News Release

Meet Wyclef in Phoenix, Arizona!

Catch a live, mini-performance and check out the Chocolate by LG

August 10, 2006

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

PHOENIX, AZ — What:

A brief "freestyle" performance by hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean, and an autograph signing for fans at the PV Marketplace Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Phoenix. After the event, a clip of the performance will be available exclusively through V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless.

Fans can also check out the new V CAST Music-enabled Chocolate by LG. The Chocolate, a Verizon Wireless exclusive, features a sleek slider design; speaker; dedicated music keys for easy access to V CAST Music and personal playlists; a camera; VZNavigatorSM and more.

Who:

In addition to the two Grammy Awards Jean won with the Fugees, he has been nominated for both Grammy and Golden Globe awards for his solo work.

When:

Friday, August 11, 2006
1:00 to 1:15 p.m.     Media-only interviews
1:15 to 2:00 p.m.     Fan autograph session

Where:

Verizon Wireless Communications Store at PV Marketplace 10810 N. Tatum Blvd.

Why:

Wyclef Jean's performance is part of the company's Music Unleashed Concert Series featuring Shakira. More concert details can be found at www.shakiraconcerts.com.

Other:

V CAST Music is on the cutting-edge of entertainment delivery, allowing artists to deliver their latest music directly to fans more quickly than "traditional" methods such as in music store or on music television.

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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