News Release

Verizon Wireless Answers Consumers' Call, Opens Communications Store in Richmond Heights, Missouri

Brentwood Boulevard Store Slated to Open on May 1

April 29, 2004

Cheryl Bini
Cheryl.Bini@VerizonWireless.com
314-920-4922Caroline Villanueva
For Verizon Wireless
314-725-5645

ST. LOUIS, MO — Here we grow again. Verizon Wireless is responding to metro St. Louisans' demand for the company's voice and data products and services by opening a new Communications store in Richmond Heights, Mo. The store, slated to open on Saturday, May 1, is conveniently located across from Saint Louis Galleria at 1120 S. Brentwood Blvd.

"We continually strive to bring the very best to our customers," said Mark Crumpton, regional president for Verizon Wireless. "I hope that St. Louis area residents and businesses will visit our new store, and allow our sales staff to show them firsthand how they may benefit from our expansive network, and great products and services — like our National Access, and popular camera phone."

Verizon Wireless offers attractive service plans including the ability to call anytime, anywhere, absolutely free to any of the 39 million wireless subscribers on the Verizon Wireless IN-Network. Current plans include 800 anytime minutes, unlimited night and weekend minutes, and free national IN-Network calling to any Verizon Wireless customer for $59.99 per month.

Customers should speak with a Verizon Wireless representative to select the best plan and features to fit their lifestyle. Satisfaction is guaranteed on anything purchased from Verizon Wireless. Customers may try the company's service, and if they are not completely satisfied, they may return equipment within 15 days of purchase and pay only for the services used.

Managed by Angie Uebel, the new store will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

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 39 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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