News Release

Hawaii Speeds Ahead As Verizon Wireless Extends High-Speed Wireless Data Service From The Big Island To Kaua`i

Company's Third Generation High Speed Wireless Network Spans Islands Providing Business and Consumers All the Benefits of Fast Wireless Data Service

March 6, 2003

Georgia Taylor
Verizon Wireless
Georgia.Taylor@Verizonwireless.com
425-603-2894

Darcie Scharfenstein
For Verizon Wireless
Darcie@joanbennet.com
808-531-6087 ext. 2

Honolulu, HI — With equipment triple checked at the final cell site, the benefits of Verizon Wireless' Express NetworkSM— an expansive and robust high-speed national wireless data network—are now available to customers throughout the company's Hawaii footprint.

"With the freedom and flexibility that Verizon Wireless' Express Network service affords, being out of the office no longer means being out of the loop," said Mark Yamauchi, Verizon Wireless director of sales in Hawaii. "It's about increased productivity when traveling throughout Hawaii or in 900 cities and towns throughout the nation - no more worries about finding a phone jack or not having remote access to an important file."

Verizon Wireless' Express Network enhances all interactive wireless data communications - from e-mail to intranet to full Internet access. The high-speed, national network also supports enterprise applications, giving companies with mobile employees access to tools for increased productivity and efficiency. Verizon Wireless Express network customers can expect speeds similar to or better than what users experience when dialing in from their home PC - average data transmission speeds between 40 and 60 kilobits per second (kbps) with bursts up to 144 kbps.

"Anyone interested in increasing productivity with high-speed wireless Internet access is invited to stop by a Verizon Wireless Communications store or call 808-544-8911 to learn first-hand what users can do today with our Express Network," said Yamauchi. Verizon Wireless offers flexible and favorable pricing packages that are ideally suited for corporate customers, mobile professionals and individuals using Express Network.

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 32.5 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 www.verizonwireless.com.

####