News Release

Hurricane Preparedness Images From Verizon Wireless Available To Media

May 21, 2006

Sheryl Sellaway
Verizon Wireless
678.339.5564
Sheryl.Sellaway@VerizonWireless.com  

Tom Pica
Verizon Wireless
908.306.4385
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com  

MIAMI, FL —  

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:
Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network

WHAT:
Hurricane preparedness images, including:

  • Cell site technicians working on a cell site in Eden Isles, Louisiana
  • Technicians working on a generator at the Bel Air cell site in Slidell, Louisiana
  • Portable generators being unloaded at a Verizon Wireless network facility
  • Flatbed trailers loaded with portable generators arriving to be unloaded

WHERE:
The images, as well as video footage with helpful tips for consumers to prepare for hurricanes and other severe weather, can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

WHEN:
Available immediately

BACKGROUND:
With predictions today of four to six major hurricanes for the 2006 North Atlantic hurricane season, Verizon Wireless announced that the nation's most reliable wireless network stands ready. The Verizon Wireless team of real-life test men and women, backed by the company's Network Operations team, test and retest the network's performance and durability all year round. In addition, Verizon Wireless maintains a fleet of mobile generators and Cells on Wheels (COWs) - self-powered call transmitters that can be rolled into hard-hit locations to provide additional service.

CONTACTS:
Sheryl Sellaway
Verizon Wireless
678.339.5564
Sheryl.Sellaway@VerizonWireless.com  

Tom Pica
Verizon Wireless
908.306.4385
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com  

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 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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