News Release

Verizon Wireless Makes it Easy and Affordable to Call its Northern Neighbor

Verizon Wireless Introduces National SingleRatesm Canada Plans

June 18, 2001

Debra Havins
debra.havins@verizonwireless.com
303-694-8560

KALISPELL, MT — Go ahead -- pick up the phone and call Canada -- it's simple, affordable and a new option now available to all Verizon Wireless national SingleRatesm customers. Beginning today, Verizon Wireless customers have the option of adding Canada to their national SingleRatesm plan for an additional monthly access fee of just $10 a month. Customers choosing the national SingleRatesm Canada plan will be able to use their monthly minutes allowance to call to and from Canada, and throughout Canada while traveling, without incurring long-distance or roaming charges.

"With our national SingleRatesm Canada plan, it's as easy to call Calgary as it is to call your next-door neighbor," said Marni Walden, regional president for Verizon Wireless' Mountain Region. "The plan is an affordable option for customers who use their wireless phones to conduct business or stay in touch with friends or relatives in Canada. This is especially important to customers living in border-states such as Montana, Washington, or Idaho who travel back and forth from Canada daily."

The new national SingleRatesm Canada plan also lets customers call the U.S. from all 10 Canadian provinces including such major cities as: Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Prince Albert, Quebec City, Stratford, Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver and Yarmouth.

The availability of enhanced features of all Verizon Wireless national SingleRatesm plans, including Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, No Answer/Busy Transfer, Message Waiting Indicator, Caller ID and Basic Voicemail may vary while traveling in Canada.

Wireless consumers interested in subscribing to a Verizon Wireless national SingleRatesm plan with the Call Canada option, or in adding the option to their current SingleRatesm m plan, should call 1-888-466-4646 or visit the Verizon Wireless web site at 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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