News Release

Chicago Bulls Players Luol Deng And Chris Duhton To Sign Autographs At Verizon Wireless Store In Palatine, Illinois

Come and Donate Your Old Phone, Help Fight Domestic Violence

October 20, 2005

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282

CHICAGO, IL — Don't miss your chance to meet popular Chicago Bulls players Luol Deng and Chris Duhon. Visit the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 784 E. Dundee Road in Palatine, Ill., on Thursday, Nov. 10, and get a free autographed photo of each Bulls player. Deng and Duhon will be at the store to sign autographs from 6:00 — 8:00 p.m.

While planning your visit, don't forget to bring your no-longer-used wireless phones and donate them to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program. Through its award-winning program, Verizon Wireless collects no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider. Most of the donated phones and equipment are refurbished and sold, with proceeds going to support domestic violence awareness and prevention programs, including those in Illinois. Any remaining phones are recycled in an environmentally friendly way.

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, N.J., 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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