Verizon Wireless Launches Digital Service In Nogales, Arizona

Verizon Wireless Launches Digital Service In Nogales, Arizona

Upgrade Offers New Benefits to Customers, Including America's ChoiceSM Price Plans

March 11, 2002




Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, today announced the launch of digital service in Nogales, Ariz. The new digital coverage is part of the company's $8 billion investment over the last two years to extend its coast-to-coast network.

"The expansion of digital service to Nogales is an example of Verizon Wireless' commitment to continually develop and enhance its network," said Ralph Martinez, regional president for Verizon Wireless. "Digital service will provide our customers with numerous benefits, including superior voice quality and security, longer battery life and talk time, and the ability to use advanced wireless services such as Internet access and two-way text messaging."

The arrival of digital service in Nogales also allows consumers to take advantage of Verizon Wireless' new America's ChoiceSM plans. Available with specified CDMA digital Tri-Mode handsets, America's Choice plans offer customers Verizon Wireless' entire coast-to-coast footprint as their home calling area, large buckets of minutes and free long distance from the America's Choice footprint. All digital customers can also take advantage of features like Caller ID and Voicemail.

Previously, Verizon Wireless offered only analog service in the area. With the introduction of digital service, analog customers will continue to enjoy their existing coverage, and have the option to upgrade to a digital phone to enjoy the features and benefits of digital service.

"Our customers are the real winners," said Martinez. "For many, CDMA digital service will change the way they communicate and stay in touch."

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications and Internet services. The company has the largest nationwide wireless network and 29 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Reporters and editors can find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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