News Release

Verizon Wireless Network Ready To Hit One Out Of The Park This Baseball Season

Ongoing Network Enhancements Get Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network in Game Shape for Opening Day

March 29, 2006

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4385

BEDMINSTER, NJ — With baseball's opening day right around the corner, fans who are headed to baseball stadiums from coast-to-coast can rely on the Verizon Wireless network to talk and TXT to friends and family to share the excitement of game day.

Since its launch six years ago, Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion - on average $5 billion a year - to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and add new capabilities. Verizon Wireless also deploys a coast-to-coast fleet of test vehicles managed by Verizon Wireless engineers, which are driven more than 100,000 miles per month to continuously test the network and identify areas for improvement.

These ongoing network enhancements improve Verizon Wireless' digital capacity in and around professional baseball stadiums, enabling more customers heading to the games to use their wireless phones concurrently. The improvements also enable baseball fans to experience fewer dropped calls and clearer reception while talking on their wireless phones, send TXT and Picture Messages, view streaming video or download games and ring tones before, during and after the games.

For more information on Verizon Wireless, please visit www.verizonwireless.com. To set up an interview or ride-along test drive with a Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Tom Pica at 908-306-4385.

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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