-to-App API’ allows us to assist our partners in developing features to simplify lives whether on a mobile phone or on the Verizon Hub.”

“Families are often running in many different directions throughout the day and need to get from place to place quickly and reliably,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “With VZ Navigator connectivity enabled by NIM, our customers with on-the-go lifestyles can send driving directions easily from the Verizon Hub to their mobile phones, making trips from place to place even more simple.”

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information on Networks In Motion, visit www.networksinmotion.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Steve Andler Networks In Motion, Inc. sandler@networksinmotion.com 949-453-3807

Verizon Wireless And E! Entertainment Team Up To Offer Celebrity And Entertainment Content On The Verizon Hub

Verizon Wireless And E! Entertainment Team Up To Offer Celebrity And Entertainment Content On The Verizon Hub LOS ANGELES and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 9, 2009 — E! Entertainment, the top destination for entertainment and pop culture fans, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today the launch of the E! video channel on the Verizon Hub. Available now from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services. Program offerings on the E! video channel include daily segments from the network’s popular franchises “E! News,” “Daily 10” and “The Soup.”

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Verizon Wireless to bring E!’s popular programming to Verizon Hub customers,” said John Najarian, executive vice president of digital media and business development for Comcast Entertainment Group. “In addition to our E! channel on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST service, the Verizon Hub offers fans another great way to keep up with the latest celebrity news and entertainment.”

“Being able to deliver exciting entertainment content from partners like E! Entertainment on the Verizon Hub helps us keep our customers informed and entertained whether in the home or on-the-go,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information on E! Entertainment, please visit www.eonline.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Amelia Stewart Comcast Entertainment Group astewart@comcastnets.com 323-692-4732

To My Dearest Love: This Valentine's Day Has Made Me Think That Perhaps A Gift From Sprint Is Best In Purple, Red Or Pink . . .

To My Dearest Love: This Valentine''s Day Has Made Me Think That Perhaps A Gift From Sprint Is Best In Purple, Red Or Pink . . . OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--Feb. 9, 2009-- Cupid and Sprint, have teamed up to provide surefire Valentine’s gifts for friends and lovers, starting with three of the most popular Sprint phones – beautifully dipped in purple, pink and red for the holiday.

• LG Lotus™: In a fashionable purple hue, LG Lotus offers Sprint® One Click, a highly customizable user interface that makes texting, Web access, email, Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV®, Sprint Music StoreSM and other features easy to access. LG Lotus offers the perfect combination of both style and substance with a full QWERTY keyboard that is ideal for quick text messaging, email or instant messaging. It also offers advanced features including stereo Bluetooth® and a 2.0 MP camera/camcorder. The price on LG Lotus recently dropped to just $99.99 with a new two-year contract, and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

• Samsung Instinct™: Now available in pink, the award-winning Instinct boasts full touch-screen functionality with access to the 3G speed of Sprint’s EV-DO Rev A Mobile Broadband Network. It recently saw the addition of full calendar synchronization access to Microsoft Exchange Server and IBM Lotus Notes. Samsung Instinct offers Visual Voicemail, stereo Bluetooth® with audible caller ID, expandable memory up to 8 GB and a 2.0 MP camera with camcorder. For a limited time, get Instinct for just $99 with a new two-year contract, and after a $100 mail-in rebate.

• Samsung Rant™: With bold purple or red color options, Samsung Rant is a messaging master, complete with email, text, voice SMS and instant messaging capabilities. It offers easy access to Sprint Navigation, Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV with an extensive collection of live and on-demand content through the new Sprint One Click customizable user interface. Additional features include a 2.0 MP camera/camcorder, stereo Bluetooth, expandable memory up to 8 GB and speaker-independent voice recognition. At just $49.99 with a new two-year contract, and after a $50 mail-in rebate, Rant makes a very affordable gift.

These three phones come packed with the latest data services to make it simple to set up that perfect Valentine’s Day date, send a mushy Mobile Greeting or track down that perfect romantic spot with Sprint Navigation. Sprint customers already enjoy the best savings in wireless service today – for families, that can mean at least $240 and up to $1,000 in annual savings based on comparable rate and service plans offered by Verizon and AT&T.

“On Valentine’s Day people want to connect with their loved ones, no matter how busy they might be, and Sprint phones are the perfect way to do that,” said Kevin Packingham, Sprint senior vice president of product and technology development. “Whether it’s giving the gift of a new phone or using one or more of the innovative applications on a Sprint phone you already have to send a mobile greeting card, locate a new restaurant or buy a gift, Sprint helps customers get what they want, when they want it.”

Faster than Cupid’s arrow, Sprint’s exclusive One Click user interface gives users the ability to easily access the features they use most on their phones in one easy step. One Click is available on several attractive devices, including Samsung Rant and LG Lotus. It allows users to customize their home screen and bring the benefits of the Now Network™ right to their fingertips by selecting and organizing features and content such as text messaging, Sprint Navigation, email and more.

If a new phone won't express your feelings, Sprint can help you find the perfect gift – no matter what it is – using Mobile Shopper, an application that lets customers shop at more than 70 online retailers with just a click or two on their Sprint phones. For customers looking to sweeten their Valentine’s Day with a movie, Sprint Movies is offering a line-up of romantic films such as “The Love Guru,” “Spanglish,” “America’s Sweethearts,” “Singles,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” and more.

Since 2006, Sprint has invested more than $15 billion in capital, largely to enhance its networks; across the country, thousands of cities received the benefit of this major investment. Sprint’s wireless networks continue to perform at their best-ever levels, and independent third-party reports confirm Sprint’s networks are performing very well relative to the competition’s.

In addition to operating two high-performing wireless networks, Sprint operates America’s most dependable 3G network*, providing customers blazing fast 3G speeds when accessing the mobile Web, NFL Mobile Live, email and various social networking sites – wirelessly and on the go. Gizmodo, a well-respected technology blog with more than 80 million page views a month,, recently announced that consistent testing of Sprint’s 3G network in eight cities selected by the blog showed Sprint unequivocally beating both AT&T and Verizon in download performance speeds. For more details on the Gizmodo study and results, see http://gizmodo.com/5111989/the-definitive-coast+to+coast-3g-data-test.

Current and prospective customers can visit their local retail stores or click www.sprint.com to learn more about Sprint products and services. For more holiday advice, visit www.sprint.com/sendlove.

* Dependability based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets, June to November 2008.

Contacts:

Sprint Natalie Papaj, 703-433-3051 Natalie.Lariviere@sprint.com

Verizon Wireless Offers Exclusive Music From Timbaland To BlackBerry Storm Customers

Verizon Wireless Offers Exclusive Music From Timbaland To BlackBerry Storm Customers LOS ANGELES and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 6, 2009 — Verizon Wireless announced today an exciting new program to create unique and exclusive music by pairing award-winning, multi-platinum selling producer Timbaland with several of today’s hottest artists. The music created will be available for free to customers using their BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM).

Rihanna will join Timbaland on the Verizon Mobile Recording Studio Bus today in Los Angeles to launch the first of several new songs for BlackBerry Storm smartphone customers with the debut of an exclusive remix of Rihanna’s hit song “Rehab.” Later this evening, Timbaland and Rihanna will perform to celebrate music’s biggest weekend.

The “Rehab” song remix will be available tonight via a free, online download only for Verizon Wireless customers with a BlackBerry Storm smartphone. Using the BlackBerry Storm or any desktop computer, customers can visit www.VerizonTimbalandStorm.com, enter the phone number of their BlackBerry Storm smartphone, then download and listen to the hot, new “Rehab” remix.

“The BlackBerry Storm features impressive multimedia capabilities, including support for V CAST Music, making it easy for our customers to listen to and enjoy music on the smartphone. The BlackBerry Storm continues to be a hit with customers, and we’re excited to bring them exclusive music from Timbaland and other top artists,” said Ed Ruth, director of digital music at Verizon.

“The opportunity to create exclusive music for the BlackBerry Storm with some of the most talented artists in the industry is something I’m really looking forward to,” said Timbaland. “The upcoming events will touch thousands of fans across the country and reach millions more through mobile technology. Bringing people together through my music is what I was born to do.”

Verizon Wireless will work with Timbaland, in collaboration with other top artists, to bring new songs, to BlackBerry Storm smartphone customers in connection with several special events over the next few months. Customers with Blackberry Storm smartphones will be the first to get the new tracks, which will feature different artists and genres and appeal to music lovers of all ages. Each of the full-song tracks created as part of this program will be exclusively available to customers with BlackBerry Storm smartphones before they are available to all V CAST Music users this spring.

In 2005, Rihanna began her meteoric rise to international superstar with the No. 1 smash “Pon De Replay.” Since then, Rihanna has become a multi-award winning, multi-platinum trend setting force. Her most recent collection, the 2x platinum “Good Girl Gone Bad” has sold over 10 million tracks, including three certified multi-platinum tracks “Umbrella,” “Don’t Stop The Music” and “Disturbia,” and the platinum tracks “Hate That I Love You,” “Shut Up And Drive” and “Take A Bow.” This year “Good Girl Gone Bad” has earned Rihanna three additional GRAMMY® nominations: Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals – “If I Never See Your Face Again” with Maroon 5, Best Dance Recording – “Disturbia” and Best Long Form Music Video – “Good Girl Gone Bad Live.” Last year, Rihanna was nominated for six GRAMMY Awards and took home Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Umbrella.”

In addition to her busy work schedule, Rihanna continues her tireless work with the Believe Foundation. Rihanna created the Believe Foundation in 2006 to assist and inspire children in need all over the world. Believe gives children a chance to not only survive, but a chance to thrive. The foundation provides educational, financial, social and medical support whenever and wherever needed.

The Verizon Mobile Recording Studio is a state-of-the-art studio on wheels that allows Timbaland to create and deliver music from any location at anytime.

Available exclusively in the United States from Verizon Wireless, the BlackBerry Storm is the world’s first “clickable” touch screen smartphone that features powerful communications capabilities, plus advanced multimedia features, including support for V CAST Music with Rhapsody. V CAST Music with Rhapsody is Verizon Wireless’ online music service that includes a library of more than 5 million songs. Customers can download music to their PCs free of digital rights management (DRM) software that restricts how and where music can be played. The music can then be side-loaded on select phones.

For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music. For more information on the BlackBerry Storm smartphone, visit www.verizonwireless.com/storm.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Monique Idlett-Mosley Mosley Music Group for Timbaland moniquemmg@vzw.blackberry.net 305-389-1082

Jana Fleishman Island Def Jam for Rihanna Jana.fleishman@umusic.com 917-674-1317 (mobile)

Fandango Becomes The Movie Information And Ticketing Provider For Verizon Wireless And Verizon Hub

Fandango Becomes The Movie Information And Ticketing Provider For Verizon Wireless And Verizon Hub LOS ANGELES and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 2, 2009 — Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that Fandango ticketing, showtimes and other movie-related content will power the movie channel for the Verizon Hub. Available today from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services and information.

“We are pleased to be working with Verizon Wireless,” says Ted Hong, vice president of marketing for Fandango. “Fandango content on the Verizon Hub helps further our goal of ubiquity on all platforms and providing consumers with the most relevant and convenient information to help them escape to the movies.”

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Harry Medved Fandango, Inc. harry.medved@fandango.com 310-954-0461

Hearst Magazines Digital Media Teams Up With Verizon Wireless To Provide Video Content For The New Verizon Hub

Hearst Magazines Digital Media Teams Up With Verizon Wireless To Provide Video Content For The New Verizon Hub NEW YORK, NY, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 2, 2009 — Hearst Magazines Digital Media, a unit of Hearst Magazines, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that Hearst is providing six new videos a week on the Verizon Hub, starting with content from Good Housekeeping and eventually expanding to include other successful Hearst publications. Now available from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services and information. Now Verizon Hub families can access valuable content from Good Housekeeping that will allow them to cook recipes alongside their favorite chefs or follow along as they are provided with makeup application tips.

“Our goal is to reach the female consumer – wherever she is – and provide delightful solutions to make her life easier,” said Sophia Stuart, executive director, mobile, Hearst Magazines Digital Media. “Hearst provides nine mobile sites to Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Web portal, as well as our teen-focused mobile video channels on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST service. Emerging technology systems, like the Verizon Hub, allow us to extend this reach, taking Hearst’s great content into yet another digital arena.”

Hearst’s content on the Verizon Hub provides consumers with easy, efficient ways to access pertinent information in an entertaining and engaging fashion.

“Hearst is a terrific partner, providing the best information from beloved brands such as Good Housekeeping on the Verizon Hub,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “The combination of great content and great technology should make a powerful and undeniable impact in the homes and lives of our consumers.”

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the Verizon Hub since all billing will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available now in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information on Hearst Magazines Digital Media, visit www.hearst.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Michael Volpatt michael@larkinvolpatt.com Larkin/Volpatt Communications for Hearst Magazines Digital Media 415-994-8864

Time Inc. Teams Up With Verizon Wireless To Provide Digital Content For The Verizon Hub

Time Inc. Teams Up With Verizon Wireless To Provide Digital Content For The Verizon Hub NEW YORK and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 2, 2009 — Time Inc., the country’s largest magazine publisher and one of the largest content companies in the world, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that Verizon Hub users can now view short-form videos from brands like People.com®, TIME.com®, and RealSimple.com® from Time Inc. brands by simply touching the screen on the Verizon Hub. Available today from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services and information. Now, customers will also have a robust weekly selection of more than 50 videos from Time Inc. brands, as the company readies thousands of videos to be viewed on the Verizon Hub. The participating sites include People.com, TIME.com, RealSimple.com, CNNMoney.com®, InStyle.com®, Health.com®, and MyRecipes.com®, the food portal of Time Inc.’s Lifestyle group, featuring 30,000 kitchen-tested recipes from established brands like Cooking Light®, Southern Living® and Sunset®. Videos include People.com’s popular, “What You Missed over the Weekend,” a fast-paced look at celebrity news; personal finance videos from CNNMoney.com; “Dinner Tonight” videos featuring quick and easy recipe ideas from MyRecipes.com; and special feat ure stories from TIME.com.

“We’re committed to providing our consumers with informative, entertaining, instructive and inspiring content however, whenever, and wherever they want it,” said Time Inc. executive vice president, Stephanie George. “The Verizon Hub is a great opportunity for our world-class brands to connect through another touch point in our consumers’ lives.”

Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless, said, “Time Inc.’s properties include some of the most well-known brands in news, entertainment, fashion, health and cooking. The Verizon Hub puts all this information just a touch away, making it simple and convenient for a family with a busy schedule and many interests to keep up with news about everything from world events, celebrities, fashion and other information that can enhance their day.”

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information on Time Inc. and its brands, visit www.timeinc.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Kristen Jones Connell Time Inc. Kris_Connell@timeinc.com 212-522-6312

Verizon Hub Features VZ Navigator Connectivity, Powered By NAVTEQ Maps And Traffic

Verizon Hub Features VZ Navigator Connectivity, Powered By NAVTEQ Maps And Traffic CHICAGO and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 2, 2009 — NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today NAVTEQ® maps and traffic content and technology are enabling interactive mapping and real-time traffic updating on the Verizon Hub through Verizon Wireless’ popular navigation service, VZ Navigator(SM). Available today from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen that gives them on-demand access to an array of services and information. Before their morning commutes, weekend errands or leisure road trips, drivers can easily find out what lies on the road ahead and get where they’re going faster with NAVTEQ content that they can look up on the Verizon Hub and send to their VZ Navigator-enabled mobile phones.

NAVTEQ maps offer the ability to search for and find locations and obtain door-to-door driving directions throughout the U.S. NAVTEQ Traffic.com JamCast® updates give Verizon Hub owners streaming, live traffic audio and video reports for local hotspots with advanced mapping for pinpointing of traffic hotspots for city areas across the U.S. Once a user looks up a location, the connectivity between the Verizon Hub and VZ Navigator allows for audible turn-by-turn directions and traffic updates for that location to be available on the mobile phone.

“Our goal is to connect consumers with accurate and dynamic location content throughout the day whether they’re at home using the Verizon Hub, in the office, or traveling,” said Jeff Mize, executive vice president, NAVTEQ. “One-button, at-home access to immediate relevant mapping and traffic information will make pre-drive planning easier and can improve people’s lives by saving time, fuel and money.”

With NAVTEQ’s interactive mapping, directions and real-time traffic, the Verizon Hub helps today’s busy commuters and families navigate their hectic schedules. For example, the big soccer game this weekend is taking place at a new location. Before leaving the house, mom can use NAVTEQ maps to find the school and check real-time area traffic with NAVTEQ Traffic.com JamCast – all with just a few simple taps on the Verizon Hub screen. She can even send the school’s location from the Verizon Hub to her Verizon Wireless phone, and with VZ Navigator, she can follow audible turn-by-turn directions, also powered by NAVTEQ.

“Busy families face daily challenges getting from place to place easily, quickly and safely,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “With VZ Navigator, powered by NAVTEQ maps and traffic, our customers will be able to plan ahead and feel confident with the knowledge they need before they get into their cars.”

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99. Verizon Wireless’ VZ Navigator is available for $2.99 for 24-hour use or $9.99 monthly access.

NAVTEQ is also the provider of Verizon’s FiOS TV Traffic Widget, a free interactive feature that provides local traffic information on FiOS customers’ TV screens. With the NAVTEQ Traffic Widget, FiOS TV subscribers have 24/7, in-home access to NAVTEQ Traffic™ real-time updates for local roadways.

For more information on NAVTEQ, visit www.navteq.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

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Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Bob Richter For NAVTEQ bob@richtermedia.com 212-802-8588

HealthiNation’s Health Video Library Is Now Available On Verizon Hub, The New Touch Screen Home Phone System From Verizon Wireless

HealthiNation’s Health Video Library Is Now Available On Verizon Hub, The New Touch Screen Home Phone System From Verizon Wireless NEW YORK, NY, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 2, 2009 — HealthiNation, a leading independent producer of health and wellness videos, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that HealthiNation’s health video catalog can be viewed on the Verizon Hub. Available from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services and information. HealthiNation’s health and wellness videos are available as a resource for the public to gain information on health, food choices and other lifestyle topics to help live healthier lives. “We are thrilled to have HealthiNation’s consumer-friendly health videos delivered to the home through the Verizon Hub,” said Raj Amin, president and chief executive officer of HealthiNation. “The home phone can now be an outlet for high-quality health information in kitchens across America.”

Millions of people are turning to the Internet to find health information; HealthiNation’s videos are a collaboration between the company’s Medical Advisors, who ensure accuracy of content, and producers, who make each program easy for people to understand.

“People want access to important information such as healthy living advice,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “We’re bringing a new sophistication and functionality to the home phone system.”

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information on HealthiNation, visit www.healthination.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

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Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Lynn Granito Lgranito@Corinthgroup.com Corinth Group 212-255-5340

Verizon Wireless And Verizon Hub To Showcase Digital TV Shows From ON Networks

Verizon Wireless And Verizon Hub To Showcase Digital TV Shows From ON Networks AUSTIN, Texas, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 2, 2009 — ON Networks® (ON), a digital media company bringing original programming to all screens, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that several popular original TV shows from ON Networks can now be watched on the Verizon Hub. Available now, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services and information. The original HD programming available from ON Networks on the Verizon Hub includes Budget Health Nut, Golf Tips, Food Science, Stump the Chef, Zen Living and more.

“We continue to expand the distribution of our digital shows across premium platforms that allow us to reach the right consumers when and where they want to watch,” said Jen Grogono, co-founder and chief content officer of ON Networks. “The Verizon Hub is a fantastic example of new devices that are meeting the growing consumer appetite for more convenient access to information and entertainment.”

“The high-quality programming from ON Networks is of great interest to our customers who seek an entertaining and educational video experience that is beyond the boundaries of traditional TV,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.

Over the last two years, ON Networks has become one of the largest independent distributors and producers of original HD programming for digital platforms. The ON Networks AllScreen™ network is the largest one-stop video distribution platform reaching viewers on any device, including TVs, PCs, and mobile devices and services. The company and its shows have been widely recognized by new media leaders such as the Webby Awards and have received various industry accolades.

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

For more information about ON Networks, visit www.onnetworks.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

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Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Karl Scholz For ON Networks Karl.Scholz@virtualprdirector.com 512-493-0909

Verizon Wireless Engages OpenPeak To Provide End-To-End Design, Engineering And Manufacturing For New Verizon Hub

Verizon Wireless Engages OpenPeak To Provide End-To-End Design, Engineering And Manufacturing For New Verizon Hub BOCA RATON, FL, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 2, 2009 — OpenPeak, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP multimedia telephony systems, and Verizon Wireless announced today that OpenPeak™ has been selected by Verizon Wireless to serve as the exclusive hardware provider for the new Verizon Hub. An innovative new VoIP multimedia home communications system, the Verizon Hub reinvents the home telephone with touch screen access to voice, data and multimedia content to help busy families stay organized and connected at home and on the go.

Available now in Verizon Wireless stores and online, the Verizon Hub promises to revolutionize the home phone by providing an all-in-one communications command center that bridges landline and wireless connectivity. The Verizon Hub runs on any broadband connection supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed service provider.

OpenPeak’s relationship with Verizon Wireless marks its first wide-scale deployment of its innovative VoIP platform in the consumer market. The Verizon Hub is the result of OpenPeak’s world-class, end-to-end design, engineering and delivery system that integrates a rich, interactive media experience with the convenience and comfort of a home telephone.

“The Verizon Hub promises to truly reinvent the home phone by providing a ‘fourth screen’ for accessing information and media services, combining the best features of the telephone, TV, PC and cell phone into an easy-to-use communications center,” said Dan Gittleman, chief executive officer and founder of OpenPeak. “We are very excited to see this technology now widely available for busy families on one of the largest and most reliable telecom networks in the nation.”

About the size of a digital picture frame, the OpenPeak hardware platform incorporates a durable, high-resolution touch screen interface with a cordless handset that extends access to the Verizon Hub’s multimedia functions anywhere in the home. Auxiliary handsets are also available that operate off the main base Ethernet line.

“The Verizon Hub reinvents the home phone system with its communications connectivity, wireless integration, brilliant touch screen and the affordable calls to friends and family,” said Eric Bruno, senior vice president of marketing at Verizon. “The Verizon Hub is the result of OpenPeak’s commitment to great design, innovation and technology and will help our customers manage their busy lives.”

The OpenPeak platform is the most advanced and dynamic VoIP multimedia telephony system available on the market. After an easy initial setup, the system enables access to customizable content, including streaming news, sports and weather information, along with other multimedia apps with the touch of a finger.

“With calendar and contact information available right at your fingertips, the Verizon Hub makes it easier for busy families to stay connected and stay organized, no matter how hectic their lives may be,” Gittleman said. “This is a perfect example of how we can best utilize technology to make our lives simpler and more convenient.”

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets are $79.99 each. A wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless is required in order to purchase the Verizon Hub, and all billing for the system will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

For more information about the OpenPeak platform, visit www.openpeak.com. For more information about the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

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Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Heather Kelly SS|PR for OpenPeak heather@sspr.com 719-634-8274

Verizon Wireless Launches Verizon Hub With Visual Voicemail Powered By uReach

Verizon Wireless Launches Verizon Hub With Visual Voicemail Powered By uReach HOLMDEL, NJ, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 2, 2009 — uReach Technologies (www.ureachtech.com), a leading provider of converged communications solutions for wireless, wireline and broadband carriers, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that the new Verizon Hub includes uReach’s visual voice messaging services. Available from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.

The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services and information. The Verizon Hub’s Visual Voice Mail, built using uReach’s Converged Services Framework (CSF), provides instant on-screen access to voice messages. Family members can see who has left messages and listen to them in any order through the touch interface.

“uReach Technologies believes that state-of-the-art technology is only useful if it brings value to its customers,” said Krishnamurty Kambhampati, chief executive officer of uReach Technologies. “Working with Verizon Wireless allows us to leverage our carrier-class platform to deliver innovative messaging services that speed and simplify the mobile consumer’s lifestyle.”

“People want access to information and media content delivered in a relevant and meaningful way,” said Mike Lanman, chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. “Visual Voice Mail is another useful tool every family will want to have, especially when they experience the valuable and powerful features that partners such as uReach Technologies deliver.”

Pricing and Availability

Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.

In addition to the messaging service for the Verizon Hub, uReach Technologies provides IP and traditional messaging services for Verizon Communications’ consumer and business customers, and uReach is the enhanced messaging provider for Verizon Communications’ FiOS nationwide all-fiber network. Because of its delivery of significant cost savings and fast time-to-market, uReach was recognized in 2008 as the only network products provider to be awarded the Verizon Supplier Excellence Award.

For more information on uReach Technologies, visit www.ureachtech.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.

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Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Cindy Frew marketing@ureachtech.com uReach Technologies 973-273-5895