News Release

Verizon Wireless Purchases Spectrum License In Northern California

January 16, 2007

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com
925-279-6545

Robin Nicol
Robin.Nicol@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7515

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless announced today it has purchased a wireless spectrum license from Alpine-Monterey F, Inc. for $4.5 million. The license covers the Salinas-Monterey area in northern California.

The company purchased the license to add capacity to its wireless network and meet the growing demand for its services in the area. The license covers a population of 426,000 people.

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