News Release

Verizon Wireless Improves Network Services In Leavenworth, Kansas

Two New Cell Sites Expand Coverage For Local Customers, Authorized Agent Named

January 20, 2005

Cheryl Bini
Cheryl.Bini@VerizonWireless.com
314-920-4922Heather Lewis
For Verizon Wireless
heather@morningstarcomm.com
913-851-8700 ext. 26

LEAVENWORTH, KS — Verizon Wireless announced today it has activated two new cell sites to provide expanded and improved network coverage throughout the city of Leavenworth. In addition, the company announced they have partnered with Five Star Wireless, making them the exclusive authorized Verizon Wireless agent in the city.

Network Enhancements
The recent enhancements will improve coverage in the following locations:

  • Boeppler Road — The areas surrounding Metropolitan, 20th, and 10th streets, and along Kansas 192.
  • Halderman Street — From Eisenhower Road to Miami and Highway 73 to 167th Street.

The network improvements were part of a $91 million investment in 2004 to improve the company's wireless network in the Kansas/Missouri Region.

In addition to improved voice coverage, Leavenworth residents also can take advantage of the company's newly deployed BroadbandAccess service. Powered by an Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network, BroadbandAccess commercial service is the fastest wide-area wireless Internet access service available in the nation, with typical user download speeds of 300-500 kilobits per second (kbps).

"These improvements will ensure that our customers in Leavenworth have superior coverage," said Mark Crumpton, president — Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. "During the past four years, we have invested more than $16 billion in our national network. We are committed to offering customers the most extensive and reliable wireless voice and data network in the United States."

Authorized Agent, Five Star Wireless
In conjunction with its network improvements, Verizon Wireless announced it has named Five Star Wireless as the its exclusive authorized agent, to provide better customer service to the Leavenworth area.

Five Star Wireless offers new Verizon Wireless service plans and upgrades for existing and potential Verizon Wireless customers. To better assist local military families, Verizon Wireless also offers EZ MoveSM, a national relocation plan designed to help military personnel transfer service plans between regions with ease.

"Five Star Wireless is a valuable partner for Verizon Wireless and together we look forward to bringing improved services to Leavenworth residents," said Crumpton. "Through a variety of different services like BroadbandAccess Internet service, and EZ Move, our customers have the best network and choices available when it comes to wireless."

Five Star Wireless is located in Leavenworth Plaza at 3400 South 4th St., Trafficway, Leavenworth, Kan., 66048. The phone number is 913-651-4154.

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 preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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