News Release

Verizon Wireless Strengthens Data Sales Team In North Carolina

Robert Moreira Will Support Verizon Wireless' Government Sales Team Throughout Eastern North Carolina

May 5, 2008

Carly Culbertson
Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

RALEIGH, NC — Verizon Wireless, the leading company with the most reliable voice and data network, announces the addition of Robert Moreira as the Data Sales Manager to support the government sales teams in the Raleigh, Durham and Eastern North Carolina markets.

Moreira's day-to-day responsibilities will include training colleagues, facilitating client services, and advancing new products and data solutions to its government customers.

Moreira brings six years of experience to his new position. Before joining the Verizon Wireless data team, he worked as a strategic sales engineer with Motorola/Good Technologies. In this role, he managed the technical aspects for sales and support of multiple handheld hardware, software and third-party applications to government accounts across a wide geographic footprint. He also worked on the product and Web development, partner integration and platform support for Microsoft and UNIX.

"I am very pleased to have someone with Robert's depth of experience join our data sales team," said Mike Parker, director of data solutions for the Carolinas/Tennessee region. "He is a proven leader with a track record of achieving results and improving productivity that will significantly benefit our enterprise customers in eastern North Carolina."

Verizon Wireless' commitment to providing customers the highest level of satisfaction and setting the standard in customer service for the wireless industry has been recognized by industry organizations and publications. The company has the highest customer loyalty in the industry based on lowest-in-industry churn and is the largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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