News Release

Verizon Wireless Presents S.A.F.E. House A $2,500 HopeLine Grant In Celebration Of Store Opening in Las Vegas, Nevada

Communications Store Relocated to Provide the Latest Verizon Wireless Products and Services at a Convenient, Accessible Location

April 26, 2005

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

LAS VEGAS, NV — MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:
Representatives from Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network and S.A.F.E. House (Stop Abuse in the Family Environment), a community-based non-profit organization committed to stopping abuse in families by providing crisis intervention, shelter services for abuse victims, counseling, advocacy and education.

WHAT:
Verizon Wireless will celebrate the store's relocation and grand opening with an array of activities including the presentation of a $2,500 Verizon Wireless HopeLine® grant to S.A.F.E. House. The grant keeps with Verizon Wireless' long-standing commitment to domestic violence awareness and prevention.

WHEN:
10:00 a.m.
Friday, April 29, 2005

WHERE:
The Verizon Wireless Communications Store
9985 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas

WHY:
During the last four years Verizon Wireless has invested more than $150 million in its wireless network in Nevada, enhancing its reach and its voice and data capabilities. This effort, combined with the relocation of our Communications Store in Las Vegas, makes it easier for residents to benefit from Verizon Wireless' expansive network and a wide variety of service plans and data services, like picture and video messaging and V CAST, the nation's first 3G wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 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 and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

About HopeLine
2005 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, which puts wireless products and services to work to combat domestic violence. Today, HopeLine collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless carrier and refurbishes or recycles them with proceeds benefiting victims of domestic violence. The environmentally friendly HopeLine Program also provides victims with essential communication tools — wireless phones and wireless services, including voicemail and pre-paid wireless minutes. Donations are accepted at all 1, 900-plus Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

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