News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Service In Nashua, New Hampshire

CDMA Service Provides Improved Call Clarity and Advanced Wireless Services Like Internet Access, Text Messaging

December 9, 2002

J. Abra Degbor
jabra.degbor@verizonwireless.com
781-481-1314

David Thomson
978-808-7700

WOBURN, MA - In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, today announced that it has expanded its digital network in Nashua, New Hampshire. Using code division multiple access (CDMA) digital technology, the new cell site will provide improved wireless coverage along Route 3 as well as downtown Nashua and the surrounding areas.

CDMA digital wireless technology provides wireless users with greater 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 our customers with improved wireless coverage when using our voice and data services," said David Heverling, Northeast Area Vice President of Network for Verizon Wireless.

The new cell site was part of the $4 billion investment program for 2001to improve and extend the reach of the Verizon Wireless nationwide network. More than $200 million of that investment was used to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless products and services in the New England Region.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications and Internet services. The company has the largest nationwide wireless network and 29 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Reporters and editors can find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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