News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Keith Ables District Manager For Dallas/Fort Worth West District, Texas

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, the nation's leading wireless provider, has named Keith Ables district manager for its D/FW West District. Ables will be responsible for overseeing all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the western area of the D/FW Metroplex, identifying creative sales opportunities, executing national marketing initiatives, increasing growth and ensuring excellence among the retail sales team.

"Keith's experience in sales management has allowed us to excel in customer service and sales," said Bill McKinney, director of Retail Sales for Verizon Wireless. "We are excited to have him as part of our team and expect to see his stores in the DFW region grow rapidly under his leadership."

Ables has nearly 10 years of retail management experience, most recently serving as the manager of the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Tyler. He joined Verizon Wireless after more than two years at AT&T Wireless. He also spent six years as a sales manager for Best Buy at locations in New York, Iowa and Texas. Ables attended Tyler Junior College.

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 receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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