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Verizon Wireless Offers Tips to Help Southern California Wireless Users Make a Difference This Earth Day In San Diego

April 20, 2008

Ken Muche

IRVINE, CA — Verizon Wireless encourages mobile users to mark Earth Day this year by taking advantage of wireless ways to "go green:"

  • Sign Up For the Green Bill
    • Verizon Wireless' Green Bill gives customers a useful way to access, organize and analyze their account information, while at the same time, saving paper by eliminating the monthly bill in your mailbox. To sign up, visit
  • Recycle a No-Longer-Used Wireless Phone
    • Stop by a Verizon Wireless Communications store and give your old wireless phones to the company's HopeLine® phone recycling program. The phones will be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner, or refurbished for resale and reuse, with proceeds going to victims of domestic violence. Wireless customers can drop off their old wireless phones and accessories at the following locations:
      • 980 Camino De La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108, (619) 209-5818
      • 146 Horton Plz Ste 127, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 595-0511
      • 7035 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite 401, San Diego, CA 92111, (858) 614-0011
      • 8650 Genesee Ave Ste 246, San Diego, CA 9212, (858) 450-2800
      • 5500 Grossmont Center Dr Ste B3 - 53E, La Mesa, CA 91942, (619) 644-2900
      • 1571 N Magnolia Ave Ste 212, El Cajon, CA 92020, (619) 596-7201
    In 2007, Verizon Wireless collected more than 230,000 no-longer used phones through its HopeLine program in California.

  • Unplug Your Charger When Its Not In Use
    • Use a power strip for your wireless phone or PDA chargers, then make sure to switch it off when everything has been charged so you don't use "phantom" energy.
  • Download or Preload Directions in VZ Navigator (SM) to Save Fuel When Traveling
    • Not sure how to get where you're going? Using VZ Navigator to find the most direct route to your destination could help you save on fuel costs. But, in case you need to fill up along the way, use FuelFinder (on Mobile Web(SM)) to find the least expensive gas for your car.
  • Work from Home -- or Elsewhere -- with BroadbandAcceess
    • Use Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service to create a mobile office anywhere including your home and save on gas and other commuting costs.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, customers can visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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