News Release

Calling Mexico Just Got Easier

New economical pricing offers Verizon Wireless customers 10-cent per minute rates

December 6, 2000

Lisa Lange
lisa.lange@verizonwireless.com
817-258-1283

DALLAS, TX — North Texans now have another reason to choose Verizon Wireless as their wireless communications provider as the company today introduced a new 10-cent per minute Call MexicoSM feature plan.

"Verizon Wireless created Call Mexico to meet the growing needs of our diverse customers," said Cindy Patterson, regional president for Verizon Wireless in North Texas. "Calling Mexico is now more convenient and much less expensive."

Call Mexico allows Verizon Wireless customers in North Texas to call anywhere in Mexico for a low long distance rate of only 10-cents per minute from their local digital calling area. The new feature is available on Verizon Wireless' Call TexasSM rate plans. Customers can subscribe to Call Mexico for an additional $4.95 monthly fee. For more information call one of the 30 area Verizon Wireless stores near you.

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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