News Release

You Can Help Call a Timeout On Domestic Violence In California

Verizon Wireless and Golden State Warriors team up for a HopeLine phone collection

April 10, 2007

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

WALNUT CREEK, CA — Verizon Wireless and the Golden State Warriors are calling on you to help curb domestic violence. Fans attending the Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks home game on Tuesday, April 17, can pick up a postage-paid shipping envelope and donate their used wireless phones and accessories to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program.

Through its HopeLine program, Verizon Wireless, the only major carrier with a 30-day network test-drive pledge that pays for calls if a customer isn't satisfied and switches to another carrier, collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider, and then refurbishes the phones or recycles them in an environmentally friendly way. Proceeds from the program are used to provide wireless phones and airtime, and financial grants to domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies.

"As a sponsor of the Golden State Warriors, we are proud to team up to extend a HopeLine to victims of domestic violence," said Rich Garwood, regional president for Verizon Wireless. "Together, we're challenging basketball fans to go through their drawers and closets and put their old wireless phones and accessories to good use."

Wireless phones and equipment can be donated to the HopeLine program year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country.

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.

About Test Drive
Verizon Wireless recently introduced its 30-day Test Drive, an industry first that lets customers experience its network virtually risk-free for 30 days. If customers are not satisfied with their experience and take their number to another carrier, Verizon Wireless will refund their money for calls, equipment, activation fee and taxes. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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