News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Service Coverage In Hillsborough And South Plainfield

June 4, 2001

Robin B. Nicol
908-789-4719

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

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Verizon Wireless has expanded service coverage in Somerset and Middlesex Counties with a new cell site in Hillsborough and one in South Plainfield.

"The new cell sites will provide customers who live in and travel through these areas 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 Hillsborough site improves service on Route 206 from Duke Parkway East to Farm Road, and on sections of Millstone River Road, New Camplain Road, Falcon Road, Sunnymead Road, Roycefield Road, Auten Road and Triangle Road.

The South Plainfield site improves service on Route 287 from South Randolphville Road to New Durham Road, and on sections of Route 529 Stelton Road, Durham Road, Washington Avenue and Metlars Lane.

The new sites are part of a $4 billion investment program to improve and extend the reach of the Verizon Wireless nationwide network. More than $300 million of that investment is being 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 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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