News Release

Enhanced Service As Verizon Wireless Expands In Oregon

Verizon Wireless adds new cell site in Gleneden Beach to accommodate accelerated growth

January 21, 2008

Georgia Taylor
Georgia.Taylor@VerizonWireless.com
425-603-2894

BEAVERTON, OR — Wireless users in Oregon are now experiencing increased coverage along the Central Oregon Coast on U.S. Highway 101 between Lincoln City and Depoe Bay — as well as surrounding areas, thanks to a new Verizon Wireless cell site.

"Our expansion in Oregon is tied to our commitment to provide the best possible wireless experience for customers as they choose and use our service. It's our way of ensuring that Verizon Wireless continues to be the leader in customer loyalty,*" said Kelley Kurtzman regional president of Verizon Wireless.

In an industry first, Verizon Wireless puts customers in the driver's seat to take the nation's most reliable wireless network for a spin. The company is 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.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $400 million in its wireless network in Oregon over the past six years to stay ahead of the growth in demand for our products and services and to ensure the most reliable network in the industry.

The company has invested more than $40 billion since the company was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

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

* Loyalty claims based upon publicly available churn (customer turnover) figures.

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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