News Release

Verizon Wireless Offers Three Options For Affordable, International Calling

June 12, 2002

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

Bedminster, NJ — Bedminster, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading and largest wireless service provider, has enhanced its trio of offerings for customers who call or travel abroad. Now, offering lower international wireless calling rates from the United States, expanded [FREEUP] prepaid international offerings, and an International Wireless program for customers traveling abroad, Verizon Wireless is the easy wireless choice for anyone calling or traveling overseas.

Verizon Wireless has made international calling simple and affordable. Beginning June 15, International Long Distance from Verizon Wireless will give customers the convenience of wireless service and affordable rates for all international calls placed from their home calling area. When customers sign up for International Long Distance, calls from a Verizon Wireless coverage area to more than 160 countries are charged at either $0.65 per minute or $1.50 per minute depending on the country, plus airtime minutes. For example, calls to Australia, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom, Bermuda, Trinidad or Tobago are just $0.65 per minute, plus airtime minutes. Calls to Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, and Vietnam are only $1.50 long-distance per minute, plus airtime minutes. See the Verizon Wireless website at http://www.verizonwireless.com/international for a complete list of countries, long distance rates and activation requirement.*

Verizon Wireless [FREEUP] prepaid wireless service, helps customers keep their budgets in check when calling overseas from their [FREEUP] calling area. [FREEUP] offers competitive low rates with expanded International Dialing, giving customers the ability to call nearly 100 countries for $0.50 per minute, plus airtime. With low domestic rates as well, [FREEUP] is a thoughtful gift for the recent grad to help them stay in touch with friends in the United States or abroad. And until July 31, 2002, customers who sign up for [FREEUP] with a Verizon Wireless [SETUP] package will get 200 Bonus Weekend minutes. For more information on Verizon Wireless international and prepaid international wireless services, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com .

For people who plan to travel overseas this year, Verizon Wireless International Travelersm provides a way to keep in touch with family, friends, and business associates. Verizon Wireless International Traveler with service provided by Rent-A-Phone Limited, a licensed Vodafone reseller, provides access to over 200 wireless networks worldwide in over 130 countries. Customers can either rent or purchase a phone that will work on the Global System Mobile (GSM) or Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) wireless networks outside the United States. Calls to a customer's Verizon Wireless phone number can be delivered to their international phone as they travel in many countries throughout Europe, the former USSR States, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Customers may rent a GSM or PDC phone for $2.99 per day, or purchase a GSM phone for $149 or a GSM data capable model for $249. Airtime rates are $1.49 per minute from most countries and $2.49 from Russia, former USSR states, Kenya, Nigeria, Syria, and Japan; with no additional long distance or roaming charges. Calls received while you are in the United Kingdom or Japan are free. For more information on International Traveler, call 1-866-899-2862.

* To qualify, for International Long Distance from Verizon Wireless, customers must have Verizon Wireless service for ninety days, or three billing cycles, and be current on their account. Security deposit may be required. Due to high incidences of fraud, there are some countries that customers are not able to call, even if they have the international dialing feature on their account. International Long Distance will be available in September in portions of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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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