News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Jeanne Viger Toms River, New Jersey Store Assistant Manager

October 26, 2004

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Pam Boyd/Carla Reinas
856-642-6226

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Jeanne Viger assistant manager of its newest retail location in Toms River. The 8,600-square-foot "superstore" is the company's largest in the Philadelphia Tri-State Region. In her new position, Viger will be responsible for customer service, retail sales and employee training.

Previously, Viger was the assistant store manager of Verizon Wireless' retail store in Buffalo, New York where she assisted management with merchandising, customer service and supervision of the sales staff.

A resident of Ocean County, Viger received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Alfred University in Alfred, New York.

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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