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Opera Mini app brings enhanced web browsing experience to Verizon Wireless feature phones

March 31, 2011

Application enables desktop-like web browsing, including access to expanded set of Internet sites on feature phones

Basking Ridge, NJ and San Mateo, CA - March 31, 2011

Verizon Wireless announced today that Opera Mini, the ground-breaking mobile browser by Opera Software, is available on select feature phones, including LG enV2â„¢, LG enV©3, LG enV© TOUCH, Samsung Aliasâ„¢ 2, Casio© G"zOne Ravineâ„¢ and Casio© G"zOne Rockâ„¢, with additional devices to be added soon. Opera Mini offers an enhanced user experience for Web browsing - bringing PC-like web browsing to select Verizon Wireless feature phones. Using the Opera Mini app, and its unique compression technology, web pages are delivered to the phones more quickly.

"Getting Opera Mini on the Verizon Wireless network is a big milestone, as we are able to reach Verizon Wireless" vast customer base," said Lars Boilesen, Chief Executive Officer, Opera Software. "We are happy that Verizon Wireless customers will now have access to a superior browser and, in the future, we will be launching more devices with Opera Mini preinstalled."

Verizon Wireless offers content filters that let parents manage a safe browsing experience for their children. For more information on content filters, visit www.verizonwireless.com/usagecontrols.

Opera Mini, currently available on six devices, will come preloaded later this year as the primary browser on select devices. Customers with feature phones can find the app in the Media Center/Get It Now© or can download it from Verizon Wireless online media store. Customers with Androidâ„¢ devices can also download the app from Android Marketâ„¢. There is no subscription fee to access the Opera Mini browser, but data and usage charges may apply during download and use of the application.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.