News Release

10, 9, 8, 7, 6…New Year's Countdown Is On, And The Verizon Wireless Network Is Ready To Help Ring In 2007

December 26, 2006

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

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Cue up "Auld Lang Syne," pop the bubbly, and don your party hat — 2007 is almost here, and Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, is ready for the rush of activity that will flow through its network after the stroke of midnight on January 1.

As the evening gets into full swing, Verizon Wireless customers can depend on their wireless phones to stay connected, whether they are making calls to friends about party plans, counting down to the New Year on speakerphone with distant pals, or calling that special someone at midnight to whisper glad tidings.

Another way to spread best wishes is with a festive TXT Message, such as:

  • CNT W8 4 UR NYE :-* (Can't wait for your New Year's Eve kiss)
  • LMK WHERE 2 MT U @ MDNITE (Let me know where to meet you at midnight)
  • BCNU N 2007! (Be seeing you in 2007!)

TXT Messaging is a convenient way to say "Happy New Year!" to many at once with just one hit of the "Send" button. Remember too that a picture is worth a thousand words, and pictures of your friends in their New Year's best — including lampshade hats — are priceless! For those wireless customers who want to share the vision of their friends in their party regalia, Verizon Wireless helps them to send PIX Messages or FLIX Messages of all the fun and frivolity —a fast, vivid and personal way to send a New Year's greeting.

Verizon Wireless customers can be confident that their network will keep the flow of calls and messages going even after the champagne has run out — throughout 2007 and beyond. Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion in the last seven years — $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed — to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

For more information about Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  

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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