News Release

Hometown Verizon Wireless Sales Team Back In Forest City, North Carolina

Chase High School Graduates Make Up New Management Team At Local Verizon Wireless Store

April 30, 2007

Carly Culbertson
Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

Erin Mehagan/JDPR
erinm@jdpr.com
864-233-3776, ext. 17

FOREST CITY, NC — Byron Reid and Chad Arrowood, both graduates of Chase High School in Forest City and Isothermal Community College in Spindale, have returned home to serve the residents of Forest City, North Carolina with their wireless needs.

Reid will lead the Verizon Wireless' sales team as the Forest City Store Manager and Arrowood will be Reid's right hand man, serving as Assistant Manager. Reid and Arrowood are responsible for team performance management, training and coaching of the sales team as well as overseeing daily store operations to ensure customers receive high quality wireless experience.

"Byron and Chad have a well-established reputation of exceptional performance and will no doubt enhance Verizon Wireless' position as the nation's most reliable wireless network," says Verizon Wireless District Manager, Michelle Hilts. "Both Byron and Chad received Verizon Wireless' Winners Circle Award for achieving 110% of their sales goals in 2006 and the Forest City store was recently recognized as being in the top 25th percentile for productivity in the Western North Carolina District."

Reid returned to Forest City after leaving in 2005 to work at the Verizon Wireless store in Marion where he was promoted from Assistant Store Manager to Store manager. Additionally Arrowood worked in the Gastonia Verizon Wireless store before returning home to Forest City in September of 2006.

The Forest city store features the full range of Verizon Wireless products and services and is fully staffed for customer service and technical support, allowing customers to speak with Verizon Wireless' highly trained representatives about all their wireless needs.

The Forest City store Verizon Wireless store is located at 276 Butler Road near the Tri-City Mall. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please contact the Forest City store at 828-247-9999.

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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