News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Frank Huron New District Manager for San Antonio, Texas

August 31, 2006

Jimmy Duvall
jimmy.duvall@verizonwireless.com
972-444-5515

Alison McMillon
Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless
amcmillon@webershandwick.com
972-830-2812

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable network, has named Frank Huron as the new district manager for San Antonio. He will oversee 13 Verizon Wireless retail locations in the district, continue to ensure operational and merchandising excellence and promote employee training and development.

"Frank has a keen understanding of the San Antonio area and will help Verizon Wireless to continue growth in this key market," said Ryan Chandler, director of Retail Sales for Verizon Wireless. "His experience as a successful store manager will help him lead the district to ensure our customers receive the best service available."

Huron has 21 years of retail sales and customer service experience, including ten years in the wireless industry. He joined Verizon Wireless in 2001, serving as a store manager in the San Antonio area. Previously he spent five years with Sprint PCS.

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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