News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Store in Edgewater, New Jersey

Company Opens Fifth Retail Location in Bergen County

June 13, 2004

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

EDGEWATER, NJ — In response to the growing demand for the company's products and services, Verizon Wireless has opened its newest Communications Store in Edgewater.

Located on The Promenade in City Place, next to the multiplex cinema, the new store is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The company continues to expand its retail presence to meet the growing demand for its wireless products and services, and to make wireless shopping more convenient for customers. Verizon Wireless now serves 40 million customers nationwide.

"Customers choose Verizon Wireless because they want service on the nation's largest, most reliable wireless network," said Store Manager Jennifer Kent. "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, Verizon Wireless 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, TXT messaging, high speed Internet connections through NationalAccess and Get It Now® service which offers downloadable ringtones and games.

The Edgewater 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 40 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, N.J., 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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