News Release

Verizon Wireless Improves Network 'Traffic' Flow Along Busy Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Thoroughfare

Company Boosts Network Capacity With New Cell Site Near Banksville Road

August 12, 2004

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Pat Quolke
For Verizon Wireless
pquolke@adelphia.net
412-563-0367

PITTSBURGH, PA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, has activated a new digital cell site near Banksville Road that will improve service for customers who live near or travel along the often congested thoroughfare.

The new site will enhance both network coverage and capacity in areas near Brookline, Greentree and Mt. Lebanon. It will enable more customers to use the network concurrently and improve call quality for the many motorists who use Banksville Road at peak travel times, as well as for residents and businesses along the route.

"Banksville is among the city's most heavily traveled roads, especially at rush hour," said Roger Tang, president — Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "While this traffic may at times be at a standstill, the 'traffic' on our network will flow smoothly now that we have activated our new cell site."

Already in 2004, Verizon Wireless has spent nearly a half-billion dollars to enhance its network in Pennsylvania. Nationwide, the company has invested more than $12 billion during the past three years to maintain its world-class network.

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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