News Release

Verizon Wireless Phone Customers in Greater Indianapolis, Indiana Area Receive Improved Network Service

Verizon Wireless Enhances Cell Sites To Benefit Residents, Travelers

October 17, 2004

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Kyle Niederpruem
For Verizon Wireless
kyle@hirons.com
317-977-2206 ext. 225

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Verizon Wireless has upgraded several cell sites in Marion, Hendricks, Boone and Hamilton counties to improve wireless service for its growing number of customers throughout the Indianapolis market.

With these cell site enhancements, Verizon Wireless has increased its network capacity in downtown Indianapolis, Broad Ripple, Plainfield, Zionsville and Fishers, enabling more residents and travelers in the area to use the network concurrently.

"Now, our customers in these areas will experience fewer dropped calls and clearer reception while talking on their wireless phones, handling data applications (such as TXT and Picture Messaging) or downloading games and ringtones with our Get It Now® services," said Greg Haller—president, Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless.

The enhancements to these cell sites are part of Verizon Wireless' continuous effort to increase capacity and augment the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Indiana and across the country. Nationally each year, the company invests about $1 billion every 90 days to improve and expand what is already the most extensive wireless network in the United States. Approximately $76 million of this investment will be spent this year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless products and services in Indiana.

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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