News Release

Remember Mom With A Gift That Complements Her Special Type

Verizon Wireless Helps Kids Everywhere Make MOTHER Feel Special

April 6, 2003

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834

BEDMINSTER, NJ — With Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider and a leader in mobile data, there is no excuse for forgetting Mom this Mother's Day on May 11th. Verizon Wireless customers can tell Mom she's number one with the gift of a new phone, a TXT message saying "I luv u," or use the Verizon Wireless award winning network to place a phone call just to say hello.

Give Mom the appreciation she deserves. Verizon Wireless can help make the gift selection process a little easier by identifying Mom's MOTHER-type:

Million-Words-of-Kindness Mom - Does Mom spread her good cheer to everyone she knows? Help her save money with the America's ChoiceSM Family SharePlanSM, allowing the whole family to share in the value of wireless with one account and one monthly bill. With no long distance or roaming fees when on the America's Choice network, Mom can call friends and family anytime, from virtually anywhere.

Old School Mom- If Mom still has an ancient wireless phone that barely fits into her purse, Verizon Wireless has a number of affordable new equipment options that are small enough to fit into the palm of her hand. Give Mom some color and style with the a530 by Samsung or the VX4400 by LG, two of Verizon Wireless' newest equipment offerings. These wireless phones will give Mom the sleek, up-to-date look she needs.

TXTing Diva - If Mom already owns a digital wireless phone, sons and daughters can construct a series of TXT Messages to send her throughout her day. Send Mom XOXOXO (hugs and kisses), @}----\------- (a rose), or tell her "U R the Gr8est." With a meaningful TXT message, Moms across the country are sure to know their children will LV her 4ever.

Heroic Mom - Encourage Mom to show her philanthropic side by donating her old wireless phone to Verizon Wireless' HopeLineSM program. The program collects no-longer-used wireless phones and equipment and refurbishes or sells them with all proceeds benefiting victims of domestic violence. More information about HopeLine can be found at www.VerizonWireless.com/HopeLine.

Energetic Mom - For Moms always on the run and difficult to track, a wireless phone is usually the only way to reach her. To help her keep her hectic lifestyle in check, a digital wireless phone that reminds her of appointments and birthdays is in order. And with TXT alerts, Mom can sign up on vtext.com to receive weather updates, news alerts, a daily horoscope or stock information, all on her wireless phone.

Road Warrior Mom - For the Mom who's in a plane as often as she's home, Verizon Wireless' Get It NowSM service will keep her in-the-know. Mom can get the latest information - even directions to the hippest dining and nightlife spots in over 20 major cities with Vindigo on Get It Now. With Get It Now, Mom can also access the Go2® Directory, a real world search engine, to search for nearby restaurants, gas stations, hotels, movie theaters, ATM's or even shopping malls.

For more information on wireless plans, service, and accessories, visit Verizon Wireless online at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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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