News Release

Verizon Wireless Enhances Digital Service in Harvey Cedars

CDMA Service Provides Better Call Clarity and Advanced Wireless Services Like Internet Access, Text Messaging

November 6, 2001

Pam Boyd
pam@thomasboyd.com
856-642-6226

Sheldon Jones
sheldon.jones@verizonwireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)

HARVEY CEDARS, NJ — Verizon Wireless has enhanced digital wireless service in Harvey Cedars with the addition of a new digital cell site. Using code division multiple access (CDMA) digital technology, the site will provide improved wireless coverage in Long Beach Island, from Ship Bottom to Barnegat.

CDMA wireless technology provides wireless users with greater call clarity and security, longer battery life and talk time and the ability to use advanced wireless services such as Internet access and text messaging.

"This digital network upgrade will provide our business and consumer customers with improved wireless coverage when using our voice and data services," said Ann McCrystal, president of Verizon Wireless' Philadelphia Tri-State Region.

The new site is part of a $4 billion investment program this year to improve and extend the reach of the Verizon Wireless nationwide network. More than $100 million of that investment is being used to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless products and services in the Philadelphia Tri-State area.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 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 and GTE Wireless. 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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