News Release

Whoop it up with Verizon Wireless at Spokane, Washington, Hoopfest

Fun Activities Planned for Fans of the Largest 3-on-3 Outdoor Basketball Competition in the World

June 20, 2006

Georgia Taylor
Georgia.Taylor@VerizonWireless.com
425-603-2894

SPOKANE, WA — WHAT:
As presenting sponsor of Spokane Hoopfest, Verizon Wireless invites event fans to visit the Verizon Wireless Street Lounge for a weekend of festivities, including hoop shot contests, music and product demos, extreme videos, text/picture messaging contests, games, and giveaways. Verizon Wireless will also activate a mobile cell site on wheels (COW) at Riverfront Park to handle the anticipated spike in wireless calls, TXT Messages and Picture Messages from Hoopfest attendees who are expected to exceed 300,000.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 24th - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 25 — 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Riverfront Park
Verizon Wireless Street Lounge located on Spokane Falls Blvd just south of  the Carousel

VISUALS:
Verizon Wireless Street Team with two H2 Hummers, the latest in wireless technology, and a state-of-the-art Cell on Wheels (COW) featuring two retractable masts — 30 and 60 ft. tall, a microwave antenna, and back up generator.

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.

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