News Release

Verizon Wireless to Provide Wireless Communication Service to Vitro America

Agreement Involves Over 1000 Lines for Glass Products Company

August 2, 2004

Carly Brooks Culbertson
Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

Ansley Welchel
JDPR
ansleyw@jdpr.com
864-233-3776, ext. 12

MEMPHIS, TN — Verizon Wireless signed a two-year national agreement with Vitro America to provide over 1000 wireless phone lines to the glass products corporation. The agreement with Vitro America provides voice activation services, including signature services such as NationalAccess, Push to Talk and America's ChoiceSM National Share and Business Share Plans, as well as wireless data applications using the providers' Aircard®, Blackberry® and Smartphone solutions.

Vitro America, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, is a leading fabricator, distributor, and installer of glass in the construction, automotive replacement and furniture markets. The company serves more than 40,000 customers throughout the United States. Its products and services are marketed under seven brand names: ACI Distribution-South, ACI Distribution-West, Binswanger Glass, Binswanger Mirror, Glasscraft, Super Sky and Harding Glass.

"With over 200 locations throughout the U.S., Vitro America needs a reliable nationwide network," said Henry Shaw, Verizon Wireless national account manager in Memphis. "Verizon Wireless has a network more people rely on than any other carrier and will provide dependable communication as Vitro America serves its customers."

"Verizon Wireless gives Vitro America the capacity to expand internal and external communications, which is sure to help the company operate more efficiently," said Roland Charles, Verizon Wireless major account manager in Memphis. Verizon Wireless offers business solutions that provide employees the tools they need either in or out of the office, no matter what the size of the company. Verizon Wireless experienced account managers listen to customers' needs and provide services and plans to fit each customer best.

About Verizon Wireless
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