News Release

Verizon Wireless To Hire 214 Employees In Its Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Call Center

Positions Offer Highly Competitive Pay and Benefits

August 3, 2006

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680

MURFREESBORO, TN — Verizon Wireless announced today it is seeking job applicants to fill 214 positions in its Murfreesboro Call Center by the end of the year. The positions include openings for nine supervisors and 205 customer service representatives.

Along with a highly competitive pay and bonus structure, the positions offer a generous benefits package, including health benefits beginning on the first day of employment; merit increases; profit-sharing; dollar-for-dollar 401(k) company match up to six percent of salary; tuition reimbursement; employee wireless phone discount program; access to a company-owned Health and Wellness Center with state-of-the-art gym equipment; and more.

"Customer satisfaction is our number one priority," said Shawn Stacy, director of Verizon Wireless' Murfreesboro Call Center. "These new employees will help us enhance the experience of our customers who call our Customer Service Center here in Murfreesboro."

While not required for all positions, a college degree and customer service experience are highly desired. Potential applicants interested in working at Verizon Wireless can learn more about these current job openings by visiting www.verizonwireless.com/careers.

A Great Place To Work

In addition to being an industry leader in network reliability and customer loyalty, Verizon Wireless is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the country because of its employee-friendly policies. For five consecutive years, the company has been named one of Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." Health Magazine named Verizon Wireless one of ten U.S. employers revolutionizing workplaces to help women balance their professional and personal responsibilities.

Verizon Wireless also has been named to Training magazine's 2006 list of "Top 100 Training Organizations in America," making it the fifth consecutive year the publication has recognized Verizon Wireless for its training and development programs. The company ranked sixth among U.S. companies this year, up from 14th last year.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 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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