News Release

Verizon Wireless Takes First Call At Lincoln Customer Service Center

October 14, 2007

Karen Smith
Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com
763-595-2511Debbie Hilt
For Verizon Wireless
Debbie@alberscommunications.com
888-296-2411 ext. 6

LINCOLN, NE — Verizon Wireless, the wireless leader in customer loyalty and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, opened its newest Customer Service Center in Lincoln, Neb., today, receiving its first incoming customer call. The $33 million, 112,800 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located at the University of Nebraska Technology Park, 4600 Innovation Drive.

The Lincoln Customer Service Center is the company's first in the five-state Great Plains Region (which includes Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa). The center will provide support for the region's customers-as well as for customers in other parts of the Midwest Area-asking questions on billing, price plan changes, voice and data products and equipment. Other customer service centers currently supporting the Midwest Area are located in Cranberry Woods, Pa.; Dublin, Ohio; Elgin, Ill.; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; St. Louis, Mo.; Southfield, Mich; and Warrendale, Pa.

Bonnie A. Edwards, director of the Lincoln Customer Service Center, says the center currently has 113 employees, not including a new customer service representative class that begins work today with training classes. The company will continue hiring new staff over the next two years for an employee base of 800 when the center is fully staffed.

Applications may be submitted online at www.verizonwireless.com/careers or by stopping by the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at Gateway Mall.

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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