News Release

Local Number Portability (LNP) B-Roll and Video News Release Available From Verizon Wireless

May 10, 2004

Mike Scafati
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
mscafati@webershandwick.com
617-520-7077

BEDMINSTER, NJ — WHO:  Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider

WHAT: B-Roll and video news release illustrating the porting process and offering porting tips

Includes:

  • Consumers porting at Verizon Wireless retail stores
  • Customer interaction at Verizon Wireless stores People on the street interviews
  • Sound bite from Roger Entner, director, Wireless/Mobile Services, The Yankee Group
  • Sound bite from John Comisky, VP Marketing Operations, Verizon Wireless
  • Exteriors of Verizon Wireless stores

WHERE: The B-roll and video news release can be found at www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless (under Media Assets)

WHEN: Available beginning Tuesday, May 11, 2004

BACKGROUND: On May 24, 2004, Local Number Portability (LNP) goes into effect nationwide, giving wireless customers across the country — no matter where they live — the ability to switch wireless and wireline service providers and keep their existing wireless phone numbers. The initial phase of LNP launched in the top 100 markets on November 24, 2003.

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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