News Release

Wireless Phone Users In Waukesha County, Wisconsin Now Experience Even Clearer Reception And Fewer Dropped Calls

Verizon Wireless Installs New Cell Site in Brookfield

February 27, 2006

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282

Brookfield, WI — Verizon Wireless has installed a new cell site in Brookfield that expands coverage and increases capacity, enabling more 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 new cell site improves Verizon Wireless' voice and data network in the communities of Brookfield and Elm Grove, along North Avenue and north to Burleigh Road, south to Watertown Plank Road, west to Pilgrim Road and east to 124th Street.

"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," said T.J. Fox, president—Wisconsin/Illinois Region, Verizon Wireless.

Reliable service is fundamental to customer loyalty, and Verizon Wireless boasts the highest customer loyalty in the industry. During the fourth quarter of 2005, only 1.2 percent of its customers disconnected their service, which is well below the industry average.

"The value we offer our customers is closely tied to our industry-leading customer retention," Fox said. "Wireless consumers today understand that value is not defined by price alone. A major reason our customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us is because we offer the nation's most reliable network."

This new cell site in Brookfield is part of Verizon Wireless' continuous effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Wisconsin and across the country. Since its inception in 2000, the company has spent $25 billion to expand and improve its network nationwide. More than $30 million of this investment was spent in Wisconsin in 2005 to maintain and enhance its network.

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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