News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Network On Maui

New Cell Sites Completed In Mokulele, Pukalani and Wailuku

February 10, 2002

Sherrie Coronas
sherrie.coronas@verizonwireless.com
808-544-8721

KAHULUI, HI — In its continuing effort to provide the best wireless service, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has announced the expansion of its digital network on Maui. Digital service delivers numerous benefits, including superior voice quality, longer battery life and enhanced privacy.

A new digital cell site provides customers who travel on Mokulele Highway, between Kahului and Kihei, with greater wireless network coverage and increased clarity when making wireless calls. The site also expands coverage in Waikapu and Puunene.

Other recent projects on Maui include two new cell sites in Wailuku Industrial and Pukalani, adding coverage in parts of Makawao, Kahului and along Kula Highway.

"The company's past and future network investment here on Maui is one example of Verizon Wireless' ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the best network in the country, so they can make and receive calls where and when they want to," said Mark Yamauchi, acting regional president of Verizon Wireless.

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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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