News Release

Verizon Wireless Adds New Cell Site In Butler County, Ohio That Enhances Coverage And Capacity

Wireless Phone Users on Miami University's Campus Now Experience Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

January 8, 2006

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Stephanie Wood
swood@wordsworthweb.com  
513-271-7222 ext. 16

OXFORD, OH — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Butler County that enhances network coverage and calling capacity near the town of Oxford, enabling more area customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls, send and receive TXT and Picture Messages, and download games and ring tones.

Specifically, this new cell site improves service for students at Miami University, and residents and customers visiting the area along State Route 732 northwest of Oxford, and in and around Miami's Oxford Stadium.

"The benefits of this new cell site for our area customers include fewer dropped calls and clearer reception." said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "Our focus is on providing more capacity and the highest reliability on our network."

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 $190 million in Ohio 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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