News Release

Graduate to a Better Wireless Experience with Verizon Wireless

May 19, 2004

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834

BEDMINSTER, NJ — It's time to graduate — to a better wireless experience. Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, invites the class of 2004 to improve their wireless service this graduation season. Whether it's switching an existing wireless number to the nation's largest and most reliable network, or upgrading their current Verizon Wireless handset or service, Verizon Wireless offers everything that new graduates could need from their wireless phones to help prepare them for the road ahead.

It's time to break away from the school of hard knocks by switching to the service preferred by more than 39 million people. Effective May 24, 2004, most consumers will be able to switch wireless providers while retaining their wireless number.

Current Verizon Wireless customers can also graduate to a better experience by reviewing their service plans and handsets. With Verizon Wireless' New Every Two® program, customers with qualifying plans can upgrade their wireless phone for free, up to $100, every two years when they renew their two-year contract.

The company also offers many smart savings and exciting promotions including IN-Network calling, which offers free calls between Verizon Wireless IN-Network customers and Get It Now®, Verizon Wireless' virtual store of over 300 downloadable applications. And, Verizon Wireless' bundled TXT Messaging plans lets customers send more messages for less — great for recent grads who want to stay in touch with friends post-graduation. Verizon Wireless is the only provider to offer the nation's top three instant messaging services, making it easy to access buddy lists and see who else is online.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services or to see how to make the switch, stop in at any of 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN, or visit www.verizonwireless.com.  

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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