News Release

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

Verizon Wireless Upgrades Kylertown Cell Site

January 4, 2006

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

KYLERTOWN, PA — Verizon Wireless has upgraded its Kylertown cell site, enabling more area customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls, send and receive text and picture messages, and download games and ringtones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The improvement enhances network coverage and calling capacity along Interstate 80 between the Kylertown and Woodland exits.

"During 2005, call volume on our network in Pennsylvania 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."

Nationally, the company has invested $25 billion over the past five years to improve and expand what is already the most reliable wireless network in the United States. In 2005, Verizon Wireless invested nearly $243 million in Pennsylvania to maintain and enhance its network for customers.

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 receive 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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