News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Jackie Guerry New District Manager For Austin, Texas

May 16, 2006

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515

AUSTIN, TX — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable network, has named Jackie Guerry as the new district manager for Austin. She will oversee all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the district, and continue to ensure operational and merchandising excellence.

"Jackie's history of retail and business sales excellence in the wireless industry will benefit our retail locations in Austin," said Ryan Chandler, director of Retail Sales for Verizon Wireless. "We have tremendous opportunity to continue our growth in Austin by educating customers on Verizon Wireless' excellent customer service and quality network."

Guerry joins Verizon Wireless with an extensive background in the wireless industry. She began her wireless career with Southwestern Bell in 1997 in San Antonio. She spent the last six years with Alamosa PCS, a Sprint affiliate, most recently serving as retail director over 14 retail stores in El Paso, Laredo, southern Arizona, New Mexico and California. Guerry earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Sam Houston State University.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 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 receive 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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