Verizon Wireless Names Global Wireless Data As National Master Agent For High-Speed Data Express Network

Verizon Wireless Names Global Wireless Data As National Master Agent For High-Speed Data Express Network

Global Wireless Data Expands Distribution for the Verizon Wireless Express Network by Providing Access and Availability to Channel Partners

October 31, 2002


Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider and a leader in mobile data, has selected Global Wireless Data (GWD), the leading single source value-added stocking distributor of a full range of wireless voice and data products and outsource integrated services, to participate in its National Master Agent Program, which will broaden the customer distribution network for Verizon Wireless' Express NetworkSM.

As a Verizon Wireless National Master Agent, GWD, which provides wireless voice and data products and value-added programs to software companies, systems integrators and value-added resellers, agents and dealers nationwide, will offer current and future channel partners the opportunity to become authorized Verizon Wireless CDMA Sub-Agents. As Sub-Agents, these channel partners will activate their customers and provide airtime agreements for CDMA services as well as provide complete wireless product solutions.

"Global Wireless Data brings a wealth of wireless data experience and resources to the indirect channel and reseller market and will help bring our national high-speed Express Network to companies that need a viable solution for their increasingly mobile workforces, " said Tony Heyman, vice president of national distribution for Verizon Wireless. "Global Wireless Data and its considerable pool of wireless resellers develop complete enterprise and consumer solutions for our ever-expanding customer base."

Verizon Wireless will deliver its services throughout GWD's extensive channel partner customer base, which currently serves more than 500 companies in the transportation, public safety, manufacturing, field service, utility industries, eCommerce, retail and enterprise markets.

"Being chosen as a National Master Agent for Verizon Wireless' CDMA network further solidifies Global Wireless Data as a leader in the wireless voice and data product arena," said Steve Brumer, executive vice president and co-founder, Global Wireless Data. "Access to Verizon Wireless' broad national coverage zones and its high-speed data network is a significant value proposition for our resellers who can now provide their customers innovative wireless solutions that are geographically unrestricted."

About Global Wireless Data, LLC

Global Wireless Data (GWD) is the leading single source value-added stocking distributor of wireless voice and data products and value-added services for everything from activation to integration to fulfillment services for value added resellers, system integrators and software companies. GWD offers the most extensive selection of wireless voice and data products including branded wireless data modems and wireless OEM modems from the leading manufacturers including Sierra Wireless, Research In Motion, Novatel Wireless, Enfora, and Handspring. GWD also provides a full range of outsource wireless hardware integration and consulting services including network carrier selection, product selection and product training. GWD has helped more than 500 companies implement a wide variety of wireless data solutions since 1997. More information on GWD is available at www.wireless-data.com or by calling 1.877.289.2373.

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 31.5 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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