News Release

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site In Fredericktown, Pennsylvania

January 20, 2008

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Joanne Beardslee
For Verizon Wireless
joanne.beardslee@elias-savion.com
412-642-7700

FREDERICKTOWN, PA — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Fredericktown that improves Verizon Wireless' voice and data network along State Route 88 and in the towns of Brownsville, Clarksville, Fredericktown, Turkeyfoot, and Williamstown. Recreational areas along the Monongahela River including Ten Mile County Park, Sunset Marina, Greene Cove Yacht Club, and Greene River Trail also benefit from the expanded coverage.

With the improved network coverage, more customers can use their wireless phones to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; download music, games and ringtones; and view high-quality videos while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

"Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless," said Roger Tang, president — Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia region, Verizon Wireless. "Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains reliable."

This new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $40 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. Last year, the company invested more than $235 million in its Pennsylvania network improvements.

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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