News Release

Orange City Welcomes Newest Wireless Retail Store in Florida

Expansive Store is 139th Verizon Wireless Retail Location in Florida

May 15, 2006

Chuck Hamby
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com
813-615-4803

ORLANDO, FL — In response to surging demand for the latest wireless voice and data services in the fast-growing area east of Orlando, Verizon Wireless has opened a new 3,200-square-foot retail store near Interstate 4 in Orange City. The full-service store — located at 1169 Saxon Boulevard — already is serving customers through its dedicated customer service area, an expanded demonstration floor, automated customer sign-in capabilities and a self-serve bill-payment kiosk.

The store will celebrate its official grand opening May 15-20, 2006, with complimentary food and refreshments, drawings for wireless accessories and merchandise, and live local radio stations broadcasts. Also, new customers will be able to take advantage of special discounts that week, such as $10 off the price of any accessories priced at $30 or higher, and waived activation fee with two-year contract.

"This new Orange City store is part of our commitment to provide our customers in Central Florida with increased convenience and responsive customer service," said Mike Lanman, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless. "Every day, more people here are taking advantage of the state's most reliable wireless network, finding fun and value in services like V CAST Music and video content, getPIX Picture Messaging and BroadbandAccess high-speed wireless data."

Store hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and on Sundays, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Store manager Tami Moore can be reached at (386) 774-0105.

For additional details on Verizon Wireless locations, products and services, please visit www.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 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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