Verizon Wireless Lauches Broadband Network Services in Victoria, Texas

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(STT Pressi.com 09/29/2006) Customers Can Now Get High-Speed Wireless
Internet and E-mail Services, Download Video Clips and Songs to Handsets

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515
Alison McMillon
Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless
amcmillon@webershandwick.com
972-830-2812
09/28/2006

DALLAS, TX -- Verizon Wireless announced today it has launched its
wireless broadband network in Victoria, Texas, allowing local customers
to utilize the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on
their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The expansion -- which entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware
and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region --
extends the Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess network to Victoria.
Hardware and software upgrades are complete, the system has been tested,
and Victoria residents can now enjoy wireless broadband service on the
state's most reliable network. The coverage area extends approximately
from the junction of U.S. Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 77 in the west to
the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Loop 115 in the east. From south
to north, the coverage area reaches from the intersection of State
Highway 185 and Bois d'Arc Road to the intersection of U.S. Highway 77
and Tate Road.

"This expansion is part of our continuing focus on providing high-speed
data services to our customers across the country and right here in
Texas," said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "This
launch will offer access to the very latest wireless technology with
services such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST Music and video."

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.

This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon
Wireless EV-DO (evolution-data optimized) technology, with typical
connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).

The technology was first introduced in Texas in Austin, and now also
is available in the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston and
Beaumont metro areas.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short
video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their
mobile phone. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and
entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4
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 has invested $30 billion into its network in the last
six years -- $5 billion on average every year since 2000 when the
company was formed -- to ensure network reliability and increase
coverage and capacity.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless
network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in
Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon
Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more
information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. 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 http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia .


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