News Release

Verizon Wireless Boosts Network Capacity at Indianapolis International Airport

August 15, 2006

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Jen Tucci
For Verizon Wireless
jtucci@bjmpr.com
317-631-6400

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Verizon Wireless announced today the completion of network upgrades that increase call capacity in and around Indianapolis International Airport by 20 percent.

The network upgrades enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls, send and receive email and text, picture and video messages, and download games and ring tones.

"To stay ahead of the demands for wireless service from Hoosiers and Indianapolis visitors, we will continue to invest in our network," said Greg Haller, president—Indiana/ Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "These upgrades mean business travelers can do more work while waiting for flights, and vacationers can download music, play games and send pictures to friends and family-all on the nation's most reliable wireless network."

These network improvements are part of Verizon Wireless' continuous effort to increase coverage and augment the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Indiana and across the country. Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion in the last six years-$5 billion on average every year since the company was formed-to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. The company has invested more than $618 million over the past six years in its Indiana network.

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, N.J., 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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