News Release

There Will Be A COLT At Sunday's Big Game At Green Bay

Verizon Wireless Cell On Light Truck (COLT) "Beefs" Up Network Capacity for Customers; Heavy Calling Expected

January 17, 2008

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282Dana Carpenter
For Verizon Wireless
dana@corecreative.com
414-291-0912, ext. 111

GREEN BAY, WI — Verizon Wireless is bringing a Cell On Light Truck (COLT) to Sunday's big game, to help cover Verizon Wireless customers like a good cornerback on a receiver.

During last week's game, call volume in and around Lambeau Field more than doubled as excitement had everyone reaching for their phones to talk about the latest on-the-field exploits. With anticipation for the next game bubbling over among both hometown and visiting fans, Verizon Wireless is doing whatever it takes to make sure that its customers can continue to count on the nation's most reliable wireless network.

A COLT is a fully functional, mobile cell site that enhances wireless capacity in a given area, thereby enabling thousands of extra calls to take place concurrently on the network, all in an attempt to make sure calls go through on the first try and are not disconnected mid-sentence.

Not only can a COLT enhance service surrounding large-scale events, it can also be used in times of disaster. Verizon Wireless' COLTs can be rolled into hard-hit locations or areas that need extra network capacity, such as Hurricane Katrina that devastated the Gulf Coast.

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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