News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Anna Bailey As National Accounts Manager

February 27, 2005

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515

Jannie Luong
GolinHarris for Verizon Wireless
jluong@golinharris.com
972-308-9128

DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable network, has named Anna Bailey as national accounts manager. Headquartered in Lewisville, Bailey will be responsible for promoting the benefits of Verizon Wireless to Fortune 1000 companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, managing national accounts and negotiating national contracts.

"Anna has been delivering strategic business solutions to clients in the DFW Metroplex for the last seven years," said Jim O'Brey, director of business sales for Verizon Wireless. "We expect she will excel in promoting the strength of Verizon Wireless' business products and services to continue our growth in Texas."

Bailey joins Verizon Wireless from Alliance Consulting, where she was responsible for building a new client base of national accounts in Dallas and Fort Worth. Originally from El Paso, Bailey is a graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in marketing.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 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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