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Verizon Wireless And The Denver Broncos Team Up To Provide A HopeLine For Survivors Of Domestic Violence In Colorado

Wireless Phone Collection Drive to Start Oct. 5 at INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium

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September 29, 2008

Bob Kelley
Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com
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DENVER, CO — Verizon Wireless and the Denver Broncos are teaming up for the sixth consecutive year to help curb domestic violence. Starting in October, fans attending the Broncos home games are invited to donate used wireless phones and accessories to benefit survivors of domestic violence through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program. HopeLine drop boxes will be located at two guest services areas at INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium for the entire season.

Through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any service provider are recycled or refurbished and sold. Verizon Wireless uses the proceeds to award grants and to donate wireless phones with prepaid airtime to local shelters and non-profit organizations to aid survivors of domestic violence. Last year, Broncos fans donated more than 350 used wireless phones and accessories to the program.

“Verizon Wireless is pleased to partner with the Broncos for the sixth straight year,” said Melanie Braidich, regional president for Verizon Wireless. “We encourage Broncos fans to donate their no-longer-needed wireless phones and accessories to help us make a difference in an epidemic that affects more than one out of every three American women during their lifetime.”

In the past six years, the company has awarded more than $300,000 in HopeLine grants and hundreds of HopeLine wireless phones with prepaid airtime to domestic violence agencies across Colorado.

Wireless phones and equipment can be donated to the HopeLine program year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. For additional information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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.

About HopeLine
Verizon Wireless encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phone to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone-recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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