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

Fans can get involved by recycling old wireless phones at the January 28 home game

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January 24, 2010

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 the community.

Fans attending the Suns’ home game against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, January 28 can donate their used wireless phones and accessories to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® phone recycling program. Drop boxes will be located at all entrances to US Airways Center, and 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.”

This is the seventh season the Phoenix Suns and Verizon Wireless have teamed up for a special collection.

“Suns fans who received a new phone this holiday season – or anyone who wants to do something good for domestic violence victims and the environment – can make a difference,” said Tony Heyman, regional president, Verizon Wireless. “Every phone counts.”

About HopeLine
Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any wireless service provider at its Communications Stores nationwide and puts the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work in local 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 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 (NASDAQ 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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