News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Communications Store in Poughkeepsie, New York

June 21, 2006

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264

Meredith Dropkin
meredithd@mragroup.com
315-233-3000

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — In response to growing demand for the company's voice and data services, Verizon Wireless will open a new Verizon Wireless Communications Store at the Poughkeepsie Galleria on Friday, June 23. The new kiosk has been designed to make wireless shopping more convenient for new customers and to provide current customers with greater access to new products and services.

"This expansion represents our commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Keith Slater, director of Communication Stores for Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York region. "Demand for our wireless services continues to grow as more people take advantage of our America's Choice® and Family SharePlan®, and our popular data services including NationalAccess wireless Internet access, Picture Messaging, and two-way TXT Messaging."

The new kiosk features the full range of Verizon Wireless products and services.

"Verizon Wireless is focused on meeting the needs of our customers and providing them with the highest level of service," said Slater. "This new location allows us to provide our customers with increased convenience, access to our superior voice and data products, as well as instant account and customer service information to enhance their overall Verizon Wireless experience."

The new store employs five people and is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am — 9:30 pm, and Sunday from 11 am — 6 pm. The telephone number is 845-296-1920. Verizon Wireless Communications Stores offer a premier line of digital wireless phones in all price ranges, data services and accessories.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $30 billion — on average, $5 billion every year since the company was formed six years ago — to increase coverage and capacity, and to offer customers the most reliable service available in the nation, including wireless data services such as Picture Messaging, TXT Messaging, and other multimedia services to wireless phones over NationalAccess, the company's national high-speed wireless data network.

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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