News Release

Verizon Wireless Ranks In Top 10 Of Training Magazine's Top 100 List

For Fifth Consecutive Year, Verizon Wireless' Training Programs Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

March 16, 2006

Macy Bodenhamer
Macy.Bodenhamer@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-7807

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation's most reliable wireless network, announced today it has been named to Training magazine's 2006 list of "Top 100 Training Organizations in America." This is the fifth consecutive year Verizon Wireless has been recognized for its training and development programs. The company ranked No. 6 this year, up from No. 14 last year.

Verizon Wireless was honored for using new technology and training approaches to support the company's business goals and objectives. In 2005, Verizon Wireless added more customers than any other wireless carrier and has the highest customer loyalty in the industry.*

"We are honored to be recognized again as one of the top training organizations in the U.S.," said Martha Delehanty, vice president - Human Resources for Verizon Wireless. "The knowledge and skills of Verizon Wireless employees are a driving force in our ongoing success. We will continue to invest in programs that help our employees grow professionally and provide our customers with the level of service and support they have come to expect."

Training magazine, the training industry's premiere publication, annually honors 100 organizations based on in-depth analyses of qualitative and quantitative elements of training programs.

Verizon Wireless employs more than 55,000 employees nationwide. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  

* In 2005, Verizon Wireless reported the highest annual net customer growth in the wireless industry, adding more than 7.5 million customers. In addition, in 2005, Verizon Wireless had the industry's lowest customer churn rate - the percentage of customers who disconnect their service, and an important indicator of customer loyalty.

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, 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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