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Verizon Wireless Chooses Smith Micro Technology to Support New VZAccess Manager

Jul 16, 2004
Verizon Wireless Extends Existing Multi-Year Agreement with Smith Micro

BEDMINSTER, NJ and ALISO VIEJO, CA - Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, today announced Smith Micro Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a developer and marketer of software and service solutions for the wireless market, has added support for Verizon Wireless' new VZAccess Manager, a customizable tool that lets customers manage their remote access needs across the country. This new tool is a single, unified application supporting Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess (EV-DO) and NationalAccess (1xRTT) data services and customers' own Wi-Fi and dial-up via IS95A networks. VZAccess Manager will ship on select PC Cards and be included in Verizon Wireless' Mobile Office Kits.

VZAccess Manager uses technology from Smith Micro and is easy to install and use. The new design enhances the customer experience with added features such as a VPN connection and other functionality that can be launched directly from the main application.

Under the terms of an extension to the previous multi-year agreement, Verizon Wireless is offering VZAccess Manager to provide connectivity between the carrier's BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess networks, as well as customers' Wi-Fi technology.

Verizon Wireless' remote access management solutions use Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile software that offers anytime access to email, file uploads/downloads, Web surfing and corporate Intranets without being plugged into a network or landline modem connection. VZAccess Manager includes installation assistance that automatically detects the mobile device, BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess PC Cards and Wi-Fi PC Cards -- and sets up the user's computer in minutes.

For more information about VZAccess Manager, visit and select Mobile Options, Wireless Internet and then NationalAccess.

About Verizon Wireless:

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 40 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto

About Smith Micro Software:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communication, broadband, ecommerce and utility software products for multiple OS platforms. The company designs integrated cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on Wireless and Broadband and Internet technologies, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, network fax, and traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), direct sales, retail stores, and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. For more information, contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the company's financial prospects and projections, the company's plans for returning to sustained profitability and the company's ability to increase its business in the Wireless and Broadband segments. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, fluctuations or cancellations in orders from distribution customers, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those presented in any forward-looking statement and are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo, and QuickLink Mobile are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.