News Release

Verizon Wireless Broadband Network Speeds Into Sherman and Denison, Texas

Customers Can Now Get High-Speed Wireless Internet and E-mail Services, Download Video Clips and Songs to Handsets

October 30, 2006

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@verizonwireless.com
972-444-5515

Alison McMillon
Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless
amcmillon@webershandwick.com
972-830-2812

DALLAS, TX — There is good news for Sherman and Denison residents seeking wireless mobility, speed and flexibility. Verizon Wireless announced today it has launched its wireless broadband network in the Sherman and Denison area, allowing local customers to utilize the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The Sherman-Denison launch is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled $30 billion into its network in the last six years.

"This is a tremendous leap forward for local businesses, students at Austin College, visitors to Lake Texoma and the entire Sherman-Denison area. This expansion is part of our continuing focus on providing high-speed data services to our customers across the country and right here in Texas," said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "This launch will offer access to the very latest wireless technology with services such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST Music and video."

The Sherman-Denison launch entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region and extends the Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess network to the area. The coverage area extends to the north along US Hwy 75 to the southern portion of Colbert, Oklahoma and to the intersection of US Hwy 75 and Blythe Road in the south. The expansion extends from the intersection of US Hwy 82 and FM 901 in the west to the intersection of US Hwy 82 and Craft Road in the east. Towns benefiting from the expansion include Sherman, Denison, Howe, Southmayd, Knollwood, Pottsboro and the Lake Texoma area.

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) technology, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps). The technology was first introduced in Texas in Austin, and now also is available in the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Victoria, Laredo, Beaumont and Bryan / College Station metro areas.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phone. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs — all while on-the-go.

Customers can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 3113 N. US Hwy 75 in Sherman or contact Store Manager Mark Thomas at 903-868-8805.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 56.7 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.

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