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Verizon Wireless Extends Express Network SM Throughout Arizona

National High-Speed Network Now Includes Metro Phoenix, Northern Arizona and Yuma

September 5, 2002


PHOENIX, Ariz. - Verizon Wireless customers in metro Phoenix, northern Arizona and Yuma are now able to reap the benefits of a significantly faster, more robust wireless experience, with the company's latest expansion of its Express Network. Verizon Wireless launched its high-speed network earlier this summer in the southern Arizona communities of Tucson, Casa Grande and Nogales.

Express Network enhances all interactive wireless data communications - from email to intranet to full Internet access. The high-speed, national network also supports enterprise applications, giving companies with mobile employees access to tools for increased productivity and efficiency. Verizon Wireless Express Network customers can expect speeds similar to or better than what users experience when dialing in from their home PC - average data transmission speeds between 40 and 60 kilobits per second (kbps) with bursts up to 144 kbps.

"With the freedom and flexibility that Express Network service affords, being out of the office no longer means being out of the loop," said Marni Walden, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "It's about increased productivity when traveling throughout Arizona or in more than 300 cities and towns throughout the nation - there are no worries about finding a phone jack or not having remote access to important files."

Pricing Plans

Verizon Wireless offers a variety of pricing structures, including a plan that offers unlimited Express Network usage for a flat rate of $99.99 per month, with some restrictions. And until September 30, new customers will receive one month access free when they sign a one- or two-year service agreement on the Express Network Unlimited plan. With Verizon Wireless' new Get Started Package, customers get one-month access free and can take advantage of mail-in rebates on select equipment - for total savings of up to $149.99.

Customers can also sign up for time-based usage plans, which begin at $35 monthly access for 150 minutes for voice or data calls, up to $55 and $75 monthly access, which include 400 and 600 minutes respectively. Verizon Wireless offers business customers pricing based on megabyte usage, with rate plans starting at $35 monthly access for 10 MB, $55 monthly access for 20 MB, and $75 monthly access for 40 MB of data sent and received on the Express Network.

Equipment Choices

Along with the freedom of widespread availability, Express Network customers have a choice of affordable equipment options to best suit their individual needs - phones, PDA and PC cards. The device options Verizon Wireless offers have been field tested and refined, and have been helping to deliver a high quality Express Network experience for Verizon Wireless customers. The Verizon Wireless 2235 handset from Kyocera, the VX1 by LG and the 9155-GPX from Audiovox, are compact wireless phones that function as a modem to access the Express Network, when used with a laptop and a compatible Mobile Office connectivity kit, sold separately.

With the Thera, the newest Windows-Powered Pocket PC, consumers can make voice calls and access the Express Network or surf the Web. For customers who prefer a PC card for wireless data access, the AirCard 555 from Sierra Wireless can be used with laptops and select PDAs to access the Express Network.

Verizon Wireless' Express Network is available to customers coast to coast in more than 300 cities and towns throughout the U.S. Express Network coverage in Arizona includes: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Glendale, Peoria, Tucson, Casa Grande, Payson, Nogales, Flagstaff, Prescott, Williams, Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Page, Yuma and Quartzsite.

For more information about the Verizon Wireless Express Network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/expressnetwork.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 30.3 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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