Verizon Wireless Enhances Its Business Portfolio

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Following last week's announcement that Verizon Wireless has teamed up with computer manufacturers to provide embedded wireless service on future laptops, the company announced today it has enhanced its business distribution portfolio by expanding the company's reach to millions of small and medium business customers throughout the United States. The nation's leading wireless provider has selected three Value Added Distributors — Global Wireless Data, Mobile DataComm, and Trio Teknologies — as participants in the company's new Business Solutions Program. Through the Value Added Distributors, Verizon Wireless will offer VZOfficeSM voice and data products and services to hundreds of solutions providers that serve small and medium businesses.

The addition of the Value Added Distributors to the company's Business Solutions Program is structured around the existing relationships Global Wireless Data, Mobile DataComm, and Trio Teknologies' solutions providers have with their customers. These small and medium size business customers now have more options to access the nation's most reliable voice network and the company's BroadbandAccess wireless data service, which runs on its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network. At the same time, it gives small and medium size businesses another option for implementing Verizon Wireless' robust line of business-specific wireless voice and data solutions — including best-of-breed, turn-key, packaged vertical applications designed specifically for small and medium size businesses.

"Small and medium business customers are increasingly looking to integrate wireless mobility with a diverse set of hardware and application combinations to improve business productivity," said Anthony Heyman, vice president of Business Distribution for Verizon Wireless. "We selected Global Wireless Data, Mobile DataComm, Trio Teknologies, and their solutions providers, to partner with because of their demonstrated expertise, experience and trusted relationships within this important business segment. We are very pleased to be able to arm our new partners with the extensive line of Verizon Wireless products and services, including our high speed BroadbandAccess service to help them better meet the needs of their customers."

Value Added Distributors recruit, train, support and provide multiple products and services from various vendors to solutions providers in their network. Solutions providers typically provide a mix of software, hardware and consulting services to help small and medium sized businesses solve their information technology needs.

Solutions providers interested in learning more about this program can e-mail Verizon Wireless at VZWbusinesssolutions@nw.verizonwireless.com for more information on the company's Value Added Distributors and for a listing of technology distributors.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 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.

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