News Release

FuelFinder Eases Pain at the Pumps for Customers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Verizon Wireless Gives Pittsburgh Customers Invaluable Tool

May 21, 2006

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605

Jeff Donaldson
jeff.donaldson@elias-savion.com
412-642-7700

PITTSBURGH, PA — Drivers clutching their wallets and purses in frustration as they pass their local gas station may want to reach for their wireless phones instead. Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation's most reliable wireless network, is now offering its customers a service called FuelFinder, something that will ease the pain at the pumps.

"Our customers can download a simple software program directly onto their handsets," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "Then, they can begin tapping into a wealth of information to find the best deal on gas wherever and whenever they want."

Created by MobileGates, a leading provider of location-based services for wireless users, FuelFinder enables customers to shop for the best gas prices by entering zip code information. In moments, they receive a list of 10 nearby locations and the corresponding daily gas prices. FuelFinder also allows users to view a map and retrieve an address for each gas station. The program has access to more than 90 percent of the gas stations in the United States.

For information on how to access FuelFinder, 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 Basking Ridge, 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.

About MobileGates
MobileGates, a leader in location-based services, has pioneered the first carrier-grade suite of interoperable location based applications. The company's product suite includes maps, driving directions, traffic, point of interest finder, fuel finder, and store finder. MobileGates is headquartered in La Palma, CA. For more information, please visit www.mobilegates.com

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