News Release

Verizon Wireless Offers Media Preview of Local Number Portability Process in Colorado

Walk Through of Process of Switching Carriers Without Changing Phone Numbers, Which Will Go Into Effect Nov. 24

November 17, 2003

Jenny Weaver

DENVER, CO — WHO: Representatives from Verizon Wireless

WHAT: Beginning Monday, Nov. 24, consumers can change telecommunications carriers and keep their phone numbers — a first for wireless numbers in the U.S., and the first time in the world that landline numbers can be switched to wireless service.

Members of the media are invited to attend a walk through and overview of the switching process. Subject matter experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide useful tips that will help prepare consumers and business owners for number portability.

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to noon — spokesperson and demonstration available
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003

WHERE: Verizon Wireless Communication Store
951 16th St., Denver

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 36 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at