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Verizon Wireless And Arizona Athletics Team Up To Call A Timeout On Domestic Violence

Fans can get involved by recycling old wireless phones at March 4 home game

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March 1, 2010

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

TUCSON, AZ — Verizon Wireless and the University of Arizona Athletics invite fans to go 'green' and help curb domestic violence in the community at the same time.

Fans attending the Wildcats' men's basketball home game on Thursday, March 4 can donate their used wireless phones and accessories to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® phone recycling program. Drop boxes will be located outside of McKale Center and at the Verizon Wireless kiosk inside from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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.

"Everyone who cares about preventing domestic violence and helping victims become survivors — all while protecting the environment — can easily make a difference," said Tony Heyman, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "Every recycled phone counts."

Equipment can also 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 more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 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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