News Release

Donating Your Old Wireless Phone To HopeLine Gives The Gift Of Hope To Mothers You've Never Met

May 3, 2009

Terri Stanton
Terri.Stanton@verizonwireless.com
908-559-7513

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — You can give two women a special gift this Mother’s Day with one simple act. When you head out to purchase the perfect gift for Mom, such as a new mobile phone, bring your old phone with you and drop it in a HopeLine® collection bin located in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide. Proceeds generated from the phones collected by HopeLine are used to provide wireless phones to survivors of domestic violence or cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.

Domestic Violence Affects Women and Children
One out of three American women report being abused at some point in their lifetime, and more than 10 million U.S. children witness domestic violence each year. Phones donated to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program can help victims of abuse feel safer and less isolated by giving them a way to call emergency or support services, employers, family and friends.

Planning To Shop Online? Download a Postage-Paid Mailing Label
If you plan to buy Mom’s gifts online this year, you can still donate your phone to HopeLine. When surfing, print a postage-paid label from the Verizon Wireless Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/hopelinemailinglabel, adhere it to the package that contains your old wireless phones and mail it to HopeLine.

About HopeLine
HopeLine accepts wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any manufacturer for reuse and recycling. All phones donated to HopeLine that can be refurbished are sold for reuse and those that are not salvageable are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy. To find a store near you or for additional information about HopeLine, 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 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 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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