News Release

Now Available: Images Of "Sundancer," Verizon Wireless' Cell on Light Truck (COLT) Boosting Wireless Coverage For Firefighters At Birdie Wildfire In Arizona

July 8, 2007

In Arizona:
Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@verizonwireless.com
480-763-6321

Other Calls:
Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@verizonwireless.com
908-559-7516

WHO:
Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network

WHAT:
Images showing Sundancer the Cell on Light Truck (COLT) boosting wireless coverage for crews battling the Birdie Fire in northern Arizona

WHERE:
The images can be downloaded from the Verizon Wireless Image Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news  

Or these images can also be downloaded by accessing the following URLs:

www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070709/NYM600-a

www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070709/NYM600-b  

WHEN:
Available Immediately

BACKGROUND:
Sundancer the Cell on Light Truck (COLT) was rerouted from the nearly fully contained Chitty Fire in eastern Arizona to help provide support for the zero percent contained Birdie Fire. Earlier this summer Sundancer was deployed to provide wireless coverage for the Promontory Fire.

Verizon Wireless maintains a fleet of COLTs and Cells on Wheels (COWs) for emergency response. The COLT is bred specifically for rapid and short-term network response and enables emergency response teams and other Verizon Wireless customers to make more calls. COLTs can process thousands of calls every hour in the event cell sites or other key communications equipment are damaged or disabled by a community disaster.

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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