News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Service To Mott, North Dakota

Residents and Pheasant Hunters to Benefit from New Cell Site Coverage

March 28, 2004

Karen Smith
Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com
763-595-2511Kristi Nelson
For Verizon Wireless
Kjn@lilja.com
952-893-7140

DICKINSON, ND — Verizon Wireless today announced new digital and analog service to Mott, North Dakota and the surrounding area with the addition of a 512-foot cell site tower. The new wireless coverage will benefit area residents, as well as visitors, including those coming during the fall pheasant hunting season.

"Adding service in Mott is part of our commitment to improve coverage and capacity by building 17 new cell sites across North Dakota this year," said Viki L. Radden, president — Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless. "Each year we invest in network capacity and coverage improvements. Last year, for instance, we invested $21 million in our North Dakota network and we will make a significant investment again in 2004."

Verizon Wireless service is available at authorized Verizon Wireless agent locations and the Verizon Wireless Communications Store located at 311 South Third St. in Bismarck.

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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