Verizon Wireless Makes It Easy For Customers To Make A Difference This Earth Day

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — On Earth Day — and every day — Verizon Wireless gives wireless consumers a way to make a difference in preserving the Earth's resources.

HopeLine® Phone Recycling ProgramConsumers are encouraged to participate in the HopeLine phone recycling program by bringing their no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories to any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. HopeLine accepts wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any manufacturer for reuse and recycling. The company then puts the nation's most reliable wireless network to work in communities by turning these unused wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence. Since January 2007, HopeLine collected more than 250,000 no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and 9,000 pounds of rechargeable batteries, and provided more than $350,000 in donations to local domestic violence agencies nationwide.

Verizon Wireless makes it easy for anyone to hold a phone collection drive in their local communities, schools or workplaces. The company supplies collection boxes, posters, brochures and more free of charge to people interested in holding a collection drive. Last year, Verizon Wireless received hundreds of requests for donation kits and collection materials. For more information send an e-mail to:

Paperless Billing Each month, nearly 20 percent of bills issues by Verizon Wireless are "paperless," meaning they are delivered on-line. Customers are still able to view itemized charges to their bills through My Account, which provides a single source for online customer service and account information and is ideal for environmentally-conscious customers who prefer to access their accounts online. Customers can access My Account by visiting, and entering an account number and password.

Wireless Tools Verizon Wireless customers have options in the palms of their hands to help them operate more efficiently and save resources.

Customers can work from home to save gas and reduce vehicle emissions. Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service allows customers to enjoy a truly mobile office experience, giving them access to their calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind their companies' firewalls from remote locations within the BroadbandAccess coverage area.

Commuters can also use Verizon Wireless' TXT Traffic Alert Service to save time, fuel costs and overall frustration while staying informed of changing traffic information. Commuters using the Verizon Wireless TXT Traffic Alert Service can choose their preferred routes and designate which times of the day they would like to receive traffic update alerts.

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About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at 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