News Release

Network Enhancement Gives Verizon Wireless Customers In Ottawa County, Ohio, Something To Talk About

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site in Port Clinton

August 2, 2007

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605George Heddleston
gheddleston@woh.rr.com  
866-667-9110

PORT CLINTON, OH — 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 today that it has activated a new cell site in Port Clinton, Ohio, enhancing coverage in and around the Erie Ottawa Regional Airport and surrounding areas.

This network enhancement enables more Verizon Wireless customers living in and visiting the area to use their wireless phones to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; and download games and Ringtones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site improves network coverage along State Highway 53 (also known as State Highway 2) in the popular tourist destination and covers a central portion of the peninsula including portions of State Highway 269, which crosses over Sandusky Bay. New coverage extends as far north as East Harbor Road, as far south as Sandusky Bay, as far east as Bridge Road (also known as South Danbury Road) and as far west as the Perry Street/State Highway 163 interchange.

"This network enhancement reflects our ongoing commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers and to provide them with the reliable, high quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless," said Roger Tang, president — Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia region, Verizon Wireless.

"The value we offer our customers is closely tied to our industry-leading customer retention," Tang said. "Wireless consumers today understand that value is not defined by price alone. A major reason our customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us is because we offer the nation's most reliable network."

This new cell site in Port Clinton is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Ohio and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $40 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. More than $100 million of this investment was spent in Ohio in the first half of 2007.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 62.1 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 67,000 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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