News Release

Keeping You Connected In Times Of Need

Personal danger, community disaster, the big game-Verizon Wireless plans for every call

March 25, 2007

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

PHOENIX, AZ — Every call is vital-whether it is one call from a woman seeking shelter from an abusive relationship, hundreds of calls from emergency responders during a community disaster, or thousands of calls from sports fans after a large event.

Two ways Verizon Wireless makes a special effort to keep local residents connected will be showcased at the US Airways Center on March 26.

What:

Community preparedness: Verizon Wireless' "Sundancer" the COLT (Cell on Light Truck) mobile cell site will make its first public appearance. Sundancer the COLT is a self-contained mobile cell site bred specifically for rapid, and short-term network response. The COLT rides out to enhance wireless coverage so that emergency response teams and other Verizon Wireless customers can make more calls.

Verizon Wireless' HopeLine® program: Drop boxes for used wireless phones and accessories will be located by the COLT on the plaza and at other entrances from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Equipment donated by Suns fans will benefit survivors of domestic violence through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program.

When:

Monday, March 26, 2007
Sundancer the COLT media preview: 4:30 p.m.
Sundancer public viewing and HopeLine collection: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Where:

US Airways Center (Plaza), 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

Visuals:

Network technicians available for interview. HopeLine collection bins with fans donating used wireless phones.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jenny Weaver
480-763-6321
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com  

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.  

About HopeLine
Verizon Wireless encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phone to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone-recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

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