News Release

Verizon Wireless Offers Customers More Tips On Emergency Preparedness And Communication

Smartphones, Tablets Provide Consumers New Tools For Staying Safe

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August 26, 2012

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7516

WHO:                              
Verizon Wireless, owner of America’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, covering more than 75 percent of the U.S. population.

WHAT:                          
In an updated posting on its News Center, Verizon Wireless offers more advice to help customers prepare an emergency communications plan as well as information on the best ways to communicate before, during and after an emergency. The revised post includes tips that can make a difference in a disaster, including how to get the most out of smartphones and tablets and advice about location-based services and other mobile applications that deliver real-time information.

WHERE:                       
Verizon Wireless’ News Center http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/Emergency/Consumer_Tips.html

WHEN:                           
Available now                             

BACKGROUND:         
The growing use of smartphones and tablets by American consumers provides the public with new and valuable tools that can be invaluable in preparation for dealing with hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and other natural and man-caused disasters. Verizon Wireless encourages customers throughout the country to prepare before disaster strikes; proper planning is critical to staying safe in times of emergency. Planning for emergency communication should be done before a crisis happens, and it is important that customers learn how best to communicate and stay informed before, during and after emergencies. 

Verizon Wireless prepares year-round for natural disasters and other emergencies to provide customers with reliable wireless coverage so they can stay in touch with family and friends; download information or special applications to stay informed; or keep up to date with weather news, warnings and alerts.                                       

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 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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