News Release

Conway, Arkansas, Gains Nation's Most Reliable Network

Verizon Wireless' Arkansas Footprint Grows With Addition of 18 New Cell Sites

November 12, 2006

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515Andrea Morrissey
Stone Ward for Verizon Wireless
amorrissey@stoneward.com
501-604-6148

LITTLE ROCK, AK — In its continued effort to provide the nation's most reliable network for residents in Arkansas, Verizon Wireless announced today the expansion of its network into Conway.

The company's service footprint was increased to add Conway with the addition of 18 new advanced digital cell sites, providing expanded coverage along Interstate 40 from Mayflower to Morrilton, along U.S. Hwy.65 north to Damascus and along U.S. Hwy. 64 east to Hamlet.

The new coverage area includes enhanced service for students at the University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix College, for business travelers in and out of Conway Municipal Airport and to families who need to talk with loved ones from Conway Regional Medical Center.

The launch of service to the Conway area is part of the company's continuing growth and investment in Arkansas. Verizon Wireless, which launched service in the state in 2005, has already invested almost $24 million in the state this year.

"This aggressive network investment —in excess of $30 billion nationally during the past six years — ensures that Verizon Wireless will continue to stay ahead of growing demand for wireless voice and data services throughout the state," said Luis Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "With the growing neighborhoods, vibrant business community and large number of college students, Conway is an important market for Verizon Wireless."

A Verizon Wireless retail store in Conway is scheduled to open in 2007. Currently, customers can purchase Verizon Wireless products and services from a variety of locations in Little Rock and North Little Rock, including:

  • Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 4000 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock
  • Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 12018 Chenal Pkwy, North Little Rock
  • Circuit City, 109 Markham Park Drive, Little Rock
  • Circuit City, 4339 Warden Road, North Little Rock
  • Best Buy, 4229 E. McCain Blvd, North Little Rock
  • Best Buy, 11800 Chenal Pkwy, Little Rock
  • Prime XPress, 4423 Camp Robinson Road, Little Rock
  • Prime XPress, 4531 JFK Blvd, North Little Rock
  • Prime XPress, 1811 TP White Drive, Jacksonville
  • All Wal-Mart store locations

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, NJ, 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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