News Release

Verizon Wireless And The Denver Broncos Team Up to Provide a HopeLine® For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Wireless phone collection drives to be held Oct. 9 and Oct. 15 at INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium

October 2, 2006

Bob Kelley
Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com
303-694-8990

DENVER, CO — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, and the Denver Broncos are teaming up for the fourth consecutive year to help curb domestic violence. Fans attending either the Oct. 9 or Oct. 15 home game are invited to donate used wireless phones and accessories to benefit victims of domestic violence through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program. HopeLine drop boxes will be located outside Gates 7 and 10 at INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 and 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any service provider are recycled, or refurbished and sold. Verizon Wireless uses the proceeds to award grants and to donate wireless phones with prepaid airtime to non-profit human services and law enforcement agencies to aid survivors of domestic violence. Last year, Broncos fans donated more than 300 used wireless phones and accessories to the program.

"Verizon Wireless is pleased to partner with the Broncos for the fourth straight year during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month," said Jeff Mango, regional president for Verizon Wireless. "We invite fans to scour their closets and donate even more phones this year to help us provide a HopeLine to more victims of domestic violence, an epidemic affecting more than one out of every three American women during their lifetimes."

In the past four years, the company has awarded more than $172,000 in HopeLine grants to Colorado domestic violence agencies and has donated hundreds of HopeLine wireless phones with prepaid airtime to domestic violence agencies across the state.

Wireless phones and equipment can be donated to the HopeLine program year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. For additional information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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.

About HopeLine
Verizon Wireless encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phone to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone-recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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