News Release

Verizon Wireless Continues Sponsorship Of The New York Giants

Community Support is the Biggest Part of the Game

August 17, 2005

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Lynette Viviani
For Verizon Wireless
973-283-9228

ORANGEBURN, NY — For the ninth consecutive year, Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, is the official wireless provider of the New York Giants. The company is sponsoring a total of 13 professional football teams throughout the nation as it strengthens community ties, works with star players and football fans to prevent domestic violence, and provides fans with inside-looks from coaches and players.

Since 1996, Verizon Wireless has worked with the NY Giants through in-store appearances, local TXT Messaging sweepstakes and TXT chats with players. In addition, the company sponsors the NY Giants Coach's Corner where customers sign—up to receive Info Alerts with exclusive team news directly from Coach Tom Coughlin. The company also uses its sponsorship to continue its commitment to support domestic violence victims including hosting special 'kids clinics' which provide a welcome break for children touched by domestic violence. Nearly 100 children from local domestic violence shelters have participated in team drills led by current and veteran Giants' players.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 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.

About HopeLine®
Verizon Wireless encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phone to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone-recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

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