News Release

Attention Shoppers: Verizon Wireless Stores Ready To Help Fill Holiday Stockings

Extended Hours, More Stores for This Year's Busiest Buying Season

November 21, 2006

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7516

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — With the unofficial kick-off of the holiday shopping season this week, Verizon Wireless has a message for its customers as well as wireless users ready to switch to the nation's most reliable wireless network: Verizon Wireless Communications Stores are ready to meet your shopping needs.

All Verizon Wireless Communications Stores will extend their hours for the first holiday shopping weekend - November 24-26, and throughout the holiday season.

For Verizon Wireless, as with many retailers, the year-end holiday shopping season is a busy time. Last year, the company broke industry records by netting 7.5 million new customers, more than any other wireless provider, and 2 million of those customers were gained from October to December. To better serve the company's growing customer base during the busy holiday season and throughout the year, Verizon Wireless opened 90 company-owned retail outlets this year. Verizon Wireless now operates 2,200 stores and kiosks, including Verizon Wireless Stores at Circuit City and BJ's.

Customers can shop for the perfect wireless gifts for the entire family — whether it's the hottest wireless phones and accessories or newest technology operating on the nation's most reliable wireless network. Verizon Wireless Communications Stores are designed for new and existing customers. All stores are staffed with highly-trained sales and service representatives to help holiday shoppers with questions and transactions.

Customers who prefer to shop from home can visit www.verizonwireless.com to quickly and easily find the same products available at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, including the latest V CAST Music phones, Bluetooth® headsets or wireless gift cards, which can be used to shop online or at any Verizon Wireless store. Any unused balance remains on the gift card until it is spent or the card expires.

EDITORS: For an exclusive preview of the hottest holiday wireless products for this season at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store in your area, reporters and other members of the news media may contact the Verizon Wireless spokesperson in their market. For the complete list, go to http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/contacts/index.html

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 60,000 employees nationwide. The company 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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