News Release

Full-Service Retail Store Opens in Viera, Florida

Store is Company's 139th Location in Florida, Seventh In Brevard County

August 31, 2006

Chuck Hamby
chuck.hamby@verizonwireless.com
813-615-4803

MELBOURNE, FL — In response to surging demand for the latest wireless voice and data services along Florida's Space Coast, Verizon Wireless has opened a new 3,000-square-foot retail location in Viera. The full-service store — located at 6670 Colonnade Avenue (in The Avenue shopping complex) — already is serving customers through its dedicated customer service area, an expanded demonstration floor and a self-serve bill-payment kiosk.

The store will celebrate its grand opening on September 9, 2006, with complimentary food and refreshments, drawings for wireless merchandise, and local radio stations broadcasting live onsite. Also, new customers will be able to take advantage of special discounts that week, such as $25 off the price of any phone priced at $100 or higher, and waived activation fee ($35 value) with a two-year contract.

"This Viera store is part of our commitment to provide our customers here with increased convenience and responsive customer service," said Mike Lanman, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless. "Every day, more people here are taking advantage of the state's most reliable wireless network, finding fun and value in new services like V CAST, GetPIX Picture Messaging and NationalAccess high-speed wireless data."

Store hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Store manager Eric Ward can be reached at 321-633-1066.

For additional details on Verizon Wireless locations, products and services, please visit www.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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