News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens Fifth Retail Location in Bergen County, on Route 4 West

Growing Demand For Wireless Services Creates Need For Additional Location

December 3, 2001

Lynette Viviani
vapr@inter-global.net
973-283-9228

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

PARAMUS, NJ — In response to the growing demand for the company's voice and data products and services, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has opened a new Communications Store located on Route 4 West between Forest and Hackensack Avenues in Paramus. The new store is the fifth Verizon Wireless retail location in Bergen County, and third to open this year. The company also owns and operates a Communications Store at 469 Route 17 South in Paramus, a kiosk at the Paramus Park Mall and two kiosks in the Garden State Plaza.

"Demand for our wireless services is growing, as more people take advantage of high-value calling plans like SingleRateSM East, our popular Mobile Web services and FREEUP, a prepaid service designed for young adults," said Sal Selvaggi, manager of the new store.

Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Route 4 store is one of 12 new retail locations Verizon Wireless plans to open this year in the New York Metro area to make shopping for wireless products and services easier and more convenient for customers. The new stores will create more than 150 sales and customer service positions as well as business opportunities for local construction, architectural and real estate firms.

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). 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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