News Release

Families In The Philadelphia Tri-State Region Connect On Mother's Day Using The Verizon Wireless Network

Make Free Wireless Calls to Anywhere in the World to Talk to Mom From 11 Participating Stores
• Free wireless calls via Skype mobile™ , Skype Internet, global and wireless devices
• Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus smartphones on sale for $29.99 (with BOGO on Pixi Plus) as part of the Mother's Day promotion
• Donate a no-longer-used wireless phone to the company's HopeLine community relations program, and help women who are struggling with domestic abuse have a better Mother's Day

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May 4, 2010

Sheldon Jones
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Lori Dandelias
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TREVOSE, PA — Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network, today announced it will provide “Free Calls to Mom” on Mother’s Day weekend. All weekend long, Verizon Wireless will provide free wireless calls at participating stores to anywhere around the globe, helping families connect with each other even when geography prevents them from being together. Last Mother’s Day, Verizon Wireless customers stayed in touch with more than 1.7 billion text messages, and 18 million picture and video messages.

“Mother’s Day is traditionally a time for families to get together and express their appreciation for Mom,” said Mario Turco, president of Verizon Wireless’ Philadelphia Tri-State Region. “Verizon Wireless is lending a hand to those families that don’t have the opportunity to share the day in person and giving them the ability to connect, no matter where in the world they may be. By providing access to our entire line-up of products and services, we hope families will at least be able to tell Mom ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ even if they aren’t able to see her.”

Customers can make free calls Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9, at select Verizon Wireless Communications Stores throughout the Philadelphia region. Each store will have a series of devices to use for a limited time, including smartphones that use Skype mobile™, and video conference via Skype Internet will be available. Participating stores include:

Delaware

  • 4345 Kirkwood Highway, Kirkwood Plaza, Wilmington

New Jersey

  • 2435 Rt. 38 West, Cherry Hill
  • 221 Tilton Road, Northfield

Pennsylvania

  • 4000 Monument Road, Philadelphia
  • 2383 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia
  • 17th & Market Streets, Philadelphia
  • 12th & Market Streets, Philadelphia
  • 2220 W. Oregon Ave., Philadelphia
  • 3631 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
  • 1665 State Hill Road, Reading
  • 1820 Airport Road, Allentown

Additionally, Verizon Wireless is offering a limited-time deal on two popular smartphones, the Palm® Pre Plus and Pixi Plus™, including a buy-one-get-one special on the Palm Pixi. Both devices can be purchased for $29.99, making them great gifts for Moms that are constantly on the “go.” Phones require new 2-year activation on voice plan with $29.99 data package or higher. Activation fees, taxes and other charges apply.

Customers can also donate a no-longer-used wireless phone to the company’s HopeLine® community relations program, and help women who are struggling with domestic abuse have a better Mother’s Day. For more information on Verizon Wireless, please visit www.verizonwireless.com or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWPhillyMetro.

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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