News Release

Verizon Wireless Has Father's Day Gifts For Any Type Of Dad

June 10, 2002

Brenda Raney
brenda.raney@verizonwireless.com
908-306-4834

BEDMINSTER, NJ — This Father's Day, Verizon Wireless offers gift ideas perfect for every kind of Dad. Whether he's tech-savvy or a technophobe, a constant traveler or a homebody, the gift of wireless will make every Dad smile. And with Verizon Wireless' comprehensive national network, advanced data services and award-winning coverage, Dad can stay in touch wherever he goes. To find a wireless gift to match Dad's personality, follow Verizon Wireless' handy gift guide below.

Built-for-Speed Dad - For the Dad who has it all, get the newest and coolest in wireless technology available only through Verizon Wireless - access to the high-speed data Express NetworkSM. With the fastest wireless data connection available, Express Network offers Dad average data transmission speeds similar to or better than speeds he experiences when dialing in from his home PC. Built-for-Speed Dad can surf the Web to his heart's content—whether he's relaxing in his favorite lawn chair or on the commuter train to work—with Verizon Wireless' flat rate $99.99 per month pricing.

Killer App Dad - Let him be the first Dad on the block to have one of the coolest wireless services available - BREW™ (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™) by QUALCOMM. With BREW, Killer App Dad can download games, entertainment and ring tones over the air, anywhere directly to his BREW-enabled handset. Keep track of expenses anywhere with MobileExpense™ or download a golf game while waiting to tee off. When Dad decides it's time for the next killer app, he can delete applications he no longer wants and add new ones from the Verizon Wireless library of applications.

Papa Was a Rolling Stone - For the Dad always on the road - for business or pleasure - America's ChoiceSM will keep him connected anywhere in the U.S. without roaming or long distance charges while on the Verizon Wireless network. This plan gives Dad the use of the entire Verizon Wireless coast-to-coast digital network as his home calling area, large buckets of minutes and free long distance on the America's Choice footprint.

Penny Pinching Pop - Get a practical Dad what he really needs without spending a fortune. [FREEUP] prepaid wireless service gives Dads who may be new to technology wireless service at a great price. [FREEUP] bundles nationwide voice service, two-way text messaging, international calling and voicemail. With no monthly bills, annual service contracts, credit checks, or additional fees for roaming and long distance, [FREEUP] is an easy way to manage wireless costs while staying connected with the latest wireless technology.

Independent Dad - Dads who are hard of hearing but always on the go will love HATIS® (Hearing Aid Telephone Interconnect Systems®) devices. These communication tools are specifically designed to use with wireless phones to notably reduce interference and background noise for Dads who use t-coil hearing aids. HATIS devices are available through Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or online at www.verizonwireless.com.

Responsible Dad - With a large selection of hands-free devices such as ear buds and handsets with powerful speakerphone capabilities, Verizon Wireless offers affordable gifts that help Dad keep both hands safely on the wheel when he wants to make a call on the road.

When giving Dad a new wireless phone, don't forget to help him become Socially Conscious Dad by donating the old phone to Verizon Wireless' HopeLineSM phone recycling program. With HopeLine, wireless phones that are no longer used are recycled or sold, with all proceeds going to domestic violence victims and domestic violence prevention advocacy organizations.

For more gift ideas for Dad this Father's Day, visit the Verizon Wireless Online Store at www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 30 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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