News Release

Verizon Wireless Hosts Artist NE*YO At Its Irvine, California Store

September 28, 2006

Ken Muche
Ken.Muche@VerizonWireless.com  
949-286-8193

IRVINE, CA — What:
An autograph signing session for fans of R&B music singer/songwriter NE*YO. Also, see the new Chocolate and array of other music-capable devices. To hear NE*YO tunes and tones, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.

Who:
With an 2006 American Music Awards nomination for Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B) for his debut album, NE-YO is gaining notice as a singer/songwriter. With versatile tunes like "Stay" he shows his range and growing fan appeal.

When:
Friday September 29, 2006
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where:
Verizon Wireless Communications Store
Irvine Spectrum
71 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Why:
NE*YO's appearance is part of the Verizon Wireless V CAST "Up Close and Personal" concert sponsorship.

NOTE TO EDITORS: NE*YO is available for interviews from 3:00pm to 3:15pm.

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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