News Release

Verizon Wireless Press Conference at CTIA To Address BroadbandAccess Service

March 18, 2004

Kelly Crummey
Weber Shandwick Worldwide for Verizon Wireless
kcrummey@webershandwick.com
617-520-7263
617-921-8089 (mobile)

WHAT: Verizon Wireless will host a live press conference at WIRELESS 2004, the annual convention of the Cellular Telecommunications and Industry Association (CTIA), regarding its BroadbandAccess service, the fastest commercially available wide-area wireless data service in the United States today.

WHEN: Monday, March 22, 2004
10:45 a.m. — 11:15 a.m. (EST)

WHERE: CTIA Wireless 2004
Georgia World Congress Center, Room 404
Atlanta, GA

WHO: Richard J. Lynch, Verizon Wireless Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
John Stratton, Verizon Wireless Chief Marketing Officer

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/verizonwireless.

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