News Release

Network Enhancements Give Wireless Customers In Indiana County, Pennsylvania, Something To Talk About

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site in Indiana, Pennsylvania

September 24, 2006

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Jeff Donaldson
For Verizon Wireless
jeff.donaldson@elias-savion.com
412-642-7700

INDIANA, PA — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Indiana, increasing network coverage and capacity in the town and portions of Indiana County.

The network enhancement enables more Verizon Wireless customers to use their wireless phones to make calls, send and receive e-mail and TXT, Picture and Video Messages, and download games and ring tones.

The new cell site improves network coverage along State Route 286 between the towns of Indiana and Clarksburg and from Jacksonville south to Blairsville along State Route 217.

"Verizon Wireless is committed to improving our premier wireless voice and data network," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "Our customers join us and stay with us because they are confident they'll receive reliable service."

Reliable service is fundamental to customer loyalty, and Verizon Wireless boasts the highest customer loyalty in the industry. During the second quarter of 2006, only 1.1 percent of its customers disconnected their service, which is well below the industry average.

This recent enhancement in Indiana is part of Verizon Wireless' continuous effort to increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Pennsylvania and across the country. Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion in the last six years-$5 billion on average every year since the company was formed-to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. More than $81 million of this investment was spent in Pennsylvania in the first half of 2006.

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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