News Release

Verizon Wireless Makes It More Affordable To Stay Connected Around The World For Business Or For Fun

International Long Distance Value Plan Offers Rates Starting at $.09 per Minute

April 17, 2005

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, is making it easier for customers to keep in touch with family and friends around the globe. Starting today, customers can take advantage of Verizon Wireless' new International Long Distance Value Plan for an affordable way to connect with people around the world, including Asia, Central America, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and other North American countries.

Eligible Verizon Wireless customers with America's ChoiceSM or North America's Choice calling plans can add the International Long Distance Value Plan for $3.99 per month and receive lower-than-ever international calling rates that start at $.09 per minute plus airtime on calls from anywhere on the America's Choice network.* Calling internationally from a Verizon Wireless phone has never been more affordable.

"Customers are increasingly more global in their business dealings as well as in their personal lives," said Bill Stone, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless. "With the International Long Distance Value Plan, customers are receiving substantial discounts off of standard long distance rates on their international calls making it even more convenient and affordable to use their Verizon Wireless phone for all their long distance calling."

Customers interested in signing up for the International Long Distance Value Plan can call 1-800-2 JOIN IN to speak with a Verizon Wireless customer service representative. Verizon Wireless' products and services are also available at more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores nationwide, including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and stores within Circuit City. Customers can find information and purchase Verizon Wireless products and services online at www.verizonwireless.com.

* International Long Distance Rates when on the International Long Distance Value Plan for $3.99 monthly access.

$.09/Minute
Mexico

$.10/Minute
Canada

$.20/Minute
Australia
Belgium
Cayman Islands
China
Colombia
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Singapore
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Taiwan
United Kingdom

$.30/Minute
Argentina
Belize
Brazil
Bolivia
Chile
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
India
Panama
Peru
Russia
Thailand
Venezuela

$.35/Minute
Antigua
Aruba
Bangladesh
Barbados
Ecuador
Egypt
Ghana
Grenada
Haiti
Iran
Jordan
Lebanon
Montserrat
Netherlands - Antilles
Nicaragua
Romania
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
St. Kitts - Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent / Grenadine
Turkey
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
Zimbabwe

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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