News Release

Stay On Time With Verizon Wireless On Nov. 1

Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network Keeps Customers on Time When Daylight Savings Time Ends

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October 28, 2009

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7516

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Daylight Savings Time (DST)* ends and Daylight Standard Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday. When that happens, Verizon Wireless customers won't have to reset their devices manually. Devices on the Verizon Wireless network will automatically turn clocks back one hour when the hour strikes.

Verizon Wireless uses the GPS system developed by the U.S. Department of Defense that references a Master Clock at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., for mobile synchronization of phones on the company's network. Verizon Wireless cell sites have GPS receivers that ensure the time on customers' phones is accurate to within 10 microseconds.

PDA customers who have elected to set their time to a specific zone and not display the time from the network are reminded that they will need to change the time on their devices to reflect the time change. They can either manually change the time on the PDA or follow the instructions from the manufacturer or operating systems provider.

Verizon Wireless continually invests in its network to provide customers with a superior wireless experience. The company invests $5.5 billion on average every year to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services, and the company has invested more than $50 billion since it was formed in 2000.

For more information about Verizon Wireless' network, please visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

*Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa are the only places in the United States that do not observe Daylight Savings Time but instead stay on Daylight Standard Time all year long. Verizon Wireless customers in Arizona and Hawaii stay on standard time based primarily on the cell site coverage area.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 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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