Verizon Wireless National Prepay Service Now Available at Giant

Verizon Wireless National Prepay Service Now Available at Giant

Holiday Shopping Made Easier With [FREEUP] In Convenience Stores

December 17, 2001




Need to refuel? Still looking for the perfect holiday gift? Verizon Wireless and Giant Industries are teaming up to make shopping for the latest in wireless service more convenient than ever.

Just in time for the holidays, Verizon Wireless' [FREEUP] national prepay wireless service is now available at 62 Giant and Mustang Convenience Stores in Arizona and New Mexico.

"[FREEUP] is all about convenience in a wireless product. There is no monthly bill, no contract and no credit check is required," said Ralph Martinez, regional president of Verizon Wireless. "It's the perfect holiday gift. With [FREEUP] now available at 62 additional locations, customers in Arizona and New Mexico can get on the nation's largest wireless network by stopping in their local Giant or Mustang Convenience Store."

The [FREEUP] starter package available at select Giant and Mustang Convenience Stores includes a Kyocera 2135 wireless handset. The phone features a unique ergonomic design and comes loaded with features, including trimode operation, a four-way navigation key and the ability to store up to 200 phone numbers.

The package also comes complete with service activation, a [SETUP] card which includes $15 in airtime, Spk 'n Txt" two-way messaging, voice mail, call waiting, domestic long distance, national roaming and [TIMEUP] Minute MeterSM a feature that helps customers manage their usage and notifies them when it is time to buy more airtime. Verizon Wireless [REUP] airtime replenishment cards are also available in $30 and $50 increments in participating Giant and Mustang Convenience Stores.

About Giant Industries

Giant Industries, Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Giant owns and operates two New Mexico crude oil refineries, a 286 mile crude oil gathering pipeline system based in Farmington, NM, which services the refineries, finished products distribution terminals in Albuquerque, NM and Flagstaff, AZ, a fleet of 150 crude oil and finished product truck transports, a Travel Center on I-40 east of Gallup, NM and a chain of 167 retail service station/convenience stores in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Giant is also the parent company of Phoenix-based Phoenix Fuel Co., Inc., Arizona's largest independent petroleum products distributor.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 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). 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.