News Release

Verizon Wireless Express Network Service Comes To Montana

Company's Third Generation High Speed Wireless Network Provides Business and Consumers All the Benefits of Fast Wireless Service

March 30, 2003

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

MISSOULA, MT — Verizon Wireless customers in Montana are now able to reap the benefits of an expansive and robust wireless data experience on the company's Express NetworkSM. Now, users can check their e-mail or surf the Internet while waiting at the airport or sitting on a dock at Flathead Lake without being attached to a telephone line or cable. Cities involved in this expansion include Billings, Great Falls, Glendive, Sidney, Miles City, Terry, Kalispell, Whitefish, Missoula, Helena, Hamilton, Butte, Boulder, Lewistown, Bozeman, Belgrade, Dillon, Livingston and Red Lodge.

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. Express Network is especially useful for the at-home-user where high-speed wire line Internet service is not available. 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.

"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 Kelley Kurtzman, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "It's about increased productivity when traveling throughout Montana or in 900 cities and towns throughout the nation — no more worries about finding a phone jack or not having remote access to important file."

"Anyone interested in increasing productivity with high-speed Internet access is invited to stop by a Verizon Wireless Communications store to learn first-hand what users can do today with our Express Network or call 800-942-2060 extension 5," said Kurtzman. Verizon Wireless offers flexible and favorable pricing packages that are ideally suited for corporate customers, mobile professionals and individuals who use 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.

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