News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Shane Scoville Area Director of Telemarketing for Southern United States

January 4, 2004

Chuck Hamby
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com
813-615-4803

TAMPA, FL — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless communications provider, has appointed Shane Scoville as area director of telemarketing for the southern United States, including the Florida region.

In his new Tampa-based position, Scoville will manage the daily operations of the telephone sales center and monitor the sales goals for new activations, contract renewals, and accessory and wireless data sales. Scoville will oversee 105 sales representatives.

"Shane's extensive experience in sales and operations will help us strengthen our telesales division throughout Florida and the southern U.S.," said Mike Lanman, Florida region president of Verizon Wireless. "His role is especially important now, since customers have the option to choose a different wireless carrier while keeping their number."

Scoville, an Odessa resident, has more than 8 years of experience in the wireless telecommunications industry.

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 36 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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