Verizon Wireless Celebrates Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce Membership

Verizon Wireless Celebrates Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce Membership

Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Bill Alexander and
Chamber of Commerce to Lead Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

August 16, 2001



Who: Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider, Rancho Cucamonga City Mayor Bill Alexander, and Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce

What: Mayor Bill Alexander and members of the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce will join representatives from Verizon Wireless to help celebrate the company's new membership in the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce. Event activities will include merchandise giveaways, a ribbon cutting ceremony and presentations by Verizon Wireless store managers and special guests. To commemorate the re-opening, Verizon Wireless' Rancho Cucamonga retail store will offer a 25 percent discount on all wireless accessories the day of the event.

When: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., August 23, 2001

Where: Verizon Wireless' Rancho Cucamonga retail store, located at 10740 Foothill
Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

About Verizon Wireless Communications Stores

Verizon Wireless retail stores offer a premier line of digital wireless phones, data products and hands-free calling accessories. Customers can check out the latest wireless Internet and two-way text messaging services, including MobileWeb, Mobile MessengerSM and Mobile Office. The stores also offer a variety of phones in all price ranges, from the Motorola 2260 with changeable color phone covers ($39.99 - two-year service activation required) to the Verizon Wireless web-ready, Palm-powered Smartphone from Kyocera ($499.99 - one-year service activation required). In Southern California, the company has a total of 69 retail stores and kiosks.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.