News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Gretchen Wirth Associate Director — Strategic Sales

February 5, 2007

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515

Alison McMillon
Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless
amcmillon@webershandwick.com  
972-830-2812

DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable network, announced today that Gretchen Wirth has been named regional associate director - Strategic Sales. Based in Lewisville, she will lead a North Texas Strategic Sales team in promoting and selling the benefits of Verizon Wireless to strategic Fortune 1000 accounts in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

"Gretchen's strong sales performance and professionalism, her attention to detail, strategic thinking and leadership will help us expand our reach in the strategic sector," said Jim O'Brey, director of Business Sales for Verizon Wireless.

Wirth has worked with Verizon Wireless for more than nine years, including previous roles as retail district manager and business sales manager. Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, she held various positions at United States Cellular Corp. Wirth holds a bachelors degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ, with 65,000 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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