News Release

Verizon Wireless Completes Wireless Broadband Network Deployment Along New York State Thruway Corridor

High-Speed Wireless Service Now Available from Buffalo to New York City Area

October 3, 2007

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264Meredith Dropkin
meredithd@mragroup.com
315-233-3000

ROCHESTER, NY — Verizon Wireless announced today it has completed deployment of its high-speed wireless broadband network along the entire length of the New York State Thruway from Buffalo to the New York City area. Customers living and traveling along the Thruway corridor can now access the Internet, e-mail, corporate data, and multimedia entertainment services at faster speeds as the company continues to expand the next-generation of its high-speed wireless broadband network across Upstate New York.

Using CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service is now available from Buffalo east through Rochester, Syracuse and Utica/Rome to Albany, north to Glens Falls and south through Poughkeepsie to the New York City area, Binghamton west through the Elmira/Corning area, and in Ithaca. The entire Upstate New York EV-DO network is now Rev. A-capable, meaning customers can enjoy even faster speeds when both downloading and sending large files than before on the company's broadband data network.

"Verizon Wireless is focused on providing the best customer experience and a major part of that commitment is making sure we continue to have the best, most reliable network," said Marquett Smith, president of Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York region. "Instead of merely offering wireless broadband service in downtown areas or near airports, we're committed to giving our customers the ability to access the Internet, corporate data, and premium entertainment content at broadband speeds throughout the hundreds of communities in the 32 counties that line the New York State Thruway corridor."

The company's national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 210 million Americans and close to 200 major airports from coast to coast, including the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, the Greater Rochester International Airport, and the Albany International Airport.

Consumers and mobile professionals can use BroadbandAccess to access their corporate information on their laptops and e-mail on their PDAs, and through V CAST multimedia services, can download popular TV shows clips, music videos, and full-length songs from a library of over 2.1 million tunes, plus access cool 3D games.

BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps, translating to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment — the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file — in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds. Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service allows customers to download files approximately 10 times faster than customers of other wireless service providers that use different broadly deployed network technologies.

"Our enhanced BroadbandAccess service gives our customers three key advantages in wireless communication: speed, mobility and security," said Smith. "With these advantages comes an increase in productivity and bottom-line business benefits."

BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year agreement. For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access without having a voice plan. A new two-year customer agreement is required. BroadbandAccess service also is available as an integrated option on select notebook and laptop computers.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 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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