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Watch Video About Verizon Wireless' HopeLine Program And Keep The Spirit Of Earth Month Going Year-Round

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April 27, 2010

Debra Lewis
Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com
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WHO:
Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network

WHAT:
A video explaining HopeLine®, Verizon Wireless’ cell phone recycling and reuse program, featuring:

  • Information about the HopeLine recycling process, including how consumers can recycle their phones with HopeLine
  • Facts and figures about the HopeLine program
  • Comments from employees about the value of cell phone recycling

WHERE:
On Verizon Wireless’ YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/VerizonWirelessTV

WHEN:
Available now

BACKGROUND:
HopeLine collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any wireless service provider and puts the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work in communities by turning these unused wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence.

Since the start of its national phone recycling program in October 2001, Verizon Wireless has collected more than 7 million phones; properly disposed of nearly 1.6 million phones in an environmentally sound way; awarded more than $7.9 million in cash grants for domestic violence agencies; and distributed over 90,000 phones with more than 300 million minutes of service.

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 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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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