News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Juan Duran as Store Manager of its Third McAllen, Texas, Location

June 25, 2006

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515

MCALLEN, TX — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable network, has named Juan Duran as manager of its newest retail location in McAllen. In this position, Duran will be responsible for customer service, retail sales, inventory, merchandising and employee training for the store, located at 4314 N. 10th Street.

Duran was joined early this month by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and McAllen Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the grand opening of the new Verizon Wireless Communications store. Duran also presented a donation to Mujeres Unidas in support of their ongoing work to prevent domestic violence.

To further combat local domestic violence, Duran will oversee the store's HopeLine® wireless phone collection program. Through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless collects no-longer-used wireless phones, regardless of make, model or carrier, to be refurbished or recycled in an environmentally-friendly way. Proceeds are donated to domestic violence prevention advocacy groups or used to purchase wireless phones with free airtime for use by survivors.

Previously, Duran served as manager of a Verizon Wireless retail store located in McAllen at 2017-B South 10th Street. He began his career with Verizon Wireless as an assistant manager in 1999.

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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