News Release

Verizon Wireless Introduces Real-Life Test Men and Women

Verizon Wireless Employees Who Inspired the National Advertising Campaign Now Profiled on Verizon Wireless Web Site; Media Invited to Participate in Ride Along Test Drives

August 16, 2004

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, today introduced its real-life test men and women to America, featuring their pictures and profiles on the company's Web site at www.news.vzw.com/testdriver/index.html. These engineers, who inspired Verizon Wireless' national "Can you hear me now? Good.®" advertising campaign, are responsible for the testing and enhancement of Verizon Wireless' network.

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable network and invests more than $4 billion annually to maintain and expand its high-quality network nationwide. The company's most reliable network claim is based on the network studies completed by these test men and women, who conduct more than 300,000 calls monthly on the Verizon Wireless network and other national wireless carriers' networks while traveling more than 100,000 miles in specially-equipped, company-owned quality test vehicles.

All posted profiles are organized based on location, providing an introduction to some of the test men and women serving various regions across the country. Verizon Wireless invites media to participate in ride-along test drives with the test men and women from their area to see first-hand how Verizon Wireless monitors and tests its network to ensure efficient operation. Media interested in scheduling a ride-along or interview, can visit www.news.vzw.com/testdriver/index.html and contact the public relations manager listed under the appropriate profile.

For more information about Verizon Wireless, please visit www.verizonwireless.com.  

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 40.4 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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