News Release

Wireless Phone Users In Portland, Indiana, Now Experience Even Clearer Reception And Fewer Dropped Calls

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site in Portland

June 8, 2008

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Kyle Niederpruem
kyle@kylecommunications.com
317-509-7334

PORTLAND, IN — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Portland that expands network coverage, enabling more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; download music, games and ringtones; view high-quality videos; and browse the Internet, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

In addition to Portland, the new cell site improves Verizon Wireless' voice and data network coverage along State Road 26 east of the town approximately 5 miles.

"Our customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us because we deliver on our commitment to provide the most reliable network," said Greg Haller, president Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan region, Verizon Wireless. "We'll continue investing in our network here in Indiana as well as across the nation so that our customers can rely on their wireless phones everywhere they go."

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 Indiana and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $45 billion since it was formed — $5.5 billion on average every year — to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. Nearly $870 million of this investment has been spent in Indiana since 2000. In 2007, the company invested more than $136 million in Indiana network improvements.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 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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