News Release

Verizon Wireless Moves Store to Flemington, New Jersey Mall

May 18, 2004

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Robin B. Nicol
908-789-4719

FLEMINGTON, NJ — Verizon Wireless has moved its Communications Store in Flemington to the Flemington Mall to make shopping for the company's wireless products and services more convenient and accessible to customers. The company also owns and operates a second retail location in Hunterdon County at the Wal-Mart Plaza in Clinton. The new, larger store is located at 325 Route 202 South in the Flemington Mall, next to Chili's, and is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prior to the move, the store was located on the Route 202/31 circle.

The company continues to expand its retail presence to meet the growing demand for its wireless products and services. In the first quarter 2004, Verizon Wireless added 1.4 million net new customers and now serves 39 million customers nationwide.

"Customers choose Verizon Wireless because they want service on the nation's largest, most reliable wireless network," said Store Manager Mike Gadson. "They know the value of wireless service you can count on."

Every year since its launch, Verizon Wireless has invested more than any other US wireless provider — more than $4 billion annually — to maintain and expand its high quality network nationwide. In the New York Metro area, the company has invested nearly $1 billion in its wireless network during the past three years to double capacity to handle calls and to make available wireless data services such as Picture Messaging, text messaging, high speed Internet connections through NationalAccess, and Get It Now® service which offers downloadable ringtones and games.

The Flemington Mall Communications Store is one of 70 retail locations Verizon Wireless owns and operates in the New York Metro area.

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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