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Verizon Wireless Announces Friends and Family Feature in Voice Plans
      #32625 - 02/12/09 08:25 PM

Want to get MyFaves but not on T-Mobile? Verizon Wireless today announced Friends and Family, a new feature that has the same concept. Beginning Sunday, Feb. 15, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to identify five or 10 numbers as a Friends and Family calling group. Minutes used when placing or receiving calls to anyone in the calling group will not count against customers' plan minutes. Customers can even include landline numbers or wireless numbers. Changes to the Friends & Family directory are quick, easy and free. Here is more info:

Customers wanting to take advantage of Friends & Family must have a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Single Line plan with 900 or more Anytime Minutes or a Nationwide Family SharePlan with 1,400 or more Anytime Minutes. Customers on an eligible Nationwide Single Line plan, which starts at $59.99 monthly access, may select up to five numbers to add to their Friends & Family directory. Customers on an eligible Nationwide Family SharePlan, starting at $89.99 monthly access for the first two lines, may select up to 10 numbers for their Friends & Family directory to share among account users. Nationwide plans include Unlimited Night & Weekend minutes, no domestic roaming or long distance charges, and access to Mobile Web. Verizon Wireless customers also enjoy unlimited Mobile to Mobile calling with America?s largest calling family of more than 80 million customers.

Existing Verizon Wireless customers can visit to sign up for My Verizon and check their eligibility for Friends & Family. Once a customer makes a change to his or her Friends & Family numbers, the new numbers will be effective the following day. Verizon Wireless expects to offer Friends & Family lines for business customers later this quarter. With this offering, business customers will have the convenience of managing their Friends & Family through the My Business online account management tool.

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


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