News Release

Still Images Of Verizon Wireless' Solar Powered Cell Sites Available

Verizon Wireless Harnesses Sun To Power Wireless Network

April 20, 2008

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com
925-279-6545

Who:
Verizon Wireless, the builder and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network.

What:
High-resolution still images of Verizon Wireless' solar cell sites are available for media.

Where:
Images can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

When:
Available immediately.

Background:
Verizon Wireless harnesses the power of the sun to extend the nation's most reliable wireless network to remote areas. The company has eight solar powered cell sites in the western United States, some requiring access by helicopter. Each has solar-charged battery backup power for cloudy days.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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.

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