News Release

Looking For A Mother's Day Gift? Verizon Wireless National Prepay Offers Simplicity, Predictability, Digital Features

Mom will Love this Easy Way to Try Wireless

May 8, 2001

Susan Shepard
susan.shepard@verizonwireless.com
503-408-2008

SEATTLE, WA — On this Mother's Day, give her the gift of gab with National Prepay Wireless service from Verizon Wireless, and she'll call you to thank you.

"It is perfect for the Mom who wants to give wireless a try," said Kelley DeLaney, President of Verizon Wireless' Pacific Northwest Region. "She will appreciate your thoughtfulness, and that you've learned to identify quality at an affordable price. With Verizon Wireless' National Prepay there are no monthly bills, monthly fees, credit checks or long-term agreements."

Verizon Wireless offers specially-priced "starter kits" with three dual-mode (analog/CDMA digital) phones to choose from for $149.99 and a tri-mode (analog/CDMA digital 800 MHz and 1900 MHz) handset option for $199.99. Kits include the handset, battery, car lighter adapter and a $50 National Prepay Starter Card.

Verizon Wireless Prepay Wireless service offers free voice mail and other digital features, no domestic long distance charges and no roaming fees throughout most of the company's national network. As a special promotion, new and existing customers will receive 50 percent more minutes than the standard allotment plus 10 cents weekend rates on every replenishment card bought before July 31.

Replenishment cards are available in $30, $50, $75 and $150 denominations and are valid for 60 days after the Prepay Wireless card is activated.

To purchase Verizon Wireless National Prepay Service, visit your local Verizon Wireless Communications Store or visit the Online Store at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 27 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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