Verizon Wireless Customers Win Nine 3G A-List Awards

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LOS ANGELES, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, congratulates its customers who are winners of the fourth annual 3G A-List Awards — including Wound Technology Network, Broadcast Microwave Services, GE Consumer & Industrial, Global Care Quest, Ecast, United States Navy, Verde Valley Guidance Clinic and Best Buy. Hosted by QUALCOMM, the 3G A-List Awards honor outstanding commercial deployments of enterprise wireless data solutions that demonstrate innovation, creativity and overall positive business impact.

Twelve 3G A-List Winners were selected this year; eight of those winners are Verizon Wireless customers, including the winners in the following categories:

      • Business Innovation: Wound Technology Network

      • Technical Innovation: Broadcast Microwave Services

      • Embedded Employment: GE Consumer & Industrial

      • Best of Show: Global Care Quest

      • Small Company: Ecast

      • Government Agency: United States Navy

      • Non Profit Organization: Verde Valley Guidance Clinic

      • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Implementation: Best Buy

"We congratulate our customers on their well-merited recognition," said Cindy Patterson, vice president of enterprise data for Verizon Wireless. "The 3G A-List Awards embrace our goals of providing speed, mobility and simplicity in wireless solutions and we are proud that our customers are leading the way in deploying effective wireless data technologies to improve their business operations."

All nominees were judged on creativity, innovation, overall business impact and quantifiable return on investment (ROI). The 3G A-List awards were presented on September 12 at CTIA Wireless I.T.® & Entertainment 2006 in Los Angeles.

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