News Release

Clarksburg, West Virginia, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Expansion

Investment Increases Value for Consumers as Demand Grows for Wireless Voice, Multimedia and Internet Access

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June 16, 2010

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
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Jennifer Schmitt
jennifer.schmitt@elias-savion.com
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CLARKSBURG, WV — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the largest 3G network, has activated a new cell site in Clarksburg, which enables more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; view high quality videos; access the Internet; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The site improves coverage from the town of Stealey southeast to U.S. Route 19 and along a portion of Winding Way.

“This new cell site was built to ensure that our customers who live and work in, or visit, Clarksburg can continue to rely on their phones for everything from making calls and sending messages to surfing the Internet and getting e-mail,” said Mark Frazier, president – Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless. “Network reliability is not just a catch phrase for us. It defines who we are.”

Verizon Wireless prepares its network year-round to ensure customers can use their wireless devices when they need them most. The company has spent more than $59 billion since it was formed – $5.7 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services.

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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