News Release

Two Atlanta Businesspersons Named To Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor Given To Company's Top Sales and Customer Service Performers

March 29, 2006

Caran Smith
Caran.Smith@verizonwireless.com
678-339-4891

ATLANTA, GA — Verizon Wireless has named Gwendolyn Fentress and Richard Long to the company's prestigious President's Cabinet.

Fentress serves as a business to business sales representative in Atlanta and Long serves on the business to business, government team. Fentress and Long were given the President's Cabinet designation for ranking in the top two percent nationally in sales during 2005, placing them among the company's top performing sales executives.

Fentress and Long demonstrated exceptional sales leadership throughout 2005 by providing Georgia customers with outstanding service on company products and plans, such as America's Choice Family Share Plans®, data services -- including TXT and Picture Messaging services -- and much more.

"At Verizon Wireless, we are focused on making sure our customers have the best wireless experience no matter how they connect with our company," said Jim McGean, president — Georgia/Alabama region, Verizon Wireless. "Gwendolyn and Richard exemplify what it means to put customers first. They work diligently to understand and exceed our customers' needs and expectations."

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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