Verizon Wireless texts trivia for World Cup

June 2, 2006

Verizon Wireless, the nation's
premier provider of wireless products and services, announced today two new
ways for international soccer fans to join in the fun as the action heats
up during the world's biggest soccer tournament. Through the company's
relationship with Univision, Verizon Wireless is inviting customers to play
a fantasy soccer game "Elige a tus Goleadores!" (Select Your Strikers/Goal
Scorers), test their knowledge with the World Cup Trivia Sweepstakes and
keep up-to-date on tournaments news and events with TXT Alerts. These three
new offerings are in addition to Verizon Wireless' existing international
soccer content that includes exclusive mobile video clips, recaps and
highlights of Spanish-language coverage of "Copa Mundial de la FIFA
Alemania 2006" -- the most important competition in international soccer.
    "Elige a tus Goleadores!"
    Verizon Wireless' "Elige a tus Goleadores!" makes it fun for
international soccer fans to live vicariously through their favorite
players. The mobile soccer game lets customers select up to five teams with
six strikers online to form their fantasy teams; once the players are
selected and the competition begins, customers receive TXT Alerts on how
their players are performing and their standing in the tournament,
including:
      * Goals - Get notified every time one of the six selected players
        scores a goal

* My Points and Ranking On Demand - Send the word "GOL" to receive the
        total points scored each day and their overall ranking against all
        participants

* Player Updates - Receive notification every time a player has been
        added or removed from the list
    To play "Elige a tus Goleadores!" players simply send a TXT Message to
"3399" from a TXT Messaging-capable Verizon Wireless phone to schedule TXT
Alerts. The grand prize includes a trip to Miami to appear on "Republica
Deportiva," a jersey from the winner's favorite team and a V CAST-enabled
Samsung SCH-A950 phone with $100 Verizon Wireless gift card. Other prizes
include three first-place prizes of a V CAST-enabled Samsung SCH-A950 phone
with $100 Verizon Wireless gift card and a jersey from the winner's
favorite team, plus 32 second-place prizes of a V CAST-enabled Samsung
SCH-A950 phone with $100 Verizon Wireless gift card.
    Registration for "Elige a tus Goleadores!" is now open at
http://www.verizonwireless.com/alemania2006 and at
http://www.univision.com; the game coincides with the world's biggest
soccer games this summer taking place in Germany from June 9 - July 9,
2006. Standard TXT Messaging rates apply.
    World Cup Trivia Sweepstakes
    International soccer fans can test their knowledge in the World Cup
Trivia Sweepstakes, running now through June 12, 2006. Customers will
receive two trivia questions sent daily to their phones via TXT Message --
they can elect to receive the trivia questions in either English or
Spanish. To play, simply send the word "COPA" to short code "2299" from a
TXT Messaging-capable Verizon Wireless phone. Correct answers earn players
two entries into the sweepstakes; an incorrect answer earns one entry.
Verizon Wireless is offering five first- place prizes that include a 50"
plasma television; there are also 15 second- place prizes of a V
CAST-enabled Samsung SCH-A950 phone and a $100 Verizon Wireless gift card.
Customers can end their participation in the trivia sweepstakes by sending
the keyword "STOP" to "2299." Standard TXT Messaging rates apply.
    TXT Alerts to Keep Customers In The Game
    International soccer fans can also keep up-to-date with TXT Alerts sent
directly to their Verizon Wireless phones. To sign up, simply go to
http://www.verizonwireless.com/alemania2006 or send a TXT Message with
"COPA" to short code "2299" to receive alerts on the following:
      * Polls - Get the latest polls sent to the phone; polls run once a week
        until May 15, then twice a week through July 9

* News - Receive a news roundup once a week until May 15 and then twice
        a week through July 9

* TV schedules - Get the television schedule for every game between
        June 9 and July 9

* Scores - Select up to five teams to track and get an update every time
        the selected team(s) score a goal during the competition

* Match results - Choose up to five teams and receive first-half and
        end-of-match results for each game the teams play during the duration
        of the competition

Standard TXT Messaging rates apply.
    For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services,
visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go
to http://www.verizonwireless.com.
    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless
network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in
Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon
Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more
information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and
request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of
Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia
Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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