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Wachovia m-banking available on Verizon phones

04 January 2008  |  2194 views  |  0 Source: Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, and Wachovia Corporation (NYSE: WB), the nation's fourth largest bank, today announced Verizon Wireless customers who bank with Wachovia now have direct access to Wachovia Banking and BillPay services.

Mobile banking services are available on compatible mobile devices through a downloadable application provided by Firethorn Holdings.

"Since launching Wachovia Mobile in December 2006, Wachovia's mobile banking strategy has focused on providing our customers with reliable, convenient and secure on-the-go access to their financial services," said Ilieva Ageenko, director of emerging applications for Wachovia's eCommerce division. "With our relationship with Verizon Wireless, we continue to strengthen this commitment."

Jim Straight, senior vice president of consumer products for Verizon, said, "Our relationship with Firethorn allows us to bring together great brands. Wachovia and Verizon Wireless are committed to providing a quality mobile banking experience for our customers."

Using a PIN to launch, the Firethorn application allows Wachovia customers to securely check balances, monitor account activity, pay bills, and transfer funds, right from their supported Verizon Wireless phones.

Wachovia customers can download the Firethorn application on several phones from Verizon Wireless, including the Chocolate and enV by LG, LG VX8700, LG VX8600, LG VX9400, and the Samsung SCH-a950. Additional phones will be available in the coming months. Customers can find the application in the Get Going or Tools on the Go virtual shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store by clicking on "Get New App" and then "Business/Tools."

The mobile banking application is free, but application download, usage or megabyte charges may apply. Wachovia customers must already be enrolled in Online Banking to sign up for mobile banking access on Verizon Wireless phones. After logging in to their online accounts, customers should select the Customer Service tab, click on Mobile Banking and follow the quick and easy mobile enrollment instructions.

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