News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Service Coverage In Jersey City And Secaucus

January 20, 2001

David Samberg
david.samberg@verizonwireless.com
845-365-7212

Robin B. Nicol
908-789-4719

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has expanded service coverage in Hudson County with a new cell site in Jersey City and one in Secaucus.

"The new cell sites will provide customers who live in and travel through the area with greater wireless network coverage and increased clarity when making wireless calls," said Michele White, Verizon Wireless Director of Engineering in northern New Jersey.

The Jersey City site improves service on sections of Summit Avenue, Central Avenue, Palisades Avenue and Paterson Plank Road.

The new site in Secaucus enhances service on the NJ Turnpike near exits 16E and 17, on Route 3, Route 495 and Routes 1 and 9.

The new sites are part of a $4 billion investment program in 2001 to improve and extend the reach of the Verizon Wireless nationwide network, the largest in the U.S. More than $300 million of that investment was used to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless products and services in the New York Metro area.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the leading wireless communications provider in the U.S., with the largest wireless network and more than 29.4 million customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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