News Release

Verizon Wireless And Kyocera Wireless Corp. Launch KPC650 BroadbandAccess PC Card With Optimized Antenna For Verizon Wireless' 3G EV-DO High-Speed Network

April 17, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824John Chier
Kyocera Wireless Corp.
jchier@kyocera-wireless.com
858-882-3543

SAN DIEGO & BEDMINSTER, NJ — Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leader in next-generation technology deployment, today announced the availability of the Kyocera KPC650 PC card for use on Verizon Wireless' high-speed 3G Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network. With the Kyocera KPC650 PC Card, Verizon Wireless customers can use BroadbandAccess, Verizon Wireless' premier data service for business customers, anywhere within the BroadbandAccess coverage area. Powered by EV-DO technology, Verizon Wireless' 3G network is the fastest, widely commercially available wide-area wireless network in the nation today.

With the Kyocera KPC650 PC Card and BroadbandAccess, Verizon Wireless customers get typical download speeds of 400 - 700 kbps and bursts up to 2 Mbps, providing them with a wireless data experience similar to using high-speed wired connections at the office. The KPC650 not only provides the convenience of mobility and Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging capability but also has the ability to offer high-speed access to corporate applications, email, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

The easy-to-use, dual-band KPC650 card can be installed in minutes and enables Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess customers to quickly connect to the Internet over the company's 3G high-speed network. The KPC650 from Verizon Wireless includes a built-in dual band diversity antenna to enhance performance by maximizing data throughput.

"The addition of the KPC650 card to Verizon Wireless' EV-DO offerings gives road warriors another tool to quickly and easily access their files, email, Internet and more," said Cindy Patterson, vice president of enterprise data for Verizon Wireless. "With our expanding 3G network and the backward capabilities of EV-DO with 1xRTT, Verizon Wireless customers have the assurance of connectivity, whether they're downloading a new sales presentation just before a meeting or using downtime at the airport to remain productive."

"Our adjustable antenna ensures maximum signal strength so Verizon Wireless customers can always take advantage of the very fastest speeds available on their optimized 3G network," said Jim Kelly, executive vice president and chief operations officer at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Kyocera is known for easy-to-use handsets and an intuitive user interface and we've incorporated that expertise into a PC card with the quickest installation and most simple navigation for ultimate reliability."

With BroadbandAccess from Verizon Wireless, business customers in the field are able to access data quickly and easily, increasing overall productivity by remaining connected to customers, partners and co-workers. The card measures 2.13 in. x 4.84 in. x 0.51 in. and weighs 2.01 ounces.

Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service is $79.99 for monthly access for unlimited use. The KPC650 is $99.99 after $100 mail-in rebate and 2-year customer agreement and is available today through Verizon Wireless' Business sales channels and through Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.

For more information on Verizon Wireless data services, including BroadbandAccess, and the KPC650 PC Card by Kyocera Wireless Corp., visit www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers can contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative directly at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ.

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:VOD)(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.  

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.  

Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2004, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP Yen 1,140,814 million) with net income of approximately US$655 million (JP Yen 68,086 million).

(C) 2004 Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

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