News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Kiosk In Rotterdam Square Mall in New York

January 24, 2007

John O'Malley
john.omalley@verizonwireless.com
585-321-7264 or 585-261-5899

Meredith Dropkin
meredithd@mragroup.com  
315-233-3000

SCHENECTADY, NY — In response to growing demand for the company's voice and data services, Verizon Wireless has opened a new kiosk in Rotterdam Square Mall. The new kiosk employs five people and has been designed to make wireless shopping more convenient for new customers and to provide current customers with greater access to the full array of Verizon Wireless products and services.

The new kiosk is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am — 9:30 pm, and Sunday from 11 am — 6 pm. The telephone number is 518-723-2280.

"This expansion represents our commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Jason Olson, director of Communication Stores for Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York region. "Demand for our wireless services continues to grow as more people take advantage of our America's Choice® and Family SharePlans®, and our popular data services including BroadbandAccess wireless Internet access, music on demand and multimedia services, Picture Messaging, and two-way TXT Messaging.

"Verizon Wireless is focused on meeting the needs of our customers and providing them with the highest level of service," said Olson. "This new location allows us to provide our customers with increased convenience, access to our superior voice and data products, as well as instant account and customer service information to enhance their overall Verizon Wireless experience."

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $35 billion — on average, $5 billion every year since the company was formed seven years ago — to increase coverage and capacity, and to offer customers the most reliable service available in the nation, including wireless data services such as Picture Messaging, TXT Messaging, and the company's exclusive V CAST service. V CAST brings TV and other multimedia services to wireless phones over Verizon Wireless' high-speed BroadbandAccess wireless network, which offers customers the fastest, most widely available broadband wireless network in the nation, operating at average speeds between 400-700 kbps.

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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