News Release

New Cell Site Expands Digital Wireless Service In St. Johns County, Florida

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July 9, 2008

Chuck Hamby
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com
813-615-4803

SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL — To provide the best wireless service throughout St. Johns County, Verizon Wireless has activated a new advanced digital cell site along County Road 210 in Saint Augustine. The site will provide enhanced coverage in north St. Johns County, especially in the areas between Interstate 95 and U.S. 1.

With the new site – which utilizes high-speed Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology – customers will enjoy clearer call reception and faster speeds when downloading music and games and sending text, picture and video messages. Customers using BroadbandAccess, the company’s high-speed business data service, can now expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps.

The new cell site is part of the company’s continuing investment to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Florida and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1.6 billion in Florida and more than $45 billion nationally since the company was formed. The company spent $178 million to enhance services and coverage throughout Florida during 2007 alone.

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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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