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Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Expansion

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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August 26, 2008

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282Dana Carpenter
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414-291-0912, Ext. 111

MANITOWOC COUNTY, WI — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in the Manitowoc area 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; and download games and ringtones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

This cell site expands Verizon Wireless' voice and data network in Manitowoc County from County Road K south to County Road JJ, west to County Road W and east to County Road T.

"This network expansion reflects our ongoing commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers and to provide them with the reliable, high-quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless," said T.J. Fox, president — Wisconsin/Illinois region, Verizon Wireless.

"The value we offer our customers is closely tied to our industry-leading customer retention," Fox said. "Wireless consumers today understand that value is not defined by price alone. A major reason our customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us is because we offer the nation's most reliable wireless network."

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 Wisconsin 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. More than $37 million of this investment was spent in Wisconsin in 2007.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 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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