News Release

Verizon Wireless To Announce Entertainment's Next Wireless Evolution At CES 2006

January 3, 2006

Kelly Crummey
Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless
kcrummey@webershandwick.com
617-520-7263

BEDMINSTER, NJ & LAS VEGAS, NV — WHO:
Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the first wireless broadband network in the country

WHAT:
Verizon Wireless hosts a news conference, introducing a major new V CAST service, featuring:

  • Denny Strigl, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless
  • John Stratton, vice president and CMO of Verizon Wireless
  • Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft

WHERE:
The Joint
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

WHEN:
Thursday, January 5, 2006
8:00 a.m. - Doors open/continental breakfast served
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - News conference

RSVP:
Send an e-mail to: VCASTRocksCES@webershandwick.com  

WEB CAST:
Media unable to attend in-person can view a live Web cast of the news conference. Register at: http://VCASTWebcast.vzw.com  

AUDIO DIAL IN:
Media unable to attend the event or view the Web cast, can listen to the audio portion of the news conference by dialing 800-811-7286.

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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