News Release

Verizon Wireless Hires Two Sales Professionals to Support Greater Pueblo Area Business

July 25, 2001

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

PUEBLO, CO — Verizon Wireless has hired two seasoned business sales account executives to serve the growing Pueblo business market. In their new roles, Jason A. Archuleta and Kathy Sears are responsible for business-to-business sales and service for all types of business accounts--public and private -- for the nation's largest wireless provider.

Archuleta and Sears provide consultation to small businesses interested in streamlining their communication needs and increasing employee productivity. Verizon Wireless has many products available to small businesses such as Mobile Web, Mobile MessengerSM, and Mobile Office that offer customers a convenient and customized Internet-based experience.

Both Archuleta and Sears have been in the wireless industry for several years. Archuleta has held customer service and client relations positions in the wireless industry. Sears has held sales and management positions and previously managed a retail store for the former CommNet Cellular.

Archuleta can be reached at 719 250-1150 and Sears can be reached at 719 250-6382.

About Verizon Wireless

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