News Release

Full-Service Retail Store Opens In Waterford Lakes, Florida

Store is Company's 141st Location in Florida, 16th In Orange County

September 20, 2006

Chuck Hamby
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com
813-615-4803

ORLANDO, FL — In response to surging demand for the latest wireless voice and data services in Central Florida, Verizon Wireless has opened a new 3,400-square-foot retail location in Waterford Lakes. The full-service store is located at 626 North Alafaya Trail in Waterford Lakes Center, and staff there already are serving customers through a dedicated customer service area, an expanded demonstration floor and a self-serve bill-payment kiosk.

The store will celebrate its grand opening October 7-14, 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 Waterford Lakes 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 in Orlando 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 BroadbandAccess 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 Daniel Peters can be reached at 407-823-7751.

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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