Wireless Phone Customers In Zilwaukee and Kochville, Michigan, Receive Improved Service From Enhanced Network

ZILWAUKEE, MI — To stay ahead of its growing customer base and demand for its voice and data services, Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Saginaw County that improves the company's digital network coverage in the towns of Zilwaukee and Kochville. The site also enhances network coverage along Interstate 75 between M-13 and Freeland Road and along Interstate 675 between Tittabawasee and Freeland roads.

"With this new cell site, our customers will experience fewer dropped calls and clearer reception while talking on their wireless phones, handling data applications (such as TXT and Picture Messaging) or downloading games and ringtones with our Get It Now® services," said Greg Haller, president—Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless.

This improvement is part of Verizon Wireless' continuous effort to increase capacity and augment the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Michigan and across the country. Nationally, the company invests about $1 billion every 90 days to improve and expand what is already the most reliable wireless network in the United States. More than $110 million of this investment was spent in 2004 to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless products and services in Michigan.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 42.1 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.