News Release

Holiday Shopping Made Easier at VerizonWireless.com

Online Customers Can Enjoy Instant Rebates, Holiday Deals -- All By Joining Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network

November 29, 2004

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

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The holiday season has arrived and Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, invites online shoppers to quickly and easily find the perfect wireless gifts for the entire family — whether it's new service, the latest camera phone, a new headset, or a gift card — by visiting www.verizonwireless.com.  

Those looking to join the nation's most reliable wireless network can find information online about Verizon Wireless' America's ChoiceSM with Family Share® Plans, which offer up to five phone lines on one plan and make it an affordable way to give the gift of wireless to the entire family. Verizon Wireless Family Share Plans include unlimited IN Calling and free nights and weekends, making it even easier to keep in touch with loved ones. Customers can find additional information about all plans offered by Verizon Wireless on the Verizon Wireless Web site.

Shoppers who visit www.verizonwireless.com throughout the holiday season can take advantage of great holiday deals on the hottest wireless phones. Now through January 30, 2005, customers can get up to four of the latest wireless phones for the price of one. With a new two-year customer agreement that includes a $50 instant rebate, shoppers can select the LG VX4500, which offers the latest in voice recognition commands and two-way speakerphone technology, for $29.99; the LG VX6100 camera phone with zoom and flash for $49.99; or the LG VX7000 video phone for $99.99. With the purchase of one of these phones and a new customer agreement, customers can add a similar phone free with rebate to their plan for the monthly cost of $20 per line, or up to three additional free phones. All rebates are applied instantly to online purchases — there are no rebate forms to fill out and mail in, and no waiting for rebate checks to arrive. Online phone orders also include free shipping.

Customers can find detailed information about Verizon Wireless' complete array of wireless devices — from handsets to personal digital assistants (PDAs) — on the company's Web site under Support/How To on the Phone/Equipment Manuals page. Customers will be able to click through an interactive user guide about wireless devices and select the ones that will best meet the needs of family members on their shopping lists.

Consumers can also find and purchase wireless accessories for any phone from the Verizon Wireless Web site. Verizon Wireless' Accessory Buzz — www.accessorybuzz.com/Verizon/about.asp —features the latest faceplates, headsets, carrying cases and more, compatible with most carriers' service and with handsets from the top manufacturers.

For everyone else on the holiday shopping list, customers can purchase gift cards right from the Verizon Wireless Web site. The gift cards, in a range of values from $25 to $250, can be used to shop online or at any Verizon Wireless store.

For the holiday shoppers who thrive on the retail shopping experience, Verizon Wireless products and services are also available nationwide in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, and at participating Best Buy, Circuit City and RadioShack locations. Alternatively, consumers can also shop by phone by dialing 800-2-JOIN-IN.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 42.1 million voice and data 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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