News Release

Verizon Wireless High-Speed Broadband Network Now Available In Tulsa, Oklahoma

Consumers and Businesses Can Now Enjoy High-Speed Wireless Internet, E-mail, Mobile Music and Gaming

February 19, 2007

Jimmy Duvall

TULSA, OK — Verizon Wireless customers in Tulsa now have access to the fastest wireless service available, supported by the nation's most reliable network, with the launch of the company's high-speed wireless broadband network, a popular service for tech-savvy residents, visitors and businesses.

The multi-million dollar launch of the company's Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in Tulsa and surrounding areas, with its enhanced Revision A (Rev. A) technology, will allow faster access through Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess and V CAST services. Local Verizon Wireless customers now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The company's national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection but with the freedom of true mobility.

Customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment — the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file — in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network allows Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

This further enhances the company's V CAST service, which provides customers with access to short video content, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand, and with access to more than 1.5 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs — all while on-the-go.

Verizon Wireless' continued network investment is key to maintaining the nation's most reliable network and meeting the needs of more than 59 million customers. The company has invested $35 billion in the last seven years — $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed and more than $6 billion in 2006 — to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

Customers can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at 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