News Release

Verizon Wireless Offers Media-Only Demonstration Of Next Evolution Of Wireless In New Mexico

Service launches tomorrow in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

October 16, 2006

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Who/What:
Verizon Wireless will host a news conference introducing a major new service available in northern New Mexico. Tony Heyman, regional president, Verizon Wireless and other officials will be available for interview.

When:
11 a.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Where:
Verizon Wireless Communications Store
4411 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque

Visuals:
Demonstrations of the new service, including consumer and business applications. Demo units will be available at the press conference for media trials.

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.

####