News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Brian Curiale Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Store Manager

May 10, 2007

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Pam Boyd/Carla Reinas
856-642-6226

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Brian Curiale manager of its retail location in Mount Laurel. In this position, Curiale will be responsible for customer service, retail sales, inventory, merchandising and employee training for the store at 1211 Route 73 North.

He will also oversee the Mount Laurel location's HopeLine® wireless phone collection program. Through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless collects no-longer-used wireless phones, regardless of make, model or carrier, to be refurbished or recycled in an environmentally friendly way. Proceeds are donated to domestic violence prevention advocacy groups or used to purchase wireless phones with free airtime for use by survivors. Phone donations are accepted during store business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. — 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. — 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. — 7 p.m.

Previously, Curiale was manager for the company's retail store in Williamstown, N.J. An employee of Verizon Wireless for six years, he began his career as a sales representative at the Cherry Hill kiosk before being promoted to supervisor and assistant manager. A Winslow Township resident, Curiale earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Rutgers University.

Strong demand for Verizon Wireless products and services continued during the first quarter of 2007 as the company reported 1.7 million new customer additions. The company has added 9 million new customers in the past 15 months. Verizon Wireless also sustained its best-in-industry customer loyalty — posting a customer turnover rate of 1.1% in the first quarter, well below the rate reported by the other major wireless carriers.

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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