News Release

Take Your Used Wireless Phone Out To The Ballgame in Arizona

Verizon Wireless and the Arizona Diamondbacks team up for a HopeLine phone collection

August 6, 2006

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

CHANDLER, AZ — Verizon Wireless and the Arizona Diamondbacks are calling on you to help curb domestic violence. Fans attending the Diamondbacks game on Friday, Aug. 11 can donate their used wireless phones and accessories to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program.

Drop boxes will be located at the main concourse Guest Relations office and on the plaza by the Verizon Wireless vehicle at Chase Field from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the day of the game.

The HopeLine program collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider, and then refurbishes the phones or recycles them in an environmentally friendly way. Proceeds from the program are used to provide wireless phones and airtime, and financial grants to domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies.

The first 10,000 fans through the gate on Aug. 11 will receive a third-edition trading card featuring Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb. The cards, available in both English and Spanish, provide tips on how to stay "Safe at Home" and information on where victims of domestic violence can get help.

This is the third consecutive year that Verizon Wireless has served as presenting sponsor of Domestic Violence Awareness Night at Chase Field. In the past two years, Diamondbacks fans have donated more than 1,300 used wireless phones and accessories to the program.

"We're pleased to once again join with the Diamondbacks and the city of Phoenix to help end domestic violence in our community," said Tony Heyman, regional president for Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless has awarded more than $130,000 in HopeLine grants to domestic violence agencies in Arizona in the past three years. The company has also donated nearly 400 HopeLine wireless phones with one year of prepaid airtime to domestic violence agencies throughout the state since 2004.

Wireless phones and equipment can be donated to the HopeLine program year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country.

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.

About HopeLine
Verizon Wireless encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phone to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone-recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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