News Release

Verizon Wireless Continues Aggressive Expansion Of New Retail Locations In Greater Los Angeles

April 19, 2001

Andrew Colley
andrew.colley@verizonwireless.com
949-286-8194

IRVINE, CA — In its continuing effort to provide the latest wireless products and services at convenient, accessible locations, Verizon Wireless has opened five new retail stores in Greater Los Angeles. The stores are located in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, Panorama City, Rosemead and Torrance. Verizon Wireless now owns and operates 51 retail stores and kiosks throughout the five-county, Greater Los Angeles area.

"Verizon Wireless ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction among wireless users in Los Angeles eight years in a row according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2000 U.S. Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study," said Clay Berryhill, Regional Director of Retail Sales. "We're actively pursuing another victory by expanding into additional locations throughout 2001. We have the largest network in the nation and continue to offer a variety of service plans to fit any lifestyle and income."

Verizon Wireless retail stores offer a premier line of digital wireless phones, data products and hands-free calling accessories. Customers can check out the latest wireless Internet and two-way text messaging services, including MobileWebSM, Mobile MessengerSM and Mobile OfficeSM.

The stores also offer a variety of phones in all price ranges, from the Motorola V2260 with changeable color phone wraps ($29.99 - one-year service activation required) to the Verizon Wireless web-ready, Palm-powered Smartphone from Kyocera ($499.99 - one-year service activation required).

The store addresses and hours of operation are as follows:

Verizon Wireless - Costa Mesa-Metro Pointe
901 South Coast Dr., Bldg. K Ste. 120
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Verizon Wireless - Long Beach-Bellflower
2836 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90815
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Verizon Wireless - Panorama City
8210 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Verizon Wireless - Rosemead
3564 Rosemead Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Verizon Wireless - Torrance/Crossroads
24329 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste A
Torrance, CA 90505
Wed-Fri 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 28 million wireless voice and data 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), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 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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