News Release

Verizon Wireless Improves Network Coverage In New Baltimore, Michigan With New Cell Site

April 24, 2006

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Tom Huber
thuber@marxlayne.com
248-855-6777

NEW BALTIMORE, MI — To stay ahead of its growing customer base and demand for its voice and data services, Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in New Baltimore that enhances the company's network throughout the city and along Interstate 94 between the New Haven and 26 Mile Road exits.

The new cell site improves network coverage, enabling more customers to use their wireless phones to make calls, send and receive TXT and Picture Messages, and download games and ring tones.

"Gone are the days when people relied on their wireless devices only to make calls while in the car," said Greg Haller, president—Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. "Now they also use their phones as digital cameras, entertainment devices, portable computers and even navigation systems. To ensure our customers can use their wireless devices whenever and however they want, we'll continue to invest in our network, which is already the most reliable in the nation."

The new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' continuous effort to increase coverage and augment the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Michigan and across the country. 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. The company has invested nearly $500 million over the past four years in its Michigan network.

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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