Verizon Wireless and Charles Schwab Offer Access to Wireless Investing Service

Schwab PocketBroker(TM) Service Is Now Available

Through Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web Service



Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon
 Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, and Charles Schwab & Co.,
 Inc., a leading financial services company and the world's largest online
 broker, today announced that the Schwab PocketBroker(TM) Wireless Investing
 Service is now available for Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web customers.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/VERILOGO-a
            http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/VERILOGO-b )
     Schwab PocketBroker(TM) Service allows Schwab customers to access their
 accounts, check balances and stock quotes, make trades and more while on the
 go, complementing the company's existing branch, online and call center
 channels.
     Verizon Wireless' nationwide Mobile Web service combines the convenience
 and mobility of wireless communications with popular content from the World
 Wide Web.  The Mobile Web service, which runs on Verizon Wireless' robust and
 reliable, coast-to-coast network, delivers Web-based information customers
 want on their wireless handsets.
     Schwab PocketBroker(TM) Service is available just a few clicks away by
 selecting the On-Line Trading menu on Mobile Web.
     "Given the dynamic nature of the market, investors need a simple and
 effective way to stay on top of their financial information, no matter where
 they are," said Bob Sofman, senior vice president of Schwab Global Wireless
 Solutions Group.  "PocketBroker helps customers stay in control by enabling
 them to respond immediately to market-moving events.  Our partnership with
 Verizon Wireless ensures that customers across the country now have increased
 and convenient access to all our wireless features and benefits."
     "Verizon Wireless continues to make agreements with strategic content
 partners to provide our Mobile Web customers with a complete range of
 customized information," stated Gary Schulman, president of Wireless Data and
 Internet Services for Verizon Wireless.  "Schwab PocketBroker(TM) Service
 gives our Mobile Web customers up-to-date account balance information where
 they can also make online trades through their Web-enabled phones."
 
     About The Charles Schwab Corporation
     The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:   SCH), one of the nation's leading
 financial services companies, serves 7.5 million active accounts with
 $861.6 billion in customer assets. Schwab currently has 4.2 million active
 online accounts with $420 billion in customer assets.  Through its principal
 operating companies, including Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., U.S. Trust and
 CyBerCorp, Schwab provides a full-service investing experience to customers
 through a "clicks and mortar" multi-dimensional offering of the Internet,
 406 branch offices, speech recognition, touch-tone telephone, e-mail and
 wireless technologies, multilingual and international services, and direct
 access to professionals day or night.
 
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the
 U.S. with more than 27 million wireless voice and data customers.  The
 coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S.
 wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ) and Vodafone
 (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE
 Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications.  Verizon Wireless has a
 footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top
 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets.  The company, headquartered in
 Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong.  Reporters and editors can find
 more information about the company on the Web at
 http://www.verizonwireless.com.
 
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SOURCE Verizon Wireless
    BEDMINSTER, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon
 Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, and Charles Schwab & Co.,
 Inc., a leading financial services company and the world's largest online
 broker, today announced that the Schwab PocketBroker(TM) Wireless Investing
 Service is now available for Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web customers.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/VERILOGO-a
            http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/VERILOGO-b )
     Schwab PocketBroker(TM) Service allows Schwab customers to access their
 accounts, check balances and stock quotes, make trades and more while on the
 go, complementing the company's existing branch, online and call center
 channels.
     Verizon Wireless' nationwide Mobile Web service combines the convenience
 and mobility of wireless communications with popular content from the World
 Wide Web.  The Mobile Web service, which runs on Verizon Wireless' robust and
 reliable, coast-to-coast network, delivers Web-based information customers
 want on their wireless handsets.
     Schwab PocketBroker(TM) Service is available just a few clicks away by
 selecting the On-Line Trading menu on Mobile Web.
     "Given the dynamic nature of the market, investors need a simple and
 effective way to stay on top of their financial information, no matter where
 they are," said Bob Sofman, senior vice president of Schwab Global Wireless
 Solutions Group.  "PocketBroker helps customers stay in control by enabling
 them to respond immediately to market-moving events.  Our partnership with
 Verizon Wireless ensures that customers across the country now have increased
 and convenient access to all our wireless features and benefits."
     "Verizon Wireless continues to make agreements with strategic content
 partners to provide our Mobile Web customers with a complete range of
 customized information," stated Gary Schulman, president of Wireless Data and
 Internet Services for Verizon Wireless.  "Schwab PocketBroker(TM) Service
 gives our Mobile Web customers up-to-date account balance information where
 they can also make online trades through their Web-enabled phones."
 
     About The Charles Schwab Corporation
     The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:   SCH), one of the nation's leading
 financial services companies, serves 7.5 million active accounts with
 $861.6 billion in customer assets. Schwab currently has 4.2 million active
 online accounts with $420 billion in customer assets.  Through its principal
 operating companies, including Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., U.S. Trust and
 CyBerCorp, Schwab provides a full-service investing experience to customers
 through a "clicks and mortar" multi-dimensional offering of the Internet,
 406 branch offices, speech recognition, touch-tone telephone, e-mail and
 wireless technologies, multilingual and international services, and direct
 access to professionals day or night.
 
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the
 U.S. with more than 27 million wireless voice and data customers.  The
 coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S.
 wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ) and Vodafone
 (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE
 Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications.  Verizon Wireless has a
 footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top
 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets.  The company, headquartered in
 Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong.  Reporters and editors can find
 more information about the company on the Web at
 http://www.verizonwireless.com.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -- Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X84085241
 
 SOURCE  Verizon Wireless

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