News Release

Meet Chris Brown In San Leandro, California

October 5, 2006

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com
925-279-6545

SAN LEANDRO, CA — Who:
17-year old Virginia native Chris Brown's self-titled debut album is in stores now and features the Billboard record breaking smash hit 'Run It', and the also HOT 'Gimme That'. Chris Brown has been nominated for Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist at the 2006 American Music Awards. His tune 'Say Goodbye' from his album is also featured on the STEP UP feature film soundtrack. Considered a model of the future of R&B music, this gracious young talent is a noteworthy example to young adults of setting goals, following your dreams and perseverance.

What:
A store visit and autograph signing by 17-year old R&B music phenom CHRIS BROWN at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in San Leandro, California.

Also, see the new Chocolate and array of other music-capable devices. To hear Chris Brown tunes and tones, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.

When:
Friday, October 6, 2006
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Media interviews
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fan autograph session

Where:
Verizon Wireless Communications Store
1933 Davis Street, San Leandro, California 94577
(in the Home Depot Shopping Center)

Why:
The CHRIS BROWN appearance is part of the Verizon Wireless V CAST PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL concert sponsorship featuring Chris Brown.

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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