News Release

Verizon Wireless Announces Summer Instant Win Program in Chicago

Enter to Win a 42-Inch Gateway Plasma TV and Other Cool Prizes

July 16, 2002

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282Pam Flores or Bridget Lane
For Verizon Wireless
pflores@hlbcomm.com
blang@hlbcomm.com
312-649-0371

CHICAGO, IL — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest provider of wireless communications, announces its Summer Instant Win Program for consumers in Chicagoland. Among the prizes in the Instant Win Program are a 42-inch Gateway Plasma television, an LG 4400 Color Flip Phone and one-year free service, and tickets to the Verizon Wireless Chicago Cubs annual Hispanic Baseball clinic on August 14.        

The promotion starts on July 14 and will run through August 13. Entries are accepted by phone and participants can enter once daily. Winners will be notified immediately and will receive instant information on the prize they have been awarded.            

Targeting Chicago's Hispanic community, the Summer Instant Win Program is being promoted via a direct mail campaign, through radio, and in La Raza and Exito newspapers, as well as at local Hispanic neighborhood events.

"Our Summer Instant Win Program was created with Chicagoland's Hispanic market in mind," noted Tracy Nolan, president, Verizon Wireless' Illinois/Wisconsin Region. "It's our way of giving back to the Hispanic community that has been so supportive of our products and services in this market."            

Entries are accepted by dialing 1-866-279-0885. One entry per telephone number per day and only one prize per household, family, or telephone number is allowed for the entire promotion period.  Multiple entries will invalidate all entries made via that telephone number for that day. Daily entries consist of all entries received via telephone from midnight (CDT) through 11:59 p.m. (CDT) each day of the program. 

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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