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Verizon Wireless Named The World's Best Wireless Service Provider By Global Traveler Magazine

Readers Selected Verizon Wireless as Top Provider for Business and Luxury Travel

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December 1, 2010

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ. — Verizon Wireless has been selected as the world's best wireless service provider in the 2010 Global Traveler's Tested Reader Survey awards. The honor is based on the magazine's survey of its readers and their opinions on the companies that have made international business and luxury travel easier and more enjoyable.

"The selection of Verizon Wireless as the best wireless service provider for global travel reaffirms our commitment to providing our customers with robust international services that satisfy their needs for work and for play," said Greg Haller, vice president — marketing for Verizon Wireless. "Whether you're traveling for business or a family vacation, our best-in-class services take the stress out of staying connected while abroad. We have a line-up of global devices, including the new DROID PRO by Motorola, to ensure customers can rely on us during their international travels."

Verizon Wireless customers who travel globally enjoy wireless voice service in more than 220 countries and data coverage in more than 200 countries. From data to directions, international travelers can rely on Verizon Wireless with the following global services:

  • GlobalAccess Connect — business professionals taking their laptops abroad can browse the Internet using their smartphones as modems. Internet service is available by simply attaching a smartphone to a netbook or notebook via a USB cable. Plus, with GlobalAccess Connect, customers only need to carry one device for all their global voice, e-mail, and data needs. GlobalAccess Connect is available on BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 and BlackBerry Storm2™ 9550 smartphones and requires an unlimited GlobalEmail Access Plan for $64.99 monthly access.
  • VZ Navigator® Global — Verizon Wireless also offers a global version of its popular VZ Navigator service to allow travelers to access maps and audible turn-by-turn directions in 25 countries. Customers can transform their handsets and smartphones into powerful navigation devices to discover destinations, share locations with friends and quickly adapt to local currencies, date and address formats and country codes. VZ Navigator Global is available for a monthly access charge of $19.99 per device.
  • 24/7 Global Support — Customers can easily reach Verizon Wireless customer service from anywhere in the world at any time. Travelers can find answers to frequently asked questions; view troubleshooting tips; contact customer service; and view, manage and update their accounts anywhere they travel by visiting www.verizonwireless.com/global. International travelers can also call home for assistance quickly and easily 24 hours a day by dialing + 1 908 559 4899 on GSM/UMTS networks or 011 908 559 4899 on international CDMA networks.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com. For more information on Verizon Wireless' international products and services, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/global.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 79,000 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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