Verizon Wireless Announces BroadbandAccess Wireless Broadband Service at Airports Nationwide

NEW YORK, NY and BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest and fastest wireless broadband network, announced today its BroadbandAccess wireless broadband service is available to travelers in airports from coast to coast. BroadbandAccess from Verizon Wireless gives enterprise customers a fast, reliable resource to help them be productive and in touch with the office and customers when they are traveling, enabling them to tap into applications and tasks that are more suited to broadband data speeds. Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess gives customers the speed, mobility, productivity and simplicity ideal for mobile professionals in businesses small and large.

Adam Guy, director of the wireless practice at Compete, Inc., based in Boston, MA, stated "Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess makes business sense, both in terms of productivity and economics. Hotspots can turn up cold when you really need them, like when you are stuck on a runway, in a taxi, or on the side of the road. For regular travelers, the cost of hotspots can add up fast, when every airport, hotel and restaurant uses a different provider. BroadbandAccess winds up being the most cost effective way to stay reliably connected when on the road."

Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service is available in the following airports from coast to coast:

State/Airport

Arizona Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

CaliforniaBurbank, Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport (BUR) Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Oakland, Oakland International Airport (OAK) Ontario, Ontario International Airport (ONT) San Diego, San Diego International Airport (SAN) San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) San Jose, Norman Y. Mineta International Airport (SJC) Santa Ana, John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA)

ConnecticutHartford, Bradley International Airport (BDL) New Haven, Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) New London, Groton-New London Airport (GON)

Florida Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) Jacksonville, Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) Miami, Miami International Airport (MIA) Orlando, Orlando International Airport (MCO) Sanford, Orlando/Sanford International Airport (SFB) Tampa, Tampa International Airport (TPA) West Palm Beach, Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

GeorgiaAtlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL)

Illinois Chicago, O'Hare International (ORD) and Chicago Midway (MDW) Airports

Indiana Indianapolis, Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

LouisianaNew Orleans, Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)

MarylandBaltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

MassachusettsBoston, Logan International Airport (BOS)

MichiganDetroit, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)*

MissouriKansas City, Kansas City International Airport (MCI) St. Louis, Lambert St. Louis International Airport (STL)

NevadaLas Vegas, McCarran International Airport (LAS)

New HampshireManchester, Manchester Airport (MHT)

New JerseyNewark, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

New YorkNew York, LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International (JFK) AirportsRochester, Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) Syracuse, Syracuse-Hancock International Airport (SYR)

OhioCincinnati, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)Cleveland, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) Dayton, James M. Cox Dayton International Airport (DAY)

OregonPortland, Portland International Airport (PDX)

PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

Rhode IslandProvidence, T.F. Green Airport (PVD)

TexasAustin, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Dallas-Fort Worth, Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) and Love Field (DAL) AirportsHouston, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU) AirportsSan Antonio, San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

VirginiaRichmond, Richmond International Airport (RIC)

WashingtonSeattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Washington, D.C. Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) and Washington Dulles International (IAD) Airports

WisconsinMadison, Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) Milwaukee, General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access for unlimited use with a one- or two-year customer agreement. Verizon Wireless offers several PC Cards for BroadbandAccess customers, including the PC 5220, Kyocera KPC-650 and Novatel V620 cards. For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with unlimited use data plans can buy the BroadbandAccess PC 5220 for $99.99, Kyocera KPC-650 for $69.99 or Novatel V620 card for $49.99 after a $100 rebate and a two-year customer agreement. Verizon Wireless also announced today that it is on track to cover half the U.S. population with its EV-DO network by the end of 2005.

For more information on BroadbandAccess from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/broadbandaccess. Members of the media interested in setting up an interview or a demo of BroadbandAccess with a local Verizon Wireless Media Relations Manager can visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/contacts.

*BroadbandAccess service available beginning July 1, 2005

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 million voice and data 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. 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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