News Release

Verizon Wireless Value Added Distributors Launch Business Solutions Provider Program In New England

Program Invites Participants to Offer Verizon Wireless Products and Services

May 29, 2006

Michael Murphy
Michael.murphy@verizonwireless.com
781-932-1213

WOBURN, MA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, and its three national Value Added Distributors — Global Wireless Data, Mobile DataComm, and Trio Teknologies -- encourage New England based solutions providers to investigate the new Business Solutions Provider Program. Value Added Distributors provide multiple products and services from various vendors to solutions providers in their network, including software, hardware and consulting services, to help enterprise and small and medium sized businesses resolve their information technology needs. Qualifying solutions providers will succeed by providing their customers with the most sophisticated wireless packages available today through one of the three national Value Added Distributors.

The Program is structured around the existing relationships that solutions providers have with their customers and it is a way to build solution breadth and increase revenue for solutions providers. Their customers will have access to the nation's most reliable voice network and Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess network.

This new program enables companies to implement custom applications using Verizon Wireless voice and data solutions, including Fleet AdministratorSM and VZ Navigator vehicle location solutions, and Field Force Manager, which allows businesses to track and locate remote workers, and provides electronic timecards and a dispatch service that allows for the tracking of a job's progress in near real-time.

Verizon Wireless has appointed J. Abra Degbor to the position of Regional Account Manager for Value Added Distribution sales for the New England region. Degbor will collaboratively spearhead the sales, marketing and solution provider support efforts for the newly implemented distribution channel with the Value Added Distributors.

"Business customers are increasingly looking to improve business activity through value-added solutions," said J. Abra Degbor, Regional Account Manager. "We would be delighted if New England based solutions providers with demonstrated expertise, experience, and trusted relationships with local businesses will join with one of our national Value Added Distributors. Through our Value Added Distributors, we look forward to furnishing solutions providers with an extensive line of Verizon Wireless products and services, including our high speed BroadbandAccess service to help them better meet the needs of their customers."

Solutions providers interested in learning more about this program can call 781-932-1541 or e-mail Verizon Wireless at VZWbusinesssolutions@nw.verizonwireless.com for more information on the company's Value Added Distributors.

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 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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