News Release

B-Roll Illustrating Verizon Wireless' Ongoing Hurricane Preparedness and Relief Efforts in Florida and Gulf Region Now Available to Media

September 13, 2004

Regional Media:

Greater Houston, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast, and Pensacola, Florida
Macy Bodenhamer
Macy.Bodenhamer@VerizonWireless.com
713-219-8227

Georgia and Alabama
Caran Smith
Caran.Smith@verizonwireless.com
678-339-4891

Florida
Chuck Hamby
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com
813-615-4803

National Media:

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

WHO:
Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider

WHAT:
B-Roll illustrating Verizon Wireless' hurricane relief and assistance efforts across Florida and the Gulf region, including:

  • How Verizon Wireless prepares to serve customers and maintain its network in affected areas (interviews with company-first responders)
  • Employees loading emergency phones for post-storm distribution
  • Company Emergency Operations Center
  • Wireless Call Processing and Switching Center
  • Verizon Wireless Emergency Communications Center

WHERE:
The B-Roll can be found at www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless (under Media Assets)

WHEN:
Available beginning Tuesday, September 14, 2004

BACKGROUND:
Verizon Wireless has been helping thousands of residents and emergency crews throughout Florida and the Gulf of Mexico weather the elements of Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan. Verizon Wireless has deployed technicians and equipment to ensure continued operation of its wireless network under storm duress, donated wireless phones and equipment to federal, state and local emergency responders, and set up Emergency Communications Centers (WECCs) to enable residents to contact loved ones, insurance companies and/or disaster relief agencies.

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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