Verizon fires back at Apple/AT&T and their silly iPhone

Press release. I swear, some people just don’t get it. Verizon and T-Mobile are about to have their worlds rocked by a cell phone that’s actually easy to use.

Press Release: Verizon Wireless Stores Open All Day June 29 for Customers to Test Network, Buy Music Devices

Verizon Wireless Stores Open All Day June 29 for Customers to Test Drive the Nation’s Most Reliable Wireless Network, Purchase Any of 18 Multi-Media Music Devices

Free Music Essentials Kit with Purchase of LG VX9400

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 28 — On June 29 Verizon Wireless stores and kiosks will be open until 9:00 p.m. in most markets to give customers plenty of time to Test Drive the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network. Customers will be able to pick up the latest in hot devices including, the LG VX9400 for $99.99 after a $50 rebate with a two-year contract and receive a free Music Essentials Kit that gives them all the tools they need to take their music with them wherever they go. Packaged for immediate fun, the Music Essentials Kit includes a stereo headset, a cable for music transfer from a PC to the LG VX9400 and a 2GB memory card that can store up to 1,000 songs.

Tunes and Tones Direct to the Handset

Regardless of when shoppers visit any of Verizon Wireless’ 2,300 stores nationwide, they will be able to choose from 18 different models that let customers search from more than two million songs from the V CAST Music library and immediately purchase and download their favorite tunes directly to their handsets. For customers who want to spend a little more time browsing, they can visit the V CAST Music library from their PC. Selected songs can be stored on a 1GB, 2GB or (for select phones) 4GB memory card. Of course, any Verizon Wireless customer wanting to download songs from their personal library can do so, quickly and easily using the RIP software when they register for V CAST Music on a PC. Copying and saving unprotected music to a memory card has never been so easy. Songs play directly from the memory card on any Verizon Wireless V CAST Music phone.

Name that Song
Music discovery has been taken to an entirely new level with Verizon Wireless V CAST Song ID. Whether at a party, a club or just kickin’ it with friends, customers can download Song ID to their V CAST Music-capable phone, hold the phone up to a speaker and within seconds identify and purchase most of today’s popular music. Song ID is quick, fast and totally designed for music aficionados who want their music now. And, with every handset purchase of a V CAST Music song, customers get two copies — one to the handset and one to the PC.
Directions to the Party
Being directionally challenged doesn’t mean missing the party. Every Verizon Wireless V CAST Music phone also comes with the ability to download a host of features that can be used immediately on the handset. One of the more popular downloadable applications, VZ Navigator(SM), provides turn-by-turn directions to millions of U.S. destinations and can get most customers to the locations of their choice using the shortest and the quickest routes.
Say “Cheese”

Capture the moment on any V CAST Music-capable phone with a click of a button to take a photo or capture a 15-second video that can also be ent
to friends within minutes.
Priced for the Party Animal
Verizon Wireless phones won’t empty the pockets of any party animal. Popular models are affordably priced — many under $100 — so customers can select a mobile phone that fits their style, their mood and best of all, their wallet. V CAST Music songs are 99 cents from any Windows(R) XP PC, or $1.99 for two copies when downloaded to a V CAST Music-capable handset. (The second copy is sent to a customer’s V CAST Music PC account.) VZ Navigator is priced at $1.99 per month, and Unlimited In Messaging Plans for Text, Picture, Video and Instant Messaging begin at $10.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 60.7 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 66,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at 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

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