News Release

Verizon Wireless Enhances Network Capacity In Southwest Indiana

September 25, 2007

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Kyle Niederpruem
For Verizon Wireless
kyle@kylecommunications.com
317-509-7334

JASPER, IN — 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, has upgraded equipment on its existing cell sites in Dubois, Greene and Martin counties.

The cell site upgrades enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; and download games, music and Ringtones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

"Reliable networks are not built overnight," said Greg Haller, president—Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "We continue to efficiently invest in network enhancements to deliver the reliable and innovative services our customers want."

The network improvements are part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Indiana and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested $40 billion nationally since the company was formed -$5 billion on average every year-to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. More than $732 million of this investment was spent in Indiana.

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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