News Release

Verizon Wireless Continues Growth In Georgia With New Store In LaGrange; Celebrations On Feb. 2 And Feb. 3

February 1, 2007

Caran Smith
Caran.Smith@verizonwireless.com
678-339-4891

LAGRANGE, GA — Verizon Wireless, which owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network serving 59 million customers, announces the opening of its newest location in Georgia. The new store, located at 1468 Lafayette Parkway, is open for business and will host its official grand opening ceremony Friday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m. Representatives from the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce will share in the celebration.

To commemorate the grand opening, Verizon Wireless will present a HopeLine® grant to the Harmony House, at the February 2 ceremony. Harmony House provides informational resources and critical support to victims of abuse. HopeLine is Verizon Wireless' exclusive nationwide phone recycling program that distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method for recycling phones.

On Saturday, February 3, Verizon Wireless will host a children's fingerprinting session at the store, 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. In an effort to make area children safer, Verizon Wireless has teamed up with the Troup County Sheriff's Office to host the event. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the store to create and file a permanent record of their fingerprints. These records have been proven to save lives in the case of lost or kidnapped children.

Verizon Wireless continues to expand its retail presence to meet the growing demand for wireless products and services, and to make wireless shopping more convenient for customers. "This expansion represents our ongoing commitment to provide our growing Georgia customer base with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Dean Taylor, director — retail sales, Georgia/Alabama.

The LaGrange store is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, Noon — 6:00 p.m. The telephone number is (706) 884-1111. Verizon Wireless Communications Stores offer a premier line of digital wireless phones in all price ranges, data services and accessories. The LaGrange Communications Store is one of 86 Verizon Wireless retail locations in Georgia.

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, N.J., 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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