News Release

Verizon Wireless Fills Twelve Positions At New Papillion, Nebraska, Store

May 6, 2007

Karen Smith
Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com
763-595-2511Debbie Hilt
For Verizon Wireless
Debbie@Alberscommunications.com  
888-296-2411, ext. 6

PAPILLION, NE — 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, announced it has hired 12 employees for its new Papillion retail store, located at 8540 S. 71st Plaza, Suite E. The store opened May 2 and is the first company-owned Verizon Wireless store in the city.

Brandon Sitzmann has been named retail store manager for the new Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Papillion. Sitzmann has been with Verizon Wireless for two years, most recently serving as the manager of the Mall of the Bluffs kiosk in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The following employees also have been named to positions in the Papillion store: Joshua Garth and Noah Kelding, assistant retail store managers; Sunil Jerath, Brian McNair, Charles Swope and Hisham Odeh, retail sales representatives; Rachael Sanchez, Jennifer Keegan, Brian Wesely and Tera Marquardt, customer service representatives; and Kim Buckley, assistant, retail sales operations.

The new 2,500-square-foot Verizon Wireless Communications Store offers an expansive array of wireless products and services, including the latest handsets, accessories and data services such as TXT, Picture and Video Messaging; high-speed wireless Internet service and e-mail; and V CAST, which features music, games, and news, weather, sports and entertainment video clips.

"This new store reflects our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Nancy Clark, president—Great Plains region, Verizon Wireless. "Consumer demand for our wireless service continues to grow as our network upgrades provide new, more sophisticated services for our customers."

The store is one of eight Verizon Wireless' company-owned Communications Stores and kiosks in Nebraska. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. —8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.

For more information about the store, call (402) 592-8200.

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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