News Release

Verizon Wireless and the Boise State Broncos Team Up To Provide A HopeLine® For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Wireless phone collection drive at Broncos home games

October 2, 2006

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

BOISE, ID — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, and the Boise State Broncos are teaming up to help curb domestic violence. Fans attending the Broncos home games in October and November 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 at a Verizon Wireless table at the Broncos Village during the home games.

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.

"Verizon Wireless is pleased to partner once again with the Boise State Broncos to have HopeLine made part of the game day activities this season," said Jeff Mango, regional president for Verizon Wireless. "We invite Broncos fans to scour their closets and donate their old wireless phones and accessories to help us provide a HopeLine to victims of domestic violence, an epidemic that affects one in three American women during their lifetime."

Wireless phones and equipment can be donated to the HopeLine program year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. For more 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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