News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Communications Store In North Brunswick, New Jersey

September 20, 2006

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Kimberly Ancin
kimberly.ancin@vivianipr.com
845-429-3839

MORRISTOWN, NJ — In response to the growing demand for the company's voice and data products and services, Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, has opened its newest Communications Store at 1020 Cozzens Lane in North Brunswick, New Jersey.

The store is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The store phone number is 732-398-8573.

"Customers choose Verizon Wireless because they want service on the nation's most reliable wireless network," said Store Manager David Ferrer. "Our new North Brunswick store is staffed by knowledgeable wireless professionals who offer consumers a broad range of equipment and services. Current customer favorites include the hot new Chocolate, a Verizon Wireless exclusive; VZ NavigatorSM, which provides audible turn-by-turn directions throughout the U.S.; and V CAST Music which allows customers to download full songs directly to their V CAST-capable wireless phones and Microsoft® Windows® XP-based PCs."

Over the past six years, Verizon Wireless invested $2 billion to enhance its New York Metro area network and more than $30 billion across the nation. Demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the second quarter of 2006 as the company added 1.8 million net new customers, more than any other wireless carrier. Verizon Wireless now serves 54.8 million customers nationwide.

"Consumers and businesses hungry for even more wireless content can come in and learn about the company's high-speed wireless Internet connections with Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service," Ferrer said. "With BroadbandAccess and a PC card that slides directly into most laptop computers, customers can quickly and easily connect to the Internet wirelessly and download e-mail attachments at speeds 10 times faster than dial-up."

Ferrer said consumers also choose Verizon Wireless because it is a company that gives back to the community. Verizon Wireless is a recognized corporate leader for its commitment to preventing domestic violence and raising awareness of the issue.

The North Brunswick store participates in the company's HopeLine® phone recycling program. HopeLine collects no-longer-used wireless phones to be refurbished, recycled or sold; proceeds are donated to domestic violence advocacy groups or used to purchase wireless phones with airtime for use by victims. In addition to phones, service and voice mailboxes for victims, HopeLine includes funding for non-profit domestic violence organizations; community and corporate awareness initiatives; and a bilingual "Invest in Yourself" program designed to help prepare survivors to re-enter the workforce. For additional information, visit the HopeLine Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

The North Brunswick Communications Store is the tenth to open in Middlesex County and one of 133 Verizon Wireless retail locations in the New York Metro area.

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 Bedminster, 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 receive 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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