News Release

Verizon Wireless Test Man Targets Lansing Michigan with New Cell Sites

August 3, 2003

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Kelly Errer
For Verizon Wireless
kerrer@marxlayne.com  
248-855-6777

LANSING, MI — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has improved and expanded its digital network on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing and throughout Lansing along US 127 and Interstate 496.

Based on the findings of its local team of "Can you hear me now?" Test Man experts, the company recently enhanced wireless service with the addition of three new digital cell sites in the area. The enhancement is part of the company's yearly multi-billion dollar investment nationwide to meet the growing demands for Verizon Wireless voice and data services.

"Our television Test Man, with his signature 'Can you hear me now?' phrase, represents our commitment - we never stop working for you," said Greg Haller, president of Verizon Wireless' Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region. "We're focused on building a network that allows our customers to make a call with clear reception whenever they'd like and without getting dropped."

"This digital network upgrade provides improved wireless coverage for our customers who live and travel throughout Lansing and to and from Michigan State University," said Haller. "Our customers are increasingly relying on their wireless phones. To meet their growing needs, we're continuously making improvements and increasing capacity on our system, as we've done in East Lansing and Lansing."

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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