News Release

Verizon Wireless Announces Dime-A-Minute Calls To Mexico At Media Event In El Paso

Demonstrations of New Service to Mexico, Interviews with Spanish- and English-speaking Customers, Verizon Wireless Officials Available

May 4, 2003

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

EL PASO, TX — What: Just in time for Mother's Day, Verizon Wireless announces a more affordable rate to help customers stay in touch with family and friends in Mexico — 10 cents a minute with a monthly access fee of $2.99 (contract renewal required).  The event will include calls to Mexico and demonstrations of other Latino-inspired services — Latin ring tones, Spanish 411, Spanish voice mail and Spanish Web site.

When/Where:  
Tuesday, May 6, 2003
10 a.m. — 1 p.m. or later by media request
Verizon Wireless Communications Store
1798 N. Zaragosa, El Paso
915-857-7171 

Why: Special calling rates to Mexico are the first in a series of 2003 Verizon Wireless initiatives aimed at directly meeting the needs of Latinos.   

Photo/Interview Opportunities:  

  • Customers making calls to Mexico from the store after signing up for the new plan.
  • Detailed demonstrations of the latest equipment, such as Latin ring tones, Spanish text messaging, etc.
  • Spanish and English speaking representatives available for interviews.
  • Grand re-opening festivities at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store with the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 — 7 p.m.

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 33.3 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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