News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Location In Austin, Texas

New Store in Prime Location at The Shops at Walden Park to Serve North Austin, Cedar Park and Leander

December 7, 2004

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
817-258-1980

AUSTIN, TX — In response to growing demand for the company's products and services, Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, today announced the grand opening of a new retail location in Austin serving residents of North Austin, Cedar Park and Leander.

"Our newest location in the Shops at Walden Park represents our continued growth in the Austin area and our commitment to providing customers the highest level of customer service," said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "We are opening this location in an effort to provide North Austin, Cedar Park and Leander customers with convenient access to the latest wireless products and services and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff."

The new store features a variety of wireless products and services for customers including TXT and Picture Messaging, Get It Now® applications including downloadable ring tones and games, and high-speed wireless Internet connections with Verizon Wireless' NationalAccess and BroadbandAccess networks.

The new Verizon Wireless Communications Store is located at 14005-B North US Hwy. 183, Suite #100 in Austin and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Contact Jason Wampler, store manager, at (512) 249-6038.

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 42.1 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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