News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Keith Ables Manager for Tyler, Texas Communications Store

June 14, 2004

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
817-258-1980Lora Friedrichsen
Golin/Harris International for Verizon Wireless
Lfriedrichsen@golinharris.com
972-308-9138

TYLER, TX — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, has named Keith Ables manager for its Tyler Communications Store, located at 4905 South Broadway Avenue. Ables will be responsible for customer service, sales merchandising, managing and training store team members and implementing marketing initiatives for Verizon Wireless and its products.

"Keith has an extremely strong background as a leader in sales and we feel that he will be essential in providing Verizon Wireless customers in Tyler with the best customer service available," said Gretchen Wirth, district manager for Verizon Wireless.

Ables joins Verizon Wireless after more than two years at AT&T Wireless. He also spent six years as a sales manager for Best Buy at locations in New York, Iowa and Texas. Ables attended Tyler Junior College.

The Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Tyler is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the store at (903) 535-9200.

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, 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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