News Release

Full-Service Retail Store Opens In Cape Coral, Florida

Store is Company's 143rd Location in Florida, Fifth In Lee County

November 5, 2006

Chuck Hamby
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com
813-615-4803

FT. MYERS, FL — Verizon Wireless has opened a new 3,200-square-foot retail location in Cape Coral, adding another convenient location for wireless users along Florida's fast-growing Southwest coast. The full-service store — located at 1402 Del Prado Boulevard in Del Prado Plaza — already is serving customers through its dedicated customer service area, an expanded demonstration floor and a self-serve bill-payment kiosk.

The store will host a weeklong grand opening celebration for Cape Coral residents in early 2007.

"This Cape Coral store is part of our commitment to provide our customers here with increased convenience and responsive customer service," said Mike Lanman, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless. "Every day, more people in Southwest Florida are taking advantage of the state's most reliable wireless network, finding fun and value in new services like V CAST, getPIX Picture Messaging and NationalAccess high-speed wireless data."

Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Store manager Allen Sainz can be reached at 239-573-1934.

For additional details on Verizon Wireless locations, products and services, please visit www.verizonwireless.com.

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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