Verizon Wireless Offers Media Preview of Local Number Portability Process in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — WHO: Representatives from Verizon Wireless

WHAT: Beginning Monday, Nov. 24, consumers can change telecommunications carriers and keep their phone numbers — a first for wireless numbers in the U.S., and the first time in the world that landline numbers can be switched to wireless service.

Members of the media are invited to attend a walk through and overview of the switching process. Subject matter experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide useful tips that will help prepare consumers and business owners for number portability.

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to noon — spokesperson and demonstration availableThursday, Nov. 20, 2003

WHERE: Verizon Wireless Communication Store1615 E. Camelback, Phoenix

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 36 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, 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.

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