News Release

Paging Zone Opens New Store in Brooklyn, New York

One-Stop Shopping for Verizon Wireless Products and Services

May 23, 2006

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212

Kimberly Ancin
kimberly.ancin@vivianipr.com
845-429-3839

ORANGEBURG, NY — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, today announced the opening of a new authorized retail outlet in Brooklyn to make shopping for the company's wireless voice and data products more convenient for local residents and businesses. Paging Zone, located at 1407 Sheepshead Bay Road, now offers a variety of wireless phones, accessories and services from Verizon Wireless.

Paging Zone is owned by Joe Mosseri, who has served as a Verizon Wireless authorized retailer for the past five years with four other retail locations. The new store's hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The store is closed on Saturday.

Customers may activate Verizon Wireless service at Paging Zone and shop for the latest in wireless technology including voice and data services like two-way TXT Messaging, Picture Messaging and V CAST service which brings TV, music and other multimedia services to wireless phones over the company's high speed broadband wireless network.

Verizon Wireless authorized retailers receive extensive training, as well as merchandising support and competitive commissions, after successfully completing a highly selective qualification process. Authorized retailers play a key role in the company's retail sales distribution strategy which includes 2,100 company-owned and operated Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide.

Currently the company is looking for bilingual English-Spanish speaking entrepreneurs interested in joining the Verizon Wireless authorized agent team in New York and Northern New Jersey neighborhoods with large Spanish-speaking populations. For more information about becoming an exclusive Verizon Wireless authorized retailer send an e-mail to NewAgents@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, 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 of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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