News Release

Verizon Wireless Applauds Cell Tax Fairness Act

July 13, 2008

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7519

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today applauded the introduction of the Cell Tax Fairness Act by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). The legislation calls for a halt to taxes imposed by state or local authorities.

“Verizon Wireless has always said wireless customers should not be subject to unfair and discriminatory taxes, and this bill addresses that issue directly,” said Steve Zipperstein, vice president and general counsel at Verizon Wireless. “On behalf of our more than 67 million customers, we applaud this proposed legislation and commend Senators Wyden and Snowe for this important effort to make wireless services more affordable for American consumers.”

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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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