News Release

B-Roll Illustrating Verizon Wireless' Ongoing Hurricane Preparedness and Relief Efforts in Florida and Gulf Region Now Available to Media

September 13, 2004

Regional Media:

Greater Houston, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast, and Pensacola, Florida
Macy Bodenhamer

Georgia and Alabama
Caran Smith

Chuck Hamby

National Media:

Tom Pica

Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider

B-Roll illustrating Verizon Wireless' hurricane relief and assistance efforts across Florida and the Gulf region, including:

  • How Verizon Wireless prepares to serve customers and maintain its network in affected areas (interviews with company-first responders)
  • Employees loading emergency phones for post-storm distribution
  • Company Emergency Operations Center
  • Wireless Call Processing and Switching Center
  • Verizon Wireless Emergency Communications Center

The B-Roll can be found at (under Media Assets)

Available beginning Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Verizon Wireless has been helping thousands of residents and emergency crews throughout Florida and the Gulf of Mexico weather the elements of Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan. Verizon Wireless has deployed technicians and equipment to ensure continued operation of its wireless network under storm duress, donated wireless phones and equipment to federal, state and local emergency responders, and set up Emergency Communications Centers (WECCs) to enable residents to contact loved ones, insurance companies and/or disaster relief agencies.

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 40.4 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 To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto