News Release

United Telecom Communications Opens New Store In Queens, New York

One-Stop Shopping for Verizon Wireless Products and Services

December 5, 2007

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Kim Ancin
Kimberly.Ancin@vivianipr.com
845-429-3839

ORANGEBURG, NY — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, today announced the opening of a new authorized retail outlet in Queens to make shopping for the company's wireless voice and data products more convenient for local residents and businesses. United Telecom, located at 177-01 Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows, now offers a wide variety of wireless phones, accessories and services from Verizon Wireless.

United Telecom, owned by Harpreet Katari, has served as a Verizon Wireless authorized retailer for the past five years and now has 13 retail locations throughout the New York Metro region. The new store's hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Customers may activate Verizon Wireless service at United Telecom and shop for the latest in wireless technology including voice and data services like two-way text messaging, picture messaging and V CAST service which brings TV, music and other multimedia services to wireless phones over the company's high-speed broadband wireless network.

Verizon Wireless authorized retailers receive extensive training, as well as merchandising support and competitive commissions, after successfully completing a highly selective qualification process. Authorized retailers play a key role in the company's retail sales distribution strategy which includes 2,300 company-owned and operated Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide.

Verizon Wireless is the only major carrier to offer a 30-day Test Drive of its network. If at any point during the 30-day Test Drive customers are not satisfied with their experience and take their number to another wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless will refund their money for their voice calls, equipment, activation fee and taxes, as well as release them from their contract without early termination fee when they return their phone within the Test Drive period.

Currently the company is looking for bilingual English-Spanish speaking entrepreneurs interested in joining the Verizon Wireless authorized agent team in New York and Northern New Jersey neighborhoods with large Spanish-speaking populations. For more information about becoming an exclusive Verizon Wireless authorized retailer send an e-mail to NewAgents@verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 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 68,000 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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