News Release

Gregory Brown Appointed Associate Director of Data Sales for Verizon Wireless in Lewisville, Texas

Brown to Lead Data Sales Channel Operations to Ensure Highest-Quality Experience for Verizon Wireless Customers

October 3, 2005

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515Jannie Luong
GolinHarris for Verizon Wireless
jluong@golinharris.com  
972-341-2552

DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, the nation's wireless leader in customer loyalty, today announced the appointment of Gregory Brown as regional associate director of data sales. Based in Lewisville, Texas, Brown will help promote consumer awareness and use of Verizon Wireless data products and services across Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Shreveport, Louisiana, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

"Greg brings a tremendous amount of management and sales experience to the region," said Luis Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "We are excited to have Greg as part of our team and confident his skills will help our sales channels achieve and exceed their goals for Verizon Wireless' extensive portfolio of data products and services."

Brown comes to Verizon Wireless with more than 22 years of telecommunications industry experience. Previously, he spent a decade with Global Crossing in several sales management positions, most recently serving as sales director for the company's enterprise voice and data solution sales efforts in Texas. He also has held sales management roles for Comdata Corporation and MCI Telecommunications. Brown earned a bachelor's degree in telecommunications from the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana.

Verizon Wireless is the nation's wireless leader in customer loyalty, based on customer retention and turnover rates published by the largest wireless service providers, and the wireless company at the top of more third-party surveys of customer satisfaction. The company has been recognized consistently as the leader in the U.S. wireless industry, not only for its customer service, but also for its network reliability, products and services.

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.

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