News Release

Verizon Wireless Previews Mobile Cell Site for Rapid Disaster Response

June 28, 2004

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4385

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless demonstrated today the company's new, self-contained $500,000 Cell on Light Truck (COLT), a mobile cell site ready for rapid disaster response in Englewood, CO. The COLT can process thousands of calls every hour in the event cell sites or other key communications equipment are damaged or disabled by a community disaster. The 25,000 pound vehicle features two retractable masts, a microwave antenna to link network components, an emergency power generator and a small office and is fully equipped with resources needed during emergencies including equipment, fuel, electrical generators, food, water and cots. The COLT, including the one pictured here, is part of a growing fleet of rapid disaster response vehicles Verizon Wireless has deployed throughout the United States.

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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