News Release

Americans Traveling this Thanksgiving Holiday Can Look to the Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network to Keep in Touch

Verizon Wireless Ready for Busiest Travel Weekend of the Year

November 21, 2005

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4385

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Staying connected while traveling this Thanksgiving has never been easier. On trains, at airports or in automobiles, customers can rely on the Verizon Wireless network to stay in touch.

In addition to boosting call capacity with new cell sites and other network enhancements, network technicians work throughout the year to enable customers to enjoy popular voice and data services, including V CAST, TXT and Picture Messaging, BroadbandAccess high-speed wireless Internet access, and Get It Now® ring tones, games, productivity applications and more.

Many Verizon Wireless customers at airports with the 4.6 million Americans expected to travel this weekend can take advantage of V CAST, the nation's first consumer wireless broadband multimedia service. Available in 68 major airports, V CAST from Verizon Wireless allows customers to view crystal clear video clips from the hottest names in entertainment, news, sports and more in the palms of their hands.

Customers traveling to a different time zone can check their Verizon Wireless handset for the correct time. Verizon Wireless handsets run on the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) network, so as soon as customers get to their final destination, their phones will update the time based on the time zone they happen to be in.

Verizon Wireless has regularly invested more than $4 billion nationally each year since its inception - and more than $5.5 billion last year alone - to expand and upgrade the nation's most reliable wireless network. For more information on Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

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, 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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