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Verizon Wireless And Vodafone Create Best-In-Class Global Service For Multi-National Organizations

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEWBURY, ENGLAND — In a move aimed at giving select business customers an enhanced global communications experience, Vodafone, the world's leading international mobile communications group and Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless provider in the United States, have announced a new global services cooperation.

The new program allows both companies to meet the needs of global business customers, while providing a consistent approach to products and pricing. In addition, business customers served by a global account team will be able to have one contract to cover their mobile needs — in the United States, Europe and elsewhere in the world.

"This program combines the power of world-class organizations and exemplifies our commitment to providing a true global wireless experience," said Lowell McAdam, chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless. "Increasingly, enterprise customers are competing in the global market and wireless solutions are integral to their ability to be responsive to their business. By leveraging our Vodafone relationship to create a seamless global program, we are not only providing customers with unmatched wireless service, but unparalleled customer service."

"This unique Vodafone Verizon Wireless offer delivers more predictability and consistency to the communications needs of international businesses," said Vittorio Colao, deputy chief executive officer of Vodafone Group. "It provides our customers with a single point of contact that makes it easier to do business with both companies. We are confident that this cooperation will provide immediate benefits to our customers and set a new standard in enterprise account management."

Verizon Wireless offers voice- and data-connectivity solutions customized to match the needs of enterprise customers. With a Verizon Wireless sales team of industry experts to call upon, enterprise customers are assured of getting the right mobile solution for their business.

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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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  

About Vodafone Vodafone is the world's leading international mobile communications group with over 241 million proportionate customers as at 30 September. Vodafone currently has equity interests in 25 countries across five continents and a further 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit