News Release

Grand Opening Of New Verizon Wireless Stores In El Paso And Las Cruces, Texas

Activities for shoppers include "wire-cutting," radio remote, giveaways

September 7, 2006

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

EL PASO AND LAS CRUCES, TX — Who:
The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce
Representatives of Verizon Wireless

What:
The grand opening of Verizon Wireless' newest Communications Stores in El Paso and Las Cruces. The stores will host an array of activities including "wire-cuttings," radio remotes and giveaways.

Verizon Wireless has invested $150 million in its network in El Paso and New Mexico in the past five years. With the two new stores, the company now has 18 owned- and operated locations in New Mexico and El Paso.

When/Where:
El Paso -- 820 Sunland Park Dr.
Friday, September 8, 2006
3:00 p.m. ceremonial wire-cutting, Mariachis

Saturday, September 9, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. KLAQ 95.5 FM radio remote
Grand Opening shopper benefits:
- Verizon Wireless Street Team, giveaways
- Family fun — face painting and balloon animals
- Grand Opening phone offer (Sept. 9 only): get up to three free Motorola V325 camera phones when you buy one for only $29.99 (requires new 2-year activation per phone)

Las Cruces -- 700 S. Telshor Blvd.
Friday, September 8, 2006
3:00 p.m. ceremonial wire-cutting

Saturday, September 9, 2006
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. KHQT 103.1 FM radio remote
Grand Opening shopper benefits:
- Verizon Wireless Street Team, giveaways
-  Family fun — face painting and balloon animals
-  Grand Opening phone offer (Sept. 9 only): get up to three Motorola V325 free camera phones when you buy one for only $29.99 (requires new 2-year activation per phone)

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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