News Release

Utah Network Expansion Gives Verizon Wireless Customers Something To Talk About

Verizon Wireless Adds Key Cell Site in Salt Lake City, Utah

June 26, 2006

Bob Kelley
Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com
303-694-8990

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — In its continuing effort to provide the most reliable wireless service in Utah, Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, has expanded its network with a key cell site in Salt Lake City.

"We believe customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us because they know they'll get wireless service they can depend on," said Jeff Mango, regional president of Verizon Wireless. "The company's $117 million investment in its premier wireless network in Utah over the past four years demonstrates Verizon Wireless' commitment to customer satisfaction."

Thanks to the newest Verizon Wireless cell site in Utah, visitors and residents in Salt Lake City are now experiencing increased coverage in the Cottonwood Heights area, including the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center and the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Sub Station.

The new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of growing demand in Utah for the company's popular voice and data services, including TXT Messaging, Picture Messaging, V CAST, V CAST Music, BroadbandAccess wireless Internet service, VZ Navigator and Get It Now® ring tones, games, productivity applications and more.

The company's 'most reliable network' claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspired the "Can you hear me now? Good®" national advertising campaign. These engineers conduct more than 750,000 voice call attempts and 1.4 million data tests quarterly on Verizon Wireless' and other national carriers' networks while traveling over 225,000 miles quarterly in specially equipped, company-owned test vehicles.

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along test drive with your local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Bob Kelley at 303-694-8990 or robert.kelley@verizonwireless.com.  

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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