News Release

Albuquerque, New Mexico Customers Can Make More Calls

Verizon Wireless adds two new cell sites to accommodate rapid growth

April 29, 2007

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

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Wireless users in Albuquerque are now experiencing increased coverage thanks to two new Verizon Wireless cell sites added in the first quarter. The enhanced network areas extend along Tramway Blvd. and the High Desert community, and in the area of the intersection of Central Ave. and Coors Blvd. SW.

"Our expansion is tied to our commitment to provide the best possible wireless experience for customers. It's just another way of ensuring that Verizon Wireless continues to be the leader in customer loyalty,*" said Tony Heyman, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

"And now customers have the opportunity to Test Drive our network for themselves for 30 days, virtually risk-free by adding a new line of service."

In an industry first, Verizon Wireless is putting customers in the driver's seat to take the nation's most reliable wireless network for a spin.

If at any point during the 30-day Test Drive customers are not satisfied with their experience and take their number to another wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless will refund their money for their calls, equipment, activation fee and taxes.

Verizon Wireless has invested nearly $205 million in its wireless network in New Mexico and El Paso over the past six years to stay ahead of the growth in demand for our products and services and to ensure the most reliable network in the industry.

The company has invested more than $37 billion in the last seven years — $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed — to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

For more information about Test Drive from Verizon Wireless or any of our products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

* Loyalty claims based upon publicly available churn (customer turnover) figures.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 60.7 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 66,000 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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