News Release

J.D. Power And Associates Ranks Verizon Wireless Highest For Call Quality Performance In The North Central Region, Including Columbus, Ohio

Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Provider Recognized for Providing an Efficient Call Quality Experience

August 2, 2005

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605George Heddleston
For Verizon Wireless
heddlestonmarketing@worldnet.att.net
614-771-7525