News Release

Verizon Wireless Wants to Know if Microwave Ovens are More Important than Wireless Phones

New Online Survey Invites Customers to Register Their Wireless Habits

August 16, 2001

Jeffrey Nelson
jeffrey.nelson@verizonwireless.com
908-306-4824

BEDMINSTER, NJ — While many Americans are having a love affair with their wireless phones, not everyone is. Some people cannot leave their house or office without it, while others treat their phones like unwelcome visitors. Verizon Wireless wants to hear from all wireless phone owners about their wireless habits. Starting today, visitors to the Verizon Wireless Web site, http://www.verizonwireless.com/news, can shed some light on just how deep their wireless relationships go.

If wireless was the connection to landing a job or apartment, Verizon Wireless wants to know. Likewise, if watching television is more important than having a wireless phone, tell Verizon Wireless.

Visitors logging on to http://www.verizonwireless.com/news should click on the link to take the survey, which should take less than a minute to complete. The survey will run until September 15, 2001 and the results will be announced shortly thereafter. To see and take the complete survey or more information on wireless plans, service, and accessories, visit Verizon Wireless' 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 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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