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Verizon Wireless Brings Wireless Broadband Network To Greater Huntsville, Alabama

Verizon Wireless Brings Wireless Broadband Network To Greater Huntsville, Alabama HUNTSVILLE, AL — November 30, 2006 —Verizon Wireless announced today it is bringing wide-area wireless broadband service to the Greater Huntsville area, giving local customers access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices. Huntsville joins Birmingham and Mobile in the company’s coast-to-coast broadband network.

With this launch, Verizon Wireless customers in the metro Huntsville area are able to access the company’s two wireless broadband services – BroadbandAccess and V CAST – while traveling throughout the city.

BroadbandAccess is the company’s high-speed wireless broadband network geared toward mobile professionals and business customers. It provides average access speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps). The service gives customers the ability to connect to the Internet using a PC card that slides directly into most laptop computers and enables a download of a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file) in about 20 seconds.

V CAST is a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and video content on demand, including news, weather and sports updates, clips from popular TV programs, music videos, movie trailers, 3D games and more. With V CAST Music, customers can browse and download songs from the V CAST Music library directly onto their V CAST Music-enabled phone or Windows® XP-enabled PC. The V CAST Music library contains more than 1.5 million songs.

Both services are based on the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network technology.

“Huntsville is the perfect match for this service – a high-tech community that demands speed in communications. This expansion is part of our continuing focus on investing in our network reliability and providing innovative high-speed data services to our customers across the country and here in Alabama,” said Jim McGean, president of Verizon Wireless’ Alabama / Georgia Region. “With BroadbandAccess, Huntsville-area mobile professionals and business customers will now be able to take their desktop experience with them, allowing them to wirelessly access their Microsoft Outlook® calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind corporate firewalls. With V CAST, consumers now have access to the most comprehensive selection of downloadable music, high-quality videos and advanced gaming available.”

In September, Gov. Bob Riley announced that Verizon Wireless is building a new, high-tech state headquarters facility in Huntsville, bringing up to 1,300 jobs and an investment of over $44 million to the area. The company’s new 152,389 square foot state headquarters is expected to be completed in late 2007. The company plans to break ground by year’s end, with hiring to begin next summer.

Coverage

Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess coverage expansion delivers more than 665 square miles of coverage stretching from Decatur to Athens and Decatur through Huntsville north to the Tennessee State Line along Hwy 231/431 including Hazel Green. The east and west points of the coverage area extend from Madison, including the Huntsville Airport along I-565, Hwy 72 and County Line Road east to Owens Cross Road along Hwy 431 including the Hampton Cove area. Customers who travel outside a BroadbandAccess coverage area with an EV-DO device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network in which customers experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps, with bursts up to 144 kbps.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area covers more than half of the nation’s population. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $160 million this year alone to expand and enhance its wireless network across Alabama and Georgia to stay ahead of the growing demand for its products and services.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides mobile workers full access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility. Developed with a range of users in mind, the service enables large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and mobile professionals to conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

As an example of the productivity benefits the company’s wireless broadband provides to mobile and business professionals, construction supervisors can capture important details about building projects and wirelessly transmit the information to the contractor; food and beverage company representatives can re-order stock wirelessly while at the point of sale; and realtors can browse the latest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) listings from a client’s living room and manage other tasks via BroadbandAccess-powered PDAs or laptops.

V CAST

The company’s high-speed network also enables its V CAST multimedia service, which offers consumers the ability to download full-length songs right to Verizon Wireless phones or via PCs. Customers can download songs directly to their phone for $1.99 and receive two copies of each song: one for the phone and one to download onto their PC. Or they can purchase songs online for 99 cents each and download a copy onto their phone via a USB cable for free. To access V CAST video content and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled phone and a $15.00 monthly subscription added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan.

Pricing

For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with a new or existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access for Internet browsing, e-mail and intranet access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. The company’s BroadbandAccess service is also available as an integrated option on select notebook computers.

Media Contact Info

Caran Smith Caran.Smith@verizonwireless.com 678-339-4891

Verizon Wireless Broadband Network Speeds Into Mobile, Alabama

Verizon Wireless Broadband Network Speeds Into Mobile, Alabama MOBILE, AL — November 30, 2006 —Building on its successful strategy to provide customers superior wireless services, Verizon Wireless has launched its high-speed broadband network in Mobile to provide the latest technology available to residents, businesses and visitors to the region. Verizon Wireless customers now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The multi-million dollar network expansion – which entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in dozens of wireless transmission sites – brings high-speed wireless services to Mobile and communities on the Eastern Shore including Spanish Fort, Daphne, Montrose, and Fairhope. The expansion is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled more than $35 billion nationally over the past seven years.

Coverage in Mobile will extend from Schillinger Road on the west side of the city to Mobile Bay and from State Road 158 on the north side of Mobile to Theodore south of the city.

“Mobile is an important market with many tech-savvy businesses and consumers here, and it also serves as a key Gulf Coast tourist destination,” said Katherine Greene, Verizon Wireless region president. “We’ve invested heavily in this area to provide access to the most advanced wireless services, such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST Music and video.”

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) technology, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).

In addition to allowing advanced applications such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST, the network upgrade in the Mobile area will further strengthen the Verizon Wireless network in the event of emergencies. The network stood up well to the recent extraordinary storm seasons, while other communication networks sometimes suffered substantial disruptions.

“A strong, reliable wireless network is critical for the public in large-scale emergencies and every day,” Greene said. “Verizon Wireless will continue to take a leading role in public safety to serve residents, businesses and visitors locally and across the region.”

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.5 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

Media Contact Info

Patrick Kimball Patrick.Kimball@verizonwireless.com 713-219-8227

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In Rochester Area

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In Rochester Area ROCHESTER, NY — November 30, 2006 — Verizon Wireless announced today it has expanded its local wireless broadband coverage area along the I-390 corridor south of Rochester and east into Wayne and Ontario counties, giving more local residents access to advanced wireless data and entertainment services. The company also added a new cell site in Greece, enhancing its local network coverage and capacity.

Evolution-Data Optimized (or EV-DO) technology, the technology that enables the company’s BroadbandAccess and V CAST services, has been added to 18 cell sites, expanding the local wireless broadband coverage area along I-390 South through the towns of Rush, Avon, Lima, Geneseo and Mt. Morris, and also into Churchville, Canandaigua, Clyde, Egypt, Lyons, Newark, Palmyra, Shortsville and Walworth. Wireless broadband was launched in the Greater Rochester and Syracuse areas in August 2005. It launched in Buffalo and Albany this summer.

The new Greece cell site on Latta Road improves coverage north along Long Pond Road to the Lake Ontario State Parkway, south to Maiden Lane, east to I-390, and west to Manitou Road.

This network expansion is part of the company’s aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year (more than $1 billion every 90 days), including nearly $130 million in Upstate New York in 2006, to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services. Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion – on average $5 billion a year – into its national wireless network over the past seven years as part of its commitment to offer customers the most reliable service available, including wireless data services such as Picture Messaging, TXT Messaging, and the company’s exclusive V CAST service. V CAST brings video clips of TV shows, music on demand and other multimedia services to wireless phones over Verizon Wireless’ high-speed EV-DO network. BroadbandAccess offers customers the nation's most reliable high-speed wireless broadband network, operating at average speeds between 400 - 700 kbps and enabling the download of a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file) in about 20 seconds.

“This expansion is part of our continuing focus on investing in our network reliability and providing innovative high-speed data service to our customers nationwide and here in the Rochester area,” said Ken Dixon, president of Verizon Wireless’ Upstate New York Region. “With BroadbandAccess, mobile professionals and students can take their desktop experience wherever they go in the coverage area, allowing them to wirelessly access their Outlook® calendars, the Internet, e-mail, and other critical information.”

For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with a new or existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for Internet browsing, e-mail and intranet access for $59.99 monthly access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. The company's BroadbandAccess service is also available as an integrated option on select notebook computers: Dell (Latitude 620 and 820), Lenovo (ThinkPad Z60, T60 and X60) and HP (Compaq nc6140).

To access V CAST video content and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled phone and either a $15.00 monthly subscription, or a $3.00 daily subscription, added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. The V CAST Music on-demand service includes access to a catalog of more than 1.5 million songs.

The company’s “nation’s most reliable wireless network” reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspired the “Can you hear me now? Good.®” national advertising campaign. These engineers drive 95 specially equipped vehicles some 220,000 miles quarterly on Interstate, US and state highways, as well as major roads and surface streets. Test vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than 750,000 voice call attempts and more than 4 million data tests quarterly on the Verizon Wireless network and the networks of other carriers.

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along test drive with your local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact John O'Malley at 585-321-7264.

Media Contact Info

John O’Malley John.OMalley@verizonwireless.com Work: 585-321-7264 Cell: 585-261-5899

Meredith Dropkin meredithd@mragroup.com 315-233-3000

Verizon Wireless Broadband Wireless Network Now Available In The Tri-Cities Region Of Tennessee

Verizon Wireless Broadband Wireless Network Now Available In The Tri-Cities Region Of Tennessee KINGSPORT, TN — November 30, 2006 — Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol residents now have access to high-speed business and entertainment-based services on their wireless phones, laptops and other wireless devices thanks to Verizon Wireless’ Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) area network expansion.

“For the first time, Verizon Wireless customers in the Tri-Cities area can enjoy the convenience of remote high-speed Internet access,” said Jerry Fountain, Carolinas/Tennessee region president for Verizon Wireless. “Customers can stream live news clips from their favorite television programs and download music from our library of 1.5 million songs while using Verizon Wireless’ exclusive V CAST Music services on the nation’s most reliable network.*”

The extensive EV-DO footprint will include counties of Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Sullivan, Washington and Bristol City. Additional towns that will have Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network include Blountville, Elizabethton, Mount Carmel and Jonesborough. The Tri-Cities joins several other EV-DO markets in Tennessee that currently offer Verizon Wireless’ high-speed business and entertainment services such as Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides on-the-go professionals with full, mobile access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection. Users can conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

With average access speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in about 20 seconds. Current and new customers with any voice plan can now get unlimited BroadbandAccess for $59.99 monthly access with a two-year customer agreement. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access for unlimited use with a one-year customer agreement.

V CAST

V CAST, the nation’s first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers, offers the most comprehensive selection available of music, videos and 3D games on demand. Users can stream video clips (up to five minutes long) of the hottest entertainment, music videos, movie trailers, sports highlights, news and breaking weather directly to their Verizon Wireless V CAST-capable phone.

With V CAST Music, customers can browse and download songs from the V CAST Music library of 1.5 million songs directly onto their V CAST Music-enabled phone or Windows® XP-enabled PC. They can also transfer music from their PC to their V CAST Music-enabled phone and take their tunes with them without a second device.

Customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use. Additional BroadbandAccess and V CAST pricing and product information is available at www.verizonwireless.com.

Coverage

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area covers more than 150 million Americans.

Since 2003, Verizon Wireless has invested $230 million in Tennessee to build, maintain and expand its high-quality network and the growth continues in 2006. Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion nationwide over the last seven years – to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity.

BroadbandAccess customers who travel outside the coverage area with an EV-DO-capable device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network that offers average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps, with bursts up to 144 kbps.

* Network details at www.verizonwireless.com/bestnetwork.

Media Contact Info

Carly Culbertson Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com 864-987-2006

Tara Healy/ JDPR tarah@jdpr.com 864-233-3776, ext. 14

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In Central New York

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In Central New York SYRACUSE, NY — November 30, 2006 — Verizon Wireless announced today it has expanded its local wireless broadband coverage area northwest of Syracuse to Oswego and east along the Thruway toward the Utica-Rome area, giving more local residents access to advanced wireless data and entertainment services. The company also added two new cell sites in Syracuse and Clay, enhancing its local network coverage and capacity.

• Evolution-Data Optimized (or EV-DO) technology, the technology that enables the company’s BroadbandAccess and V CAST services, has been added to 18 area cell sites, expanding the local wireless broadband coverage area to Baldwinsville, Canastota, Chittenango, Fayetteville, Fulton, Granby Center, Lysander, Manlius, Minoa, Oswego and Scriba Center. Wireless broadband was launched in the Greater Syracuse and Rochester areas in August 2005. It launched in Buffalo and Albany this summer.

• A new Syracuse cell site increases coverage and capacity on West Onondaga Boulevard and Grand Avenue between Geddes Street and Route 173, as well as the southern end of Burnet Park, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and the Western Light Shopping Plaza.

• The new Clay site increases coverage and capacity along Route 31 between Great Northern Mall and Route 11.

This network expansion is part of the company’s aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year (more than $1 billion every 90 days), including nearly $130 million in Upstate New York in 2006, to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services. Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion – on average $5 billion a year – into its national wireless network over the past seven years as part of its commitment to offer customers the most reliable service available, including wireless data services such as Picture Messaging, TXT Messaging, and the company’s exclusive V CAST service. V CAST brings video clips of TV shows, music on demand and other multimedia services to wireless phones over Verizon Wireless’ high-speed EV-DO network. BroadbandAccess offers customers the nation's most reliable high-speed wireless broadband network, operating at average speeds between 400 - 700 kbps and enabling the download of a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file) in about 20 seconds.

“This expansion is part of our continuing focus on investing in our network reliability and providing innovative high-speed data service to our customers nationwide and here in the Syracuse area,” said Ken Dixon, president of Verizon Wireless’ Upstate New York Region. “With BroadbandAccess, mobile professionals and students can take their desktop experience wherever they go in the coverage area, allowing them to wirelessly access their Outlook® calendars, the Internet, e-mail, and other critical information.”

For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with a new or existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for Internet browsing, e-mail and intranet access for $59.99 monthly access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. The company's BroadbandAccess service is also available as an integrated option on select notebook computers: Dell (Latitude 620 and 820), Lenovo (ThinkPad Z60, T60 and X60) and HP (Compaq nc6140).

To access V CAST video content and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled phone and either a $15.00 monthly subscription, or a $3.00 daily subscription, added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. The V CAST Music on-demand service includes access to a catalog of more than 1.5 million songs.

The company’s “nation’s most reliable wireless network” reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspired the “Can you hear me now? Good.®” national advertising campaign. These engineers drive 95 specially equipped vehicles some 220,000 miles quarterly on Interstate, US and state highways, as well as major roads and surface streets. Test vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than 750,000 voice call attempts and more than 4 million data tests quarterly on the Verizon Wireless network and the networks of other carriers.

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along test drive with your local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact John O'Malley at 585-321-7264.

Media Contact Info

John O’Malley John.OMalley@verizonwireless.com Work: 585-321-7264 Cell: 585-261-5899

Meredith Dropkin meredithd@mragroup.com 315-233-3000

TELUS Expands BlackBerry Portfolio With BlackBerry 8703e

TELUS Expands BlackBerry Portfolio With BlackBerry 8703e Vancouver, B.C. and Waterloo, ON – November 29, 2006 - TELUS and Research In Motion (RIM) today introduced the new BlackBerry 8703e operating on TELUS' Wireless High Speed (EVDO) and 1X networks. The BlackBerry 8703e offers clients uncompromising e-mail, browsing and voice performance in a sleek and stylish device with a full QWERTY keyboard.

“TELUS is proud to offer innovative products like the BlackBerry 8703e, which help our clients stay connected with voice and data services using high-speed mobile communications for both their professional and personal needs,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS senior vice-president, Products and Services. “Operating on TELUS' Wireless High Speed service, the BlackBerry 8703e is an ideal device for clients who need fast access to data networks and the powerful e-mail and productivity applications available with BlackBerry.”

The BlackBerry 8703e delivers leading BlackBerry functionality, allowing users to maintain wireless connectivity to a full suite of applications including e-mail, phone, web browsing, Intranet access, instant messaging, text messaging, and organizer applications.

Using the handset on TELUS' Wireless High Speed (EVDO) network, clients can typically download at speeds of approximately 400 to 700 kbps, with maximum possible speeds of more than 2 megabits per second. Where the Wireless High Speed network is not available, the BlackBerry 8703e will function throughout TELUS' 1X network, which offers digital coverage to more than 94 per cent of Canadians.

The BlackBerry 8703e has a bright, high-resolution screen providing a large viewable workspace and includes intelligent light sensing technology to automatically optimize screen and keyboard lighting levels for ideal indoor and outdoor viewing. It also offers premium phone features and intuitive call management features such as smart dialing, speed dialing and call forwarding, dedicated “send”, “end”, “mute” and “convenience” keys, built-in speakerphone for hands-free use, and Bluetooth support for use with headsets and car kits.

“The combination of TELUS' Wireless High Speed network and the BlackBerry 8703e creates a great choice for people that want premium phone features together with unrivalled e-mail and browsing performance,” said Mark Guibert, vice-president, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “We're very pleased to be working with TELUS to introduce this best-in-class handset to their mobile clients.”

In addition to BlackBerry handsets, TELUS offers BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service. For corporate clients, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to e-mail and other corporate data. For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access up to ten corporate and personal e-mail accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device.

Clients can also use the BlackBerry 8703e to connect their laptop or desktop computer to the Internet, using the handset as a tethered modem, for high-speed Internet and data application access.

The BlackBerry 8703e is available to clients at TELUS retail locations nationally for as low as $249.99 on a three-year contract subject to promotional conditions, or $649.99 without a contract.

For more information, please contact:

Media Contacts:

Marisa Conway Brodeur (for RIM) (212) 771-3639 mconway@brodeur.com

Julie Smithers TELUS Media Relations (416) 684-6817 julie.smithers@telus.com

RIM Investor Contact RIM Investor Relations (519) 888-7465 investor_relations@rim.com

Revver Teams With Verizon Wireless To Bring Best User Generated Content To V CAST

Revver Teams With Verizon Wireless To Bring Best User Generated Content To V CAST Los Angeles, CA and Basking Ridge, NJ — November 29, 2006 — Revver, Inc., (www.revver.com) the first marketplace for viral videos, today announced it will provide its user-generated and copyright-friendly video content directly to the mobile phones of Verizon Wireless V CAST subscribers. As part of the agreement, beginning in early December, Revver videos will be available to Verizon Wireless’ customers with V CAST-enabled handsets, including the Chocolate (LG VX8500) and MOTOKRZR K1m.

The agreement marks a key milestone in Revver’s ongoing expansion and leadership in the viral video arena. Revver users can now generate revenue from their creative endeavors via broadband, broadcast and mobile distribution – an industry first.

Revenue sharing, the cornerstone of Revver’s business model, has been in place since 2005 when Revver became the first online video service to compensate users for sharing content online by splitting net revenue 50/50. This commitment to monetizing creative expression drove Revver’s recent partnership with U.K.-based user-generated video channel, Fame TV, which facilitates the distribution of its videos via broadcast television. As part of this new relationship with Verizon Wireless, Revver now will share net revenue 50/50 with users who have opted to allow their content to be shared via V CAST.

"With Verizon Wireless, our users have another compelling platform to share their work with millions of people and to get paid for it," said Steven Starr, founder and chief executive officer of Revver. "Revver and V CAST share the same audience, a new generation of consumers that discover and share content using new technology.”

V CAST subscribers will have access to some of the most popular content from a variety of Revver’s video creators chosen from categories on Revver.com, such as Editor’s Picks, Viral Video Classics, Extreme Sports, Laughs, Animation, and Cute Overdose. Revver will provide new video clips each week to V CAST, and content will be refreshed twice a week. V CAST users who subscribe to this content can also preview clips of what they will see on-the-go in the "V CAST Collection" section on Revver.com. In addition, clips will be optimized for mobile to give V CAST viewers the best possible viewing experience. As part of the agreement, Verizon Wireless will have a period of exclusivity as the U.S. mobile distribution partner for Revver.

"Offering our subscribers access to cutting edge video content is a high priority for us, so making hot user-generated content available is the next logical step for V CAST," said John Harrobin, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless. "We've chosen to work with Revver because of its well-known respect for copyright and for the selection of high-quality video content it attracts."

To get V CAST, Verizon Wireless customers can purchase a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access, or $3.00 daily access, added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. The subscription includes unlimited basic video, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to stream or watch V CAST content.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Jeffrey Nelson Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7519

Revver contact:

Sara Campbell Edelman for Revver Sara.campbell@edelman.com 323-202-1075

ZTE Extends Its 3G CDMA2000 BTS Portfolio

ZTE Extends Its 3G CDMA2000 BTS Portfolio Hong Kong, 28 November, 2006 - ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is rolling out two new types of 3G CDMA2000 BTS (base station transceivers) at ITU Telecom World 2006. The ZXCBTS is a micro-BTS supporting EV-DO Rev.A and the ZXC10-CBTS is an easily integrated compact BTS.

ZTE ZXCBTS will help satisfy the multiple needs of EV-DO Rev.A network operators. The design of the EV-DO micro-BTS is based on ZTE’s CDMA2000 1X micro-BTS that was put into commercial use in 2001. So far more than 15,000 CDMA2000 1X micro-BTSs supplied by ZTE have been installed in networks worldwide, laying a solid foundation for the mature and stable operation of ZTE's EV-DO micro-BTS products.

The EV-DO micro-BTS provides a high performance/price ratio and supports frequency bands including 800 MHz, 450 MHz, 850 MHz, 1900 MHz and 2100 MHz, as well as power supply voltages including 48 V DC, 220 V AC and 110 V AC. The base station can be used in hot and very cold environments. The EV-DO micro-BTS provides IP55 protection, standard design for dry contact interface and an open transmission path to transfer alarm and monitor information from external systems such as the power supply to the maintenance centre. The flexible configuration allows a single cabinet with a capacity of one carrier-sector to be expanded to three cabinets with a capacity of up to three carrier-sectors. The spacing between cabinets can be kept as required and the connecting fibre can extend up to 40 km.

ZTE can produce up to 2000 EV-DO micro-BTS units per month. The EV-DO micro-BTS has a download rate of 3.1 Mbps and a upload rate of 1.8 Mbps, and fully supports 3G services such as broadcast and multicast, mobile TV, video telephony, instant messaging and VoIP.

The ZXC10-CBTS is only 80 cm long, but provides a maximum capacity of 4 carriers/3 sectors, offering high system integration. The standard 19-inch rack design is capable of fixing directly onto a wall, easing installation and maintenance as well as reducing floor space requirements, thus lowering CAPEX and OPEX.

A single RF module of the CBTS supports 4-carrier technology. Both 1X and EV-DO networks can use the same RF module, with their frequency bands allocated freely. The CBTS supports the super-BTS solution with an ultra-high capacity of 48 carrier-sectors and provides the power amplifier module with high efficiency, reducing power consumption and optimizing coverage.

"The rollout of the two new types of 3G CDMA2000 BTS further consolidates our leading position in the area of CDMA BSS. The two types of BTS product improve ZTE’s middle- and low-capacity CDMA2000 BTS family. The product design matches users’ real needs and meets the requirement for building advanced, low-cost 3G CDMA2000 networks," said Mr. Zhu Jinyun, product general manager of BSS, CDMA Division, ZTE.

Both BTS systems have passed the international certification of the FCC, CE and IC, and are licensed to be sold in the United States, Canada and Europe. To date ZTE has exported over 42,000 CDMA BTS products to the global market.

Media contact:

Wen Zheng (James)ZTE CorporationEmail: James@zte.com.cn

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Wireless Network In Portions Of Hancock, Seneca And Wyandot Counties, Ohio

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Wireless Network In Portions Of Hancock, Seneca And Wyandot Counties, Ohio FINDLAY, OH — November 28, 2006 — Verizon Wireless today has expanded the national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to portions of northwestern Ohio including Findlay, Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, North Baltimore, Arcadia and Carey.

The launch of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers in northwestern Ohio can access the company’s high-speed business and consumer network and enjoy two prime services. BroadbandAccess is the company’s high-speed wireless service, with average user speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), geared toward mobile professionals and business customers. V CAST is a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music videos, news, weather, sports and more.

The network expansion will equip Verizon Wireless’ business customers to experience a truly untethered mobile office experience, enabling them to wirelessly access their calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind their companies’ firewalls. With the added benefit of V CAST, consumers also now have access to the most comprehensive selection of downloadable music, high-quality videos and the coolest 3D games found anywhere.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides mobile workers full access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility. Developed with a range of users in mind, the service enables large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and mobile professionals to conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

Business customers can access information when they are on the road — at customer locations, at job sites or in hotels — with BroadbandAccess. Customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (for example, a small PowerPoint® presentation or large PDF file) or receive three digital pictures (each 400 x 600 pixels) in less than 20 seconds. Also, customers who travel outside the BroadbandAccess coverage area with an EV-DO device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network, in which customers experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

“Our BroadbandAccess service gives our enterprise customers three key advantages in wireless communication — speed, mobility and security,” said Roger Tang, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. “With these advantages comes an increase in productivity and bottom-line business benefits.”

V CAST

The company’s high-speed network also enables its V CAST multimedia services, offering customers the ability to download full song tracks, play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips straight to the handset with top transmission speeds. With content updated daily, customers can watch dozens of broadcasts including breaking news, weather, sports highlights, the hottest entertainment clips and more.

V CAST Music, available to customers with V CAST Music-enabled handsets, is the world’s most comprehensive, over-the-air mobile music service. Customers with V CAST Music can download song tracks directly to their Verizon Wireless handsets or to PCs equipped with Windows® XP operating software. The V CAST Music on demand service includes access to a catalog of more than 1.5 million songs.

Coverage

Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 338 square miles and covers the following major routes intersecting the area:

• In the Findlay/North Baltimore/Arcadia area, State Route 68 from U.S. Route 224 south to County Road 37, State Route 12 from State Route 68 northeast to Country Road 330, State Route 568 from State Route 12 southeast to County Road 253, and South Dixie Highway from Cygnet Road south to U.S. Route 224; • In Tiffin, U.S. Route 224 from Township Road 119 east to State Route 18, State Route 53 from County Road 14 north to County Road 30, and State Route 100 from downtown Tiffin south to County Road 16; • In the Upper Sandusky/Carey area, U.S. Highway 23 from County Road 58 south to State Highway 199, U.S. Highway 30 from Township Highway 103 east to Township Highway 127, Lincoln Highway from downtown Upper Sandusky east to County Highway 231, and State Route 103 from Township Highway 95 east to Township Highway 105

These communities are vital markets with tech-savvy businesses and consumers,” Tang said. “The launch of our broadband network here provides our customers access to the very latest wireless technology.

The multi-million dollar expansion entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region. It is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled $35 billion nationally over the past seven years. More than $140 million of this investment was spent in Ohio in the first three quarters of 2006.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. Findlay, Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, North Baltimore, Arcadia and Carey are the latest markets to be added to Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area. Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was introduced in Ohio in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton in January 2005.

Product Offering

BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with an existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. BroadbandAccess service also is available as an integrated option on select notebook computers, including laptops from Dell, Lenovo, HP and Toshiba.

Wireless PC cards for BroadbandAccess customers include the Verizon Wireless PC 5740, Verizon Wireless V620 and Kyocera KPC 650. A new Novatel Wireless V640 card is available for laptop owners with ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slots rather than with a traditional PCMCIA slot.

In addition, several handsets have the ability to “tether” to a laptop’s USB port, with an optional Mobile Office Kit. BroadbandAccess-powered PDAs offered by Verizon Wireless include the Motorola Q™, the Palm® Treo™ 700w and the Palm Treo 700p. Popular BlackBerry® options include the new 8703e, the 7250 and 7130e.

To access V CAST Music, video and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled handset and must be on a Verizon Wireless calling plan. Currently, nearly 20 music- capable handsets are available, including the popular Chocolate by LG, the Motorola RAZR V3m and MOTOKRZR K1m.

Customers with a V CAST Music-enabled handset and a calling plan can pay as they go to download songs directly onto their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for as little as 99 cents, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card for free from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song — one for the handset, one for the PC. For more information, about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Laura Merritt Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com 614-560-2605

George Heddleston For Verizon Wireless gheddleston@woh.rr.com 866-667-9110

Verizon Wireless Launched High-Speed Wireless Network In Mansfield, Ohio, And Surrounding Area

Verizon Wireless Launched High-Speed Wireless Network In Mansfield, Ohio, And Surrounding Area MANSFIELD, OH — November 28, 2006 —Verizon Wireless today has expanded the national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to portions of Richland and Ashland counties including Mansfield, Ashland, Charlesmill, Ontario, Springmill and Wooster Heights.

The launch of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers in the Mansfield area can access the company’s high-speed business and consumer network and enjoy two prime services. BroadbandAccess is the company’s high-speed wireless service, with average user speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), geared toward mobile professionals and business customers. V CAST is a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music videos, news, weather, sports and more.

The network expansion will equip Verizon Wireless’ business customers to experience a truly untethered mobile office experience, enabling them to wirelessly access their calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind their companies’ firewalls. With the added benefit of V CAST, consumers also now have access to the most comprehensive selection of downloadable music, high-quality videos and the coolest 3D games found anywhere.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides mobile workers full access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility. Developed with a range of users in mind, the service enables large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and mobile professionals to conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

Business customers can access information when they are on the road — at customer locations, at job sites or in hotels — with BroadbandAccess. Customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (for example, a small PowerPoint® presentation or large PDF file) or receive three digital pictures (each 400 x 600 pixels) in less than 20 seconds. Also, customers who travel outside the BroadbandAccess coverage area with an EV-DO device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network, in which customers experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

“Our BroadbandAccess service gives our enterprise customers three key advantages in wireless communication — speed, mobility and security,” said Roger Tang, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. “With these advantages comes an increase in productivity and bottom-line business benefits.”

V CAST

The company’s high-speed network also enables its V CAST multimedia services, offering customers the ability to download full song tracks, play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips straight to the handset with top transmission speeds. With content updated daily, customers can watch dozens of broadcasts including breaking news, weather, sports highlights, the hottest entertainment clips and more.

V CAST Music, available to customers with V CAST Music-enabled handsets, is the world’s most comprehensive, over-the-air mobile music service. Customers with V CAST Music can download song tracks directly to their Verizon Wireless handsets or to PCs equipped with Windows® XP operating software. The V CAST Music on demand service includes access to a catalog of more than 1.5 million songs.

Coverage

In the Mansfield area, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 228 square miles and covers major routes surrounding the area, including Interstate 71 from County Highway 139 northeast to State Route 302, U.S. Highway 30 from State Route 314 east to State Highway 511, U.S. Highway 42 from State Highway 546 northeast to Township Road 753, State Route 39 south from Taylortown to State Route 309, and State Route 13 from County Road 90 south to County Highway 139.

“Mansfield and the surrounding communities are vital markets with tech-savvy businesses and consumers,” Tang said. “The launch of our broadband network here provides our customers access to the very latest wireless technology.

The multi-million dollar expansion entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region. It is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled $35 billion nationally over the past seven years. More than $140 million of this investment was spent in Ohio in the first three quarters of 2006.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. The Mansfield market is the latest to be added to Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area. Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was introduced in Ohio in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton in January 2005.

Product Offering

BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with an existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. BroadbandAccess service also is available as an integrated option on select notebook computers, including laptops from Dell, Lenovo, HP and Toshiba.

Wireless PC cards for BroadbandAccess customers include the Verizon Wireless PC 5740, Verizon Wireless V620 and Kyocera KPC 650. A new Novatel Wireless V640 card is available for laptop owners with ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slots rather than with a traditional PCMCIA slot.

In addition, several handsets have the ability to “tether” to a laptop’s USB port with an optional Mobile Office Kit. BroadbandAccess-powered PDAs offered by Verizon Wireless include the Motorola Q™, the Palm® Treo™ 700w and the Palm Treo 700p. Popular BlackBerry® options include the new 8703e, the 7250 and 7130e.

To access V CAST Music, video and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled handset and must be on a Verizon Wireless calling plan. Currently, nearly 20 music- capable handsets are available, including the popular Chocolate by LG, the Motorola RAZR V3m and MOTOKRZR K1m.

Customers with a V CAST Music-enabled handset and a calling plan can pay as they go to download songs directly onto their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for as little as 99 cents, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card for free from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song — one for the handset, one for the PC.

For more information, about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Laura Merritt Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com 614-560-2605

George Heddleston For Verizon Wireless gheddleston@woh.rr.com 866-667-9110

Alltel Wireless Offers EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Waco, Killeen And Temple, Texas

Alltel Wireless Offers EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Waco, Killeen And Temple, Texas LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – November 28, 2006 – Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, is now offering Axcess Broadband service in Waco, Killeen, Temple and surrounding communities in Texas. The coverage extends from the community of West to Llano, Kingsland and Marble Falls. This next generation EVDO (evolution data optimized) technology provides customers with unlimited wireless access to the Internet at speeds comparable to wired broadband connections such as cable modem or DSL.

Using the service, customers can access advanced business and entertainment applications from their laptops, smartphones or handsets at average speeds of 400 to 700 Kbps with maximum speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps. Axcess Broadband makes it easy to surf the Internet, access e-mail and calendars and download large, graphic-rich files while on the go.

"Alltel Wireless is committed to meeting the growing data needs of our customers," said Joanna Miller, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in Texas. "Axcess Broadband Internet service delivers an unmatched wireless broadband experience that will keep both traveling business professionals and casual users connected with the fastest and most reliable data services."

Alltel is rapidly expanding its high-speed network across the country, giving it one of the largest EVDO footprints of any carrier. In the past year, Alltel has introduced Axcess Broadband in metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, Tampa, Charlotte and Cleveland; in smaller cities such as Little Rock, Ark., Raleigh, N.C., and Savannah, Ga., and in towns such as Jonesboro, Ark., Dothan, Ala., and Casa Grande, Ariz.

Axcess Broadband is available for $59.99 a month for unlimited use with qualifying voice plans. In addition to supporting a wide range of productivity enhancing business applications, it enables Alltel's Axcess TV, with more than 25 channels, and XM radio, with 20 of the best satellite radio music channels. To experience the high-speed network, customers will need an EVDO-capable handset, such as the silver or fire red MOTORAZR V3m, or a laptop PC data card, such as the Kyocera Passport 1xEVDO PC Card.

For more information on Axcess devices, visit an Alltel Wireless retail store or log on to www.alltel.com.

Alltel is owner and operator of the nation's largest wireless network and has more than 11 million wireless customers.

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau 501-905-7962 Vice President - Corporate Communications andrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris 501-905-4094 Manager - Corporate Communications scott.l.morris@alltel.com

YouTube Goes Mobile

YouTube Goes Mobile SAN BRUNO, CA and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — November 28, 2006 — YouTube, a consumer media company that enables people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, today announced that, in early December, its leading video entertainment service will be available to people on mobile devices. In its first strategic mobile distribution agreement, YouTube will enable Verizon Wireless V CAST consumers to access a selection of YouTube videos from their mobile phones exclusively for a limited time.

In this landmark arrangement, YouTube will deliver a sampling of the most popular videos to Verizon Wireless’ V CAST subscribers in the United States. With the largest community for online video entertainment, YouTube’s move into the mobile space will enable a new audience of mobile users to enjoy entertaining videos virtually whenever and now wherever they want.

“We are excited to launch our new mobile service and to partner with Verizon Wireless to bring YouTube videos to a new audience,” said Steve Chen, chief technology officer and co-founder of YouTube. “People want to be entertained in a way that fits their individual lifestyle. This service offers our community and Verizon Wireless subscribers a new opportunity to connect and engage with their favorite videos. We will continue to roll out more exciting partnerships and features for the mobile user over the coming year.”

“Delivering YouTube content gives V CAST customers a mobile connection to video content that has revolutionized how people are being entertained today,” said John Harrobin, vice president of digital media for Verizon Wireless. “Today’s announcement is groundbreaking for mobile video, and we’re proud to be working with the leader in online video entertainment. This relationship signals Verizon Wireless’ commitment to bring the very best entertainment to V CAST customers.”

YouTube will provide Verizon Wireless’ V CAST customers with a variety of videos, enabling users to access video clips on any one of the Verizon Wireless V CAST-enabled handsets, including the Chocolate (LG VX8500) and MOTOKRZR K1m. Video enthusiasts also will be able to record and share their favorite moments with their mobile phones – whether it’s an unbelievable skateboard trick or memorable moments, such as their child’s first steps.

To get V CAST, Verizon Wireless customers can purchase a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access, or $3.00 daily access, added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. The subscription includes unlimited basic video, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to stream or watch V CAST content.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Jeffrey Nelson Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7519

Emily Scherberth Allison & Partners for YouTube press@youtube.com 310-496-4450

Alltel Extends Push E-Mail To Motorola RAZR And Kyocera Strobe

Alltel Extends Push E-Mail To Motorola RAZR And Kyocera Strobe LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 27, 2006 – Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, and SEVEN, the global market leader in push e-mail software, today announced that Alltel customers now can send and receive e-mail in real time from select BREW handsets. The service is currently available on the Motorola RAZR V3c and the Kyocera Strobe K612B and will be added to other BREW handsets later.

"Office Sync for BREW devices is a great option for customers who prefer to use conventional wireless handsets rather than PDAs," said Wade McGill, senior vice president of product management for Alltel Wireless. "It significantly expands the options for keeping Alltel customers connected with friends and business associates while on the go. We're delighted to be the first wireless carrier to launch this service with SEVEN."

Office Sync for BREW handsets also provides users with access to their corporate contacts. It is available from Alltel for $14.99 per month, including unlimited data. Customers can find out more by contacting their Alltel Wireless business solutions representative or by calling 1-877-BIZ-CNTR, or by visiting their nearest Alltel retail store.

"We have been delighted to see Alltel's dedication in making Office Sync such a success in only six months from its introduction," said Kent Thexton, CEO of SEVEN. "Thanks to the extensive cooperation with SEVEN, Alltel, Motorola, Kyocera and Qualcomm, Office Sync for BREW handsets overcomes the traditional compromise between handset performance and style. Combined with an Alltel unlimited data plan where you don't need to compromise between features and price, Office Sync now enables enterprise customers of all sizes as well as consumers to enjoy the benefits of mobile e-mail."

The new service is the latest addition to Alltel's rapidly expanding array of advanced wireless communications products. It complements the introduction earlier this year of Office Sync for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile™ devices.

Office Sync is available today in two versions: Enterprise Server Edition for businesses and Personal Edition for individuals and smaller businesses. Based on SEVEN's award-winning push e-mail software, both versions of Office Sync are easy to install and simple to use and meet the growing communications needs of mobile professionals. The SEVEN software on BREW automatically pushes new e-mail to user's phone immediately, mirroring changes on desktop and vice versa, extending all the benefits of real-time desktop messaging to the mobile device with a very comfortable user experience.

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau 501-905-7962 Vice President - Corporate Communications andrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris 501-905-4094 Manager - Corporate Communications scott.l.morris@alltel.com

Ari Backholm 650-381-2581 Vice President, Marketing | SEVEN ari@seven.com

Verizon Wireless And LG Launch The Envy Of All Mobile Phones – The enV by LG

Verizon Wireless And LG Launch The Envy Of All Mobile Phones – The enV by LG BASKING RIDGE, NJ and SAN DIEGO, CA — November 27, 2006 — Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) announced today the exclusive availability of the LG enV. A successor to The V by LG, the enV is the ultimate wireless phone offering an abundance of fun and functional multimedia features: including V CAST and V CAST Music, VZ NavigatorSM, an integrated QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth® capabilities, dual speakers and features LG’s first ever integrated 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder with autofocus and lens cover.

The enV is the perfect device for V CAST and V CAST Music customers. With over 1.4 million songs to choose from in the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music store, customers can download the latest hits and play the songs they love whenever they like. A separately purchased external memory microSD™ card allows customers to move their own music or video clips from their computer to the phone. Plus, customers can take their music experience to the next level by pairing the device with a Bluetooth Stereo headset, to enjoy the rich, full sound of their favorite songs wirelessly.

Complementing its robust mobile entertainment features, the enV comes equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keypad for easy access to messaging applications including Wireless Sync, the proprietary e-mail solution from Verizon Wireless. With Wireless Sync, customers can synchronize their enV with a home or office PC for easy access to new emails, calendar, contact, and task information. Additionally, the enV is equipped with a powerful 2.0 megapixel camera. Not only will it take remarkably clear images and videos (320x240), but also it boasts a convenient autofocus function and bright flash so users will be able to capture memorable moments on the go.

“By showing off its full set of mobile entertainment features, the enV makes it easier than ever for Verizon Wireless customers to stay connected while enjoying music, videos and email in one slim package,” said Mr. Jeff Hwang, senior vice president of marketing and product strategy, LG Electronics MobileComm Inc. “As yet another progression in mobile phone technology, the enV signifies a giant step forward for LG in our pursuit to provide cutting-edge devices to Verizon Wireless' tech savvy consumers. Through listening to consumer demand we’ve taken a great product like The V and made it even better by adding a higher-resolution camera with lens cover, expanded music capability through Bluetooth stereo headset functionality and re-designed it to fit comfortably fit in the palm of your hand.”

Already equipped with VZ NavigatorSM -capabilities, the enV is ready for the road. VZ Navigator uses Location Based Services (LBS), including mapping, audible turn-by-turn navigation and the ability to find over 14 million points of interest (like ATMs, restaurants and gas stations) for $2.99 a day or $9.99 monthly. The enV comes with a 2.2 inch internal color LCD, which enhances the easy-to-understand mapping capabilities of VZ Navigator.

The enV by LG, exclusively available through Verizon Wireless, includes the following features:

• Stylish design with internal antenna • QWERTY Keyboard for easy messaging • Simultaneous GPS for Enhanced Location Accuracy • 2.0 megapixel autofocus camera with flash and camcorder o Camera resolution: 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480(default), 320x240 pixels o Protective camera lens cover o Self-Timer: 3, 5 or 10 Seconds o LCD Dual Mode for self-portraits o Customizable brightness, white balance, shutter sound, color effects, night mode1 o Video Resolution: 320x240, 176x144 pixels; video format: 3G2 o Video Player for MP4, 3GP, 3G2, WMV formats o Functionality to allow videos to be set as wallpaper o Capability to record up to one hour of video o Video Message Mode – record up to 15 seconds of video o Digital Zoom: up to 2.5 times2 • V CAST-Capable o V CAST Music – download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto removable microSD memory cards3 o V CAST Video and 3D Games – download or stream video clips from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more or download the latest 3D games from top providers • Music player with customizable audio effects and user interface player themes that support mp3 and WMA formats • My Music – Allows users to manage play lists. Songs are automatically organized by artist, genre and album. • Music Only Mode (RF off except Bluetooth) • MicroSD memory port - store music, customer generated pictures, video and sounds Dual Speakers for stereo sound • Bluetooth Capable (v1.1) – compatible with devices that support the headset, handsfree4, Serial Port (SPP), file transfer, audio/video remote control, basic printing, human interface device, Dial Up Networking (DUN), and Object Push (OPP) profile for vCard5 exchange. o Advanced audio distribution Profile (for Bluetooth stereo headset support for listening to music) o Save up to 20 Bluetooth pairings o Send vCard to another Bluetooth Device • Wireless Sync E-mail (BREW® e-mail Client) capability • TXT, PIX and FLIX Messaging-enabled – send and receive messages with text, sounds and customer generated photos and videos o Up to 1,120 character of text for TXT Messaging • Get It Now®-capable – download games, ring tones, wallpapers and more Mobile Web 2.0SM-capable – customizable, enhanced wireless access for the latest in news, sports, weather and more • Web-Based e-mail and instant messaging • One-touch speakerphone • Text to Speech, so text messages can be heard aloud • Speaker-Independent voice recognition • Voice Memo Recording – 1 minute in standby or 5 minutes during a call • 13 unique ring tones and vibrate/silent modes • VZ Navigator- capable – get audible turn by turn directions and location information from the phone to morethan 14 million points of interest • Personal Tools: calendar, alarm clock, notepad, world clock, calculator and EZ Tip calculator tools • Speed Dial (95 entries and pre-programmed entries for voice mail, #BAL, #MIN, #PMT) • 1,000 address book contacts with five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID for each entry • Keyguard • TTY/TDD Support • Hearing Aid Compatible (M3-Rating) • Standalone Mode (RF Off) • Technology: CDMA • Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (digital dual-band) • Data Transmission: high-speed EV-DO (where available) and 1xRTT • Dimensions: 4.64" (h) x 2.08" (w) x 0.78" (d) • Weight: 4.60 oz. • Displays – o Internal LCD: 262K Color TFT, 240 x 320 Pixels, 11 Lines o External LCD: 65K Color TFT, 128 x 160 Pixels, 8 Lines • Standard Battery: 950 mAh Li-Polymer • Usage Time of up to four hours 30 Minutes or 19 days four hours of standby time6

1. Available in both video and camera modes

2. Varies by image size. Camera setting of 1600x1200 pixels does not support zoom function

3. Not all downloaded content may be moved to the microSD card. Memory card sold separately.

4. For Bluetooth vehicle/accessory compatibility, go to www.verizonwireless.com/bluetoothchart

5. Phone does not support all Bluetooth® OBEX profiles. 6. Certain features may use more power and cause actual standby and talk time to vary

The enV by LG is available today at more than 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores including those in Circuit City and on www.verizonwireless.com for $149.99 after a $50 rebate with a new two-year activation. V CAST Music songs cost $0.99 if purchased from the PC or $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over the air onto a V CAST Music phone. For more information on LG Electronics please visit www.lgusa.com.

Media Contact Info

Brenda Boyd Raney Brenda.Raney@verizonwireless.com 908-559-7518

Melissa Elkins LG Mobile Phones melkins@lge.com 858-635-5358

Thinnest U.S. Clamshell Wireless Phone Now Available With Live Television, 2.0MP Camera and Advanced Multimedia Capabilities

Thinnest U.S. Clamshell Wireless Phone Now Available With Live Television, 2.0MP Camera and Advanced Multimedia Capabilities OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and DALLAS — 11/27/2006 — Sprint and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the thinnest clamshell wireless phone currently available in the United States – the Sprint Power Vision M610 by Samsung. Harnessing the speed of Sprint's Power Vision(SM) EVDO network, the M610 by Samsung enables customers to access the latest news, music and entertainment content at broadband-like speeds.

In addition, the M610 by Samsung is the first ultra-slim, compact handset from Sprint to feature a 2.0 megapixel camera. The sleek handset features a large, crisp QVGA internal display, stereo Bluetooth® capable, speakerphone, advanced voice recognition and an external MicroSD™ memory card slot.

Measuring less than a half-inch in depth, the attractive M610 by Samsung provides quick and easy access to Sprint-exclusive content, including:

• Sprint TV(SM) with more than 50 channels of live television and on-demand video and audio.

• Sprint Music Store(SM), which allows users to browse and wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone.

• NFL Mobile, a Sprint-exclusive application that offers same-day video highlights, customizable real-time statistics, scores, injury reports and other information updated every two seconds.

• Sprint Movies, the first service for mobile phones in the U.S. that streams full-length movies, including recent box-office hits and timeless favorites.

"The M610 by Samsung embodies Sprint's commitment to provide our customers with the best wireless devices that operate on the Nation's most powerful network," said Danny Bowman, vice president of Product Marketing and Planning for Sprint. "This attractive and powerful phone is sure to be on many holiday wish lists this year."

"Samsung is proud to introduce the slimmest clamshell handset ever available in the Sprint Power Vision phone lineup," said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung. "The M610 packs premium imaging, music and memory capabilities into an ultra-slim, extremely portable package."

The M610 is now available online at www.sprint.com/thin and will be available in all retail channels on Dec. 3. The suggested retail price is $329.99 or $179.99 with a two-year service agreement. The M610 by Samsung measures 3.98" x 2.05" x 0.47" and weighs just 3.28 ounces.

Customers purchasing the M610 by Samsung as a replacement for an existing mobile phone are encouraged to donate their current phone, battery and accessories to Sprint Project Connect. Donated equipment, regardless of make, model or service provider, will be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner or refurbished and resold with proceeds benefiting K-12 education. More information, including a prepaid mailing label, can be found at www.sprint.com/projectconnect.

Media Contact:

Michelle Leff, 703.592.7504 Michelle.Leff@sprint.com

ABC.com Extends The Critically Acclaimed ABC Series “Ugly Betty” Online With “Vidas De Fuego” An Original Mini-Telenovela (Telenovelita)

ABC.com Extends The Critically Acclaimed ABC Series “Ugly Betty” Online With “Vidas De Fuego” An Original Mini-Telenovela (Telenovelita) BASKING RIDGE, NJ — November 27, 2006 — “Vidas de Fuego” (“Lives of Fire”) the mini-telenovela (telenovelita) from the breakout hit “Ugly Betty,” will be posted in its entirety on ABC.com and offered on Verizon Wireless V CAST Service. A brief clip from the telenovelita is used every week in “Ugly Betty,” but viewers will be able to watch the first of six chapters of the complete two to four minute “Vidas de Fuego” beginning on Monday, Nov. 27 on ABC.com and Thursday, Nov. 30 on the ABC Channel, Showcase Channel and Latino Channel on Verizon Wireless' V CAST. Subsequently a new webisode of “Vidas de Fuego” will be available every Thursday on ABC.com and debut on Verizon Wireless V CAST the following Thursday. “Vidas de Fuego” is the first telenovelita in a series of two (twelve webisodes total) that will be translated into English and rolling out on ABC.com.

“’Vidas de Fuego’ is a perfect example of how we’re utilizing unique content across digital platforms,” said Bruce Gersh, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ABC Entertainment. “Extending this original mini-telenovela online and on mobile offers our loyal fans another way to connect and interact with their favorite ABC program.”

Starring well-known Hispanic telenovela actors, the dramatic and romantically intriguing “Vidas de Fuego” is set on the wealthy cattle ranch of the Rivera Family whose gorgeous maid is pregnant by her secret lover, a local priest, while the privileged Sofia Rivera seduces her stepson Galo to gain control of the family’s empire. Who will ultimately win control of the Galo fortune?

Starring in “Vidas de Fuego” are Marlene Favela (“Contra viento y marea”), Sebastian Rulli (Contra viento y marea), Ninel Conde (Rebelde), Helena Rojo (Peregrina) and Eduardo Rodriguez (Peregrina).

Media Contact Info

Jeffrey Nelson Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7519

ABC: Karen Hobson karen.hobson@disney.com 818-569-7789

Marlene Zakovich marlene.zakovich@disney.com 818-460-6355

Alltel Wireless Now Offering MOTORAZR V3m In Silver And Fire Red Versions

Alltel Wireless Now Offering MOTORAZR V3m In Silver And Fire Red Versions LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – November 24, 2006 – Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, today announced that it is offering the MOTORAZR V3m, a super-slim phone that lets customers listen to their favorite music while on the go. The phone, available in silver and fire red versions, features an integrated music player and up to 1GB of optional removable MicroSD™ memory.

Now, during the holidays, exclusively at Alltel Wireless, consumers who purchase the silver MOTORAZR V3m at $79.99 will get another one free. Or, if they prefer the fire red version, they can purchase it for $99.99 and get the second free. These prices are available to new customers with a two-year service agreement on both lines after a $50 mail-in rebate, and to existing eligible customers on qualifying rate plans.

"The MOTORAZR V3m is a great choice for customers who want to combine their wireless phone and music player in a single device," said Wade McGill, senior vice president of product management for Alltel Wireless. "In addition, Alltel customers get to choose the phone color that suits their personality - a cool silver, or a hot fire red."

The MOTORAZR V3m features a 1.3 megapixel camera, video capture and playback, enabling users to share memories with friends and family using Alltel's Axcess Picture and Video Messaging services. The phone also comes equipped with Bluetooth® wireless technology.* With Alltel's Axcess Broadband network, customers using Axcess TV, experience average speeds of 400 to 700 Kbps.**

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau 501-905-7962 Vice President - Corporate Communications andrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris 501-905-4094 Manager - Corporate Communications scott.l.morris@alltel.com

Verizon Wireless Paints The Season Red And Green With Chocolate By LG

Verizon Wireless Paints The Season Red And Green With Chocolate By LG BASKING RIDGE, NJ and SAN DIEGO — November 22, 2006 — Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) announced today the newest flavors of Chocolate by LG —Cherry and Mint. The new Chocolates feature the same sleek, ultra-thin minimalist style, glowing red, touch sensitive keypad and silky-smooth slider design as the popular black Chocolate, but with a tasty red or green finish. Customers now have four color options from which to satisfy their Chocolate craving – Cherry, Mint, White and the traditional Black.

Part phone, part mp3 player, the Chocolate comes fully-equipped with all the features and capabilities Verizon Wireless customers have come to expect including V CAST and V CAST Music, a 1.3 megapixel camera, speakerphone, Bluetooth® capabilities for stereo headsets and car kits, VZ NavigatorSM capability, and a microSDTM memory expansion slot that supports the newest SanDisk 2GB cards. The busy professional can even purchase a Mobile Office Kit and use the Chocolate as a modem to connect a laptop to the Verizon Wireless high-speed EV-DO network, for quick and easy access to e-mail and the Internet.

New Pricing

Chocolate by LG will be available beginning Friday, November 24 at more than 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores including those in Circuit City for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year customer agreement.

Free Software Upgrade

Customers who currently own a Chocolate by LG that does not include a speakerphone may add the feature by taking their phone to any Verizon Wireless Communications Store for a free software upgrade.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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Verizon Wireless Expands Wireless Broadband Network To Include Colorado Springs, Colorado

Verizon Wireless Expands Wireless Broadband Network To Include Colorado Springs, Colorado DENVER, CO — November 21, 2006 —Colorado Springs customers now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices thanks to Verizon Wireless.

The new capabilities come with the expansion of the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network into Colorado Springs, enabling both its BroadbandAccess and V CAST services.

Coverage

With today’s launch, customers from Briargate Parkway on the north, to S. Academy Blvd. on the south, to Powers Blvd. on the east and the foothills on the west are now covered by Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network. The company was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States.

“The Colorado Springs area is an important, expanding market with dynamic, tech-driven businesses, strategic government facilities and an increasing number of mobile data consumers,” said Jeff Mango, regional president of Verizon Wireless. “The expansion of our broadband network will provide them access to the very latest wireless technology and services such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST music and video.”

The company has invested more than $423 million in its Colorado network in the past four years – part of its $35 billion nationwide network investment over the last seven years – to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage, capacity and capabilities.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides on-the-go professionals with full, mobile access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection. Users can conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

With average access speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in about 20 seconds.

Connecting to BroadbandAccess is easy, using a PC card that slides directly into most laptop computers, an integrated option on select notebook computers or by connecting a laptop to a BroadbandAccess-capable PDA or phone. BroadbandAccess customers who travel outside the coverage area with an EV-DO-capable device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network that offers average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps, with bursts up to 144 kbps.

V CAST

V CAST, the nation’s first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers, offers the most comprehensive selection available of music, videos and 3D games on demand. Users can stream video clips (up to 5 minutes long) of the hottest entertainment, music videos, movie trailers, sports highlights, news and breaking weather directly to their Verizon Wireless V CAST-capable phone.

With V CAST Music, customers can browse and download songs from the V CAST Music library of 1.4 million songs directly onto their V CAST Music-enabled phone or Windows® XP-enabled PC. They can also transfer music from their PC to their V CAST Music enabled phone and take their tunes with them without a second device.

BroadbandAccess and V CAST pricing and product information available at www.verizonwireless.com.

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Verizon Wireless Brings Sí TV Network To V CAST

Verizon Wireless Brings Sí TV Network To V CAST BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LOS ANGELES — November 21, 2006 —Verizon Wireless and Sí TV, the country’s first network providing general entertainment content for America’s young Latino audience, announced today the exclusive availability of two new channels on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST service: “Sí TV Comedy” and “Sí TV Latino.” Now, for the first time, viewers and fans of Sí TV can catch clips of their favorite Latino entertainment, lifestyle, talk, and comedy clips right in the palms of their hands. In addition to the featured clips updated every day from popular shows such as Unacceptable Behavior, The Drop and Latino Laugh Festival, Sí TV will also provide show related content made exclusively for mobile and broadband.

“We recognize that our customers want diverse programming,” said John Harrobin, vice president of digital media and marketing for Verizon Wireless. “Our partnership with Sí TV enables us to provide our growing base of Latino customers with entertaining mobile content that speaks to their culture and community in English.”

“Sí TV viewers are the early technology adopters who consume a lot of entertainment and information on mobile devices. V CAST offers the most compelling platform to serve our original content in ‘snack’ size portions,” said Lisa Black, Sí TV senior vice president of digital media. “We are committed to providing unique and culturally relevant content for our audience via V CAST. Much of the programming will include original and show related clips that will enhance and complement the Sí TV television experience.”

Sí TV targets the 18-34 year-old Latinos with over 60% of original programming. The network features a cross section of entertainment from music to comedy and lifestyle programs, with stars including Mario Lopez (Dancing with the Stars, Dating Factory) and Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye, Styleyes Miami).

Content to be featured in the Sí TV Comedy Channel include Inside Joke, The Latino Laugh Festival, and the extremely popular Unacceptable Behavior.

• Inside Joke – Customers can get up close and personal with some of today’s hottest comedians on the set of Inside Joke, hosted by former Mad TV cast member Jill-Michele Meleán. Nominated for a 2005 Imagen award for Best Documentary Series, Inside Joke features two comedians each week and goes beyond the punch line to tell the funny, dramatic, and candid stories that helped develop these comics into some of todays most sought after talent.

• Latino Laugh Festival – Hosted by Pablo Francisco, Latino Laugh Festival provides customers with cutting-edge comedy, inventive sketches, and a behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of a comedy club are the hallmarks of this hilarious show.

• Unacceptable Behavior - Unacceptable Behavior is a 30-minute sketch comedy show featuring an all Latino cast of nine improvisation-trained comedy actors. Produced before a live studio audience, SíTV’s first fully scripted show brings together undiscovered raw talent who deliver one-of-a-kind performances of original, bold and irreverent sketches.

Programs offered in the Sí TV Latino Channel include The Drop, Dating Factory (hosted by Mario Lopez), the new undiscovered rock band series Jammin, and Flow and Tell - the new audience driven series that mixes rappers, ranters, poets and just plain folks with today’s hottest music.

• The Drop- Customers can get an insider sneak-peek into today’s hot Latino and urban culture on the set of The Drop. Featuring a unique video mix created by resident DJs, The Drop offers audiences live studio performances from a range of musical genres, celebrity interviews, heated MC battles, hotly contested DJ battles, and head-to-head dance competitions.

• Dating Factory - Dating Factory is the ultimate mating game and Sí TV’s first dating show. Hosted by Mario Lopez, the series is a fast and fun half-hour where sexy beautiful people compete for the chance to go out on a date.

• Jammin – Customers can watch a behind-the-scenes look at the dynamics of an up and coming band who’s trying to get their big break. As we get to know the musicians, their friends, significant others, and musical influences, Sí TV will surprise our up and comers with a meeting with their most influential musical idol.

• Flow and Tell - Flow & Tell is an interactive music-video series with a major Web site component. Flow & Tell mixes the thoughts and opinions of “Generation Sí” viewers and intertwines them with today’s hottest music videos to create a compelling interactive narrative.

To get Sí TV, Verizon Wireless customers can equip their LG VX8300 phones with a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access, or $3.00 daily access, added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. The subscription includes unlimited basic video – including both the Sí TV Latino and Sí TV Comedy mobile video channels – but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Farmington

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Farmington FARMINGTON, N.M. – November 21, 2006 – Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, is now offering Axcess Broadband service in Farmington and surrounding communities, including Shiprock, Aztec and Bloomfield. The coverage also is available in Gallup and extends to Durango and Cortez, Colo. This next generation EVDO (evolution data optimized) technology provides customers with unlimited wireless access to the Internet at speeds comparable to wired broadband connections such as cable modem or DSL.

Using the service, customers can access advanced business and entertainment applications from their laptops, smartphones or handsets at average speeds of 400 to 700 Kbps with maximum speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps. Axcess Broadband makes it easy to surf the Internet, access e-mail and calendars and download large, graphic-rich files while on the go.

"Alltel Wireless is committed to meeting the growing data needs of our customers," said Terri Larson, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in New Mexico. "Axcess Broadband Internet service delivers an unmatched wireless broadband experience that will keep both traveling business professionals and casual users connected with the fastest and most reliable data services."

Alltel is rapidly expanding its high-speed network across the country. In the past year, Alltel has introduced Axcess Broadband in metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, Tampa, Charlotte and Cleveland; in smaller cities such as Little Rock, Ark., Raleigh, N.C., and Savannah, Ga., and in towns such as Jonesboro, Ark., Dothan, Ala., and Casa Grande, Ariz.

Alltel plans to launch Axcess Broadband in additional markets across the country in 2006, giving it one of the largest EVDO footprints of any U.S. carrier.

Axcess Broadband is available for $59.99 a month for unlimited use with qualifying voice plans. In addition to supporting a wide range of productivity enhancing business applications, it enables Alltel's Axcess TV, with more than 25 channels, and XM radio, with 20 of the best satellite radio music channels. To experience the high-speed network, customers will need an EVDO-capable handset, such as the silver or fire red MOTORAZR V3m, or a laptop PC data card, such as the Kyocera Passport 1xEVDO PC Card.

For more information on Axcess devices, visit an Alltel Wireless retail store or log on to www.alltel.com. Alltel is owner and operator of the nation's largest wireless network and has more than 11 million wireless customers.

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau 501-905-7962 Vice President - Corporate Communications andrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris 501-905-4094 Manager - Corporate Communications scott.l.morris@alltel.com

Verizon Wireless Commitment To Network Excellence Includes Broadband Network Upgrades, New Cell Sites And Retail Locations In Nine States Across The South

Verizon Wireless Commitment To Network Excellence Includes Broadband Network Upgrades, New Cell Sites And Retail Locations In Nine States Across The South BASKING RIDGE, NJ — November 21, 2006 —Millions of residents and businesses in the Southern United States are benefiting from Verizon Wireless' multi-billion dollar network investment in the region. Already operating the nation’s most reliable voice and data network, Verizon Wireless improved its technology lead by recently expanding its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. In other southern states such as Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, Verizon Wireless has invested millions in local communities, adding dozens of cell sites to extend service coverage areas this year. New retail stores have been opened throughout the region, featuring the full range of Verizon Wireless products and services and staffed with both customer service and technical support representatives.

Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion in the last seven years across the U.S. -- $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed -- to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. In the South, the company has invested more than five billion dollars since 2000 in its unparalleled network.

“As the fastest-growing wireless company with the highest loyalty rate, it is important that we continue to make significant investments in our network to stay ahead of the growing demands of our customers” said Hans Leutenegger, Verizon Wireless’ Vice President - Network for the South Area. “Verizon Wireless has worked extremely hard and invested substantially across the South to provide the best services and maintain the most reliable network in the industry."

Recent examples of network investments by Verizon Wireless across nine southern states include:

Texas/Louisiana

• Continued expansion of the EV-DO network to more than a dozen metro areas in Texas, including the Sherman/Denison, College Station, Port Arthur, Longview, Tyler and the Rio Grande Valley.

• Store openings and dozens of new cell sites to enhance coverage throughout Texas.

• Expansion of the EV-DO network in Louisiana to the Shreveport/Bossier City metro area.

Mississippi

• Continued expansion of the Jackson area network with more than 20 cell sites added since the market launched in April.

Arkansas

• A network investment of almost $24 million in 2006 to expand and enhance service.

• November launch of Verizon Wireless network in Conway with 18 cell sites.

• Central Arkansas network expansion with the addition of more than 30 new advanced digital cell sites in and around Little Rock.

Alabama/Georgia

• Expansion of the EV-DO network to the Augusta, Columbus, Albany, Savannah metro areas of Georgia as well as to Birmingham, Alabama.

• Enhanced coverage from new cell sites including those in Bexar, Colbert County and Cedar Bluff in Alabama; and Columbus, Statesboro and Dublin in Georgia.

• Expanded network in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Florene, Rogersville, Courtland, Jacksonville and Gadsen to improve coverage and capacity to the Alabama metro areas.

• A network investment of more than $138 million to date in 2006 in Alabama and Georgia.

North Carolina/South Carolina/Tennessee

• Expansion of the EV-DO network in North Carolina to the Greenville, Winston/Salem and Wilmington areas. EV-DO network expansion in South Carolina, including Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Greenville.

• Expanded in Eastern North Carolina with new cell sites and stores to serve Wilmington, Greenville, Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids, Goldsboro, New Bren and Jacksonville.

• Enhanced network coverage thanks to new cell sites along the South Carolina coast including Myrtle Beach and Charleston.

• A network investment of $445 million in North Carolina since 2000.

• New cell sites throughout Tennessee including in Johnson City and Greene County.

Florida

• A network investment exceeding $1 billion statewide during the past six years.

• Continued expansion of the EV-DO network throughout the state including the metro areas of Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tallahassee, and launched the service in Pensacola, Gainesville, Ocala, Daytona, Melbourne, Lakeland, Naples, Bradenton and Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties.

• New cell sites were activated during the past six months in Jacksonville, Neptune Beach, Tallahassee, Yulee, Orlando, Sanibel Island, Ocala, as well as the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, Citrus, Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Madison and Suwanee counties to enhance coverage throughout the state.

The Verizon Wireless EV-DO network, which continues to be rolled out throughout the region, allows customers access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptops and other wireless devices. BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phone. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

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Yes Virginia, Verizon Wireless Can Reduce Shopping Stress This Holiday Season

Yes Virginia, Verizon Wireless Can Reduce Shopping Stress This Holiday Season BASKING RIDGE, NJ — November 21, 2006 — It’s time to shop ‘til you drop – at least Verizon Wireless can make it a bit easier for you. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the official kick-off to the Holiday shopping season. With malls jam-packed with crowds of eager shoppers trying to get a jump start on the Holiday bargains, it’s easy to be on the road for hours, causing stress, headaches, and tons of impatience. But for Verizon Wireless customers, some of the unique services and features on their wireless phones can be used to help them get in and out of stores and finish their Holiday shopping even faster.

VZ NavigatorSM

There is nothing worse than driving in traffic to yet another crowded department store, only to find that the perfect gift is not the right size, color, design, or just plain sold out. To save time by locating the nearest department store, VZ Navigator, exclusively from Verizon Wireless, can help. VZ Navigator uses Location Based Services (LBS), including mapping, audible turn-by-turn navigation and the ability to find over 14 million points of interest (like ATMs, restaurants and gas stations) so customers can find their way to new destinations quickly and easily. With VZ Navigator, customers see a map of their current location, with directions leading to a selected address, and hear turn-by-turn navigation with audible voice directions to any location in the U.S. VZ Navigator functions as an advanced navigation system on a wireless phone, but only costs a fraction of the price of vehicle-installed GPS devices and systems – p erfect for customers who are in a hurry to find the nearest department store to finish their Holiday shopping. VZ Navigator is available for $2.99 for one day purchase or $9.99 for a monthly subscription.

Shopping Applications on Get It Now®

Not sure what to buy? Or need a price check on that item? Verizon Wireless’ Get It Now virtual online store offers several affordable applications available for download in the getGOING shopping aisle that gives information on pricing and daily bargains for shoppers on-the-go.

• Consumer Reports® Mobile – Savvy customers can download Consumer Reports Mobile to get information on who has the best rates, get recommendations from Consumer Reports®, and compare pricing at major retail stores all on their wireless phones. Consumer Reports Mobile is available for $3.99 monthly subscription.

• Overstock.com Daily Deals (ODD) – Customers who want to take advantage of extra bargains during the Holiday season should download Overstock.com Daily Deals (ODD), a Get It Now application that delivers exclusive deals of top name brands to mobile phones. Everyday, ODD offers a chance for customers to save up to 80% on electronics, apparel, jewelry, home goods, entertainment and more. ODD includes full color pictures of every deal and features information from hundreds of retailers. ODD is available for $3.49 monthly subscription.

• Pocket Auctions for eBay® - Customers who need an even bigger break on some of their Holiday purchases, should check out Pocket Auctions for eBay that lets customers bid, buy, compare prices, and search on eBay all from their wireless phones, and is available for $3.99 monthly subscription.

Unlimited IN Calling

When customers are shopping with a group of friends or family, sometimes it’s easier to split up to get the shopping finished more efficiently. Verizon Wireless customers can sign up for Unlimited IN Calling that allows them to connect with more than 55 million Verizon Wireless customers without using up any of their plan minutes. So when Verizon Wireless customers hit the stores with their friends and family they can split up and call each other to meet up when they are finished shopping with the freedom of knowing that they are not using their plan minutes. Unlimited IN Calling is included on America's Choice® plans starting at $39.99 and higher (from within the America's Choice Coverage Area).

PIX Messaging

When customers are shopping for someone else, and they are not sure whether they are buying the right gift, they can take a digital photograph and send a PIX Message directly from their phone to a friend or family member to make sure that pair of slippers is really what their dad would enjoy. Picture Messaging is a simple and affordable mobile service that transforms the way customers can communicate by sending full color pictures, sounds, and text all in one message. Verizon Wireless features Unlimited TXT, Picture and Video Messaging bundles for only $10 per month.

TXT Traffic Alert Service

Shoppers 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, while saving time, fuel costs and the overall frustration of being on the road while staying informed of changing traffic information.

Customers can register for TXT Traffic Alerts by visiting www.vtext.com, Verizon Wireless' TXT Messaging companion Web site, and selecting which traffic alerts they wish to receive. There is no charge to set up alerts, but standard TXT Messaging rates apply for TXT Traffic Alerts received.

Services are available on certain phones and devices and within specific coverage areas; for more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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Better Digital Music Experience Unveiled For V CAST Music

Better Digital Music Experience Unveiled For V CAST Music BASKING RIDGE, NJ — November 20, 2006 — Verizon Wireless announced today the availability of the Music Essentials Manager for V CAST Music customers. Using software created by Smith Micro Software, Inc., a developer of a wide range of software products and services for the wireless market, the Music Essentials Manager is a new PC application that will offer V CAST Music subscribers easier access toward purchasing 99 cent songs, downloading and managing their music, and transferring music files from their PC to their mobile phone. The software is available for download to both new and existing subscribers for no additional cost at www.verizonwireless.com/musicessentialsmanager.

V CAST Music is the world’s most comprehensive mobile music service with a library of more than 1.4 million songs available for download. For as little as 99 cents, V CAST Music customers can download songs from their Windows XP® PC and sync their music to their wireless phone and take both their music and their phone on-the-go. Now, with the availability of the Music Essentials Manager, customers can organize their V CAST Music easily and have their favorite tunes readily available on their phones.

“Verizon Wireless has been leading the mobile music industry since the launch of our V CAST Music service earlier this year,” said Jesse Money, director of consumer data services for Verizon Wireless. “As technology continues to evolve and mobile phones and portable music players converge into single devices, Verizon Wireless continues to provide innovative software solutions like the Music Essentials Manager to help our customers further enhance the ease and reliability of their mobile music service.”

The Music Essentials Manager is currently available for download to Windows XP PCs for use with the following V CAST Music-enabled phones: LG VX8100, VX8300, Chocolate (LG VX8500), The V (LG VX9800), VX8600, Motorola RAZR V3m, MOTOKRZR K1m, Samsung SCH-a950, a930, a990, Nokia 6315i and Verizon Wireless CDM 8945. V CAST Music songs cost $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over-the-air onto a V CAST Music phone. Customers must be in the V CAST coverage area in order to access, browse and download V CAST Music to their V CAST Music phones.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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Verizon Wireless Launches Broadband Network, Services In Longview, Texas

Verizon Wireless Launches Broadband Network, Services In Longview, Texas DALLAS, TX — November 20, 2006 — More East Texas residents can now utilize the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices. Verizon Wireless announced today it has launched its wireless broadband network in Longview to better serve local businesses, residents and college students.

The continued expansion of the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout Longview. Now, residents and visitors to East Texas have a reliable network for high-speed business and entertainment services. Kilgore and Lakeport are included in the Longview wireless broadband network expansion, and today Verizon Wireless also launched its EV-DO network in Tyler, Whitehouse and Noonday.

The Longview EV-DO coverage area reaches along US Highway 80 at Sun Camp Road eastward to Lansing Switch Road and from US Highway 259 at Hamby Road in the north to the junction at Peterson Road in Kilgore. The EV-DO coverage also reaches south of Lakeport to the intersection of State Highway 322 and FM 349.

“Verizon Wireless is very pleased to provide Longview, a city known for being big on service, the best high-speed data services on the most reliable network,” said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. “Longview businesses can now enable mobile workers with BroadbandAccess, and Kilgore students are sure to enjoy the over-the-air downloads available on V CAST Music and video.”

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon Wireless EV-DO technology, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).

The Verizon Wireless EV-DO technology was first introduced in Texas in Austin, and is also available in the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Victoria, Laredo, Sherman/Denison, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Bryan/College Station, Waco, Tyler, Wichita Falls, Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Valley metro areas.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion in the last seven years -- $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed -- to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

Customers in Longview can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting a local Verizon Wireless store at:

• Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 3500 McCann Road, 903-753-6370

• Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 406 W. Loop 281, 903-234-2334

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Verizon Wireless Introduces Broadband Network In Tyler, Texas

Verizon Wireless Introduces Broadband Network In Tyler, Texas DALLAS, TX — November 20, 2006 — Verizon Wireless continues its commitment to provide customers with superior wireless services throughout Texas and today announced the launch of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in Tyler. The broadband network provides Tyler businesses and residents access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The expansion is part of an aggressive ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless of $35 billion in the last seven years, including nearly $5 billion invested in the first nine months of this year. The company is committed to providing its customers with the most reliable network. Customers in Tyler and the surrounding areas can now enjoy the true mobility of high-speed wireless data. Whitehouse and Noonday will also benefit from the Tyler expansion. Verizon Wireless' EV-DO network has also expanded to the East Texas towns of Longview, Kilgore and Lakeport.

“Whether you are a Tyler resident and part of the growing economy or visiting for the world-famous rose festival, you can benefit from our latest high-speed broadband network expansion,” said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. “BroadbandAccess gives businesses the advantages of speed, mobility and security, while V CAST Music and video gives customers access to the latest entertainment services and downloads.”

The Tyler launch involved installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region and extends the Verizon Wireless EV-DO network to the area. The expansion runs from US Highway 69 at County Road 431 southward to County Road 137 and on State Highway 64 from County Road 1184 to County Road 2206 in the east. The northern boundaries reach to the intersections of US Highway 271 and County Road 383, and County Road 35 and County Road 37. The EV-DO expansion also extends southward to the intersection of State Highway 155 and County Road 1261 and the intersection of State Highway 110 and County Road 2175.

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

With average connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment - the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file - in about 20 seconds. The Verizon Wireless EV-DO technology was first introduced in Texas in Austin, and is available in the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Victoria, Laredo, Sherman/Denison, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Bryan/College Station, Waco, Corpus Christi, Wichita Falls, Longview and the Rio Grande Valley metro areas.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

Customers in Tyler can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting a local Verizon Wireless store at:

• Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 6874 S. Broadway, 903-535-9200

• Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 4910 S. Broadway, 903-581-7320

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Jimmy Duvall Jimmy.Duvall@verizonwireless.com 972.444.5515

Alison McMillon Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless amcmillon@webershandwick.com 972.830.2812

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Wireless Network In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, And Surrounding Area

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Wireless Network In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, And Surrounding Area HARRISBURG, PA — November 20, 2006 — Verizon Wireless today has expanded the national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to portions of Dauphin, Cumberland, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties including Harrisburg, Carlisle, Hershey, Lebanon, Lancaster, Linglestown, Palmyra, Weigelstown and York.

The launch of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers in the Harrisburg area can access the company’s high-speed business and consumer network and enjoy two prime services. BroadbandAccess is the company’s high-speed wireless service, with average user speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), geared toward mobile professionals and business customers. V CAST is a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music videos, news, weather, sports and more.

The network expansion will equip Verizon Wireless’ business customers t o experience a truly untethered mobile office experience, enabling them to wirelessly access their calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind their companies’ firewalls. With the added benefit of V CAST, consumers also now have access to the most comprehensive selection of downloadable music, high-quality videos and the coolest 3D games found anywhere.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides mobile workers full access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility. Developed with a range of users in mind, the service enables large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and mobile professionals to conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

Business customers can access information when they are on the road — at customer locations, at job sites or in hotels — with BroadbandAccess. Customers ! can down load a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (for example, a small PowerPoint® presentation or large PDF file) or receive three digital pictures (each 400 x 600 pixels) in less than 20 seconds. Also, customers who travel outside the BroadbandAccess coverage area with an EV-DO device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network, in which customers experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

“Our BroadbandAccess service gives our enterprise customers three key advantages in wireless communication — speed, mobility and security,” said Roger Tang, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. “With these advantages comes an increase in productivity and bottom-line business benefits.”

V CAST

The company’s high-speed network also enables its V CAST multimedia services, offering customers the ability to download full song tracks, play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video c lips straight to the handset with top transmission speeds. With content updated daily, customers can watch dozens of broadcasts, from breaking news and weather to sports highlights, the hottest entertainment clips and more.

V CAST Music, available to customers with V CAST Music-enabled handsets, is the world’s most comprehensive, over-the-air mobile music service. Customers with V CAST Music can download song tracks directly to their Verizon Wireless handsets or to PCs equipped with Windows® XP operating software. The V CAST Music on demand service includes access to a catalog of more than 1.4 million songs.

Coverage

In the Harrisburg area, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 883 square miles and covers routes surrounding the area, including Interstate 83 south from Harrisburg to York, Interstate 81 from Carlisle northeast to Linglestown, U.S. Route 422 east to Palmyra, State Route 283 from Harrisburg south to Lancaster, and U.S. Route 30 from York east to Lanc! aster. S ervice is also available in the city of Lebanon.

“Harrisburg and the surrounding communities are vital markets with tech-savvy businesses and consumers,” Tang said. “The launch of our broadband network here provides our customers access to the very latest wireless technology.

The multi-million dollar expansion entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region. It is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled $35 billion nationally over the past seven years. More than $117 million of this investment was spent in Pennsylvania in the first three quarters of 2006.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. The Harrisburg market is the latest to be added to Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area. Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was introduced in Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in January 2005.

Product Offering

BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with an existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. BroadbandAccess service also is available as an integrated option on select notebook computers, including laptops from Dell, Lenovo, HP and Toshiba.

Wireless PC Cards for BroadbandAccess customers include the Verizon Wireless PC 5740, Verizon Wireless V620 and Kyocera KPC 650. A new Novatel Wireless V640 card is available for laptop owners with ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slots rather than with a traditional PCMCIA slot.

In addition, several handsets have the ability to “tether” to a laptop’s USB port, with an optional Mobile Office Kit. BroadbandAccess-powered PDAs offered by Verizon Wireless inclu de the Motorola QTM, the Palm® Treo™ 700w and the P! alm Treo 700p. Popular BlackBerry® options include the new 8703e, the 7250 and 7130e.

To access V CAST Music, video and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled handset and must be on a Verizon Wireless calling plan. Currently, nearly 20 music capable handsets are available, including the popular Chocolate by LG, the Motorola RAZR V3m and MOTOKRZR K1m.

Customers with a V CAST Music-enabled handset and a calling plan can pay as they go to download songs directly onto their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for as little as 99 cents, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card for free from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song — one for the handset, one for the PC.

For more information, about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to www.ver izonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Laura Merritt Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com 614-560-2605

DeAnna Halewski For Verizon Wireless dhalewski@sacunas-stoessel.com 717-652-0100, ext. 21

Alltel Wireless Launches EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Shreveport, Monroe

Alltel Wireless Launches EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Shreveport, Monroe SHREVEPORT and MONROE, La. – November 20,2006 – Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, is now offering Axcess Broadband service in Shreveport, Monroe and surrounding areas in north Louisiana, east Texas and southern Arkansas. This next generation EVDO (evolution data optimized) technology provides customers with unlimited wireless access to the Internet at speeds comparable to wired broadband connections such as cable modem or DSL.

Using the service, customers can access advanced business and entertainment applications from their laptops, smartphones or handsets at average speeds of 400 to 700 Kbps with maximum speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps. Axcess Broadband makes it easy to surf the Internet, access e-mail and calendars and download large, graphic-rich files while on the go.

"Alltel Wireless is committed to meeting the growing data needs of our customers," said Joanna Miller, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in Louisiana. "Axcess Broadband Internet service delivers an unmatched wireless broadband experience that will keep both traveling business professionals and casual users connected with the fastest and most reliable data services."

Alltel is rapidly expanding its high-speed network across the country. In the past year, Alltel has introduced Axcess Broadband in metropolitan areas such as Tampa, Charlotte, Cleveland and Phoenix; in smaller cities such as Little Rock, Ark., Raleigh, N.C., and Savannah, Ga., and in towns such as Jonesboro, Ark., Dothan, Ala., and Durango, Colo.

Alltel plans to launch Axcess Broadband in additional markets across the country in 2006, giving it one of the largest EVDO footprints of any U.S. carrier.

Axcess Broadband is available for $59.99 a month for unlimited use with qualifying voice plans. In addition to supporting a wide range of productivity enhancing business applications, it enables Alltel's Axcess TV, with more than 25 channels, and XM radio, with 20 of the best satellite radio music channels. To experience the high-speed network, customers will need an EVDO-capable handset, such as the silver or fire red MOTORAZR V3m, or a laptop PC data card, such as the Kyocera Passport 1xEVDO PC Card.

For more information on Axcess devices, visit an Alltel Wireless retail store or log on to www.alltel.com. Alltel is owner and operator of the nation's largest wireless network and has more than 11 million wireless customers.

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau 501-905-7962 Vice President - Corporate Communications andrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris 501-905-4094 Manager - Corporate Communications scott.l.morris@alltel.com

DELL, TELUS Join Forces To Deliver Embedded Wireless High Speed Access To Laptop Customers Across Canada

DELL, TELUS Join Forces To Deliver Embedded Wireless High Speed Access To Laptop Customers Across Canada Vancouver, B.C. and Calgary, AB – November 20, 2006 - Dell and TELUS today announced a strategic relationship to package mobile broadband capabilities on select Dell LATITUDE and XPS notebooks and Dell PRECISION mobile workstations. Exclusive to TELUS clients across Canada, the mobile broadband option will enable the units to access the Internet with broadband-like download speeds using the TELUS Wireless High Speed (EVDO) service.

TELUS' Wireless High Speed service enables the user to access the Internet and their corporate or home networks on the go. TELUS Wireless High Speed service provides typical download speeds of approximately 400 to 700 kilobits per second, and maximum possible speeds of more than 2 megabits per second, which is similar to a wired high-speed broadband connection.

“This offering greatly expands our customers' access to their critical data networks to anywhere they can make a cellular phone call. The impact to the individual's productivity is significant,” said Greg Davis, president of Dell Canada. “We are thrilled to bring this capability to the Canadian marketplace with TELUS. The combination of Dell's market leading notebook and workstation offerings and TELUS' Wireless High Speed service is a great value proposition for our customers.”

The exclusive agreement will enable people who purchase Dell Latitude D420, D620 and D820, and XPS M1210 notebooks and the Precision M65 mobile workstation to access the Wireless High Speed service via integrated modems. The Wireless High Speed network allows access to broadband-like connections on their wireless systems, opening the door for services such as streaming video and multimedia applications on the go.

“By bringing together the broadband-like download speeds of our Wireless High Speed service with the most innovative and differentiated laptops from Dell, TELUS continues to provide Canadian businesses with the most convenient and powerful mobile data solutions available,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS senior vice-president of Products and Services.

Wireless High Speed service is available in Canada's major urban centres and across many smaller regions, with coverage to 21 areas across the country. Where Wireless High Speed is not available, clients can also access wireless Internet using TELUS' 1X network which currently offers digital coverage to more than 94 per cent of the Canadian population.

More information can be found on this offering and Dell notebooks and mobile workstations at www.dell.ca/telus or www.telusmobility.com/dell.

For more information, please contact:

For media inquiries, please contact:

Matt Roth GCI Group for Dell Canada (416) 486-5911 mroth@gcigroup.com

Julie Smithers TELUS Media Relations (416) 684-6817 julie.smithers@telus.com

Ring In The Holidays With Verizon Wireless Ring Tones, Ringback Tones, And V CAST Music

Ring In The Holidays With Verizon Wireless Ring Tones, Ringback Tones, And V CAST Music BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — November 20, 2006 — The Holiday season is in full swing and Verizon Wireless customers can use their wireless phones to spread season’s greetings and Holiday cheer to friends and family by selecting the perfect Holiday ring tones and Ringback Tones, or by downloading a Full-Track classic Holiday album from Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music service. Whether dashing through the snow, rocking around the company Holiday party, or roasting chestnuts, Verizon Wireless customers can personalize their wireless phones to fit their Holiday needs.

The following are suggested jingles for the Holiday season:

Ringback Tones

• “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” (NSYNC) • “It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” (Alvin And The Chipmunks) • “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (American Idols) • “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” (Children's Christmas Favorites) • “Merry Christmas Baby” (Christina Aguilera) • “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” (Cyndi Lauper) • “Spread A Little Love On Christmas” (Destiny's Child) • “I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams)” (Frank Sinatra) • “White Christmas” (Ella Fitzgerald) • “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Mariah Carey) • “Jingle Bells” (Wynton Marsalis) • “Frosty The Snowman” (George Strait) • “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” (Diana Krall) • “Waltz of the Flowers” (Nutcracker Suite Tchaikovsky) • “Little Drummer Boy” (Lauryn Hill) • “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (Whitney Houston)

Ring Tones

• “Here Comes Christmas” (Alvin & the Chipmunks) • “The Christmas Song” (Chris Isaak) • “Christmas Medley” (Frank Sinatra) • “Christmas Without You” (Jermaine Dupri) • “Christmas Island” (Jimmy Buffet) • “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” (Kenny G) • “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (Mariah Carey) • “Please Come Home For Christmas” (Luther Vandross) • “Merry Christmas, Baby” (Natalie Cole) • “My Christmas List” (Simple Plan) • “Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town” (Frank Sinatra) • “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” (Elmo & Patsy) • “8 Days Of Christmas” (Destiny's Child) • “Deck The Halls” (Destiny's Child) • “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” (Michael Buble) • “Carol Of The Bells” (Barenaked Ladies) • “Silver Bells” (Patti Page) • “Wonderful Christmastime” (Barenaked Ladies) • “Jingle Bells” (Brian Setzer) • “Chestnuts A Christmas Song” (Reggie Paul)

Verizon Wireless customers can also download Full-Track classic Holiday albums through V CAST Music, the world’s most comprehensive mobile music service with a library of more than 1.4 million songs. Customers can use their V CAST Music-capable phone to download music from the V CAST Music service and purchase individual songs for $1.99 over-the-air or 99 cents from their PC. Suggested Holiday albums available through V CAST Music include:

Holiday Albums on V CAST Music

• “Wintersong” (Sarah McLachlan) • “The Chipmunks Greatest Christmas” (Alvin and The Chipmunks) • “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) • “Arriving” (Holiday Edition) (Chris Tomlin) • “A Charlie Brown Christmas (Vince Guaraldi Trio) • “Merry Christmas” (Mariah Carey) • “The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole) • “Christmas Offerings” (Third Day) • “Brad Paisley Christmas” (Brad Paisley) • “Elvis Christmas” (Elvis Presley)

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase ring tones and Ringback Tones by visiting the Get Tunes & Tones shopping aisle in their Get It Now®-enabled handsets. Verizon Wireless customers can also purchase Ringback Tones directly through the Get It Now Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/music. A monthly 99 cent subscription fee to Ringback Tones is required for any Ringback Tone purchase. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers with a Get It Now-enabled phone and Verizon Wireless digital service can access the Get It Now virtual store.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Jeffrey Nelson Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7519

Verizon Wireless Broadband Network Speeds Into Corpus Christi, Texas

Verizon Wireless Broadband Network Speeds Into Corpus Christi, Texas DALLAS, TX — November 17, 2006 — Building on its successful strategy to provide customers superior wireless services, Verizon Wireless has launched its high-speed broadband network in Corpus Christi to better serve residents, businesses and visitors to the South Texas region. Verizon Wireless customers now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The multi-million dollar network expansion – which entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in dozens of wireless transmission sites – brings high-speed wireless services to Corpus Christi, Robstown, Bishop, Kingsville, Portland, Gregory, Ingleside, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Rockport and Fulton. The expansion is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled more than $35 billion nationally over the past seven years.

The coverage area extends from the intersection of State Highway 35 and State Park Road 13 to the intersection of US Highway 77 and FM 772 south of Kingsville. The expansion extends from the intersection of FM 624 and County Road 81 in the west to the coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico, including coverage on the northern portions of South Padre Island.

In addition to allowing advanced applications such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST, the network upgrade will further strengthen the Verizon Wireless network in the event of emergencies.

“The expansion of our wireless broadband network gives residents access to the latest high-speed productivity and entertainment applications and services, and our continued investment in the region further strengthens the local network,” said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. “As hurricane season comes to a close, Verizon Wireless continues to invest in the coastal regions to ensure we remain the most reliable network available."

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) technology, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).

The technology was first introduced in Texas in Austin, and now also is available in the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Victoria, Laredo, Sherman/Denison, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Bryan/College Station, Tyler/Longview, Wichita Falls, Waco and McAllen/Brownsville metro areas.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

Customers in Corpus Christi can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting a local Verizon Wireless store at:

• Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 4526 S. Padre Island, Texas, 361-225-2409

• Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 5488 S. Padre Island, Texas, 361-906-2005

• Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 5425 S. Padre Island, Texas, 361-994-9400

Media Contact Info

Jimmy Duvall Jimmy.Duvall@verizonwireless.com 972-444-5515

Alison McMillon Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless amcmillon@webershandwick.com 972-830-2812

MANÁ 'Live And In Concert' From Los Angeles To Sprint Phones Nationwide

MANÁ 'Live And In Concert' From Los Angeles To Sprint Phones Nationwide OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — 11/17/2006 — MANÁ, the first Latin band to break into a top-ten spot on the Billboard 200 and one of the hottest Mexican rock bands of all time, is coming to Sprint Vision(SM) and Power Vision(SM) multimedia phones, live and in concert on Nov. 28, 2006, thanks to Sprint. Sprint Vision subscribers can enjoy the full concert free of additional charge from the best seat in the house: anywhere on the Sprint Power Vision or Nationwide Sprint PCS Networks.

Produced by Sprint Power View, Sprint's made-for-mobile sports and entertainment programming network, and powered by MobiTV, the live video will commence at approximately 9:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, Nov. 28, when MANÁ takes the stage at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles. The band's entire performance will be shown live via Sprint Power View (ch. 35) on Sprint TV and on the Sprint Music Channel (ch. 33) within the Music & Radio category; both are easily accessed from the media player on select Sprint phones. The performance will also be made available for on-demand playback for a period of 90-days on both channels.

"The power of music and mobility converge as Latin music fans from the East to West Coast get to anticipate and experience the excitement of watching this legendary band perform live, right from their Sprint Vision and Power Vision multimedia phones," said Isaac Mizrahi, director of multicultural marketing for Sprint. "This is just one of many ways Sprint is giving customers the power to do more in more places, while demonstrating its commitment to the Hispanic community."

Recently, MANÁ released the single, "Labios Compartidos," from their highly anticipated album, Amar es Combatir. In addition to being a title sponsor of the band's 2007 U.S. Tour, Sprint was the first wireless carrier to debut MANÁ's new album, including the band's hit single and video, "Labios Compartidos." Today, Sprint offers MANÁ fans one of the broadest selections of ringers, screen savers and Call Tones, as well as full-length songs that can be wirelessly downloaded via the Sprint Music Store, providing avid fans the opportunity to personalize their Sprint phone in many ways.

"MANÁ is excited to be partnering with Sprint on their 2007 U.S. Tour and on the launch of their new album, Amar es Combatir. It's exciting that fans have instant access to the band's new music, videos and behind-the-scenes material, including songs from their past albums - right on Sprint phones," said Angelo Medina, Band Management Representative. "The wireless broadcast set to occur on Nov. 28 is just another very exciting way for MANÁ to connect with fans across the country, in advance of their U.S. Tour which kicks off early next year."

To further demonstrate its commitment to the Hispanic community, Sprint is a sponsor of a venture with Bad Boy Latino, a new music label created by Emilio Estefan and Sean "Diddy" Combs that showcases emerging Latino artists. Over the last few months, Sprint has been instrumental in introducing ChristianDaniel, the first artist to sign with the Bad Boy Latino label. Sprint debuted ChristianDaniel's single release, titled "Dónde Quedarán," video and the self-titled album on the Sprint Power Vision network before wider commercial distribution – a first in the U.S. mobile space.

"We understand the passion our customers have for music, and we are excited to provide Latin music fans with unique, Spanish-language wireless content, delivered via the high-speed Sprint Power Vision network," said Steve Rogers, manager of entertainment marketing for Sprint.

Sprint has a long history of serving the Hispanic community and offers a broad selection of innovative products and services to enhance the way customers live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.sprint.com/laredpowervision. For more information about Sprint's commitment to diversity, please visit www.sprint.com/diversity.

Media Contacts:

Jackie Bostick, Sprint, 913-794-3045jackie.a.bostick@sprint.com

Barbara Maschwitz, The Vidal Partnership, 646-356-6612bmaschwitz@vidalpartnership.com

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Wireless Network In Toledo, Ohio, And Surrounding Area

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Wireless Network In Toledo, Ohio, And Surrounding Area TOLEDO, OH — November 17, 2006 —Verizon Wireless today has expanded the national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to portions of Lucas and Wood counties including Toledo, Bowling Green, Maumee, Perrysburg and Sylvania.

The launch of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers in the Toledo area can access the company’s high-speed business and consumer network and enjoy two prime services. BroadbandAccess is the company’s high-speed wireless service, with average user speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), geared toward mobile professionals and business customers. V CAST is a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music videos, news, weather, sports and more.

The network expansion will equip Verizon Wireless’ business customers to experience a truly untethered mobile office experience, enabling them to wirelessly access their calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind their companies’ firewalls. With the added benefit of V CAST, consumers also now have access to the most comprehensive selection of downloadable music, high-quality videos and the coolest 3D games found anywhere.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides mobile workers full access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility. Developed with a range of users in mind, the service enables large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and mobile professionals to conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

Business customers can access information when they are on the road — at customer locations, at job sites or in hotels — with BroadbandAccess. Customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (for example, a small PowerPoint® presentation or large PDF file) or receive three digital pictures (each 400 x 600 pixels) in less than 20 seconds. Also, customers who travel outside the BroadbandAccess coverage area with an EV-DO device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network, in which customers experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

“Our BroadbandAccess service gives our enterprise customers three key advantages in wireless communication — speed, mobility and security,” said Roger Tang, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. “With these advantages comes an increase in productivity and bottom-line business benefits.”

V CAST

The company’s high-speed network also enables its V CAST multimedia services, offering customers the ability to download full song tracks, play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips straight to the handset with top transmission speeds. With content updated daily, customers can watch dozens of broadcasts, from breaking news and weather to sports highlights, the hottest entertainment clips and more.

V CAST Music, available to customers with V CAST Music-enabled handsets, is the world’s most comprehensive, over-the-air mobile music service. Customers with V CAST Music can download song tracks directly to their Verizon Wireless handsets or to PCs equipped with Windows® XP operating software. The V CAST Music on demand service includes access to a catalog of more than 1.4 million songs.

Coverage

In the Toledo area, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 505 square miles and covers routes surrounding the area, including Interstate 75 from north of Temperance south to Cygnet and along the Ohio Turnpike from the town of Delta east to just south of Genoa.

“Toledo and the surrounding communities are vital markets with tech-savvy businesses and consumers,” Tang said. “The launch of our broadband network here provides our customers access to the very latest wireless technology.

The multi-million dollar expansion entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region. It is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled $35 billion nationally over the past seven years. More than $140 million of this investment was spent in Ohio in the first three quarters of 2006.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. The Toledo market is the latest to be added to Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area. Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was introduced in Ohio in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton in January 2005.

Product Offering

BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with an existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. BroadbandAccess service also is available as an integrated option on select notebook computers, including laptops from Dell, Lenovo, HP and Toshiba.

Wireless PC Cards for BroadbandAccess customers include the Verizon Wireless PC 5740, Verizon Wireless V620 and Kyocera KPC 650. A new Novatel Wireless V640 card is available for laptop owners with ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slots rather than with a traditional PCMCIA slot.

In addition, several handsets have the ability to “tether” to a laptop’s USB port, with an optional Mobile Office Kit. BroadbandAccess-powered PDAs offered by Verizon Wireless include the Motorola QTM, the Palm® TreoTM 700w and the Palm Treo 700p. Popular BlackBerry® options include the new 8703e, the 7250 and 7130e.

To access V CAST Music, video and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled handset and must be on a Verizon Wireless calling plan. Currently, nearly 20 music capable handsets are available, including the popular Chocolate by LG, the Motorola RAZR V3m and MOTOKRZR K1m.

Customers with a V CAST Music-enabled handset and a calling plan can pay as they go to download songs directly onto their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for as little as 99 cents, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card for free from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song — one for the handset, one for the PC.

For more information, about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Laura Merritt Laura.Merritt@verizonwireless.com 614-560-2605

George Heddleston For Verizon Wireless gheddleston@woh.rr.com 866-667-9110

Verizon Wireless High-Speed Broadband Network Now Available In Shreveport And Bossier City, Louisiana

Verizon Wireless High-Speed Broadband Network Now Available In Shreveport And Bossier City, Louisiana SHREVEPORT, LA — November 16, 2006 — Verizon Wireless has launched its high-speed wireless broadband network in Northwest Louisiana to better serve the concentration of tech-savvy residents, businesses and visitors. The expansion of the company's Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding area enables both its BroadbandAccess and V CAST services. Local Verizon Wireless customers now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The expansion is part of an aggressive ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless costing $5 billion annually since 2000. The company is committed to providing its customers with the most reliable network and recently activated a new cell site in southwest Shreveport to improve service between Colquitt Road, Woolworth Road and Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Expressway.

Residents in Shreveport, Bossier City and Benton will benefit from the EV-DO expansion, as well as those serving at Barksdale Air Force Base. The wireless broadband network is also available in Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, New Orleans and the Northshore.

“From manufacturing to healthcare to hospitality and entertainment, all sectors of business in Northwest Louisiana use technology to improve and grow. Likewise, we continue to devote our resources to grow and better serve our customers with the latest technology,” said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "Local residents can now enjoy the benefits of our investment through the newest wireless services, such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST Music.

The Shreveport-Bossier City launch involved installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region and extends the Verizon Wireless EV-DO network to the area. The coverage area extends from north of the intersection of State Highway 3 and Old Plain Dealing Road in Benton to the intersection of Interstate 49 and the Caddo-DeSoto Parish boundary. The expansion runs along Interstate 20 from Jefferson Paige Road to Chandler Road and its southeastern edge reaches to the intersection of State Highway 1 and Gayles-Redbluff Road.

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

With average connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment - the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file - in about 20 seconds.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

Customers in Shreveport and Bossier City can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting a local Verizon Wireless store at:

• Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 7230 Youree Drive, Shreveport, 318-798-0272 • Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 2955 East Texas Street, Bossier City, 318-549-1359 • Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 8100 Jump Run Road, Shreveport, 318-798-9697

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Alison McMillon Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless amcmillon@webershandwick.com 972-830-2812

Verizon Wireless Launches Broadband Network, Services In Wichita Falls, Texas

Verizon Wireless Launches Broadband Network, Services In Wichita Falls, Texas DALLAS, TX — November 16, 2006 — Verizon Wireless announced today it has launched its wireless broadband network in Wichita Falls allowing local customers, businesses, Midwestern State University students and Sheppard Air Force Base personnel to utilize the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The continued expansion of the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the Wichita Falls area and extends to cities across the Red River into Oklahoma. Towns included in the expansion are Wichita Falls, Lakeside City, Jolly, Dean, Holliday, Pleasant Valley, Iowa Park and Burkburnett in Texas and Randlett and Devol in Oklahoma.

The coverage area extends approximately along US Highway 287 from Fowlkes Station Road to FM 2393 in Jolly. The EV-DO coverage also reaches to the intersection of US Highway 277/82 and West Avenue to at its southwestern edge. From north to south, the coverage area reaches approximately from the intersection of Interstate 44 and E1940 Road near the town of Randlett, Oklahoma to the intersection of US Highway 281 and Lake Creek Road.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to providing customers with the best high-speed data services on the most reliable network,” said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. “Wichita Falls businesses can now enable mobile workers with BroadbandAccess, and MSU students are sure to enjoy the over-the-air downloads available on V CAST Music and video.”

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon Wireless EV-DO technology, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps). It also enables applications such as Bones in Motions, which allows athletes to track their workout routines, monitoring speed, distance, pace and route using GPS tracking technology - a helpful tool for cyclists training for Wichita Falls' annual bicycle ride.

The Verizon Wireless EV-DO technology was first introduced in Texas in Austin, and is available in the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Victoria, Laredo, Sherman/Denison, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Bryan/College Station, Waco, Tyler, Longview and the Rio Grande Valley metro areas.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion in the last seven years -- $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed -- to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

Customers in Wichita Falls can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting a local Verizon Wireless store at:

• Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 3111 Midwestern Parkway, Texas, 940-692-8080 • Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 3121 Lawrence Road, Texas, 940-691-5991

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Jimmy Duvall Jimmy.Duvall@verizonwireless.com 972-444-5515

Alison McMillon Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless amcmillon@webershandwick.com 972-830-2812

Lucent Technologies Unveils Several New CDMA2000 Products Ideal For Emerging Markets

Lucent Technologies Unveils Several New CDMA2000 Products Ideal For Emerging Markets MURRAY HILL, N.J. – November 15, 2006 - Lucent Technologies today unveiled several new CDMA2000® products ideal for wireless service providers that desire to provide high-quality third-generation (3G) mobile voice and high-speed data services in emerging markets. These cost-effective and compact base station and switching platforms also can help reduce operating expenses.

Several wireless service providers are already receiving shipments of these products, which include the Lucent Mobility Manager Compact, a switching platform that handles the call processing and mobility management functions in a CDMA network. Lucent also introduced the Packet Switch Compact, a switching platform with a reduced footprint that can grow to increase capacity as needed, and the Lucent CDMA Base Station 4400, which provides operational savings due to its small footprint and efficient power utilization.

"Typically, service providers in emerging markets demand cost-competitive, scalable, and reliable products that can provide significant investment protection so that they can easily and cost-effectively upgrade their existing infrastructure as their subscriber base grows and the need to support the latest technological advancements arises," said Mary Chan, vice president of global Mobility research and development, Lucent Technologies. "We´re meeting all of these needs with the products we´ve introduced today."

Mike Iandolo, president of Mobility Access Solutions for Lucent Technologies, added, "CDMA is a large and sustainable market with growth opportunities in the emerging markets segment. The products we´ve introduced today will help Lucent better compete for business in this space."

Lucent CDMA Base Station 4400

The Lucent CDMA Base Station 4400 is an ultra-compact base station, ideal for small to medium capacity network deployments. Its small footprint saves on real estate and operational support costs. The product supports CDMA2000 1X, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision 0 and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A technology, as well as IP (Internet Protocol) backhaul capabilities.

Built on Lucent´s OneBTS® base station platform for 3G spread-spectrum technologies, the Base Station 4400 can support 850 MHz spectrum. Currently, the indoor version is generally available. The outdoor version will be available early next year.

Lucent Mobility Manager Compact

The Mobility Manager Compact supports CDMA2000 1X voice and data services and advanced features such as IP backhaul. It also has an improved design that maximizes call processing power.

Lucent Packet Switch Compact

The Packet Switch Compact is a scaleable switching solution that enables operators to add capacity as needed, providing significant investment protection. It also supports the evolution to IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) via its support for IP applications.

When deploying this system in remote or rural areas, the switching and vocoding functions can be moved closer to the base stations while maintaining a central Mobility Manager and home location register. This can help operators reduce backhaul costs.

"Emerging markets continue to be a growth opportunity for all wireless technologies," noted Peter Jarich, principal analyst with Current Analysis. "Opex-efficient base stations are a key component of any developing market offer. Flexible switching assets - along with credible professional services capabilities - are equally important."

Lucent Services, a leading network solutions integrator, is one of the industry's most experienced network services organizations. Lucent's Professional Services team provides a wide range of wireless capabilities that fully complement Lucent's products introduced today including RF planning, network optimization, deployment and integration, maintenance and remote monitoring and control.

For more information, reporters may contact:

Ichiro Kawasaki Lucent Technologies + 1 973-386-3479 (office) + 1 973-477-4793 (mobile) Email:kawasaki@lucent.com

Glynnis Woolridge Lucent Technologies +1 973-386-8623 (office) +1 908-812-1742 (mobile) Email:glynnis@lucent.com

Verizon Wireless Introduces Broadband Network In The Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Verizon Wireless Introduces Broadband Network In The Rio Grande Valley, Texas DALLAS, TX — November 15, 2006 — Customers in the Rio Grande Valley can now access the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices thanks to Verizon Wireless. The company announced today it has launched its wireless broadband network in the Rio Grande Valley to better serve the residents, businesses and travelers to the region.

As part of the continued expansion of the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network throughout Texas and across the country, customers in the Valley can now enjoy the true mobility of high-speed wireless data. Towns benefiting from the EV-DO expansion include McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, Harlingen, Brownsville, Pharr, San Juan, Alamo, Donna, Palmview, Alton, Hidalgo, Weslaco, Mercedes, La Feria, Combes, San Benito, Santa Rosa, Rio Hondo, Los Fresnos, Laguna Visa, Port Isabel and southern portions of South Padre Island.

“The Rio Grande Valley is a booming region, and we continue to invest in the area, adding a new store and cell sites earlier this year,” said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "We are pleased that our latest investment in the Valley will provide local businesses and residents with the most advanced wireless services, such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST Music and video."

The Rio Grande Valley launch involved installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region and extends the Verizon Wireless EV-DO network to the area. The coverage area runs from US Highway 281 and FM 1017 in the north down to the Rio Grande River. The expansion extends from the intersection of US Highway 83 and Tom Gill Road to the Gulf of Mexico in the east, including southern portions of South Padre Island.

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

With average connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment - the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file - in about 20 seconds.

The technology was first introduced in Texas in Austin, and is now also available in the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Victoria, Laredo, Sherman/Denison, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Bryan/College Station and Waco metro areas.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service - sure to be popular with local college students and vacationers - gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion in the last seven years -- $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed - to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

Customers in the Rio Grande Valley can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting a local Verizon Wireless store at:

• Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 4314 North 10th Street, McAllen, Texas, 956-631-8111

• Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 2017 South 10th Street, McAllen, Texas, 956-682-4111

• Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 507 W. Expressway 83, McAllen, Texas, 956-631-5939

• Verizon Wireless kiosk at Sunrise Mall, Brownsville, Texas, 956-547-9627

• Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 3000 Pablo Kisel Blvd, Brownsville, Texas, 956-504-2755

• Verizon Wireless kiosk at Valle Vista Mall, Harlingen, Texas, 956-412-3674

Customers can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 4314 North 10th Street or contact store manager Juan Duran at 956-631-8111.

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Jimmy Duvall Jimmy.Duvall@verizonwireless.com 972-444-5515

Alison McMillon Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless amcmillon@webershandwick.com 972-830-2812

Now Available Exclusively To Verizon Wireless Customers: The New LG VX8600

Now Available Exclusively To Verizon Wireless Customers: The New LG VX8600 BASKING RIDGE, NJ and SAN DIEGO, CA — November 15, 2006 —Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless provider, and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) announced today the launch of the newest sophisticated slim phone, the LG VX8600. Available exclusively through Verizon Wireless, the LG VX8600 comes fully loaded with a robust line-up of features that Verizon Wireless customers have come to expect, including the ability to download V CAST Music, video clips and 3D games; Bluetooth® capabilities for certain profiles; a 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder; and a microSDTM expandable memory port – all packaged within a sleek, lightweight design.

The LG VX8600 turns heads with its distinctively glossy piano black finish, glowing red, touch-sensitive, external music keys for easy access to V CAST Music and mp3 files. The LG VX8600 also offers advanced music playback capability, allowing customers the ability to browse, p review, download and play high-quality digital music directly from their phone. With more than 1.4 million songs to choose from at the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music store, customers can download the songs they love most, accessing their music collection anywhere they go.

In addition to its sophisticated styling and advanced multimedia capabilities, the LG VX8600 offers a 1.3 megapixel camera to capture every moment and amazing video capabilities that allow customers to shoot up to one hour of video right from their handsets. For additional storage of music, videos and photos, the LG VX8600 features a microSD memory expansion slot that supports the newest SanDisk 2GB cards. Bluetooth functionality and stereo headset capabilities round out the list of features on this sleek new device.

The LG VX8600, exclusively available through Verizon Wireless, includes the following features:

• V CAST – Capable

o V CAST Music – download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto removable microSD memory car! ds1

 Device supports external music keys for easy access to music and playlists

o V CAST Video and 3D Games – download or stream video from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more, or download the latest 3D games from top providers

• My Music – All songs, manage playlists; songs are auto organized by artist, genre and album; manage your music settings

• Music only mode

• MicroSD memory port – store music, customer generated pictures, video and sounds

• Bluetooth Capable2 (v1.1) – compatible with devices that support the headset, hands-free, Serial Port (SPP), Dial Up Networking (DUN), and Object Push (OPP) profile for vCard exchange

o Advanced audio Distribution Profile (for Bluetooth stereo headset support for listening to music3)

o Save up to 20 Bluetooth pairings

• 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder

o Camera Resolution: 1280x960 pixelsZoom function4

o Video Resolution: 176x144 pixels; video format: 3G2

o Video Player for MP4, 3GP, 3G2 and WMV formats

o Record up to one hour of video

o Video Message Mode – record up to 15 seconds of video

o Set videos as wallpaper

• Get It Now®-capable – download games, ring tones, wallpapers and more

• Mobile Web 2.0SM – capable – customizable, enhanced wireless access for the latest in news, sports, weather and more

• TXT, PIX and FLIX Messaging-enabled – send and receive messages with text, sounds and customer generated photos and videos

• Up to 1,064 characters of text for TXT Messaging

• Web-based e-mail and instant messaging

• Red touch navigation keys (protected when inactive)

• My Account – access balance, minutes, usage and payment info

• Speaker-Independent voice recognition – Call, Send Message, Go To, Check, Lookup, My Account

• Voic e Memo Recording – one minute in standby or five minutes dur! ing a ca ll True Tones – music ringers and clips from hit songs

• Flash user interface themes for personalization and Flash wallpapers with fun animations

• VZ NavigatorSM -capable – get audible turn by turn directions and location information from the phone to more than 14 million points of interest

• Personal Tools – calendar, alarm clock, notepad, world clock, calculator and EZ Tip calculator tools

• Speed Dial (95 entries and pre-programmed entries for voicemail, including #BAL, #MIN, #PMT) 500 address book contacts with five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID for each entry

• Weight: 3.26 oz.

• Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (digital dual-band)

• Data transmission: high-speed EV-DO

• Usage time of up to 220 minutes, or up to 398 of standby time

The LG VX8600 is available today at more than 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores including those in Circuit City and on www.verizonwireless.com for $129.99 after a $50 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. V CAST Music songs cost 99 cents if purchased from the PC or $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over the air onto a V CAST Music phone.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com. For more information on LG Electronics please visit www.lgusa.com.

1Not all downloaded content may be moved to the microSD card; memory card sold separately

2LG VX8600 does not support all Bluetooth OBEX profiles

3Streaming audio not supported through Bluetooth stereo headset

4Camera setting of 1280x960 pixels does not support zoom function

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Verizon Wireless Extends Wireless Broadband Network To Springfield And Northampton Areas Of Western Massachusetts

Verizon Wireless Extends Wireless Broadband Network To Springfield And Northampton Areas Of Western Massachusetts WOBURN, MA — November 15, 2006 — Continuing to build on its strategy to provide superior voice and data networks to businesses and mobile professionals in the United States, Verizon Wireless today announced the expansion of wide-area wireless broadband services to the Springfield, Northampton and Amherst areas through its BroadbandAccess and V CAST offerings.

The high-speed wireless broadband network expansion, based on the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network technology, creates coverage along Interstate-91 traveling from the Connecticut border to the college towns in and surrounding Amherst and up to Hatfield.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. BroadbandAccess delivers average download speeds of 400 to 700 kilobits per second. The service features the ability to connect to the Internet using a PC card that slides directly into most laptop co mputers and enables a download of a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file) in about 20 seconds.

The company is expanding BroadbandAccess coverage to the communities of Springfield, West Springfield, Amherst, Hatfield, Northampton, Hadley, Holyoke, Chicopee, Ludlow, Palmer, Wilbraham, Longmeadow and Agawam. The new footprint includes:

• Interstate-91 from Connecticut border to Hatfield

• Interstate-90 from Palmer to West Springfield

• Route 20 from Agawam to Palmer

• Routes 291 and 391

• Route 116 from Holyoke to North Amherst

• Route 9 from Northampton to Amherst

“This expansion is part of our continuing focus on investing in our network reliability and providing innovative high-speed data services to our customers across the country and now in Springfield and nearby communities,” said Bob Stott, New England Region president for Verizon Wirel ess. “With BroadbandAccess, mobile professionals and student! s are no w able to take their desktop experience wherever they go in the coverage area, allowing them to wirelessly access their Outlook® calendars, the Internet, e-mail and other critical information.”

As an example of the productivity benefits the company’s wireless broadband provides to mobile and business professionals, construction supervisors can capture important details about building projects and wirelessly transmit the information to the contractor; food and beverage company representatives can re-order stock wirelessly while at the point of sale; and physicians can write prescriptions, enter orders and manage other tasks via PDAs or laptops.

The company’s high-speed network also enables its V CAST multimedia service, which offers consumers the ability to download full song tracks right to Verizon Wireless phones. The V CAST Music on-demand service includes access to a catalog of more than 1.4 million songs and offers video content on demand, including c urrent news, weather, sports and entertainment programming. V CAST also allows customers to download and play cutting-edge 3D games for an additional charge. To access V CAST video content and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled phone and either a $15.00 monthly subscription, or a $3.00 daily subscription, added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan.

For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with a new or existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for Internet browsing, e-mail and intranet access for $59.99 monthly access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. The company’s BroadbandAccess service is also available as an integrated option on select notebook computers: Dell (Latitude 620 and 820), Lenovo (ThinkPad Z60, T60 and X60) and HP (Compaq nc6140).

Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion into it s network in the last six years – $5 billion on average ever! y year s ince 2000 when the company was formed – to ensure network reliability and increase coverage and capacity.

Customers can learn more about the benefits of BroadbandAccess by visiting www.verizonwireless.com or a number of local Verizon Wireless retail locations, including:

• 1420 Boston Road, Springfield

• 1123-B Riverdale Street, West Springfield

• Holyoke Mall, Holyoke

• Circuit City, 510 Parker Street, Springfield

• Circuit City, 33 Holyoke Street, Holyoke

• BJ’s Wholesale Club, 650 Memorial Drive, Chicopee

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Marcia Simon Thomson Communications 860-399-0191

Verizon Wireless Launches New Cutting-Edge Content For Latino Youth On V CAST

Verizon Wireless Launches New Cutting-Edge Content For Latino Youth On V CAST BASKING RIDGE, NJ and SANTA MONICA, CA — November 14, 2006 — Beginning today, Verizon Wireless introduces Viva! VisionTM as part of the program line-up now available on V CAST. From the hottest fashion trends to news segments focusing on the most important issues affecting the Latino community, Viva! Vision video clips on V CAST will cover a wide range of mobile entertainment for Latino youth and young adults. Verizon Wireless V CAST customers will be able to download dozens of clips, some in Spanish others in English, which include original entertainment and lifestyle programming such as:

• Viva! Music -- All access pass to the hottest trends in the Latino music scene. From interviews with Reggaeton super stars to underground Hip Hop videos, Viva! Music covers a wide range of musical trends and also spotlights the hottest clubs.

• Viva! Entertainment – Hollywood buzz, entertainment news and interviews with Latino stars. Want to know how some of the brightest stars in Hollywood got their start or which movie you should check out this weekend? Trust Viva! Entertainment to bring you what you need to know.

• Viva! Scene -- From the most slammin’ import cars to the most exclusive parties, Viva! Scene takes you behind the scenes to the styles, trends and fashions that are defining today’s Latino lifestyle.

• Viva! Comedy -- Take a break and have a laugh with one of our standup and sketch comedians offering a fun and witty perspective on Latino life today on Viva! Comedy.

“Verizon Wireless’ mission is to deliver relevant content that resonates with our customers,” said John Harrobin, vice president of digital media for Verizon Wireless. “Our relationship with Viva! Vision allows us to offer our Hispanic customers great mobile entertainment while capitalizing on Viva’s knowledge and experience in dealing with this dynamic, trend-setting community.”

“Viva! Vision has the best mobile video clips for the dynamic up-to-date content that is relevant to young Latinos today,” said Nick Montes, vice president and general manager of Viva! Vision. “The targeted and relevant content we offer combined with our deep understanding of the Latino community and the outstanding quality of our video technology makes Viva! Vision the best choice for the hip Latino community.”

To get Viva! Vision, Verizon Wireless customers can equip their LG VX8300 phones with a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access, or $3.00 daily access, added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. The subscription includes unlimited basic video – including the Viva! Vision mobile video channel – but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Media Contact Info

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Music Lovers Beware: TELUS Mobile Music Now Available On Subscription

Music Lovers Beware: TELUS Mobile Music Now Available On Subscription Vancouver, B.C. – November 14, 2006 - TELUS today announced North America's first music subscription service for mobile phone users, enabling clients to truly satisfy their hunger for music with unlimited downloads from TELUS Mobile Music™ service. With a TELUS Mobile Music subscription, clients can get all the music they want, from hundreds of thousands of hot downloadable music tracks spanning a wide variety of genres from the world's biggest music labels – EMI Music Canada, SONY BMG MUSIC (CANADA) INC., Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Group.

"TELUS is taking mobile full-track downloads to a new level with North America's first mobile music subscription service. We have seen enormous success with TELUS Mobile Music as a pay-per-use service, and a clear indication that clients want the convenience of downloading all the music they love, at one monthly price,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS' senior vice-president of Products and Services. “TELUS Mobile Music subscription makes it even simpler for clients to choose from hundreds of thousands of hot new tracks from the biggest music labels in the world to get the songs they want anywhere, anytime right from the palm of their hand.”

TELUS Mobile Music subscription service enables clients with the LG Chocolate phone (LG 8500), LG 8100 and Samsung A950 to keep their mobile music play lists up-to-date for one flat monthly fee. For $20 per month ($15 music content charge plus a $5 download charge), clients receive unlimited downloads to their mobile phones. As a special introductory offer, clients who sign-up for the $20 per month subscription on TELUS Mobile Music before December 31, 2006 will receive two months of the service at no charge.

Clients who want to add a little more SPARK™ to their lives can also get unlimited TELUS Mobile Music downloads as part of the SPARK 25 Music Bundle, which also includes MSN Messenger, unlimited text, picture and video messaging, Web browsing, e-mail, caller ID and voice mail 10.

TELUS Mobile Music service offers a full breadth of content served up in a fun and easy-to-use storefront where clients can browse, preview and purchase music right from their mobile phones. With easy to navigate themed categories, such as Divas where users can find music from ‘Canadian Divas' like Nelly Furtado, ‘Divas in Training' like Fergie and Norah Jones, ‘Original Divas' such as Aretha Franklin and today's ‘Divas' like Beyoncé, getting music from current favourites and re-discovering classics is made simple.

The TELUS Mobile Music storefront is powered by Musiwave, an Openwave company, and leading provider of mobile music entertainment services to operators worldwide, using the ADORA content delivery platform from Digital World Service (DWS). As part of TELUS' ongoing commitment to protect artists' rights, the company has selected SDC, a leader in rich-media mobile Digital Rights Management (DRM), to provide full DRM protection and the SDC DRM Java Music player client application on copyrighted music content for both the subscriptions offering and the a-la-carte service.

TELUS Mobile Music service is available on select phones and operates nationally throughout TELUS' 1X and Wireless High Speed service areas. More information about TELUS Mobile Music service is available at telusmobility.com/music.

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Julie SmithersTELUS Media Relations(416) 684-6817julie.smithers@telus.com

Verizon Wireless Expands Sesame Street Content & Adds Plaza Sésamo To Dedicated Latino Category On V CAST

Verizon Wireless Expands Sesame Street Content & Adds Plaza Sésamo To Dedicated Latino Category On V CAST BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK, NY — November 14, 2006 — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless provider, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization, today announced the availability of Plaza Sésamo and the expansion of Sesame Street on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST. With this announcement, Verizon Wireless becomes the first wireless carrier in the U.S. to air Plaza Sésamo, the Latin American adaptation of the beloved children’s program. Now, with just a few simple clicks, parents and fans can view classic and new video segments from Sesame Street and Plaza Sésamo, through its own dedicated Latino category on the LG VX8300 with a larger roll-out expected in the coming months. Customers with other V CAST-enabled phones can view Plaza Sésamo through the current Sesame Street channel.

Verizon Wireless aims to enable parents the opportunity to provide their children with mobile entertainment that is both culturally relevant and educational. The Plaza Sésamo channel, featuring one new two to three minute segment per day – 10 in total – is now available in V CAST’s newly launched Latino section. Parents, fans, and those hoping to learn a little Spanish can enjoy watching feathered and furry Muppets Abelardo, Pancho, and Lola, perform songs, skits, and parodies as well as have fun with celebrity guests.

In addition, customers will see an expansion of the Sesame Street channel, which now moves to V CAST’s newly created kids’ section. Children will have access to more of the segments they love, like Elmo’s World, while parents can utilize specially selected “Learning Moments” to reinforce relevant lessons for their kids while on-the-go or away from the television. Topics include:

• Letters and Numbers

• Around the House (Meal time, Brushing teeth, Bath time, Bed time)

• In the Grocery Store (Foods)

• On the Road (Modes of Transportation, Crossing the Street)

• Ready for School

Another new addition, “Sesame Favorites,” features memorable moments, songs, and celebrity appearances from the past 37 years that fans of all ages are sure to enjoy.

“We are proud to work with Verizon Wireless, a leader in the wireless telecom industry, to offer parents a new option for sharing Sesame Street and Plaza Sésamo learning and fun with their children that easily fits into their daily routine," said Jeffrey Fleishman, Sesame Workshop’s assistant vice president for digital and interactive media. "And we're delighted that fans of all ages, whether they grew up watching Big Bird or Abelardo, Elmo or Pancho, can once again experience their favorite Sesame songs and skits while waiting on line or for a friend.”

“I remember watching Sesame Street when I was a child, and my children enjoy watching it today,” said Ryan Hughes, director, consumer content programming and business development at Verizon Wireless. “With today’s mediums for entertainment constantly changing, we’re excited that our relationship with Sesame Workshop allows us to expand our product offerings that educate and entertain today’s children, no matter where they are.”

When it launched the groundbreaking show Sesame Street in 1969, Sesame Workshop led the way in using media to educate children. Today, the Workshop once again furthers its mission of using media innovation to educate and entertain kids – and those who are just kids at heart. With Sesame Street and Plaza Sésamo on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST, parents can use Sesame Street to educate their kids in places that were not previously possible and older fans can reconnect with the Muppets™ from Sesame Street.

To get Sesame Street and Plaza Sésamo, Verizon Wireless customers can equip their LG VX8300 phones with a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access, or $3.00 daily access, added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. The subscription includes unlimited basic video, but additional fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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Jeffrey Nelson Jeffrey.Nelson@verizonwireless.com 908-306-4824

Beatrice Chow Sesame Workshop beatrice.chow@sesameworkshop.org 212-875-6586

Make Spanish A Part Of Your Child’s Day With ¡Sorpresa! Móvil Now Playing On Verizon Wireless V CAST

Make Spanish A Part Of Your Child’s Day With ¡Sorpresa! Móvil Now Playing On Verizon Wireless V CAST BASKING RIDGE, NJ — November 14, 2006 — Fun, unique and educational are just some of the ways to describe ¡Sorpresa!, a cutting edge channel now showing on Verizon Wireless V CAST that features Spanish language content specifically for children. From game shows to cartoons ¡Sorpresa! (which means surprise) features shows that aim to both educate children and provide young Hispanics ages 2 to 12 with culturally relevant programming. One to five minute clips of six exciting ¡Sorpresa! shows are now accessible to Verizon Wireless customers with the LG VX8300 with a larger roll-out expected in the following months. ¡Sorpresa! is owned by Firestone Communications, a diversified media and communications company that has recently entered into an agreement to merge with Juniper Partners Acquisition Corporation (JNPPB.OB).

“The launching of ¡Sorpresa! Móvil on the LG VX8300 allows parents the extraordinary opportunity to provide their children with mobile entertainment that is both culturally relevant and educational. Such programming is rare in today’s market and will only continue to grow in popularity,” says John Harrobin, vice president of digital media for Verizon Wireless.

Leonard Firestone, CEO of Firestone Communications, Inc., the owner and operator of ¡Sorpresa! adds, "There is a tremendous demand for Spanish language content on mobile phones, and we at ¡Sorpresa! are confident that the wide range of Spanish speaking content we will provide Verizon Wireless customers will be eagerly received by the Hispanic population nationwide. Our young audience is on the move, and we want their favorite ¡Sorpresa! programs available virtually any place they go and at any time.”

Some of the many programs available through the ¡Sorpresa! channel are:

• El Planeta De Remi (Puerto Rico) – An interactive show in which Remi the Clown teaches kids important life lessons and how to draw through games and story telling.

• Kitty’s Paradise (Japan) – Translated into Spanish, this animated series features the character Kitty, a curious kitten that has fun exploring the wonderful world around her.

• ¿Sabías Que? (United States ) – Original mobile content produced by ¡Sorpresa!, that provides kids with interesting educational facts about the world around them.

• Kappa Maki (Japan) – A hysterical animation series featuring only music that follows the lives of Kappa Maki ( a sushi roll) and his mischievous schoolmates.

• Tienda Majica (Puerto Rico) – A show that combines magic tricks, physical dexterity, trivia and lots of fun.

• Cachuereos (Chile) – An interactive game show in which costumed animal characters teach kids about many things including friendship, sign language and math.

Verizon Wireless customers can subscribe to V CAST for $15.00 a month or $3.00 a day. V CAST features dozens of programs in different categories ranging from news to entertainment.

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Brenda Raney Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7518

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Wireless Network In Grand Rapids And Downtown Holland, Michigan

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Wireless Network In Grand Rapids And Downtown Holland, Michigan GRAND RAPIDS, MI — November 13, 2006 — Verizon Wireless today has expanded the national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to Grand Rapids and downtown Holland.

The launch of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers in much of west Michigan can access the company’s high-speed wireless network and enjoy two prime services. BroadbandAccess is the company’s high-speed wireless service, with average user speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), geared toward mobile professionals and business customers. V CAST is a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music videos, news, weather, sports and more.

The network expansion will equip Verizon Wireless’ business customers to experience a truly untethered mobile office experience, enabling them to wirelessl access their calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind their companies’ firewalls. With the added benefit of V CAST, consumers also now have access to the most comprehensive selection of downloadable music, high-quality videos and the coolest 3D games found anywhere.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides mobile workers full access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility. Developed with a range of users in mind, the service enables large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and mobile professionals to conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

Business customers can access information when they are on the road — at customer locations, at job sites or in hotels — with BroadbandAccess. Customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (for example, a small PowerPoint® presentation or large PDF file) or receive three digital pictures (each 400 x 600 pixels) in less than 20 seconds. Also, customers who travel outside the BroadbandAccess coverage area with an EV-DO device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network, in which customers experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

“Our BroadbandAccess service gives our enterprise customers three key advantages in wireless communication — speed, mobility and security,” said Greg Haller, president–Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. “With these advantages comes an increase in productivity and bottom-line business benefits.”

V CAST

The company’s high-speed network also enables its V CAST multimedia services, offering customers the ability to download full song tracks, play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips straight to the handset with top transmission speeds. With content updated daily, customers can watch dozens of on-demand videos, from breaking news and weather to sports highlights, the hottest entertainment clips and more.

V CAST Music, available to customers with V CAST Music-enabled handsets, is the world’s most comprehensive, over-the-air mobile music service. Customers with V CAST Music can download song tracks directly to their Verizon Wireless handsets or to PCs equipped with Windows® XP operating software. The V CAST Music on demand service includes access to a catalog of more than 1.4 million songs.

Coverage

In west Michigan, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 572 square miles and includes Grand Rapids, downtown Holland and many surrounding communities, including: Ada, Allendale, Cascade, Comstock Park, Coopersville, Cutlerville, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Hudsonville, Jenison, Kentwood, Lamont, Walker and Wyoming. It also covers routes between these communities along Interstates 96, 196 and 296, U.S. Highway 31, and Michigan roads 37 and 40.

“The Grand Rapids-Holland area is a vital market with dynamic, tech-savvy businesses and consumers,” Haller said. “The launch of our broadband network here provides our customers with access to the very latest wireless technology.”

The multi-million dollar expansion entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region. It is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled $30 billion nationally over the past six years. The company has invested $728 million in the past six years in its Michigan network.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. Grand Rapids and downtown Holland are the latest metropolitan markets to be added to Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area. Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was introduced in Michigan in metropolitan Detroit in July 2005.

Product Offering

BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with an existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. BroadbandAccess service also is available as an integrated option on select notebook computers, including laptops from Dell, Lenovo, HP and Toshiba.

Wireless PC Cards for BroadbandAccess customers include the Verizon Wireless PC 5740, Verizon Wireless V620 and Kyocera KPC 650. A new Novatel Wireless V640 card is available for laptop owners with ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slots rather than with a traditional PCMCIA slot.

In addition, several handsets have the ability to “tether” to a laptop’s USB port, with the purchase of a Mobile Office Kit. BroadbandAccess-powered PDAs offered by Verizon Wireless include the Motorola QTM, the Palm® TreoTM 700w and the Palm Treo 700p. Popular BlackBerry® options include the new 8703e, the 7250 and 7130e.

To access V CAST Music, video and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled handset and must be on a Verizon Wireless calling plan. Currently, nearly 20 music capable handsets are available, including the popular Chocolate by LG, the Motorola RAZR V3m and MOTOKRZR K1m.

Customers with a V CAST Music-enabled handset and a calling plan can pay as they go to download songs directly onto their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for as little as 99 cents, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card for free from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song — one for the handset, one for the PC.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Michelle Gilbert Michelle.Gilbert@verizonwireless.com 248-915-3680

Adam Zielke or Alan Upchurch For Verizon Wireless azielke@marxlayne.com aupchurch@marxlayne.com 248-855-6777

Verizon Wireless Broadband Wireless Network Now Available In South Carolina’s Grand Strand

Verizon Wireless Broadband Wireless Network Now Available In South Carolina’s Grand Strand MYRTLE BEACH, SC — November 13, 2006 — Building on its successful strategy to provide customers superior wireless services in the Palmetto State, Verizon Wireless announced today the launch of the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in Myrtle Beach, SC, enabling both its BroadbandAccess and V CAST services. Verizon Wireless’ customers along the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, Surfside, Conway and Atlantic Beach now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

“In October, we launched the EV-DO network in two of South Carolina’s largest business centers, Greenville and Columbia, and now with the launch of BroadbandAccess and V CAST in the state’s top tourist destination, more people living and traveling to South Carolina can enjoy the latest high-speed business and entertainment services,” said Jerry Fountain, region president for Verizon Wireless.

Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested $445 million in South Carolina to build, maintain and expand its high-quality network, and the growth continues in 2006. Over the last six years – Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion nationwide to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides on-the-go professionals with full, mobile access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection. Users can conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

With average access speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in about 20 seconds. Current and new customers with any voice plan can now get unlimited BroadbandAccess for $59.99 monthly access with a two-year customer agreement. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access for unlimited use with a one-year customer agreement.

V CAST

V CAST, the nation’s first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers, offers the most comprehensive selection available of music, videos and 3D games on demand. Users can stream video clips (up to five minutes long) of the hottest entertainment, music videos, movie trailers, sports highlights, news and breaking weather directly to their Verizon Wireless V CAST-capable phone.

With V CAST Music, customers can browse and download songs from the V CAST Music library of 1.4 million songs directly onto their V CAST Music-enabled phone or Windows® XP-enabled PC. They can also transfer music from their PC to their V CAST Music-enabled phone and take their tunes with them without a second device.

Customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use. Additional BroadbandAccess and V CAST pricing and product information is available at www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Carly Culbertson Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com 864-987-2006

Jared Kelowitz JDPR jaredk@jdpr.com 864-233-3776, ext. 24

Wireless Broadband Is Latest To Launch On Florida’s Space Coast

Wireless Broadband Is Latest To Launch On Florida’s Space Coast ORLANDO, FL — November 13, 2006 — Verizon Wireless has launched its high-speed wireless BroadbandAccess network in Florida’s Space Coast area to better serve the concentration of tech-savvy residents and businesses here, including thousands of space agency scientists and technicians, and other technology-industry professionals.

The new network allows customers to utilize the latest high-speed productivity and entertainment applications and services on their phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices. This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) technology, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).

The multi-million dollar network expansion entailed installing high-tech hardware and software in dozens of wireless transmission sites and for the first time brings high-speed wireless services to the core areas of Brevard County, including Melbourne, Cocoa Beach and Titusville. More than 500,000 Brevard residents in a 2,200-square mile area now can have access to the BroadbandAccess service.

The new high-speed Space Coast network links up with the Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess network in Indian River County to the south, serving customers along Florida’s East Coast all the way to Key West. The high-speed wireless network also is available in Orlando and other major markets across the state.

The expansion is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled more than $1 billion in the state and $30 billion nationally over the past six years.

“The work done along the Space Coast is an example of utilizing the most advanced technology on earth and even beyond,” said Mike Lanman, Verizon Wireless Florida region president. “We’ve devoted our own vast research and resources to mobile communication technology to be able to provide this area with the latest wireless services, such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST Music and video.”

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. With V CAST, customers can get short video content on-demand, including current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming. And music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone are able to download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

In addition to allowing advanced applications such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST, the network upgrade in the Space Coast area further strengthens the Verizon Wireless network in the event of emergencies. The network stood up well to recent extraordinary storm seasons, while some other communication networks sometimes suffered substantial disruptions.

“A strong, reliable wireless network is important to our communities, especially in areas like the Space Coast that provide critical services to our country,” Lanman said. “Verizon Wireless will continue to take a leading role in providing that reliability locally, throughout the state and across the nation.”

Test Man Ride-Along Program

The specially equipped Verizon Wireless test vehicles simultaneously test seven wireless providers, using a computerized program to generate phonically diverse “conversations” and data transmissions. Members of the media who are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along with a local member of the Verizon Wireless team of real-life test men and women, please contact Chuck Hamby at 813-615-4803 or via e-mail at chuck.hamby@verizonwireless.com.

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Chuck Hamby Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com 813-615-4803

Verizon Wireless Expands Metro Atlanta Wireless Broadband Network From Gainesville To Griffin, Georgia

Verizon Wireless Expands Metro Atlanta Wireless Broadband Network From Gainesville To Griffin, Georgia ALPHARETTA, GA — November 13, 2006 —Verizon Wireless, the nation’s most reliable wireless network, today announced an expansion of the company’s metro Atlanta Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network, essentially making the Atlanta market an almost 3,000 square mile “mega hot spot” of high-speed wireless broadband coverage. The EV-DO network expansion includes further growth in Gainesville and new service in Griffin, Ga., giving customers in those areas, and everywhere in between, seamless access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices. With typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), Verizon Wireless’ high-speed services, BroadbandAccess and V CAST, delivers the fastest commercially available high-speed wide-area wireless Internet access service in the nation.

The continued expansion is part of Verizon Wireless’ ongoing network investment, which totals $30 billion nationally for the last six years. In the month of October, the company launched BroadbandAccess in six new Georgia markets including Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Warner Robins and Savannah. To date in 2006, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $160 million in the expansion and enhancement of its network in Georgia and Alabama.

“This expansion is part of our continuing focus on investing in our network reliability and providing innovative high-speed data services to our customers right here in Georgia,” said Jim McGean, president – Georgia/Alabama Region, Verizon Wireless. “With BroadbandAccess, more metro area mobile customers, who demand the most advanced wireless services whether it’s for business or entertainment, will now be able to take their desktop experience with them, allowing them to wirelessly access their Microsoft Outlook® calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind corporate firewalls.”

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess is the company’s high-speed wireless broadband network geared toward mobile professionals and business customers. BroadbandAccess provides mobile workers full access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility. The service gives customers the ability to connect to the Internet using a PC card that slides directly into most laptop computers and enables a download of a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file) in about 20 seconds.

V CAST

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. With V CAST, customers can get short video content on-demand, including current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming. And music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone are able to download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go. The V CAST Music library contains more than 1.4 million songs. Customers can download songs directly to their phone for $1.99 and receive two copies of each song: one for the phone and one to download onto their PC. Or, they can purchase songs online for 99 cents each and download a copy onto their phone via a USB cable for free. To access V CAST video content and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled phone and a $15.00 monthly subscription added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan.

Coverage

Verizon Wireless’ broadband network coverage expansion for the metro Atlanta area spans nearly 3,000 sq. miles, from Gainesville to Griffin. Broadband coverage is now available in the core of Spalding County and the northeastern portion of Pike County. These areas include downtown Griffin, US 19/41 from Hampton to North Pike and Hwy 16. In the Gainesville area, BroadbandAccess coverage has been expanded north along SR 11 and SR 23, east along Athens Hwy and west along Dawsonville Hwy. Customers who travel outside a BroadbandAccess coverage area with an EV-DO device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network, with which customers experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps, with bursts up to 144 kbps.

Pricing

For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with a new or existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access for Internet browsing, e-mail and intranet access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. The company’s BroadbandAccess service is also available on some laptops.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States and in Georgia.

Media Contact Info

Caran Smith Caran.Smith@verizonwireless.com 678-339-4891

Kira PerdueTrevelino/Keller Communications Groupkperdue@trevelinokeller.com404-214-0722, ext 101

U.S. Cellular Expands Wireless Service Area In East Tennessee

U.S. Cellular Expands Wireless Service Area In East Tennessee Crossville, Tenn. Dec. 11, 2006 – U.S. Cellular, which recently celebrated its 20 th year serving customers in Knoxville, recently expanded its services to eastern Tennessee communities with the purchase of the Eloqui Wireless properties. U.S. Cellular began providing wireless service this week to consumers and former Eloqui customers in 14 counties in eastern Tennessee including Cumberland County residents.

As part of the company’s expansion into eastern Tennessee U.S. Cellular announced a $15 million investment in building, enhancing and expanding the company’s Tennessee wireless network to better serve the state’s wireless needs. New customers will benefit from the state-of-the-art Customer Care Center and a regional operations center located in Knoxville.

“We look forward to providing our new customers in eastern Tennessee with the same commitment to customer satisfaction that Knoxville customers have experienced with us for more than twenty years,” said Tom Catani, regional vice president of U.S. Cellular. “Our new associates are poised to offer customers the highest quality network, the best in customer support and a comprehensive range of wireless products.”

Catani added, “We have a tremendous amount of confidence in the customer experience we provide that is why we are offering new customers a 30-day trial with U.S. Cellular. If customers find that U.S. Cellular does not fit their needs, they simply return the phone within 30 days and pay only for the service used.”

The expansion by U.S. Cellular and its agent owners will also bring economic development to the region with approximately 85 new associates hired at more than 17 retail locations. With the acquisition, U.S. Cellular now operates more than 200 towers and 54 retail locations, supported by more than 900 associates, throughout the state. The counties in addition to Cumberland included in the expansion are Campbell, Claiborne, Clay, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Roane, Scott, and Trousdale.

As a result of U.S. Cellular’s network investment customers in Cumberland County will experience improved service from tower additions or enhancements near Lake Tansi Resort, along Interstate 40 as well as U.S. Highways 101 and 127 south of Crossville. The company will serve customers with two Crossville locations at 1784 North Main Street and 1096 West Avenue. Customers may also call 931-456-0037 and 931-484-3545 respectively for more information.

U.S. Cellular has a strong history of giving back the communities it serves and the company looks forward to serving as a responsible corporate citizen to the communities of eastern Tennessee. Through the company’s charitable giving program which focuses on organizations serving disadvantaged youth, families and seniors, U.S. Cellular has contributed more than $500,000 to communities in Tennessee over the past four years.

U.S. Cellular is the nation's sixth-largest wireless service carrier, serving 5.7 million customers in 26 states. The Chicago-based company operates on a customer satisfaction strategy, meeting customer needs by providing a comprehensive range of wireless products and services, superior customer support and a high-quality network.

Alltel Wireless Debuts Bluetooth® Camera Phone From LG

Alltel Wireless Debuts Bluetooth® Camera Phone From LG LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and SAN DIEGO, Calif. - November 9, 2006 - Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, and LG Electronics MobileComm USA Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) today announced that the LG AX245 Bluetooth® camera phone is now available to Alltel customers. Alltel is the first carrier to launch the handset.

"This is a sleek clamshell handset that comes loaded with all of the innovative features customers expect from Alltel and LG," said Wade McGill, senior vice president of product management for Alltel Wireless. "We're excited to be the first wireless carrier to make this handset available to customers."

"LG is thrilled to offer Alltel customers the LG AX245 Bluetooth¨ camera phone," said Jeff Hwang, senior vice president of marketing and product management, LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc. "The lustrous design and advanced capabilities of LG's latest handset ensure that Alltel customers are always in touch with friends and family."

In addition to hands-free Bluetooth® technology, the AX245 features a VGA camera with flash, Axcess Web capability and Axcess picture messaging. It has a built-in speakerphone and voice-activated dialing as well as BREW® client 3.1.4.

For customers' added convenience, the AX245 is equipped to receive software updates and programming wirelessly "over the air," reducing the need for maintenance-related store visits.

The AX245 is available from Alltel for $59.99 after a $60 mail-in rebate. This discounted price is available to new customers on two-year service agreements as well as to existing eligible customers on qualifying rate plans.

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau 501-905-7962 Vice President - Corporate Communications andrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris 501-905-4094 Manager - Corporate Communications scott.l.morris@alltel.com

Demetra Kavadeles 858-635-5232 Public Relations-LG Mobile Phones dkavadeles@lge.com

Reliance Communications And UTStarcom Launch Reliance Mobile Pocket PC

Reliance Communications And UTStarcom Launch Reliance Mobile Pocket PC MUMBAI, India and ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2006-- UTStarcom, Inc., a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, and Reliance Communications Ltd. today announced the launch of India's first CDMA Microsoft Windows Mobile(TM) 5.0 Pocket PC -- the Reliance Mobile Pocket PC PPC 6700.

The multi-functional service with data and video transmission capabilities of up to 144 kbps and average download speeds ranging from 60-80 kbps on Reliance Communications' high-speed network is targeted at the enterprise segment and executives on the move.

"We are glad to partner with Reliance Communications Ltd. for the distribution of our award-winning PPC 6700 in India. This is in keeping with UTStarcom's ongoing endeavor to provide the technologically best and most cost-efficient solutions to our customers across the nation," said Vijay Yadav, managing director of South Asia operations at UTStarcom. "With the power and flexibility of the new Windows Mobile 5.0 software platform and the speed of the Reliance network, mobile information workers will now have the freedom to stay connected whenever and wherever they want."

"The Reliance Mobile Pocket PC is a step forward in our endeavor to provide the best and most competitive services that harness technology for enhancing effectiveness," said Prakash Bajpai, president and chief executive officer at Reliance Communications -- Enterprise Business. "We are confident that the enriched features, easy-to-use applications and high-speed download capabilities of the device will add significant value to the upwardly mobile customers on Reliance Communications' network and offer them the ability to integrate their business applications seamlessly across the broadband infrastructure to mobile use."

This compact, feature-packed PDA phone running on Windows Mobile 5.O sports a slide-out text keyboard, and three separate radios: CDMA EV-DO ready, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Other key features include a 1.3 mega pixel camera with video capture, miniSD card slot, touch screen, speakerphone, and the full suite of Windows Mobile 5.0 software. The "Reliance Mobile Pocket PC" is available through Reliance Communication's business sales channels, with servicing capabilities across eight cities in India.

"The Indian CDMA carriers are technologically advanced and have a lot of options on these data devices," said Mohit Kapoor, director of South Asia for UTStarcom Personal Communications. "As of today, UTStarcom has a stronghold in North America and is gaining traction with key global carriers by offering unique designs such as the PPC 6700."

KEY FEATURES OF RELIANCE POCKET PC:

*Sliding QWERTY Keyboard

*1.3 Megapixel CMOS Camera with Flash and wide angle

*Image (Graphic) Formats Supported: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, JPG

*Video Playback & Recording: MPEG-4, H.263, WMV, ASF, Motion-JPEG AVI, 3GPP2

*Audio Formats Supported: MP3, WAV, WMA, MIDI, QCP

*Bluetooth(R) 1.2 Capable

*Camcorder

*MS Outlook Email Capable

*MS Office Word(R), Excel(R), PowerPoint(R) MobileTM

*External Memory: Mini-SD Card slot

*Speakerphone

*TTY/TTD Capable

*Web Browsing Capable -- supports broadband like Internet access speed

*In built Wi-FiTM Capable -- can be used as a modem for dial-up networking on laptop *Capable of running heavy applications like Internet radio

*Pocket Internet Explorer -- supports rich HTML, PC-like content rather than just WAP

*Built-in Push mail client to support Push mail

Contact:

Andy Tennille, Senior Manager, Public Relations, of UTStarcom, Inc., +1-510-814-4421, or andy.tennille@utstar.com; or Rachana Panda, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications of UTStarcom South Asia, +91-9811880869; or media, Stephanie Gallagher of Engage PR, +1-510-748-8200, ext. 213, or stephanie@engagepr.com, for UTStarcom, Inc. http://www.utstar.com

Verizon Wireless Broadband Wireless Network Now Available In Greenville, North Carolina

Verizon Wireless Broadband Wireless Network Now Available In Greenville, North Carolina Greenville, NC — November 8, 2006 — Building on its successful strategy to provide customers superior wireless services in North Carolina, Verizon Wireless announced today the launch of the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in Greenville, NC, enabling both its BroadbandAccess and V CAST services. Verizon Wireless’ customers in Greenville now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

“Our broadband expansion to Greenville is part of Verizon Wireless’ continuing focus to provide high-speed data services to our customers throughout North Carolina,” said Jerry Fountain, region president for Verizon Wireless. “Greenville joins several other EV-DO markets in North Carolina that currently offer Verizon Wireless’ high-speed business and entertainment services such as Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro and most recently Wilmington.”

Last year, Verizon Wireless invested $330 million in North Carolina to build, maintain and expand its high-quality network, and the growth continues in 2006. Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion nationwide over the last six years – to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides on-the-go professionals with full, mobile access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection. Users can conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

With average access speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in about 20 seconds. Current and new customers with any voice plan can now get unlimited BroadbandAccess for $59.99 monthly access with a two-year customer agreement. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access for unlimited use with a one-year customer agreement.

V CAST

V CAST, the nation’s first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers, offers the most comprehensive selection available of music, videos and 3D games on demand. Users can stream video clips (up to five minutes long) of the hottest entertainment, music videos, movie trailers, sports highlights, news and breaking weather directly to their Verizon Wireless V CAST-capable phone.

With V CAST Music, customers can browse and download songs from the V CAST Music library of 1.4 million songs directly onto their V CAST Music-enabled phone or Windows® XP-enabled PC. They can also transfer music from their PC to their V CAST Music-enabled phone and take their tunes with them without a second device.

Customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use. Additional BroadbandAccess and V CAST pricing and product information is available at www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Carly Culbertson Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com 864-987-2006

Erin Nelson JDPR erinn@jdpr.com 864-233-3776, ext. 17

Verizon Wireless Broadband Wireless Network Now Available In Wilmington, North Carolina

Verizon Wireless Broadband Wireless Network Now Available In Wilmington, North Carolina Wilmington, NC — November 8, 2006 — Building on its successful strategy to provide customers superior wireless services in North Carolina, Verizon Wireless announced today the launch of the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in Wilmington, NC, enabling both its BroadbandAccess and V CAST services. Verizon Wireless’ customers in Wilmington and in surrounding towns like Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Ogden now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

“Our broadband expansion to the Wilmington area is part of Verizon Wireless’ continuing focus to provide high-speed data services to our customers living and visiting the area,” said Jerry Fountain, region president for Verizon Wireless. “Now one of North Carolina’s top tourist destinations can enjoy the latest high-speed business and entertainment services.”

Last year, Verizon Wireless invested $330 million in North Carolina to build, maintain and expand its high-quality network, and the growth continues in 2006. Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion nationwide over the last six years – to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides on-the-go professionals with full, mobile access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection. Users can conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

With average access speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in about 20 seconds. Current and new customers with any voice plan can now get unlimited BroadbandAccess for $59.99 monthly access with a two-year customer agreement. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access for unlimited use with a one-year customer agreement.

V CAST

V CAST, the nation’s first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers, offers the most comprehensive selection available of music, videos and 3D games on demand. Users can stream video clips (up to five minutes long) of the hottest entertainment, music videos, movie trailers, sports highlights, news and breaking weather directly to their Verizon Wireless V CAST-capable phone.

With V CAST Music, customers can browse and download songs from the V CAST Music library of 1.4 million songs directly onto their V CAST Music-enabled phone or Windows® XP-enabled PC. They can also transfer music from their PC to their V CAST Music-enabled phone and take their tunes with them without a second device.

Customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use. Additional BroadbandAccess and V CAST pricing and product information is available at www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Carly Culbertson Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com 864-987-2006

Erin Nelson JDPR erinn@jdpr.com 864-233-3776, ext. 17

Wireless Broadband Network Launches Along Treasure Coast, Florida

Wireless Broadband Network Launches Along Treasure Coast, Florida BOCA RATON, FL — November 8, 2006 — Verizon Wireless has launched its high-speed wireless BroadbandAccess network along Florida’s Treasure Coast to better serve residents, businesses and visitors in this highly mobile, rapidly growing region.

This advanced network allows customers to utilize the latest high-speed productivity and entertainment applications and services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices. This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) technology, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).

The multi-million dollar network expansion – which entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in dozens of wireless transmission sites – brings high-speed wireless services to the core areas of the Treasure Coast, from Fort Pierce to Vero Beach. With this most recent expansion, an additional 750 square miles of coverage have been added and 250,000 residents in the area now have access to the Verizon Wireless broadband service.

The new high-speed Treasure Coast network links up with the Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess network in Martin and Palm Beach counties, serving customers along Florida’s East Coast all the way to Key West. The high-speed wireless services also are available in other major markets across the state.

The expansion is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled more than $1 billion in the state and $30 billion nationally over the past six years.

“The Treasure Coast is an important growing market with many tech-savvy businesses and consumers here, and it also serves as a key corridor for travelers going up and down the East Coast,” said Mike Lanman, Verizon Wireless Florida region president, from the company’s Florida headquarters in Boca Raton. “We’ve invested heavily to be able to provide this area with access to the most advanced wireless services, such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST Music and video.”

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. With V CAST, customers can get short video content on-demand, including current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming. And music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone are able to download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

In addition to allowing advanced applications such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST, the network upgrade in the Treasure Coast will further strengthen the Verizon Wireless network in the event of emergencies. The network stood up well to the recent extraordinary storm seasons, while other communication networks sometimes suffered substantial disruptions.

“A strong, reliable wireless network is critical for the public in large-scale emergencies and every day,” Lanman said. “Verizon Wireless will continue to take a leading role in public safety to serve residents, businesses and visitors locally and across the state.”

Test Man Ride-Along Program

The specially equipped Verizon Wireless test vehicles simultaneously test seven wireless providers, using a computerized program to generate phonically diverse “conversations” and data transmissions. Members of the media who are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along with a local member of the Verizon Wireless team of real-life test men and women, please contact Chuck Hamby at 813-615-4803 or via e-mail at chuck.hamby@verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Chuck Hamby Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com 813-615-4803

QUALCOMM And Arasor Enter Into A 3G CDMA Subscriber Unit License Agreement

QUALCOMM And Arasor Enter Into A 3G CDMA Subscriber Unit License Agreement SAN DIEGO — November 07, 2006 — QUALCOMM Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, and Arasor Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arasor International Ltd., today announced they have entered into a subscriber unit license agreement. Under the terms of the royalty-bearing agreement, QUALCOMM has granted Arasor a worldwide license under its CDMA patent portfolio to develop, manufacture and sell CDMA2000® and 1xEV-DO subscriber units. The royalties payable by Arasor are at QUALCOMM's standard rates.

“QUALCOMM is pleased to license Arasor for the development, manufacture and sale of CDMA2000 and 1xEV-DO subscriber products,” said Derek Aberle, senior vice president and general manager of QUALCOMM Technology Licensing. “This agreement enables yet another company to participate in the 3G CDMA wireless market worldwide, thereby helping to facilitate and promote healthy and vibrant competition within the wireless industry.”

“Many countries around the world are recognizing the tremendous growth and importance of providing broadband wireless services,” said Simon Cao, chief executive officer of Arasor. “3G CDMA is a key element for performance improvement and decreasing the costs of these services, and will enable Arasor to offer additional high-quality and innovative broadband wireless products to emerging markets around the world.”

QUALCOMM Contacts:

Bertha Agia, Corporate Communications Phone: 1-858-651-2683 Email: corpcomm@qualcomm.com

Bill Davidson, Investor Relations Phone: 1-858-658-4813 Email: ir@qualcomm.com

Arasor Contact: Mike Hong, Vice President of Wireless Products Phone: 1-650-314-1757 Email: mhong@arasor.net

SAMSUNG Reveals The Latest In Mobile Convergence Devices Ready For Mobile WiMAX Technology

SAMSUNG Reveals The Latest In Mobile Convergence Devices Ready For Mobile WiMAX Technology Seoul , Korea – November 7th, 2006 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in telecommunication network systems and handsets, unveiled the latest in mobile convergence device, the SPH-P9000 Deluxe MITs at Mobile WiMAX Summit 2006. The SPH-P9000 is the true convergence device capable of voice and multimedia data communications through Mobile WiMAX technology.

The SPH-P9000 is the ideal companion for users to usher in the new era of mobile convergence technology. The expected growth of Mobile WiMAX services will result in an increasing demand for multi-functional devices. The SPH-P9000 is a PDA-based device utilizing Mobile WiMAX and CDMA EV-DO connectivity. Users will have wireless access to the Internet utilizing Mobile WiMAX connectivity. Simultaneously, the CDMA EV-DO technology provides mobile phone connection for voice communication. With Microsoft Windows XP as the operating system, users will find the contents and applications familiar and easy to use for work and play.

The SPH-P9000 comes with a QWERTY keyboard for painless typing and internet surfing, while the MP3 player function, VOD, and camera function provide a quick access to multimedia entertainment. The five inch WVGA screen is prepared for movie and document viewing, while the 30GB hard drive stores music, movies, and documents. All of these unique features are combined into one device that weighs in at a little over one pound. The SPH-P9000 is truly a unique and versatile mobile device.

Kitae Lee, President of the Telecommunication Network Business at Samsung Electronics, says “Our new SPH-P9000 is just one of the few Mobile WiMAX convergence devices to be introduced to the world. Samsung will expand our portfolio of mobile convergence devices, as we expect to expand our global Mobile WiMAX services globally.“ He adds, “Samsung will continuously drive the market with pioneering telecommunication technology and services. Samsung will meet the demands of Mobile WiMAX services and convergence devices by delivering the right combination of technology and design,”

The SPH-P9000 will be launched in Korea first half of 2007.

SPH-P9000 Specifications:

Standard: Mobile WiMAX / CDMA 1x EV-DO

Camera: 1.3 Megapixel Camera

Display: 5” WVGA LCD

Features: 1GHz (Transmeta) CPU, QWERTY Keyboard, Bluetooth® (Class1) with BT Messenger, Mini USB / 24 pin Connector, Extended I/O Pack, 2980mAh / 7200mAh Battery

Other Functions: 30GB Embedded

Size: 143 x 92 x 29.7 mm

Weight: 560g

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Wireless Network In Marion, County, Ohio

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Wireless Network In Marion, County, Ohio MARION, OH — November 6, 2006 — Verizon Wireless today has expanded the national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to portions of Marion County.

The launch of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers in Marion and Norton can access the company’s high-speed business and entertainment network and enjoy two prime services. BroadbandAccess is the company’s high-speed wireless service, with average user speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), geared toward mobile professionals and business customers. V CAST is a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music videos, news, weather, sports and more.

The network expansion will equip Verizon Wireless’ business customers to experience a truly untethered mobile office experience, enabling them to wirelessly access their calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind their companies’ firewalls. With the added benefit of V CAST, consumers also now have access to the most comprehensive selection of downloadable music, high-quality videos and the coolest 3D games found anywhere.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides mobile workers full access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility. Developed with a range of users in mind, the service enables large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and mobile professionals to conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

Business customers can access information when they are on the road—at customer locations, at job sites or in hotels—with BroadbandAccess. Customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (for example, a small PowerPoint® presentation or large PDF file) or receive three digital pictures (each 400 x 600 pixels) in less than 20 seconds. Also, customers who travel outside the BroadbandAccess coverage area with an EV-DO device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network, in which customers experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

“Our BroadbandAccess service gives our enterprise customers three key advantages in wireless communication — speed, mobility and security,” said Roger Tang, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. “With these advantages comes an increase in productivity and bottom-line business benefits.”

V CAST

The company’s high-speed network also enables its V CAST multimedia services, offering customers the ability to download full song tracks, play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips straight to the handset with top transmission speeds. With content updated daily, customers can watch dozens of broadcasts, from breaking news and weather to sports highlights, the hottest entertainment clips and more.

V CAST Music, available to customers with V CAST Music-enabled handsets, is the world’s most comprehensive, over-the-air mobile music service. Customers with V CAST Music can download song tracks directly to their Verizon Wireless handsets or to PCs equipped with Windows® XP operating software. The V CAST Music on demand service includes access to a catalog of more than 1.4 million songs.

Coverage

In Marion County, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 810 square miles and covers routes surrounding Marion and Norton, including U.S. Route 23 from the northern edge of Marion south to the Delaware County Line.

“The Marion-Norton area is a vital market with tech-savvy businesses and consumers,” Tang said. “The launch of our broadband network here provides our customers access to the very latest wireless technology.”

The multi-million dollar expansion entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region. It is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled $30 billion nationally over the past six years. More than $140 million of this investment was spent in Ohio in the first three quarters of 2006.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. Marion and Norton are the latest markets to be added to Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area. Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was introduced in Ohio in metropolitan Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton in January 2005.

Product Offering

BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with an existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. BroadbandAccess service also is available as an integrated option on select notebook computers, including laptops from Dell, Lenovo, HP and Toshiba.

Wireless PC Cards for BroadbandAccess customers include the Verizon Wireless PC 5740, Verizon Wireless V620 and Kyocera KPC 650. A new Novatel Wireless V640 card is available for laptop owners with ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slots rather than with a traditional PCMCIA slot.

In addition, several handsets have the ability to “tether” to a laptop’s USB port, with the purchase of a Mobile Office Kit. BroadbandAccess-powered PDAs offered by Verizon Wireless include the Motorola QTM, the Palm® TreoTM 700w and the Palm Treo 700p. Popular BlackBerry® options include the new 8703e, the 7250 and 7130e.

To access V CAST Music, video and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled handset and must be on a Verizon Wireless calling plan. Currently, nearly 20 music capable handsets are available, including the popular Chocolate by LG, the Motorola RAZR V3m and MOTOKRZR K1m.

Customers with a V CAST Music-enabled handset and a calling plan can pay as they go to download songs directly onto their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for as little as 99 cents, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card for free from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song — one for the handset, one for the PC.

For more information, about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Laura Merritt Laura.Merritt@verizonwireless.com 614-560-2605

George Heddleston For Verizon Wireless gheddleston@woh.rr.com 866-667-9110

'The Papdits,' A Docu-Comedy For CBS, Starts Streaming Today On CBS's Broadband Channel Innertube 'THE PAPDITS' Is From Writer-Producer Ant Hines ('Da Ali G Show'

'The Papdits,' A Docu-Comedy For CBS, Starts Streaming Today On CBS's Broadband Channel Innertube 'THE PAPDITS' Is From Writer-Producer Ant Hines ('Da Ali G Show' BASKING RIDGE, NJ — November 6, 2006 — Starting today, the never-before-seen comedy/reality hybrid, THE PAPDITS, produced for CBS during the 2006 development season, will stream for free on CBS's broadband channel innertube (www.cbs.com/innertube).

THE PAPDITS, from writer and producer Ant Hines, who also worked on HBO's "Da Ali G Show," is a docu-comedy about a family from Kashmir and their interactions with real Americans as they travel through the U.S. looking for the perfect community in which to settle and make their fortune.

In addition to streaming the program on innertube, Verizon Wireless is the exclusive mobile content partner of THE PAPDITS and starting today, exclusive clips will be available to Verizon Wireless subscribers on V CAST. To view these clips, Verizon Wireless customers can go to V CAST Video on their V CAST-enabled mobile phone, select the CBS Channel on the Entertainment Category and they will find the clips under THE PAPDITS sub-channel. Subscribers will be able to view one to two clips a day, over the next week -- about seven exclusive clips in total.

Hines created THE PAPDITS and serves as an executive producer along with Tom Nunan and Cathy Schulman. THE PAPDITS is produced by Bull's Eye Entertainment, in association with CBS Paramount Network Television and Sony Pictures Television.

CBS's innertube, an advertising-supported broadband channel, offers a wide range of free entertainment programming to Internet users and can be accessed through CBS.com or by going directly to www.cbs.com/innertube. It features entire episodes of popular CBS series, as well as a line-up of original series produced expressly for the Internet, and new shows that are companions to popular CBS brands.

Verizon Wireless' V CAST service gives customers access to short video content including current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. Verizon Wireless customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can also access all V CAST has to offer right from their phones for just $3.00 for 24-hour use without signing up for a $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription to use the service.

Media Contact Info

Joanna Massey CBSjdmassey@cbs.com 323-575-7080

Jeffrey Nelson Jeffrey.Nelson@verizonwireless.com 908-559-7519

Verizon Wireless Customer To Get Full Election Results Coverage Through AP Mobile Elections

Verizon Wireless Customer To Get Full Election Results Coverage Through AP Mobile Elections BASKING RIDGE, NJ — November 6, 2006 — Who will control the U.S. House of Representatives for the 110th Congress? In Virginia, will it be Allen or Webb? Sodrel or Hill in Indiana? Kilroy or Pryce in Ohio? This week, Verizon Wireless customers on the go don’t have to be glued to their television sets to get full coverage of this year’s election results. Beginning today, Verizon Wireless customers with Mobile Web 2.0SM-capable phones can check out AP Mobile Elections on their handsets to access full coverage of the 2006 general election results collected by The Associated Press (AP).

AP Mobile Elections, gives Verizon Wireless customers access to coverage for over 500 races and the results are updated every five minutes as new information becomes available. Plus, the application comes with a number of features to keep track of the results including:

• My Races: Customers can bookmark specific races so they can easily track results on election night

• Top Races: Customers can view results of the top races in the news

• Top Political Stories: Customers can access AP’s Political Alert wire, covering the top political stories from around the country

Beginning today, AP Mobile Elections will be available on the home page of Mobile Web. Customers can also access AP Mobile Elections from a Mobile Web 2.0-capable phone by entering http://mer.ap.org in the Mobile Web browser on their phone. Airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications on Verizon Wireless handsets. Customers need Verizon Wireless digital service to access Mobile Web 2.0.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Jeffrey Nelson Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7519

Leap To Bring Google Services To Enrich Consumers' Mobile Experiences

Leap To Bring Google Services To Enrich Consumers'' Mobile Experiences SAN DIEGO, Nov 06, 2006 -- Focused on further enriching the mobile experience for its Cricket(R) customers, Leap Wireless International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced a definitive agreement to provide users with direct access to an array of Google(TM) products and services. Cricket customers will have access to Google's popular search engine, as well as its email and map applications in 2007.

"Keeping mobile content both simple and unlimited for our Cricket customers is a continuing priority for the company," said Doug Hutcheson, chief executive officer and president of Leap. "Teaming with an industry leader like Google enables us to effectively provide consumers with the wealth of information they have become accustomed to getting through Google, only now they no longer need to be tethered to their home or office computer. We believe that this enhancement to our product portfolio will resonate well with customers and further advance our innovative and unlimited position in the marketplace."

With the addition of Google(TM) services to the Cricket wireless data offering, customers will have access to several popular features, including: -- Search - Customers can wirelessly access Google's entire index of Web and mobile Web pages, with the pages designed to fit each mobile device's smaller screensize.

-- Local Listings - Users can search and locate everything from tailors to restaurants.

-- Personalized Home - With this service, Cricket customers can customize their Google personalized homepage for their mobile device, as well as view their most recent Gmail(TM) messages, check weather updates and keep up-to-speed on important information without being tethered to their home or office.

-- Email correspondence - Cricket customers can read and compose Gmail(TM) messages while on the go since Gmail(TM) is optimized for the mobile device being used.

-- Email attachment viewing - Customers can also open attachments they receive in Gmail(TM) including photos, Microsoft Word(TM) documents, and PDF files.

-- Maps - With Google Maps for mobile, Cricket customers can wirelessly access business locations; interactive maps that allow users to zoom in or out and move in all directions for easy orientation; and directions, with routes displayed on the map itself, together with step-by-step directions. In addition, local business locations and contact information appear all in one place, which is integrated on the map, and users can also get a bird's eye view of their desired location with Google's satellite imagery service.

-- Real-time traffic - Using one of the newest features of Google Maps for mobile, customers can identify where traffic congestion is and estimate delays in over 30 major U.S. metropolitan areas.

Contacts:

Leap Wireless Greg Lund, Media Relations 858-882-9105 glund@leapwireless.com or Jim Seines, Investor Relations 858-882-6084 jseines@leapwireless.com or Bock Communications, Inc. Jessica Levy, Media Relations 714-292-2990 leap@bockpr.com

Verizon Wireless Introduces Broadband Network In Waco, Texas

Verizon Wireless Introduces Broadband Network In Waco, Texas DALLAS, TX — November 6, 2006 — More customers in Central Texas can now access the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices thanks to Verizon Wireless. The company announced today it has launched its wireless broadband network in the Waco area, as part of the continued expansion of the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network throughout Texas and across the country.

From Baylor students downloading their favorite songs to reporters using high-speed wireless Internet to file stories from the Western White House, everyone in Waco and the surrounding areas can now enjoy the true mobility of high-speed wireless data. Towns benefiting from the EV-DO expansion include Waco, Beverly Hills, Woodway, Robinson, Hewitt, Bellmead, Lacy-Lakeview, Axtell, Crawford, China Spring and Northcrest.

“This expansion is part of our continuing focus on providing the best high-speed data services to our customers in Texas,” said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. “Now local businesses have access to the latest wireless technology with BroadbandAccess, and we know college students will quickly embrace the latest downloads from V CAST Music.”

The Waco launch involved installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region and extends the Verizon Wireless EV-DO network to the area. The coverage area runs along Interstate 35 from FM 308 in the north to FM Baxley Road in the south. The expansion extends along US Highway 84 from Scheele Road to FM 939 as well as to the intersection of State Highway 6 and Patton Road.

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

With average connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment - the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file - in about 20 seconds.

The technology was first introduced in Texas in Austin, and now also is available in the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Victoria, Laredo, Sherman/Denison, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange and Bryan/College Station metro areas.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phone. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion into its network in the last six years – $5 billion on average every year since 2000 when the company was formed – to ensure network reliability and increase coverage and capacity. Verizon Wireless continues to invest in the network locally as well, including activation of 30 new cell sites in the Waco area since 2000.

Customers can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 2812 West Loop 340 Ste H-2 at the Central Texas Marketplace or contact Store Manager Maggie Vaught at 254-399-8948.

Media Contact Info

Jimmy Duvall Jimmy.Duvall@verizonwireless.com 972.444.5515

Alison McMillon Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless amcmillon@webershandwick.com 972.830.2812

Wireless Broadband Network Speeds Into Daytona, Florida

Wireless Broadband Network Speeds Into Daytona, Florida TAMPA, FL — November 6, 2006 — In an area known for high-performance cars racing around its world-famous speedway, Verizon Wireless has launched a new high-speed wireless network to deliver the latest wireless technology and services to Daytona Beach residents, businesses and visitors.

The new BroadbandAccess network allows customers to utilize the latest high-speed productivity and entertainment applications and services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices. This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) technology, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).

The multi-million dollar network expansion – which entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in dozens of wireless transmission sites – brings high-speed wireless services to the core areas of Volusia County. With this most recent expansion, an additional 350 square miles and 175,000 residents in the region now have access to wireless broadband service. The BroadbandAccess network also is available in other major markets throughout Florida.

The expansion is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled more than $1 billion in the state and $30 billion nationally over the past six years.

“Daytona Beach is growing rapidly with many types of wireless users – from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students, students on spring break, Daytona 500 and NASCAR fans, racing industry professionals and many others – all who demand the latest technology,” said Frank Wise, network director for Verizon Wireless Florida region. “We’ve invested heavily to be able to provide the entire area with access to the most advanced wireless services, such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST Music and video.”

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. With V CAST, customers can get short video content on-demand, including current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming. And music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone are able to download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

In addition to allowing advanced applications such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST, the network upgrade in Daytona Beach will further strengthen the Verizon Wireless network in the event of emergencies. The network stood up well to the extraordinary recent storm seasons, while other communication networks sometimes suffered substantial disruptions.

“Reliable wireless service is critical for the public during emergencies,” Wise said. “Our strong network is the backbone of this service that allows Verizon Wireless to play a key role in public safety during crises and everyday.”

Test Man Ride-Along Program

The specially equipped Verizon Wireless test vehicles simultaneously test seven wireless providers, using a computerized program to generate phonically diverse “conversations” and data transmissions. Members of the media who are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along with a local member of the Verizon Wireless team of real-life test men and women, please contact Chuck Hamby at 813-615-4803 or via e-mail at chuck.hamby@verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Chuck Hamby Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com 813-615-4803

Lehigh Valley Residents Continue To Benefit From Verizon Wireless’ Aggressive Network Expansion

Lehigh Valley Residents Continue To Benefit From Verizon Wireless’ Aggressive Network Expansion LEHIGH VALLEY, PA — November 6, 2006 — Continuing to build on its strategy to provide business and individual customers superior voice and data networks in the United States, Verizon Wireless today announced it has expanded its wireless network with the addition of six new cell sites in the Lehigh Valley. This network expansion is part of the company’s aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year (more than $1 billion every 90 days), including $130 million in the Philadelphia Tri-State Region so far in 2006, to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services. The company has invested $30 billion in the last six years – $5 billion on average every year since 2000 – to ensure network reliability and increase coverage and capacity.

The new sites provide increased coverage and capacity to the following areas:

• Allentown, Pa. – three new cell sites increase coverage and capacity along Cedar Crest Boulevard, Mechanicsville and Orefield Roads; along Skyline Drive, Emmaus Avenue and Albert Street, and along Route 145, Fourth Street, and Tilghman Street. • Catasqua, Pa. – service enhancements include Howertown and Bullshead Roads and the intersection of Pine and Main Streets. • Trexlertown, Pa. – coverage and capacity enhancements along U.S Routes 100 and 222. • Walnutport, Pa. – service improved along Routes 145 and 873, and Mountain View Drive.

“Customers count on us to deliver wireless service they can rely on,” said Christine Baron, president of Verizon Wireless’ Philadelphia Tri-State Region. “We will continue to make these kinds of significant investments in our wireless network to ensure that we deliver the reliable and innovative services customers want.”

High-Speed BroadbandAccess Network Expands in Lehigh Valley

The company also announced the continued expansion of its two wide-area wireless broadband services, BroadbandAccess and V CAST, in the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton metro area – giving local customers access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

Both services are based on Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network technology. The company’s wireless broadband network is now available to nearly three quarters of the Philadelphia Tri-State Region. With the latest service expansion, Verizon Wireless customers can now access the company’s high-speed wireless broadband network while traveling throughout Lehigh and Northampton counties (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Cherryville, Northampton, Slatington, Schnecksville) and into Warren County, N.J. (Belvidere, Blairstown, Hackettstown, Hope, Port Murry, Washington).

Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess features the ability to connect to the Internet using a PC card that slides directly into most laptop computers and enables a download of a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file) in about 20 seconds. Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. The service is also available as an integrated option on select notebook computers.

As an example of the productivity benefits the company’s wireless broadband provides to mobile and business professionals, construction supervisors can capture important details about building projects and wirelessly transmit the information to the contractor; food and beverage company representatives can re-order stock wirelessly while at the point of sale, and physicians can write prescriptions, enter orders and manage other tasks via PDAs or laptops.

The high-speed network also enables the company’s V CAST multimedia service, which lets customers download full song tracks “on demand” right to their Verizon Wireless phones. Customers with XP operating software can also purchase songs from the V CAST Music store online. V CAST includes access to a catalog of more than 1.4 million songs and also offers video content on-demand, including current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming.

Strong demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the third quarter of 2006 as the company added 1.9 million net new customers. Verizon Wireless is the leader in wireless customer loyalty. In the third quarter, the company posted a customer turnover rate of 1.2%, well below the rate reported by the other major wireless carriers.

Media Contact Info

Sheldon Jones Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com 215-638-5668 (office) 215-219-8890 (mobile)

TELUS Heats Up The Holidays With Hot Chocolate

TELUS Heats Up The Holidays With Hot Chocolate Vancouver, B.C. – November 6, 2006 - TELUS and LG Electronics today announced the first Canadian availability of the LG Chocolate phone (LG 8500), and the Hot Chocolate SPARK music box. This exclusive, limited edition music pack is the perfect gift for music lovers, featuring the LG Chocolate phone, a premium Bluetooth stereo headset with case, 1GB SD card for storing up to 1000 songs, memory card reader, phone carry case and up to 3 months of unlimited access to TELUS Mobile Music™.

“The LG Chocolate phone and Hot Chocolate SPARK music box are a music lover's dream combination, bringing together the beautiful, sleek, ultramodern design of the Chocolate with all the accessories needed for a truly indulgent mobile music experience,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS senior vice-president of Products and Services.

The LG Chocolate phone is a work of art – both in style and functionality – with its sleek, ultra-thin minimalist style, silky-smooth slide design and glowing red touch-sensitive keypad. The LG Chocolate phone is taking the global handset market by storm, selling more than 3.5 million units since its international launch outside Korea and has won two global design awards (the 2006 iF Design Award and Reddot Design Award for its unique styling and user interface).

“Nothing is as tempting as Chocolate, which is why LG Canada is so excited about bringing the LG Chocolate phone to Canadians to bring a sense of style to their holiday season,” said.William Cho, president and CEO, LG Electronics Canada. “Already an award winning phone across the globe, the Chocolate phone is a perfect fit for stylish Canadians. Packed with style and substance it will certainly be the hottest must-have item of this season.”

The LG Chocolate phone is a versatile multimedia phone with access to the TELUS SPARK line-up of entertainment, information and messaging services. Featuring TELUS Mobile Music full-track music download service, which allows clients to browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their phones over TELUS' Wireless High Speed and 1X networks. With hundreds of thousands of songs to choose from, TELUS clients can download the songs they want, anytime, anywhere.

The LG Chocolate phone also supports TELUS Mobile TV™ for access to 23 real-time TV channels, TELUS Mobile Radio™ for streaming access to programming on 20 XM Canada satellite radio stations, a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth v1.1 capabilities for transfer of non copyright-protected files and use with compatible accessories, and a microSDTM memory expansion slot for storage of up to 1GB of data.

The LG Chocolate phone from TELUS also features:

• Music only mode (RF off, except Bluetooth)

• Standalone mode (RF off, for use with wired headsets for listening to music)

• Ability to set the alarm using music

• Downloadable games, ring tones, wallpapers and more

• Mobile Web 2.0

• Speaker-dependent voice recognition: call, send message to, go to, check, lookup, My Account

• Personal Tools – calendar with scheduler, alarm clock, notepad, world clock, calculator and EZ tip calculator tools

• Speed dial with 98 entries and one touch voice mail default

• 500 contacts address book with five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID for each entry

The Hot Chocolate SPARK music box is available at TELUS retail locations nationally, except Saskatchewan, for $199.99 on a three-year contract or $399.99 without contract. The LG Chocolate phone is also available separately for $129.99 on a three-year contract or $329.99 without a contract.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Smithers TELUS Media Relations (416) 684-6817 julie.smithers@telus.com

Anne-Julie Gratton High Road Communications (416) 644-2286 agratton@highroad.com

Philadelphia Tri-State Region Customers Continue To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

Philadelphia Tri-State Region Customers Continue To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements PHILADELPHIA, PA — November 6, 2006 — Verizon Wireless today announced it has completed more than $130 million in enhancements to its Philadelphia Tri-State Region network so far in 2006. The network expansion is part of an aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year (more than $1 billion every 90 days) to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services. The company has invested $30 billion in the last six years – $5 billion on average every year since 2000 – to ensure network reliability and increase coverage and capacity.

During the third quarter, the company added 15 new cell sites across the region. The cell sites will improve coverage and capacity in:

Pennsylvania

Allentown – increased coverage and capacity along Cedar Crest Boulevard, Mechanicsville and Orefield Roads. Catasqua – coverage and capacity enhancements along Howertown and Bullshead Roads and the intersection of Pine and Main Streets. Trexlertown – service enhanced along U.S Routes 100 and 222. Walnutport – new cell site augments coverage and capacity along Routes 145 and 873, and Mountain View Drive. Kennett Square – increased coverage and capacity along Route 1 from Locust Lane to Old Kennett Road, and Route 82 from Greenwood Road to the Toughkenamon exit. Fairless Hills – service enhanced along Oxford Valley and Trenton Roads. Paoli – increased coverage and capacity along Routes 252 and 30.

New Jersey

Barnegat Light & Seaside Heights – service improved along Routes 35 and 37, Pompano Drive and Long Beach Avenue, in route to Island Beach State Park and Barnegat Bay. Brighton Beach - increased coverage and capacity along 30th Street and Long Beach Boulevard. Deerfield – service enhanced along Kenyon Avenue and West Sherman Avenue, and portions of Routes 55 and 56. Ocean View - increased coverage and capacity along Routes 9 and 50 and portions of the Garden State Parkway. Trenton - coverage and capacity enhancements along State Street and Olden Avenue, to Clinton and Brunswick Avenues. Pemberton – service improved along Julius Pemberton, Magnolia and North Pemberton Roads. Delaware Rehoboth Beach - increased coverage and capacity along Route 1 and the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Wilmington – service enhancements along Route 3 and Route 261, to Concord Pike.

“Customers count on us to deliver wireless service they can rely on,” said Christine Baron, president of Verizon Wireless’ Philadelphia Tri-State Region. “We will continue to make these kinds of significant investments in our wireless network to ensure we deliver the reliable and innovative services customers want.”

During the third quarter, the company also continued to rollout its two wide-area wireless broadband services, BroadbandAccess and V CAST, across the Philadelphia Region, giving local customers access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices. Both services are based on Evolution Data-Optimized (EV-DO) network technology. The company’s wireless broadband network is now available to nearly three quarters of the Philadelphia Tri-State Region .

High-Speed BroadbandAccess Network Expands in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware

The most recent expansion brings service to a larger area of the Lehigh Valley’s Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton metro area (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Cherryville, Northampton, Slatington, Schnecksville) reaching into Warren County, N.J. (Belvidere, Blairstown, Hackettstown, Hope, Port Murry, Washington). Service is also now available in Chester County, Pa. (Bucktown, Eagle, Ludwigs Corner, Chester Springs, West Grove, Red Lion, Avondale and Lenape); Ocean County, N.J. (Toms River, Lakewood, Brick, Point Pleasant, Lakehurst, Seaside Heights, Manahawkin, Long Beach Island, Bayville, Six Flags Great Adventure theme park) and to customers in New Castle County, DE.

Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess features the ability to connect to the Internet using a PC card that slides directly into most laptop computers and enables a download of a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file) in about 20 seconds. Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. The service is also available as an integrated option on select notebook computers.

The high-speed network also enables the company’s V CAST multimedia service, which lets customers download full song tracks “on demand” right to their Verizon Wireless phones. Customers with XP operating software can also purchase songs from the V CAST Music store online. V CAST includes access to a catalog of more than 1.4 million songs and also offers video content on-demand, including current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming.

Strong demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the third quarter of 2006 as the company added 1.9 million net new customers. Verizon Wireless is the leader in wireless customer loyalty. In the third quarter, the company posted a customer turnover rate of 1.2%, well below the rate reported by the other major wireless carriers.

Media Contact Info

Sheldon Jones Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com 215-638-5668 (office) 215-219-8890 (mobile)

Verizon Wireless And Kyocera Wireless Data Solutions Join Forces To Give Customers Efficiency And Mobility

Verizon Wireless And Kyocera Wireless Data Solutions Join Forces To Give Customers Efficiency And Mobility SAN DIEGO, CA and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — November 2, 2006 — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, and Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, have joined forces to bring efficient mobile computing and communications to business customers, including the U.S. Navy and GE’s Consumer and Industrial Appliance Division. Using Kyocera’s suite of data solutions that are implemented over Verizon Wireless’ Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) wireless broadband network, business customers can increase customer and employee satisfaction while lowering operating costs and increasing return on investment.

Verizon Wireless and Kyocera congratulate the U.S. Navy and GE Consumer and Industrial Appliance Division for winning recent A-List awards, announced in September at the CTIA Wireless I.T.® & Entertainment 2006 in Los Angeles. Nominees were judged on creativity, innovation, overall business impact and quantifiable return on investment (ROI).

“Kyocera’s suite of data solutions leverage the inherent advantages of CDMA 3G networks to make seamless communications and true mobility a reality for a wide range of organizations,” said Tom Maguire, vice president of global marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. “The U.S. Navy and GE are two powerful examples of how smart investments in mobile technology can improve overall efficiency, increase return on investment, lower operating expenses, and raise customer and employee satisfaction.”

“The freedom of true mobility to work efficiently is critical for large enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses,” said Cindy Patterson, vice president enterprise data sales for Verizon Wireless. “Our combined efforts with Kyocera, as highlighted with our deployments with the U.S. Navy and GE, are helping businesses lead the way in deploying effective wireless data technologies to improve their operations.”

U.S. Navy

With more than 700,000 users, the Navy Marine Corps Intranet is the world’s largest and most secure private network which provides unique challenges to offering secure access for truly mobile communications and computing. Working with Verizon Wireless and Kyocera, the U.S. Navy equipped personnel with Dell laptops, Kyocera KPC650 1xEV-DO PC Cards that connect to the Verizon Wireless broadband network and a Juniper VPN for security, so they now have a secure and efficient mobile alternative to get their work done while on the road.

GE’s Consumer and Industrial Appliance Division

GE Consumer and Industrial implemented a sophisticated fleet management solution designed by ServicePower that uses the Kyocera 200 Module to instantly locate vehicles over the Verizon Wireless network. It integrates award-winning technology from a team of industry leading providers, including GE Security, CalAmp, Panasonic, Intel and Verizon Wireless. The solution enables faster, more responsive scheduling of service appointments, better on-time delivery and first time fix rates, and improved communication between field service technicians and dispatchers to reduce the need for more than one visit to repair appliances or units.

For more information about Kyocera Wireless’ award-winning CDMA data products, including case studies detailing these implementations, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com. For more information about Verizon Wireless, business customers can contact a Verizon Wireless Business Specialist at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ or www.verizonwireless.com/business.

Media Contact Info

Brenda Boyd Raney Brenda.Raney@verizonwireless.com 908-559-7518

Brad Shewmake Kyocera Wireless Corp. shewmake@kyocera-wireless.com 858-882-2028

Wireless Broadband Network Lauches In Gainesville And Ocala, Florida

Wireless Broadband Network Lauches In Gainesville And Ocala, Florida TAMPA, FL — November 2, 2006 — Verizon Wireless has launched its high-speed wireless BroadbandAccess network in Gainesville and Ocala to better serve the concentration of tech-savvy residents and businesses here, including thousands of University of Florida students, faculty, researchers and medical professionals.

The technology allows customers to utilize the latest high-speed productivity and entertainment applications and services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices. This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) technology, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps). The multi-million dollar network expansion – which entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in dozens of wireless transmission sites – brings high-speed wireless services to the core areas of Gainesville and Ocala. With this most recent expansion, an additional 510 square miles and 320,000 residents in north-central Florida now have access to wireless broadband service. The BroadbandAccess network also is available in other major markets throughout Florida.

The expansion is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled more than $1 billion in the state and $30 billion nationally over the past six years.

“The Gainesville/Ocala area is growing quickly – especially the university and medical communities here, which have such high-tech needs,” said Mike Lanman, Verizon Wireless Florida region president. “We’ve invested heavily to be able to provide the entire area with access to the most advanced wireless services, such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST Music and video.”

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. With V CAST, customers can get short video content on-demand, including current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming. And music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone are able to download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

In addition to allowing advanced applications such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST, the network upgrade in Gainesville and Ocala will further strengthen the Verizon Wireless network in the event of emergencies. The network stood up well to the extraordinary storm seasons of 2004 and 2005, and so far this year, while other communication networks sometimes suffered substantial disruptions.

“A strong, reliable wireless network is critical for the public in large-scale emergencies and every day,” Lanman said. “Verizon Wireless will continue to take a leading role in public safety to serve residents, businesses and visitors locally and across the state.”

Test Man Ride-Along Program

The specially equipped Verizon Wireless test vehicles simultaneously test seven wireless providers, using a computerized program to generate phonically diverse “conversations” and data transmissions. Members of the media who are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along with a local member of the Verizon Wireless team of real-life test men and women, please contact Chuck Hamby at 813-615-4803 or via e-mail at chuck.hamby@verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Chuck Hamby Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com 813-615-4803

Verizon Wireless Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Augusta, Georgia

Verizon Wireless Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Augusta, Georgia AUGUSTA, GA — November 2, 2006 — Good news for Augusta area wireless customers who feel the need for wireless mobility, speed and flexibility.

Verizon Wireless announced today, at an event hosted at The Pinnacle Club, that the company has rolled out its wireless broadband service across the Augusta area, giving local customers access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps). Augusta joins other Georgia cities including Atlanta, Albany, Athens, Columbus, Macon/Warner Robins and Savannah in the company’s coast-to-coast broadband network now covering more than half of the population nationwide.

The expansion is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled more than $30 billion nationally over the past six years. In Georgia and Alabama, Verizon Wireless invested more than $138 million to date in 2006 in network enhancements and expansion to stay ahead of the growing demand for its products and services in this area. With the expansion, Verizon Wireless customers in the Augusta area are able to access the company’s two wireless broadband services – BroadbandAccess and V CAST. Both services are based on the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network technology.

“This expansion is part of our continuing focus on investing in our network reliability and providing innovative high-speed data services to our customers right here in Georgia,” said Jim McGean, president – Georgia/Alabama Region, Verizon Wireless. “With BroadbandAccess, Augusta mobile customers, who demand the most advanced wireless services whether it’s for business or entertainment, will now be able to take their desktop experience with them, allowing them to wirelessly access their Microsoft Outlook® calendars, the Internet, e-mail and critical business information residing behind corporate firewalls.”

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess is the company’s high-speed wireless broadband network geared toward mobile professionals and business customers. BroadbandAccess provides mobile workers full access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility. It provides average access speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps). The service gives customers the ability to connect to the Internet using a PC card that slides directly into most laptop computers and enables a download of a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment (the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file) in about 20 seconds.

V CAST

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. With V CAST, customers can get short video content on-demand, including current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming. And music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone are able to download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go. The V CAST Music library contains more than 1.4 million songs. Customers can download songs directly to their phone for $1.99 and receive two copies of each song: one for the phone and one to download onto their PC. Or they can purchase songs online for 99 cents each and download a copy onto their phone via a USB cable for free. To access V CAST video content and games, customers need a V CAST-enabled phone and a $15.00 monthly subscription added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan.

Coverage

Verizon Wireless’ broadband network coverage for the greater Augusta area covers the immediate areas of Augusta, GA and North Augusta, SC including Evans, Grovetown, Gracewood, Fort Gordon, Augusta National and the Medical College of Georgia. Customers traveling along I-20 from Pumpkin, GA to Belvedere, SC will have BroadbandAcces and V CAST coverage. Customers who travel outside a BroadbandAccess coverage area with an EV-DO device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network in which customers experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps, with bursts up to 144 kbps.

Pricing

For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with a new or existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access for Internet browsing, e-mail and intranet access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. The company’s BroadbandAccess service is also available on some laptops.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States.

Media Contact Info

Caran Smith Caran.Smith@verizonwireless.com 678-339-4891

Kira Perdue Trevelino/Keller kperdue@trevelinokeller.com 404-214-0722 x. 101

Huawei Rapidly Repaired CDMA Network After Disaster For Vietnam's Operator EVNT

Huawei Rapidly Repaired CDMA Network After Disaster For Vietnam''s Operator EVNT Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. recently helped EVNT, an operator of Vietnam, repair its CDMA network which was attacked by typhoon within three days upon the attack day.

On the early morning of 1st October 2006, the severest typhoon of recent 20 years attacked the medium area of Vietnam and caused heavy loss. EVNT's network in the provinces of Danang, Hue and Quang Nam has been damaged so heavily that many iron towers were blown down, optical fibers were scratched off, accordingly the CDMA network service was interrupted in several districts.

As the first supplier of EVNT, Huawei assigned engineers to the spot on the very day of disaster occurred and soon after assembled network optimization team to optimize the network. Eventually, the re-construction work of the CDMA network was completed within three days and the services have been running quiet in gear now.

Mr.Tran Nga, Deputy Director of EVNT Center 2, remarked that: "Our network has undergone unprecedented damages, while Huawei just spent three days to repair it for us, which showed Huawei's rapid response and professional service are worthy of trust."

The cooperation between Huawei and EVNT began since the year 2003 and by now EVNT has delivered CDMA services around the most regions of Vietnam with the help of Huawei.

Sprint And Google Team To Offer New Gmail™ Mobile Application

Sprint And Google Team To Offer New Gmail™ Mobile Application OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — 11/02/2006 — Sprint today announced the availability of the mobile version of Gmail™, Google's popular email service. Gmail™ for mobile devices will be available to Sprint data customers at no additional charge in two forms: a new downloadable Java application and access through a WAP site. Both can be reached directly from the Sprint PCS Vision(SM) or Sprint Power Vision(SM) home page.

The new Gmail™ application gives users fast, rich and synchronized access to Gmail™ from select Sprint phones. Once installed, users are just moments away from reading, replying to, archiving and searching through their Gmail™ messages. With Gmail™ for mobile devices, Sprint customers can even reply-by-call to people whose phone numbers are stored in their Gmail™ account. The application can be downloaded now on most Java-enabled Sprint phones.

"Google has always believed strongly in accessibility and great user experience, and with our sophisticated new mobile application, we're excited that our users have a powerful and easy new way to access Gmail from the mobile phone," said Deep Nishar, director of product management, of Google.

"Sprint is dedicated to bringing the promise of mobility to life for our customers, and by being the first carrier to offer access to Gmail for mobile to our users directly from our mobile Web home page, we're delivering on that promise," said Paul Reddick, vice president of marketing for Sprint. "Sprint customers now have the best way to access Gmail while on the go."

For mobile phone users who don't have Java-enabled phones, Sprint will also provide easy access to the Gmail™ for mobile devices WAP site in the coming weeks. A link to the Gmail™ WAP site will be found on the Sprint PCS Vision(SM) or Sprint Power Vision(SM) home page. The WAP version offers similar Gmail™ functionality through Sprint phone Web browsers.

Media Contacts:

Emmy Anderson, Sprint, 913-794-3604 emmy.anderson@sprint.com

Erin Fors, Google, 415-939-0582 efors@google.com

SeaMobile(TM) To Deploy UTStarcom's MovingMedia(TM) 2000 All-IP Network Solution To Deliver Wireless CDMA Voice And Data Services At Sea

SeaMobile(TM) To Deploy UTStarcom''s MovingMedia(TM) 2000 All-IP Network Solution To Deliver Wireless CDMA Voice And Data Services At Sea ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov 01, 2006 -- UTStarcom, Inc., a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, and SeaMobile, Inc., a leading provider of advanced at-sea wireless voice communications and data applications, today announced UTStarcom's MovingMedia(TM) 2000 all-IP CDMA2000 network solution will be deployed to provide wireless voice and data services to segments of the maritime industry, including the fast-growing cruise line industry.

"Our MovingMedia 2000 product is the only all-IP CDMA2000 infrastructure solution on the market today and is designed to provide significant cost savings as it does not require traditional TDM transmission backhaul," said Jack Mar, president of the CDMA division at UTStarcom, Inc. "We believe the compact form factor, use of IP technology and ability to seamlessly work over satellite transmission mediums make UTStarcom's MovingMedia 2000 solution an ideal technology to provide wireless telecommunications service at sea."

"Constant connectivity is a requirement in today's world of modern communications," said Jim Ellis, chief technology officer at SeaMobile. "We believe the deployment of UTStarcom's MovingMedia 2000 technology will expand our wireless voice and data offering to provide services to the millions of CDMA wireless customers who travel and work at sea."

Contacts:

Andy Tennille, Senior Manager, Public Relations, of UTStarcom, Inc., +1-510-814-4421 or andy.tennille@utstar.com; or Stephanie Gallagher of Engage PR, +1-510-748-8200, ext. 213, or stephanie@engagepr.com, for UTStarcom, Inc.

Wrap Your Verizon Wireless Phone In A New Kind of Cool With V Skins From Skin It

Wrap Your Verizon Wireless Phone In A New Kind of Cool With V Skins From Skin It BASKING RIDGE, NJ and SAN DIEGO, CA — November 1, 2006 — Verizon Wireless customers can add even more style to their already cool looking phones with the help of V Skins, a fun, new digital image decal from SkinIt, Inc., a subsidiary of Global Wireless Entertainment. Beginning today, Verizon Wireless, the nation’s most reliable wireless network carrier, will begin offering V Skins, which are adhesive prints that adhere to phones to both enhance the look of the device and better protect it from scuffs and scrapes.

“Customers today think of their wireless phone as an extension of their personality,” said Pat Bucci, director of accessories for Verizon Wireless. “They customize their phones with music, ring tones and Ringback Tones - now they can create a whole new look that reflects their personal style.”

Customers can choose from more than 400 images of officially licensed entertainment brands, including rock stars like Kurt Cobain and Elvis Presley, movie characters, supermodels, comic and cartoon characters, sports, vehicles and general designs. For an even more personalized look, SkinIt has a proprietary process that allows customers to upload personal photos and designs to be printed as a V Skin. Now, customers can display an image of a special family moment or celebration at all times – right on their phone.

“Personalization is really what is driving the mobile phone market right now,” said Paul Buss, CEO for SkinIt. “With V Skins, Verizon Wireless customers now have hundreds of ways to show off their unique personal styles, and we look forward to seeing our skins displayed on their phones all across the country.”

V Skins start at $9.99 and can be purchased online at www.vskins.com. V Skins are printed on-demand at SkinIt’s manufacturing facility and delivered directly to the customer’s door within ten business days. There are V Skins to fit most phones sold by Verizon Wireless.

Media Contact Info

David Ortiz David.Ortiz2@verizonwireless.com 908-559-8524

Lindsey Groepper Blastmedia Lindsey@blastmedia.com 317-806-1425

Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Hawaii

Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Hawaii HONOLULU, HI — November 1, 2006 — Customers in Hawaii can now access the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices thanks to Verizon Wireless.

The new capabilities come with the expansion of the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network, enabling both its BroadbandAccess and V CAST services.

Coverage With today’s launch, Hawaii customers on Oahu, Maui, The Big Island, Lanai and Kauai join more than 150 million Americans now covered by Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network. The company was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States.

“We are very excited to launch broadband wireless service in the Hawaiian islands,” said Mark Yamauchi, director of Hawaii Sales. “We have so many tech savvy customers. Now they can experience true mobility on the most reliable broadband network.*”

The company has invested more than $100 million in its Hawaii network in roughly the past five years – part of its $30 billion nationwide network investment over the last six years – to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity.

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides on-the-go professionals with full, mobile access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection. Users can conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

With average access speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in about 20 seconds.

Connecting to BroadbandAccess is easy, using a PC card that slides directly into most laptop computers, an integrated option on select notebook computers or by connecting a laptop to a BroadbandAccess-capable PDA or phone. BroadbandAccess customers who travel outside the coverage area with an EV-DO-capable device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network that offers average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps, with bursts up to 144 kbps.

BroadbandAccess and V CAST pricing and product information is available at www.verizonwireless.com.

V CAST

V CAST, the nation’s first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers, offers the most comprehensive selection available of music, videos and 3D games on demand. Users can stream video clips (up to five minutes long) of the hottest entertainment, music videos, movie trailers, sports highlights, news and breaking weather directly to their Verizon Wireless V CAST-capable phone.

With V CAST Music, customers can browse and download songs from the V CAST Music library of 1.4 million songs directly onto their V CAST Music-enabled phone or Windows® XP-enabled PC. They can also transfer music from their PC to their V CAST Music-enabled phone and take their tunes with them without a second device.

*Network details at www.verizonwireless.com/bestnetwork.

Media Contact Info

Georgia Taylor Georgia.Taylor@VerizonWireless.com 425-603-2894

Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Across California

Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Across California WALNUT CREEK, CA — November 1, 2006 — More customers in California can now access the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers, and other wireless devices thanks to Verizon Wireless. The company continues to expand its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in additional markets in California and across the country enabling both BroadbandAccess Internet service and V CAST Music and video services.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to expanding our high-speed data network across the nation and is proud to announce the launch in California’s Central Valley,” said Rich Garwood, Northern California/Nevada regional president for Verizon Wireless. “This region continues to experience a high rate of growth as so many people make their homes in the area while commuting to jobs in Sacramento, the Bay Area and beyond. Now, residents and visitors in these communities can experience the true mobility of high-speed wireless data.”

In California, Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network is available in the following areas:

Northern California

• San Francisco Bay Area (including all nine counties) • Sacramento (and the surrounding area) • Central Valley (Stockton, Modesto and Bakersfield)

Southern California

• Los Angeles County • Orange County • Riverside County • San Bernardino County • San Diego County

BroadbandAccess

BroadbandAccess provides on-the-go professionals with full, mobile access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection. Users can conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

With average access speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in about 20 seconds.

Connecting to BroadbandAccess is easy, using a PC card that slides directly into most laptop computers, through an integrated option on select notebook computers or by connecting a laptop to a BroadbandAccess-capable PDA or phone.

V CAST

V CAST, the nation’s first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers, offers the most comprehensive selection available of music, videos and 3D games on demand. Users can stream video clips (up to five minutes long) of the hottest entertainment, music videos, movie trailers, sports highlights, news and breaking weather directly to their Verizon Wireless V CAST-capable phone.

With V CAST Music, customers can browse and download songs from the V CAST Music library of 1.4 million songs directly onto their V CAST Music-enabled phone or Windows® XP-enabled PC. They can also transfer music from their PC to their V CAST Music-enabled phone and take their tunes with them without a second device.

In California, the company has invested nearly $4 billion in the past five years – part of its $30 billion nationwide network investment over the last six years – to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage, capacity and capabilities.

Coverage

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to launch a high-speed wireless broadband network commercially in the United States. Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area now covers more than 150 million people.

BroadbandAccess customers who travel outside the coverage area with an EV-DO-capable device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless’ existing NationalAccess network that offers average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps, with bursts up to 144 kbps.

BroadbandAccess and V CAST pricing and product information is available at www.verizonwireless.com.

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Heidi Flato Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com 925-279-6545

Verizon Wireless Expands Wireless Broadband Network To Include Port Arthur And Orange, Texas

Verizon Wireless Expands Wireless Broadband Network To Include Port Arthur And Orange, Texas HOUSTON, TX — November 1, 2006 — Verizon Wireless announced today it has expanded its wireless broadband network to cover Port Arthur and Orange, Texas, allowing area customers to utilize the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The expansion – which entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the area – extends the Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess network from Beaumont to cover the adjoining cities of Port Arthur and Orange. Hardware and software upgrades are complete, the system has been tested, and area residents now may enjoy wireless broadband service on the nation’s most reliable network.

Verizon Wireless launched wireless broadband coverage in the Beaumont area in June 2005. The expansion of the wireless broadband network into Port Arthur and Orange brings a variety of new broadband-enabled products and services to businesses and consumers in the area. This expansion into the Port Arthur and Orange area is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled more than $30 billion nationally over the past six years.

“The Port Arthur and Orange area is an important, fast-growing market with dynamic, tech-savvy businesses and consumers,” said Katherine Greene, Verizon Wireless region president. “The expansion of our broadband network here will provide access to the very latest wireless technology and services such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST Music and video.”

BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet, download e-mail and applications, and log into their corporate servers via their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility. This wireless broadband experience is made possible by the Verizon Wireless Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) technology, with typical connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).

For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with a new or existing voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess service for $59.99 monthly access for Internet browsing, e-mail and intranet access. A new two-year customer agreement is required. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement.

The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short video content, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phone. With V CAST, customers can get short video content on-demand, including current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming. And music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone are able to download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

In addition to allowing advanced applications such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST, the network upgrade in Port Arthur and Orange will further strengthen the Verizon Wireless network in the event of emergencies. The network stood up well to the extraordinary storm season of 2005 while other communication networks often suffered substantial disruptions.

"We’ve seen here in the Texas Gulf Coast that a strong, reliable wireless network plays a priceless role in public safety in large-scale emergencies and every day,” Greene said. “Verizon Wireless will continue to heavily invest here to serve residents, businesses and visitors locally and across the Gulf Coast.”

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Patrick Kimball Patrick.Kimball@verizonwireless.com 713-219-8227