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Get Your Bids Ready: Verizon Wireless HopeLine Online Phone Auction Features Phones Signed By Celebrities And Athletes


Proceeds From May Auction Will Support Domestic Violence Prevention

05/08/2006, BEDMINSTER, NJ — What do Donald Trump, Dr. Phil and Krissy Wendell have in common? All three have autographed phones available in the HopeLine® Online Phone Auction.

Beginning tomorrow through May 16, Verizon Wireless customers will have the chance to bid on celebrity-autographed phones during the second HopeLine Online Phone Auction. Verizon Wireless will donate all proceeds from the auction to Safe Horizon, the leading provider of services for victims of violence in New York City. Safe Horizon has been at the forefront of helping victims of crime and abuse for over a quarter of a century and moves more than 350,000 victims from crisis to confidence each year by offering a chance to tell their story in their own words, a guide through the criminal justice system or a safe place to sleep.

Participants in the HopeLine auction can bid to purchase phones signed by:

* Donald Trump, chairman and president, The Trump Organization
* Dr. Phil McGraw, host of the Dr. Phil Show
* Misty May, beach volleyball world champion
* Clark Haggans, linebacker for the world champion Pittsburgh Steelers
* Krissy Wendell, captain of the U.S. women’s hockey team
* Kelly Clark, snowboarder

To bid on the signed phones, customers simply log on to, and click on the ’Phone Auction’ banner to be taken to the ’HopeLine Online Phone Auction’ site, which will be conducted on eBay. The winning bidders will sport one of the hottest new phones:

* Motorola RAZR V3c -- Equipped with access to Verizon Wireless’ V CAST multimedia service, the Motorola RAZR V3c seamlessly unites fashion and technology to provide the ultimate multimedia experience with a must-have product. The Motorola RAZR V3c retails for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year customer agreement.
* LG VX8100 -- With EV-DO technology for access to V CAST Music and dual speakers for stereo sounds, the LG VX8100 is the ultimate in high speed, high tech and high style. The LG VX8100 retails for $69.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with two-year customer agreement.
* Samsung SCH-a950 -- The Samsung SCH-a950 is loaded with features, including access to V CAST Music. The a950’s intuitive design and external music controls give users complete control of their mobile entertainment experience. The Samsung SCH-a950 retails for $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with two-year customer agreement.
* Motorola E815 -- Delivering access to Verizon Wireless’ hot V CAST wireless broadband multimedia service and a host of other cutting-edge features, the Motorola E815 is the perfect phone for the customer who loves to stay on the forefront of new technologies. The Motorola E815 retails for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year customer agreement.

Verizon Wireless is a recognized corporate leader for its commitment to preventing domestic violence and raising awareness of the issue. The company’s HopeLine program collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider, and then refurbishes the phones or recycles them in an environmentally safe way. Proceeds benefit victims of domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies, providing essential communication tools of wireless phones and wireless services, and financial grants.

For more information on Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program or how to donate a wireless phone, visit

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