News Release

Sierra Vista, Arizona Residents And Visitors Can Make More Calls

Verizon Wireless Adds New Cell Site To Provide Additional Wireless Coverage

April 17, 2006

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

SIERRA VISTA, AZ — Wireless users in Sierra Vista are now experiencing increased coverage and capacity on the east side of the city along Highway 90 thanks to a new Verizon Wireless cell site.

"Verizon Wireless leads in customer loyalty* for a very good reason--customers know they can count on our network reliability," said Tony Heyman, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

"We've invested more than $370 million in our wireless network in Arizona over the past five years to stay ahead of the growth in demand for our products and services."

The company 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.

The company's 'most reliable network' claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspired the "Can you hear me now? Good®" national advertising campaign. These engineers conduct more than 300,000 call attempts monthly on Verizon Wireless' and other national carriers' networks while traveling over 100,000 miles a month in specially equipped, company-owned test vehicles.

* Loyalty claims based upon publicly-available churn (customer turnover) figures.

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along test drive with your local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Jenny Weaver at 480-763-6321 or jenny.weaver@verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice 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: VOD and LSE). 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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