News Release

Utah Residents and Visitors Can Make More Calls

Verizon Wireless Adds New Cell Site in Beaver to Provide Additional Wireless Coverage

August 13, 2006

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

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Wireless users in Beaver, Utah, are now experiencing increased coverage throughout the town and along Interstate 15 thanks to a new Verizon Wireless cell site.

"Verizon Wireless leads in customer loyalty* for a very good reason--customers know they can count on our network reliability," said Jeff Mango, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

"We've invested more than $117 million in our wireless network in Utah over the past four years to stay ahead of the growth in demand for our products and services."

The company 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'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.

* Loyalty claims based upon publicly available churn (customer turnover) figures.

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 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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