News Release

Verizon Wireless Network is Operating During Power Outage

Heavier Than Normal Call Volume

August 13, 2003

Andrea Linskey
andrea.linskey@verizonwireless.com
908-306-7845

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

Nancy Stark
Nancy.Stark@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-6762

Brian Wood
Brian.Wood@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-7901

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless reports that its nationwide network is operating, with some of its cell sites and switches in the power-affected areas on emergency generators. However, the company is experiencing heavier than normal call volumes due to extremely high demand. If customers are having trouble getting through, they should wait several minutes before attempting to redial their call.

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