News Release

Verizon Wireless Boosts Network Service At Pittsburgh International Airport With New Cell Site

March 26, 2006

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

PITTSBURGH, PA — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site at Pittsburgh International Airport that improves network coverage in all concourses, on the People Mover and in baggage areas.

This new cell site enables more customers at the airport 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. It also supports the company's BroadbandAccess service, which provides a high-speed Internet connection for mobile customers to use with laptops, and V CAST, which provides (with certain handsets) video on demand for customers to view current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on their wireless phones.

"It's important that we provide the latest wireless communications technology for the millions of travelers who use Pittsburgh International Airport each year," 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."

Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion in the last six years-$5 billion on average every year since the company was formed-to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. In 2005, Verizon Wireless invested $240 million in Pennsylvania.

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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