News Release

Verizon Wireless Launches Industry's First North American Continent Calling Plan

North America's Choice Offers Business and Leisure Travelers a Calling Plan That Stretches Beyond the U.S. to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

May 9, 2004

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless is introducing the nation's first North American calling plan that lets customers call from the U.S. to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico with no roaming or long distance fees. Beginning today, Verizon Wireless customers nationwide can sign up for North America's ChoiceSM, a unique calling plan that includes Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico as part of their monthly plan's calling area. Customers who sign up for North America's Choice will also be able to call within these countries and back to the U. S. without incurring roaming or long distance charges while in the coverage area.

"Staying in touch across borders is part of today's reality," said Bill Stone, Verizon Wireless vice president marketing. "Many of our customers want a plan that combines Night and Weekend calling and a generous bucket of anytime minutes so they don't have to pay per-minute roaming charges while traveling throughout North America. North America's Choice satisfies the needs of these customers."

Verizon Wireless customers can customize their North America's Choice Plan with four different price points, starting at $59.99 for 400 minutes to $169.99 for 3,000 minutes.

Monthly Access

$59.99

$79.99

$119.99

$169.99

Anytime Minutes

400

800

2,000

3,000

IN-Network Promotion

1,000 Minutes

1,000 Minutes

1,000 Minutes

1,000 Minutes

Night/Weekend

1,000 Minutes

1,000 Minutes

1,000 Minutes

1,000 Minutes

Customers who sign up for a North America's Choice Plan of $59.99 or more will receive, at no extra cost, 1,000 night and weekend minutes and 1,000 IN-Network anytime minutes to call other Verizon Wireless customers. (IN-Network calling is only available in the U.S.)

Customers can purchase the North America's Choice Plan by contacting Verizon Wireless customer service.

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 39 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 www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.

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