News Release

Wireless Phone Users In Columbia County, Pennsylvania, Now Experience Even Clearer Reception And Fewer Dropped Calls

Verizon Wireless Demonstrates Commitment to Network Reliability with New Cell Site in Buckhorn

November 14, 2005

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Patricia Quolke
For Verizon Wireless
pquolke@adelphia.net
412-563-0367

BLOOMSBURG, PA — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Buckhorn in Columbia County, enabling more customers in the area to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls, send and receive TXT and Picture Messages, and download games and ring tones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site enhances network coverage and calling capacity for the quickly expanding Buckhorn Plaza and adjacent areas, including Columbia County Mall and Interstate 80 surrounding the Buckhorn Plaza exit.

"Last year in Pennsylvania, call volume on our network increased by more than 40 percent," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "This network enhancement reflects our ongoing commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers and to provide them with the reliable, high quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless."

Since its inception in 2000, the company has consistently spent more than $4 billion annually-and more than $5 billion last year-to expand and improve its network nationwide. During the first three quarters of 2005, Verizon Wireless invested approximately $200 million in Pennsylvania to maintain and enhance its network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 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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