News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens Communications Store In Terre Haute, Indiana

April 24, 2006

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Shannon King
sking@bjmpr.com  
317-631-6400

TERRE HAUTE, IN — Wireless phone users in Terre Haute now have greater access to the nation's most reliable wireless service provider, with the opening of a new Verizon Wireless Communications Store in a local shopping mall.

Located at 3373 South U.S. Highway 41 in the Shoppes at Honey Creek, the new store opened on Friday, April 7. It is the company's second retail location in Terre Haute and its 44th in Indiana.

The new 2,600-square-foot Verizon Wireless Communications Store offers an expansive array of wireless products and services, including the latest handsets, accessories and data services such as TXT, Picture and Video Messaging, V CAST and BroadbandAccess.

"This new store reflects our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Greg Haller, president—Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "Consumer demand for our wireless service continues to grow as our network upgrades provide new, more sophisticated services for our customers."

The store also provides a HopeLine® phone collection bin where anyone can donate no-longer-used wireless handsets and accessories. Through the award-winning Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, most of the donated handsets and equipment are refurbished and sold, with proceeds going to support domestic violence awareness and prevention programs. Remaining handsets are recycled in an environmentally safe way.

Managed by Troy Cottrell, the new Verizon Wireless Communications Store is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.—8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.—5 p.m. The store's phone number is 812-232-1278.

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 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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