News Release

Wireless Phone Users In Voorhies, Iowa, Now Experience Even Clearer Reception And Fewer Dropped Calls

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site

January 30, 2008

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

WATERLOO, IA — Verizon Wireless, 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, announced today that it has activated a new cell site south of Waterloo, near Voorhies.

This network enhancement improves coverage and enables more Verizon Wireless customers living in and visiting the area to use their wireless phones to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; and download games and ringtones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site improves coverage in Voorhies and north on U.S. Highway 63 to Griffith Road; south on U.S. Highway 63 to W. Tama Road; east on W. Eagle Road to State Highway 21; and west on State Highway 175 to Hicks Road.

"This network enhancement reflects our ongoing commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers and to provide them with the reliable, high-quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless," said Nancy B. Clark, president — Great Plains region, Verizon Wireless.

"The value we offer our customers is closely tied to our industry-leading customer retention," Clark said. "Wireless consumers today understand that value is not defined by price alone. A major reason our customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us is because we offer the nation's most reliable network."

This new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Iowa 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.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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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