News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Store In Eastview Mall In Rochester, New York

March 25, 2008

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264Meredith Dropkin
meredithd@mragroup.com
315-233-3000

ROCHESTER, NY — In response to growing demand for the company's voice and data services, Verizon Wireless has moved one of its two Eastview Mall Communications Stores to a new, larger location near Starbucks. The new 1,300-square-foot store employs 12 people and has been designed to make wireless shopping more convenient for new customers and to provide current customers with greater access to the full array of Verizon Wireless products, services and technical support.

The new store is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. — 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. — 6 p.m. The telephone number is (585) 223-9910.

"This expansion represents our commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Mark Andrews, director of communication stores for Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York region. "Demand for our wireless services continues to grow as more people take advantage of our new Nationwide Unlimited Anytime Minute plans and our popular data services including BroadbandAccess, music on demand and multimedia services, picture messaging, and two-way text messaging."

Verizon Wireless' other Eastview Mall location is a kiosk located near the food court.

Verizon Wireless has invested nearly $44 billion — more than $5 billion on average every year — to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services, including wireless data services such as picture messaging, text messaging and the company's exclusive V CAST service. V CAST brings TV and other multimedia services to wireless phones over Verizon Wireless' high-speed BroadbandAccess wireless network. Operating at average download speeds between 600 kilobits per second (kbps) up to 1.4 megabits per second, and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps, BroadbandAccess lets customers download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment — the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file — in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds, approximately 10 times faster than customers of other wireless service providers that use different broadly deployed network technologies.

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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