News Release

Verizon Wireless Hiring Technical Support Positions in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Company also finalizes plans for new Customer Service Center

June 15, 2006

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

Albuquerque, NM — Interested in the newest wireless technologies? Have a passion for outstanding customer service? Verizon Wireless is hiring new employees for remaining vacancies in its Wireless Data Technical Support Center in Albuquerque.

The company has also finalized plans for a Customer Service Center that will bring an additional 400 new, full-time jobs to Albuquerque by year-end. Hiring for those positions will begin in late summer.

"We would like to thank the Bernalillo County Commission for helping create a positive business environment for our expansion in Albuquerque, including the approval of tax incentives related to job growth and facility investment," said Tony Heyman, regional president, Verizon Wireless.

Growth in data services fuels new jobs
The Albuquerque Wireless Data Technical Support group is one of three national teams dedicated to providing specialized technical support to Verizon Wireless' more than 53 million voice and data customers.

Trained representatives provide wireless data support for customers with laptops with BroadbandAccess or NationalAccess wireless Internet access, as well as PDAs, including the company's two newest exclusive devices-the Motorola QTM and the Palm® TreoTM 700p.

Now hiring
Individuals interested in applying for technical support jobs can call 1-800-575-HIRE or log onto www.verizonwireless.com/careers. There are also opportunities in sales in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe markets.

The company offers a competitive salary and benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage;
  • Participation in the company's 401k program with dollar for dollar match up to six percent of salary;
  • Paid training;
  • Tuition reimbursement;
  • An annual bonus program for non-sales employees, profit-sharing, and a long-term incentive program similar to stock options; and
  • A comprehensive group of healthy living offerings.

$20 million facility
Construction is underway on a $20 million facility located at 7000 Central Ave. SW in the Southwest Mesa area. When complete in late fall 2006, the company's Wireless Data Technical Support Center, currently located at 7120 Wyoming Avenue NE, will move to the new facility.

The center will combine both the technical support team as well as the Customer Service team and will be able to accommodate up to 1,400 positions.

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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