Did You Know? Verizon Wireless' Test Man Is More Than Just A Popular Advertising Pitchman

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Did you know that the popular, iconic test man featured in Verizon Wireless commercials is based on real-life employees?

The company’s nationwide team of more than 90 real-life test men and women monitor and test network performance, call quality and data network performance on the Verizon Wireless network and the networks of other wireless carriers using specially equipped, company-owned quality test vehicles. Data collected by these test men and women help Verizon Wireless direct its multi-billion dollar network capital expenditure program and is the basis for the company’s “most reliable network” claim.

To learn more about the company’s Test Men and Women, visit the Test Men and Women Web site, located at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/testdriver/index.html. Members of the news media interested in scheduling a ride-along or interview with a Test Man or Woman in their area can e-mail or call the media contact listed under the appropriate profile on the Web site or contact Tom Pica of Verizon Wireless Corporate Communications.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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.