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Verizon Wireless Recognized As The World's Best Wireless Service By Global Traveler

Verizon Wireless Gives Customers the Freedom and Reliability to Stay Connected Around the Globe

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December 22, 2008

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — For the second consecutive year, the readers of Global Traveler magazine selected Verizon Wireless as providing the world’s best wireless service. The survey, now in its fifth year, gives Global Traveler readers the chance to voice their opinions on the best in many categories of business and luxury travel.

“The recognition by Global Traveler readers reaffirms Verizon Wireless’ overall commitment to providing our customers with best-in-class voice and data services when they travel to help them stay connected,” said Rob Miller, vice president – marketing for Verizon Wireless. “Our international services offer a wide array of convenient options to help our customers stay connected across the globe – whether it’s for a short vacation or a long period of time.”

The only wireless carrier to be recognized by the magazine, Verizon Wireless offers a number of international solutions for customers whose business or leisure travel takes them to points around the globe. The Global Travel Program is ideal for the occasional or infrequent global traveler who needs to stay connected to home and the office. Existing Verizon Wireless customers traveling in a GSM country for less than 21 days can receive a global device for short-term use. A nominal shipping fee applies, but there are no daily rental fees or security deposits with this program.

Customers who travel more frequently can choose from a number of popular global phones from Verizon Wireless, including the new BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone, the Samsung Saga™ and the Samsung Renown™ to place and receive voice calls in more than 200 destinations worldwide. Global phones are a convenient way for international travelers to use the same mobile number while in the U.S. and traveling abroad. Customers who do not have phones with global capabilities and wish to use their current Verizon Wireless devices can roam on a participating carriers’ network in more than 40 destinations worldwide or on select cruise ship lines.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers should call 1-800-VZW-4BIZ or contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative. For more information on Verizon Wireless’ international services, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/vzglobal.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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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