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The Phoenix Suns And Verizon Wireless Team Up To Call A Timeout On Domestic Violence

Fans Can Get Involved By Recycling Old Wireless Phones At The March 1 Home Game

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February 26, 2009

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

CHANDLER, AZ — The Phoenix Suns and Verizon Wireless invite fans to go ‘green’ and help curb domestic violence in our community.

Fans attending the Suns’ home game against the Lakers on Sunday, March 1 can donate their used wireless phones and accessories to the Verizon Wireless HopeLineÒ phone recycling and reuse program. Drop boxes will be located at entrances throughout US Airways Center, or at Guest Relations.

“Our partnership with Verizon Wireless and the HopeLine program allows Suns fans multiple ways to make a positive impact in our community,” said Lynn Agnello, Phoenix Suns Senior Vice President of Marketing Partnerships. “Not only does the program accomplish our goal of curbing domestic violence, but our fans are able to do so in an environmentally friendly way.”

At last year’s special collection, Phoenix Suns fans donated 250 used wireless phones and accessories for recycling.

“Thanks to this support for HopeLine from Suns fans and the greater community, we awarded $75,000 in grants and donated 230 phones with 700,000 free minutes to Arizona domestic violence agencies last year,” said Tony Heyman, regional president for Verizon Wireless.

“Together, we are making a difference in raising awareness of domestic violence and we are doing a good thing for the environment by keeping old wireless phones out of landfills.”

About HopeLine
Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any wireless service provider at our Communications Stores nationwide and puts the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work in our communities by turning these unused wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence.

Equipment can be donated to the HopeLine program year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country or through the mail by downloading a postage-paid label at www.verizonwireless.com/hopelinemailinglabel. For more information, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 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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