News Release

Verizon Wireless Enhances Digital Service In Holland, MI

CDMA Service Provides Better Call Clarity and Advanced Wireless Services

January 14, 2002

Michelle Gilbert
michelle.gilbert@verizonwireless.com
248-915-3680

Dave Donovan
ddonovan@marxlayne.com
248-855-6777

HOLLAND, MI — Verizon Wireless has enhanced digital wireless service in Ottawa County with the addition of a new digital cell site in Holland, Mich. Using code division multiple access (CDMA) digital technology, the site will provide improved wireless coverage to North Holland near US-31 and BUS-196.

CDMA wireless technology gives wireless users 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 customers who live and travel through these areas with improved wireless coverage," said Wayne White, president of Verizon Wireless' Michigan Region.

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Verizon Wireless is the leading wireless communications provider in the U.S., with the largest wireless network and more than 29.4 million 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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