News Release

Verizon Wireless Offers Holiday Gift Ideas

Wireless Gifts Make Holiday Shopping Simple

November 15, 2000

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Simplify your holiday shopping this year - think Verizon Wireless. From the new wireless user to the veteran, today's options of cool services and accessories will ensure your gift won't end up in the back of the closet, and you won't need to break the bank to give the most desired gifts of the season.

The Gift of National Prepay Wireless Service for First-time Users
National Prepay Wireless Service from Verizon Wireless is a gift that introduces grandparents, teens and others to wireless with the simplicity and predictability of paying in advance. There are no monthly bills, monthly fees, credit checks or long term agreements. And with National Prepay Wireless, there are no long distance or roaming charges throughout most of the company's national network. Pay-as-you-go replenishment cards are available beginning at $30.

Mobile Web Internet Access for the Veteran Techie
Tech-savvy family members may have wireless service already, but they may not have wireless Internet access. A great way to make the season bright is with a year of Mobile Web. Mobile Web service can be added to any of Verizon Wireless' popular SingleRatesm flat-rate calling plans for $6.95 per month. From their wireless handset, customers get access to a range of personalized World Wide Web information including news, sports, weather, financial information and online trading, travel updates and entertainment news. They can even shop online and check e-mail on the go with Mobile Web.

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer from the "Safety Wall"
Let your loved ones know you care by giving them affordable stocking stuffers that help them keep both hands on the wheel. Hands-free devices, including headsets, earpieces and voice-activated systems, are hot items this year. Verizon Wireless encourages the use of hands-free devices while driving, and offers universal options on the "Safety Wall" at its Communications Stores. They're affordable enough to be given as a gift or stocking stuffer, starting at $14.99, and can be ordered from the Online Store without incurring shipping charges. Verizon Wireless reminds everyone to drive responsibly and call with care this holiday season.

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About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 26.3 million wireless voice and data customers and 3.5 million paging customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp - now Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging. The company has a footprint covering nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Verizon Wireless, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 32,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at: http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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