News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Network in Kentucky

Three New Cell Sites Improve Coverage in Central and Northern Areas of the State

January 26, 2004

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Mandy Cawood/Brooke Jones
For Verizon Wireless
615-259-4000

LOUISVILLE, KY — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, has activated three new Kentucky cell sites, expanding digital network coverage for its customers.

A new cell site in Kelat improves service along U.S. Highway 27 between Cynthiana and Falmouth. Two other sites in Owen and Franklin counties solidify network coverage along U.S. Highway 127 between Owenton and Frankfort.

"Verizon Wireless is committed to providing our customers with the best network," said Greg Haller, president — Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "That's why, across the state in 2003, we added nine new cell sites and increased the capacity of 68 existing sites. In 2004, our network remains our top priority."

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $12 billion over the past three years in its national network, offering customers access to the most extensive wireless voice and data network in the United States.

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 37.5 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.  To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com.

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