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Verizon Wireless Delivers Expanded 4G LTE Network On Long Island Just In Time For The Summer Season

Long Island Beach-Goers to Have Access to the Nation's Fastest 4G Network

• More than 90 percent of the New York Metro population has access to the nation's largest 4G LTE network

• Average 4G LTE data rates are 5-12 Mbps on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink

• Coverage in Long Island confirms Verizon's commitment to the ongoing expansion of the 4G LTE network within the New York Metro region

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May 9, 2012

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WARREN, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced that it has expanded the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network on Long Island. The expanded 4G LTE network allows customers to use their 4G LTE-enabled wireless devices in more parts of Long Island to access the Internet faster, listen to music or watch video, take advantage of thousands of applications, and stay in touch with family and friends, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than before.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service is now currently available in Nassau County, as well as the Huntington area, south shore, and eastern end of Suffolk County. With the planned network expansion, residents in areas throughout Long Island will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G network.

“The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is bringing customers a blazingly fast wireless data service that covers more than two-thirds of the nation, and is revolutionizing the way we communicate,” said Pat Devlin, President of Verizon Wireless, New York Metro Region. “We will continue to aggressively roll out our 4G LTE network throughout the region in 2012 and beyond.”

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 230 markets across the country and offers more than six times the geographic coverage of its nearest competitor’s 4G LTE network. Verizon Wireless customers looking to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network can choose from a variety of 4G LTE devices, including tablets, smartphones, hotspots and more.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was named “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards, and was ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011. For more information about Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://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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