News Release

Verizon Wireless Strengthens Local Pennsylvania Network

Enhancements At Brockway Cell Site Increase Coverage And Capacity

January 31, 2006

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

BROCKWAY, PA — Verizon Wireless has upgraded its Brockway cell site in northeast Jefferson County, 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 while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

This enhancement increases network coverage and capacity in and around the town of Brockway as well as along portions of both U. S. Route 219 to the north of the town and State Route 28 to the west of Brockway.

"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 $250 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 51.3 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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