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Already M.V.P’S, Verizon Wireless’ COLTs Are Ready For Sunday’s Big Game

Already M.V.P’S, Verizon Wireless’ COLTs Are Ready For Sunday’s Big Game MIAMI, FL — January 31, 2007 — The COLTs putting up the biggest numbers at Sunday’s big game will never take the field – they will be two Cells on Light Trucks (COLTs) from Verizon Wireless that are deployed outside Dolphin Stadium to help handle the anticipated spike in call volume that will be generated by the company’s customers.

The brand new COLTs – the most powerful and technologically advanced mobile cell sites ever deployed by Verizon Wireless in Florida – have been rolled into position near Dolphin Stadium to boost wireless coverage for the anticipated surge in wireless usage by tens of thousands of visiting football fans, game sponsors and news media, as well as for South Florida customers and businesses. During last year’s big game in Detroit, traffic on the Verizon Wireless network in and around Ford Field increased 500 percent, compared to average wireless network traffic during a regular season game.

Florida’s COLTs are already helping Verizon Wireless’ robust Miami-area network with the super spike in wireless calls, text messages, picture and video messages, Internet connections and other wireless traffic that travels around the world during this week’s many high-profile game-related activities. This is the first time Verizon Wireless has deployed COLT vehicles for the annual big game. Verizon Wireless has dispatched them frequently in the past to support emergency workers in natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes – when their quick deployment, self-sufficiency and ability to maneuver in close quarters makes them indispensable.

Each COLT features a 75-foot telescoping antenna, nine dedicated voice channels and two high-speed data channels that can handle hundreds of phone calls and data transmissions simultaneously. At the height of the football championship game, Verizon Wireless expects millions of successful connections per hour on its Florida digital network.

“These COLTs and other advanced wireless technologies are part of our ongoing effort to maintain the strongest and most reliable wireless coverage throughout the year for customers here in Florida and nationwide,” said Pamela Tope, Florida region president of Verizon Wireless. “We know from our experience in Detroit last year and at big events like this in other big cities that there are smart ways for us to get ready to handle the increased call volumes of our customers who rely on our service at home and on the road – whether at work or play.”

In addition to the COLTs, Verizon Wireless has fine-tuned its permanent network sites and added capacity to ensure the highest performance throughout South Florida for the football game. Verizon Wireless invested $205 million in 2006 alone in Florida to enhance services and coverage to customers throughout the state. The company’s network investment now totals about $1.5 billion in Florida and more than $35 billion nationally over the past seven years.

Efforts in Florida in 2006 featured the addition of more than 90 new wireless transmission sites, as well as the launch of the high-speed wireless data network in numerous new markets in the state. With these launches, nearly 90 percent of Florida’s population has access to Verizon Wireless’ advanced wireless broadband services such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST.

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.

V CAST 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.

Media Contact Info

In Florida: Chuck Hamby Chuck.Hamby@verizonwireless.com 813-615-4803

All Other Media:

Tom Pica Thomas.Pica@verizonwireless.com 908-559-7516

AirWalk Launches Industry First IP CDMA Pilot Beacon

AirWalk Launches Industry First IP CDMA Pilot Beacon Richardson, TX—January 30, 2007: AirWalk Communications, an innovator of 3G IP radio access infrastructure, today launched the PilotStation, the industry’s first IP CDMA pilot beacon. This compact, optimized pilot beacon offers operators the opportunity to retain service on their networks in areas of poor RF coverage and can support indoor/outdoor handoffs more advantageously. The functional design and ease of deployment of the PilotStation enhances network build-out costs while supporting additional revenue streams.

By transmitting the Pilot, Paging and Sync (PPS) overhead channels, the PilotStation turns inefficient channels into highly valued, revenue-generating channels. The PilotStation also captures and retains calls susceptible to interruption or loss in roaming areas such as cell edges, highways and regional borders.

“In today’s world of customer retention and seamless service, our PilotStation allows operators to offer continued service and feature functionality on cell edges or between cell sites,” said Serge Pequeux, president and CEO of AirWalk Communications. “Furthermore, the PilotStation can serve as a pilot to handoff from an in-building enterprise network to macro service, seamlessly”.

The versatile PilotStation also has the ability to extend PPS coverage to improve network performance by seamlessly transferring calls (hand-down) from high-capacity, multi-carrier cell sites to lower-capacity cell sites. The AirWalk PilotStation can be configured either in single-carrier or multi-carrier (hopping) beacon, and is available in all commercially deployed CDMA frequency bands.

AirWalk Launches Industry First IP CDMA Pilot Beacon

AirWalk Launches Industry First IP CDMA Pilot Beacon Richardson, TX—January 30, 2007: AirWalk Communications, an innovator of 3G IP radio access infrastructure, today launched the PilotStation, the industry’s first IP CDMA pilot beacon. This compact, optimized pilot beacon offers operators the opportunity to retain service on their networks in areas of poor RF coverage and can support indoor/outdoor handoffs more advantageously. The functional design and ease of deployment of the PilotStation enhances network build-out costs while supporting additional revenue streams.

By transmitting the Pilot, Paging and Sync (PPS) overhead channels, the PilotStation turns inefficient channels into highly valued, revenue-generating channels. The PilotStation also captures and retains calls susceptible to interruption or loss in roaming areas such as cell edges, highways and regional borders.

“In today’s world of customer retention and seamless service, our PilotStation allows operators to offer continued service and feature functionality on cell edges or between cell sites,” said Serge Pequeux, president and CEO of AirWalk Communications. “Furthermore, the PilotStation can serve as a pilot to handoff from an in-building enterprise network to macro service, seamlessly”.

The versatile PilotStation also has the ability to extend PPS coverage to improve network performance by seamlessly transferring calls (hand-down) from high-capacity, multi-carrier cell sites to lower-capacity cell sites. The AirWalk PilotStation can be configured either in single-carrier or multi-carrier (hopping) beacon, and is available in all commercially deployed CDMA frequency bands.

Contact:

Sharon RobertsProduct Marketing ManagerAirWalk Communicationswww.AirWalkcom.comsroberts@AirWalkcom.com972-638-9400 x 230 (o)214-298-2522 (m)

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In New Orleans, Baton Rouge And Surrounding Areas

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In New Orleans, Baton Rouge And Surrounding Areas NEW ORLEANS, La. – January 30, 2007 – Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, is now offering continuous Axcess Broadband coverage throughout the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas, including along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. 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.

Axcess Broadband makes it easy to surf the Internet, access e-mail and calendars and download large, graphic-rich files while on the go. Using the service, customers can access advanced business, news 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.

"Alltel Wireless is committed to meeting the growing data needs of our customers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and surrounding communities," said Joanna Miller, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in Louisiana. "Axcess Broadband wireless 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."

Axcess Broadband is now available in Slidell, Mandeville and Covington, as well as in Timberlane, Metairie and Kenner. The continuous service extends north of Baton Rouge to Port Allen, Scotlandville, Baker and Zachary.

The new launch in southern Louisiana follows the introduction late last year of Axcess Broadband service in Monroe and Shreveport.

Nationally, 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 Grand Haven, Mich.; Dothan, Al., and Durango, Colo. The company plans to launch Axcess Broadband in additional markets across the country in 2007, 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 MOTORAZR V3c, 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

Sprint 'Powers Up' Largest Mobile Broadband Network With More Upgraded Markets, Faster Speeds, New Device And Integrated GPS Capabilities

Sprint ''Powers Up'' Largest Mobile Broadband Network With More Upgraded Markets, Faster Speeds, New Device And Integrated GPS Capabilities OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — 01/30/2007 — Beginning today, Sprint (NYSE: S) customers in South Florida, Portland, Ore. and Puerto Rico join the more than 95 million people in 21 other major markets who enjoy the upgraded Sprint Mobile Broadband Network which provides users faster data speeds and the ability to ultimately utilize richer applications and services such as high-speed video telephony, music-on-demand, video messaging and large file uploads.

Since it became the first carrier to roll out the upgraded EV-DO Revision A technology in October of last year, Sprint has been continually monitoring customer experience, assessing network performance and optimizing network elements to enhance the performance of the industry's fastest available mobile broadband network, allowing customers to experience even faster data speeds than previously stated. As a result, users in markets with the technology upgrade should experience significantly faster average upload speeds of 350-500 Kbps (compared with 50-70 Kbps of current EV-DO networks) and average download speeds of 600 Kbps-1.4 Mbps (from 400-700 Kbps).

"Speed and size aren't just valuable on the football field, they are prized by mobile broadband customers too, and clearly Sprint's upgraded mobile broadband network is the champion when it comes to delivering both," said Kathy Walker, chief network officer for Sprint. "Sprint customers in the upgraded markets can take advantage of the fastest available mobile broadband network to send and receive information at DSL-like speeds while on the go."

Device Portfolio And GPS Leadership

In addition to its leadership in mobile broadband coverage and speed, Sprint also has the industry leading portfolio of Revision A-capable devices. That portfolio will grow next month when Sprint adds the Merlin EX720 by Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL), Sprint's first EV-DO Revision A capable ExpressCard(TM). By late February, the EX720 will be available in Sprint sales channels including retail stores and at www.sprint.com and can be purchased for as low as $179.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and will support both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

The EX720 joins the Novatel Wireless U720 USB device and three PCMCIA Type II Mobile Broadband cards: the Novatel Wireless S720, Sierra Wireless AC595 and Pantech PX-500. Other devices embedded with Sprint's EV-DO Revision A technology include laptops like Sony's VAIO VGN-TXN10 Series and ruggedized stand-alone connectivity devices like Airlink's PinPoint X and Raven X. All of the Sprint EV-DO Revision A-capable devices will also work on the mobile broadband network in areas where the EV-DO Revision A upgrade is not yet available.

Sprint customers with the Novatel Wireless U720 and Novatel S720 now have the power to utilize the first Location Based Services (LBS) capability on a Revision A connection card through an enhanced version of the Sprint Connection Manager software. Using the upgraded software, users of these cards (and the EX720 once available) will be able to perform location based searches to find a nearby restaurant, gas station, bank and other points of interest without having to input their current location. When utilized, the software will automatically obtain a location reading using the GPS-Chipset in these Sprint Connection Cards and auto-launch a web browser with one of several online mapping software solutions indicating the location of the device and the search results.

More devices with GPS-LBS capability will be added to the portfolio later this year. This basic Sprint location and search usage is included as part of Sprint's flexible data and unlimited data connection card plans. Current users can obtain the software by checking for updates using their current Sprint Connection Manager, or it can be downloaded along with a PDF titled "Sprint Location Services User Guide" from www.sprint.com/downloads.

Local market coverage

Upgraded EV-DO Revision A coverage in South Florida, Portland and Puerto Rico will initially include major airports, downtown business districts and major transportation corridors where wireless data demand is highest, and expand to cover Sprint's entire market footprint. Following are coverage highlights for each of the newly launched markets.

South Florida: Upgraded areas include Miami International Airport, Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, in and around the Miami metropolitan area, most of the Interstate 95/Route 1 corridor from Jupiter to Key Largo, and along Route 27 from Interstate 595 north to South Bay.

Portland: Upgraded areas include downtown Portland, Portland International Airport and the Interstate 5 corridor between Portland and Vancouver, WA.

Puerto Rico: Upgraded EV-DO Revision A coverage in Puerto Rico covers 40 municipalities including San Juan, Arecibo, Mayaguez, Ponce and Fajardo.

Previously, Sprint has announced that the faster mobile broadband network was available in these other markets:

Denver, CO Las Vegas, NV Los Angeles, CA Sacramento, CA Salt Lake City New York City Philadelphia, PA San Diego, CA Phoenix, AZ San Francisco, CA Pittsburgh, PA Washington, DC Seattle, WA Detroit, MI Milwaukee, WI Boston, MA Buffalo, NY Hartford, CT Newark/Trenton, NJ Providence, RI Baltimore, MD

The Sprint Mobile Broadband Network is the nation's largest mobile broadband network, covering more than 200 million people nationwide in 9,268 communities as well as 878 airports. By 3Q 2007, Sprint's Mobile Broadband network is expected to be completely upgraded to the faster EV-DO Revision A technology.

The upgrade, which received the PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award, is expected to further drive Sprint's wireless data leadership as customers will be able to use the upgraded network to utilize applications such as all IP video telephony, high-performance push-to-talk (walkie-talkie service), multi-user video conferencing, real-time gaming and video streaming as they become available. Sprint spent more than $7 billion in capital expenditures in 2006, most of which was invested to enhance its wireless and wireline networks nationwide. This year, Sprint expects to significantly increase this investment, primarily to further enhance its powerful networks.

Plans

Customers signing a two-year Sprint subscriber agreement may be eligible to receive unlimited data usage for $59.99 per month (no separate voice plan required). Other individual service plans for all mobile broadband devices currently range from $39.99 per month for 40 MB to $79.99 per month for unlimited data usage with a one year subscriber agreement. Rates apply to all Power Vision users and do not change in areas that have been upgraded to EV-DO Revision A.

Additional information on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, including coverage maps showing current and future coverage, Mobile Broadband service plans, and the latest access devices, can be found at http://powervision.sprint.com/mobilebroadband/.

Media Contacts:

Scott Sloat 301-951-2816 scott.sloat@sprint.com

Cricket Communications, Inc. Selects Musiwave To Power Mobile Music Service

Cricket Communications, Inc. Selects Musiwave To Power Mobile Music Service REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - January 29, 2007 -- Musiwave, an Openwave company, and a leading provider of mobile music entertainment services to operators and media companies worldwide, and Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services today announced an agreement to bring Musiwave's innovative music solution to Cricket subscribers nationwide later this year. The agreement extends Musiwave's footprint from its European origins to the United States.

"As demand for mobile music services increases globally, we are excited to bring our level of innovation to the U.S. market with a forward-thinking operator like Cricket," says Daniel Cohen, director of operations, Musiwave North America. "Our work with Cricket Communications will allow their consumers to personalize the mobile experience and interact with music in ways not previously possible."

"Cricket chose to collaborate with Musiwave because of their leadership in providing innovative features that drive subscriber value through their mobile music service platform," said Larry Atwell, director of product development for, Cricket. "Cricket has always been about value; we provide unlimited usage and anytime minutes for customers at some of the lowest rates in the industry. We believe Musiwave's solutions align with Cricket's strategy, supporting our goals of predictability, simplicity and usability."

Musiwave's current roster of products includes Music on Demand Service (MODS?), a full track mobile music subscription offering; which allows fast, full-length secure downloads of music directly to 3G mobile devices; Smart Radio, an interactive and personalized streaming radio solution; and Music Wizard™, which enables users to identify a song in just a few seconds using their mobile phone.

Musiwave provides mobile music entertainment services to more than 35 mobile operators in 25 countries including Vodafone, Telus, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Orange, SFR and Amena.

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Gainesville

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Gainesville GAINESVILLE, Fla. - January 25, 2007 - Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, is now offering Axcess Broadband service in Gainesville and surrounding areas. 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.

Axcess Broadband makes it easy to surf the Internet, access e-mail and calendars and download large, graphic-rich files while on the go. Using the service, customers can access advanced business, news 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.

"Alltel Wireless is committed to meeting the growing data needs of our customers," said Dennis Sheaffer, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in Florida. "Axcess Broadband wireless 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 in Florida, where in the past year the service has been launched in and around Tampa, Pinellas, Fort Myers, Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee. Nationally, Alltel has introduced Axcess Broadband in metropolitan areas such as 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.; Alexandria, La., and Durango, Colo.

Alltel plans to launch Axcess Broadband in additional markets across the country in 2007, 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 MOTORAZR V3c, 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 501-905-7962Vice President - Corporate Communicationsandrew.moreau@alltel.com

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

Verizon Wireless Extends Chaperone Family Locator Service To New Lineup Of Handsets

Verizon Wireless Extends Chaperone Family Locator Service To New Lineup Of Handsets BASKING RIDGE, NJ — January 25, 2007 — Verizon Wireless today announced a full lineup of handsets that are capable of being located through its ChaperoneSM family locator service. Chaperone, which has previously been available only on the green LG Migo phone, gives families an added peace of mind while helping locate each other’s wireless phones. Chaperone family locator service is available today on the following Verizon Wireless handsets: the LG 3450L, perfect for pre-teens who want their own mobile phone, and the LG VX8300, LG Chocolate and the Motorola KRZR K1m, all perfect choices for a teenager or other family member who wants a phone that looks like it was designed for an adult.

Based on Global Positioning System (GPS) data, Chaperone is designed to supplement the parameters family members have already established with each other through two options, Chaperone Family Locator and Chaperone with Child ZoneSM. When it first became available in June of 2006, Chaperone with Child Zone marked the first time a wireless service allowed parents to establish predetermined areas in which a family member could travel with their phone where the parent would be automatically alerted about the location of the device when it entered or left the defined area. Features of these services include:

• Chaperone Family Locator – Once the family member is equipped with a Chaperone-capable phone and the service is activated on the account, parents can locate their family member’s phone from a PC via the Chaperone Web site (https://www.vzwchaperone.com). Optionally, parents can download the Chaperone Parent application from the Get It Now® virtual store, at no charge, to conduct single location requests for their family member’s phone directly from the parent’s Verizon Wireless phone. The Chaperone Parent application is available for use on a growing number of Get It Now-enabled phones.

• Chaperone with Child Zone – Using the Chaperone Web site, a parent can construct an area called a Child Zone around the vicinity of locations that their family member frequents (such as schools, playgrounds or daycare centers). Different locations can be “zoned” for one time, always on, or for up to 24 hours. When the family member arrives or leaves the predetermined area with their Chaperone-capable phone, the parent is alerted via TXT Message on their Verizon Wireless phone.

“Chaperone helps busy families stay connected throughout the day, while providing parents with a valuable tool for staying in contact with their children,” said Jim Straight, vice president of wireless Internet and multimedia services for Verizon Wireless. “Now, with the service available on additional handsets designed for adults, it’s perfect for families that want to stay connected – whether family members include pre-teens, teenagers or even seniors.”

In order to access Chaperone, a Verizon Wireless customer must subscribe to Chaperone and then activate the service through a secure, password protected Web site. Specific educational materials and terms of use are available to customers and were designed to assist parents and children to use Chaperone in an informed and responsible manner. Chaperone is only available to Verizon Wireless customers on a Family Share Plan to help restrict unauthorized use of the service.

To purchase Chaperone, parents first need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Family Share Plan and must have a Chaperone-capable phone on that account. Parents can add the basic Chaperone Family Locator for $9.99 monthly access per line or add Chaperone with Child Zone for $19.99 monthly access per line.

Parents who want to access location information about their children via their Verizon Wireless handset have a variety of devices to choose from, including: LG VX4700, VX5300, VX8300, VX8600, The Chocolate, The V, The enV, Samsung SCH-a870, SCH-a930, and Motorola V325, RAZR V3m, and MOTOKRZR K1m.

To view a Chaperone demo and learn more about the service, visit www.verizonwireless.com/chaperone. 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

TELUS Expands Wireless High Speed Through Okanagan Valley

TELUS Expands Wireless High Speed Through Okanagan Valley Vancouver, B.C. – January 23, 2007 – TELUS today announced the expansion of its Wireless High Speed service to a significant part of the Okanagan Valley. New coverage stretches from Kelowna south to Osoyoos, taking in Conifryd Lake, Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, Oliver and Osoyoos, Peachland, Pentiction, and Summerland.

TELUS Wireless High Speed offers clients mobile access to the Internet, e-mail and other multimedia applications at broadband-like download speeds similar to desktop Internet access at home.

"By uniting the broadband-like download speed of our Wireless High Speed service with the newest portable communications devices, TELUS is providing clients with powerful mobile data and entertainment solutions,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS senior vice-president of Products and Services. “Today's announcement is part of TELUS' commitment to making it simple for consumers and businesses to stay connected for ultimate productivity and entertainment.”

With typical download speeds of approximately 400 to 700 kilobits per second, and maximum possible speeds of more than 2 megabits per second, TELUS Wireless High Speed service offers clients the speed they need for powerful mobile computing and exciting SPARK mobile entertainment applications like TELUS Mobile TV, TELUS Mobile Radio, and TELUS Mobile Music. Wireless High Speed is based on the CDMA 1xEVDO standard, a Third Generation (3G) wireless data technology.

Wireless High Speed now offers broadband-like download speeds to more than 50 per cent of Canadians in more than 35 communities across the country including B.C. destinations such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler. TELUS expects to continue expanding Wireless High Speed to other regions throughout 2007. For more information on the Wireless High Speed service, please visit telusmobility.com/evdo

TELUS Connection Manager

TELUS Connection Manager software provides mobile computing clients using portable computers and a TELUS PC card with one-click access to TELUS' best available wireless network – including TELUS Wireless High Speed, 1X and over 1,000 TELUS Hotspot locations across Canada.

TELUS Connection Manager also provides built-in data compression that can reduce the time to download information by up to two to three times on Wireless High Speed or 1X data networks. TELUS Connection Manager software is available for free download at telusmobility.com/connectionmanager.

Wireless High Speed data products

TELUS offers the widest variety of Wireless High Speed data devices available to Canadians, including mobile phones, PDAs and wireless PC cards. All are "backward compatible" with the ability to operate on TELUS' national 1X data network, which reaches more than 94 per cent of the Canadian population, when outside Wireless High Speed coverage areas. For more information and pricing, please visit telusmobility.com/pcs.

For more information, please contact:

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

Kyocera Wireless Adds CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A Support To Award-Winning KR1 Mobile Router

Kyocera Wireless Adds CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A Support To Award-Winning KR1 Mobile Router San Diego, CA - (January 22, 2007) - Kyocera Wireless, a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced that the Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router has been upgraded to support CDMA2000® 1x Evolution Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A). Rev. A is an upgraded network technology recently launched with several CDMA wireless service providers that offers uplink and downlink speeds rivaling broadband landline connections. The award-winning KR1 Mobile Router is backward compatible with CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Release 0 (Rel. 0) networks and current KR1 users can download free firmware upgrades by visiting www.kyocera-wireless.com/kr1-router/firmware.htm.

The Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router takes a single CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 or Rev. A connection and creates a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot using 802.11b&g technologies, allowing connectivity for multiple PCs. By supporting the new Rev. A networks, Kyocera's award-winning router delivers download speeds reaching over one megabit per second (1 Mbps) and upload speeds up to 800 kilobytes per second (800 kbps). The KR1 Mobile Router is a universal accessory that is compatible with most PCMCIA EV-DO cards, including the Kyocera Passport KPC650, or with most USB-enabled EV-DO handsets.

"CDMA wireless networks are quickly evolving to Rev. A, offering the fastest wireless data speeds on the market and allowing laptops users to take advantage of new content and capabilities," said Jim Kelly, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The KR1 Mobile Router offers professionals and home users alike the ability to create and share a broadband wide area connection that compares with a DSL experience, even in remote and mobile environments. Kyocera Wireless is committed to supporting our carrier partners' evolving network technologies as they roll out to ensure an optimized experience."

The easy-to-use Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router can be installed in minutes virtually anywhere and provides high-speed Internet and data access for multiple users. An advanced firewall and additional security controls such as 128-bit WEP encryption provide protection against viruses, hacking and identity theft. A cost-effective alternative to traditional networks, the KR1 Mobile Router is especially useful for mobile work groups such as dispatch teams, consultants, road-warrior sales groups, satellite offices, command posts, and more. It can also be used as a reliable alternative for fixed-broadband services in households.

The Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router has received Editor's Choice Awards from PC Magazine, E-Business Magazine, SMB Computing Magazine, The Best PC Magazine and Service Provider Weekly; won a 3G A-List Award; and was selected as a CNET "Best of CES 2006" finalist.

Measuring 8.5 in x 5.3 in x 1.3 in and weighing less than a pound, the KR1 Mobile Router supports both CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A and Rel. 0 carrier networks and includes an intuitive configuration wizard and Web-based device management.

The Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router is available online at www.kyocera-wireless.com and from Alltel for $269.99. The Kyocera Passport KPC650 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 PC Card is available online at www.kyocera-wireless.com and from Verizon Wireless for $179.99 with the purchase a two-year service plan; and from Alltel for $99.99 after a $90.00 instant rebate.+

For more information, contact:

Kyocera Wireless Corp.Brad Shewmakephone: 1-858-882-2028e-mail: shewmake@kyocera-wireless.com

LPI CommunicationsEllen Lynchphone: 1-415-225-2240e-mail: ellen@lpicommunications.com

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In Wisconsin

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In Wisconsin MILWAUKEE, WI — January 22, 2007 — Verizon Wireless announced today it has expanded the national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to Green Bay and the Fox Cities area: Oshkosh, Sheboygan and Fond du Lac. The company has also built out its current coverage in the greater Milwaukee and Madison areas.

The launch of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers can access the company’s high-speed wireless network and enjoy two prime services: BroadbandAccess, 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; and V CAST, a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music videos, news, weather and sports.

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 taxis — 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 and experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

“Our BroadbandAccess service gives our business customers three key advantages in wireless communication — speed, mobility and security,” said T.J. Fox, president–Wisconsin/Illinois 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, including breaking news, weather, sports highlights and the hottest entertainment clips.

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

With the EV-DO expansion, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage now spans approximately 7,500 square miles around Wisconsin. Coverage covers the following communities and major highways:

• The cities of Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities along U.S. Highways 41 and 45. From Fond du Lac, coverage extends to the communities surrounding U.S. Highway 151 southwest into Madison. • Along Interstate 43 south from Green Bay to Milwaukee, including the cities of Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Port Washington and communities surrounding those areas.

In addition:

• EV-DO coverage has been expanded in the Madison area north along Interstate 90/94 northwest to the Wisconsin Dells, as well as along Interstate 39 north to Portage and south through the cities of Janesville and Beloit. • From Beloit, coverage has been expanded along I-43 northeast to U.S. Highway 12, and includes the cities of Delavan, Elkhorn and Lake Geneva. • In southeastern Wisconsin, EV-DO coverage now encompasses all of Kenosha, Racine, Waukesha and Milwaukee counties.

“Wisconsin is a vital market with dynamic, tech-savvy businesses and consumers,” Fox 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 $35 billion nationally 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. The company has invested more than $44 million in Wisconsin in 2006 to maintain and enhance its network.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States, which is now available to more than 200 million people. Introduced in Milwaukee in September 2004, Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was Wisconsin’s first operational 3G network.

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 and laptop computers.

Wireless PC Cards for BroadbandAccess customers include the Verizon Wireless PC 5740, Verizon Wireless V620 and Kyocera KPC 650. A new Novatel Wireless V640 ExpressCard 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 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 to their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for 99 cents, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card at no charge from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song, one for the handset and 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.

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Carolyn Schamberger carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com 847-619-4282

Beth Crivello For Verizon Wireless beth@corecreative.com 414-291-0912, ext. 122

Verizon Wireless Expands Popular Raleigh, North Carolina Wireless Broadband Network To Neighboring Counties

Verizon Wireless Expands Popular Raleigh, North Carolina Wireless Broadband Network To Neighboring Counties RALEIGH, NC — January 22, 2007 — In an effort to provide more North Carolina residents with access to high-speed business and entertainment-based services on their wireless phones, laptops and other wireless devices, Verizon Wireless has expanded its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network in the Raleigh area to surrounding cities and towns.

Since September 2005, customers in metropolitan Raleigh have enjoyed the high-speed business and entertainment-based services and now more Verizon Wireless customers in Johnston County can experience the high-speed wireless service.

“Due to the growing popularity of Verizon Wireless’ established EV-DO service, we have expanded our service beyond Raleigh, Durham and Cary to neighboring Johnston County,” said Jerry Fountain, Carolinas/Tennessee region president for Verizon Wireless. “Now, more North Carolinians have access to superior wireless data experience while away from the office and full access to their corporate information, just as if they were attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of true mobility.”

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States, and the company’s EV-DO network reaches more than 200 million Americans. In North Carolina, Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network is available in Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Greensboro, Wilmington, Greenville and Jacksonville.

In 2006, Verizon Wireless invested $146 million to build, maintain and expand its high-quality network, and since 2003, the company has spent $531 million in North Carolina to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity. On a national level, Verizon Wireless spent $35 billion nationwide over the last seven 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.

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 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 music 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.

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

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

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

Casper and Douglas, Wyoming Added To Verizon Wireless’ Broadband Network

Casper and Douglas, Wyoming Added To Verizon Wireless’ Broadband Network CHEYENNE, WY — January 19, 2007 — Wireless customers in Casper and Douglas 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 further expansion of the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in Wyoming, enabling both its BroadbandAccess and V CAST services. Verizon Wireless launched the services earlier this month in Cheyenne and Laramie.

“The greater Casper area is an important, expanding market with dynamic, growing businesses and an increasing number of mobile data consumers,” said Melanie Braidich, regional president of Verizon Wireless. “The expansion of our broadband network will provide them access to the very latest wireless technology, allowing for high-speed Internet access, mobile music and video on-the-go.”

Coverage

With today’s launch, BroadbandAccess and V CAST coverage now includes the following communities in Wyoming:

• Casper

• Cheyenne

• Douglas

• Laramie

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 now reaches more than 200 million people.

The company has invested more than $41 million in its Wyoming 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 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.

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

Media Contact Info

Bob Kelley Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com 303-694-8990

SaskTel Partners With Mining Industry To Deliver Innovative Communications

SaskTel Partners With Mining Industry To Deliver Innovative Communications January 18, 2007 -- SaskTel is demonstrating flexibility and innovation in the mining industry across the province of Saskatchewan. From cellular service at remote mining locations such as Cameco Corporation’s Cigar Lake and Rabbit Lake uranium mining operations to advanced underground wireless communications at Agrium’s potash operation at Vanscoy, SaskTel is partnering with the mining industry in new and innovative ways.

Communication can be challenging at remote sites given the limitations of landlines. At Cigar Lake and Rabbit Lake, SaskTel and Cameco partnered to build cellular towers on site, providing service for the minesites and surrounding areas. SaskTel is working with Cameco and Areva Resources, another major player in the Saskatchewan uranium industry, to build cellular towers at other northern sites such as McClean Lake and Midwest in the near future.

“By partnering with SaskTel to build cell towers at our Cigar Lake and Rabbit Lake operations, we were able to enhance communication with our sites and make it easier for our employees to stay in touch with loved ones,” said Alice Wong, Cameco’s vice-president, investor, corporate and government relations.

Agrium is using a wireless underground communication system designed and built by SaskTel to provide instant communications to employees throughout the mine complex. The system enhances safety and efficiency and offers the possibility of future applications, including ID tagging and asset management.

“SaskTel understands the needs of the mining industry,” Agrium Vanscoy Mine Manager Lawrence Berthelet said. “The wireless communication system they provided for our underground operations is robust, it improves safety and it makes our operation more efficient.”

“Mining is an important industry and we’re pleased to be able to make a significant contribution to mining in this province,” SaskTel President and CEO Robert Watson said. “We’ll continue to demonstrate innovation and flexibility to help our mining clients meet their communication needs.”

For media inquiries only, please contact:

Andy Tate, SaskTel Corporate Affairs Phone: (306) 777-4548 E-mail: andy.tate@sasktel.sk.ca

Alltel Wireless Changes The Face Of Wireless Phones With Celltop

Alltel Wireless Changes The Face Of Wireless Phones With Celltop LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – January 18, 2007 – Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, today announced the launch of Celltop, an exclusive, patent-pending technology that offers customers an easier way to access, manage and organize a wide range of information already available on their Alltel Wireless phones. Celltop gives customers more control over their wireless experience through a unique and fully-customizable technology similar to the desktop on a personal computer.

Now available on select Alltel Wireless handsets, and on all new phones by late-2007, Celltop is free-of-charge and features 10 "cells" that come pre-installed and via download. Each cell is a category-specific half screen comprised of graphics and text that provides shortcuts for wireless users to navigate through information and applications including: call log, weather, news, baseball, basketball, football, rodeo, stocks, text messaging inbox and ringtones.

As part of Celltop's extensive array of customization options, users can also modify the appearance, presentation and organization of information within each cell. Users will be able to further customize their Celltop experience through a wide variety of new cells that Alltel will roll out in the coming months via its Axcess Shop. Similar to "widgets" on a personal computer, Celltop is open to the developer community, providing unlimited user expandability of new and unique cells.

"Wireless carriers have been trying to solve the content discovery and navigation problem for years, and we are proud to be the first wireless carrier to deliver a technology that provides a solution," said Kevin Beebe, group president of operations for Alltel Wireless. "With its modular cells and easy navigation, Celltop will change how our customers discover content and connect to information."

Alltel worked closely with creative consultancy frog design to conceptualize, style, and implement the Celltop technology, maximizing the user experience across mobile devices.

"Celltop lets consumers make greater use of their mobile devices by accessing, at a glance, the information they want most," said Mark Rolson, senior vice president of creative of frog design. "At heart, these devices are about speed - speed of communications, speed of information. Celltop delivers content more efficiently, and more beautifully, than ever before. The most telling thing about this product is that it's something we're really excited to use ourselves."

Celltop's unique technology, built on Qualcomm's BREW uiOne platform, also makes it easier for Alltel customers to access and manage information. Alltel has teamed with Motricity, a leading provider of mobile content services and solutions, to provide content from the most established and respected names in the industry. For example, the news cell allows users to view top news stories and breaking news from the Associated Press; the weather cell, with content provided by AccuWeather, displays the latest conditions in the user's location of choice including current readings and five-day forecasts; the football, basketball and baseball cells, with information provided by STATS Inc., deliver live scores and stats from the teams and players that are of most importance; and the stock cell provides information on stocks that are of interest to the customer.

Additionally, Celltop debuts an innovative ringtone management cell that allows users to seamlessly scroll through ringtones they've already purchased or browse and buy new tones all on the same screen. The ringtone cell also provides the ability to toggle through ringtones with a single tap - making it easier than ever for customers to personalize their wireless phone.

More information on Celltop is available at www.mycelltop.com.

Alltel (NYSE: AT) is the owner and operator of the nation's largest wireless network and has more than 11 million wireless customers. For more information about Alltel, please visit www.alltel.com.

For additional information contact:

Dale Ingram 501-905-6078 Vice President - Public Relations dale.ingram@alltel.com

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

Verizon Wireless Purchases Spectrum License In Northern California

Verizon Wireless Purchases Spectrum License In Northern California BASKING RIDGE, NJ — January 17, 2006 — Verizon Wireless announced today it has purchased a wireless spectrum license from Alpine-Monterey F, Inc. for $4.5 million. The license covers the Salinas-Monterey area in northern California.

The company purchased the license to add capacity to its wireless network and meet the growing demand for its services in the area. The license covers a population of 426,000 people.

Media Contact Info

Heidi Flato Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com 925-279-6545

Robin Nicol Robin.Nicol@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7515

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Tallahassee

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Tallahassee TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – January 17, 2007 – Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, is now offering Axcess Broadband service in Tallahassee and surrounding areas. 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.

Axcess Broadband makes it easy to surf the Internet, access e-mail and calendars and download large, graphic-rich files while on the go. Using the service, customers can access advanced business, news 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.

"Alltel Wireless is committed to meeting the growing data needs of our customers," said Dennis Sheaffer, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in Florida. "Axcess Broadband wireless 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 in Florida, where in the past year the service has been launched in and around Tampa, Pinellas, Fort Myers, Pensacola and Panama City. Nationally, Alltel has introduced Axcess Broadband in metropolitan areas such as 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., Alexandria, La., and Durango, Colo.

Alltel plans to launch Axcess Broadband in additional markets across the country in 2007, 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 MOTORAZR V3c, 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

AnyDATA Corporation Announces New M2M CDMA Modem

AnyDATA Corporation Announces New M2M CDMA Modem IRVINE, CA – January 16, 2007 – AnyDATA Corporation today announced the release of the new EM-IV M2M CDMA modem. The EMIV is the next generation modem for the AnyDATA EM-III modem. The EM-IV provides the best-in-class modem for the machine-to-machine (M2M) application solution provider.

The EMIV is a CDMA 2000 1XRTT packet data modem with a universal RS232 interface for easy integration into any M2M solution. It has Mobile IP/Static IP features so that a fixed IP address can be assigned to the modem and allow bi-directional session establishment from either machine. It has standard SMS functions and binary data SMS capability. Its snap-in mount design makes it easy for installation and repair if required. The EM-IV is powered by AnyDATA’s own DTG2000 dual CDMA module which has been used for many integrated M2M devices in previous years.

The EM-IV is certified with every major CDMA carrier in the US and soon, the leading Canadian carriers. The M2M market in the US is growing at an annual rate of 23% with revenue from services and devices expected to surpass $8B in 2007. Some of the top M2M applications fueling this growth include Telematics, Utility meter reading, Automation & Control, Information Display, Security systems, Telemedicine, Vending, ATM and credit card terminals, Homeland security and public safety, and Public transportation.

To help drive this M2M market explosion, AnyDATA focused on the two primary drivers to augment the growth; namely, a low priced M2M modem, the EM-IV, and lower wireless service charges for accessing a M2M modem. AnyDATA now offers wireless data service plans at less than $7 per month for use with the EM-IV modem.

“The EM-IV modem is designed to be the best M2M CDMA modem in the marketplace” said Ed Huelsman, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for AnyDATA. “While EVDO technology is great for wireless Internet solutions, M2M solutions need wireless services that have low data usage and low pricing. And AnyDATA can deliver those services along with its EMIV modem.”

Media Contacts:

Ed Huelsman AnyDATA Corporation 972-527-3268 ed@anydata.com

ZTE To Construct Czech Republic CDMA Network

ZTE To Construct Czech Republic CDMA Network January 16, 2007 - CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A to be commercially deployed in European market for the first time

ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has signed a CDMA network contract with Czech leading trunking solutions provider MobilKom, a.s., to cover the whole of the Czech Republic. This is the first time CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev.A network will be commercially deployed in the Europe.

Under the terms of the agreement, ZTE will commence construction in early 2007 focusing mainly on mobile data and PTT (Push To Talk) services.

"The Czech Republic is facing a rapidly growing demand for access to high-speed internet services. As always, it is the outlay and legacy system integration issues which delay the roll-out of these services," said Mr. Guo Jun, the president of ZTE Central and East Europe region." ZTE's CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A technology is specifically designed to address this. The high integration compact base stations ZTE will adopt for this network will greatly decrease Mobilkom's CAPEX and OPEX and the All-IP network we provide will offer a great platform for the smooth evolution of the operator's system."

ZTE's CDMA products have been deployed by more than 100 telecom operators in over 60 countries providing more than 50 million lines, helping CDMA technology become the most successful telecoms equipment export from China.

Sprint Joins Strength Of Its Two Networks To Offer Customers Industry-First Phones, Power To Do More

Sprint Joins Strength Of Its Two Networks To Offer Customers Industry-First Phones, Power To Do More Overland Park , Kan. — 01/16/2007 — Sprint and Motorola, Inc. today announced nationwide availability of its PowerSource™ phones and first-in-the-category phones the Motorola Buzz™ ic502 and the Motorola Blend™ ic402. An industry first, these phones represent a new category of handsets that utilize the Nextel National Network (iDEN) for walkie-talkie services and the Sprint Nationwide Network (CDMA) for voice and data services. Bringing together the strength of both networks, Sprint customers now have the power to make voice calls; communicate instantly with Nextel Walkie-Talkie services; and stay connected with Sprint Text Messaging, GPS and other advanced applications, all with one single phone.

"The launch of Sprint's PowerSource™ phones represents the power of two strong companies coming together to deliver Nextel's industry-leading walkie-talkie services and powerful Sprint voice and data services to customers on a single device," said Oliver Valente, senior vice president of product development for Sprint. "By combining the strength of our two networks into one phone, Sprint gives customers the power to get more done."

Handset Features and Functionality

The Buzz and Blend will utilize both of Sprint's networks depending upon the service being used. For walkie-talkie services, the handset will operate on the Nextel National Network (iDEN) giving customers the ability to instantly connect with more than 20 million Nextel walkie-talkie users coast to coast. Customers can also use walkie-talkie service in and between up to five countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Peru) on the world's largest walkie-talkie network.* The Buzz and Blend also support Direct Talk for short-range off-network walkie-talkie conversations between users with other Direct Talk-capable Nextel phones. Sprint is the pioneer with over 13 years experience in the walkie-talkie market and continues to provide customers with sub-second latency, innovative features and international coverage for the power to get things done instantly with Nextel Walkie-Talkie service.

Voice and data services will be delivered via the Sprint Nationwide Network. Sprint plans offer the largest wireless voice calling area reaching 259 million people in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. Sprint also offers a comprehensive suite of unmatched data services and capabilities. Sprint Vision includes services on these handsets that allow customers to browse the Internet; check email; and download voice ringers, graphically rich games and screen savers, all on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide Network.*

Both handsets support SMS text messaging and are GPS-enabled for navigation, including support for TeleNav*. Sprint has the longest history in the industry with location-based services delivering the first GPS-enabled phone to support E911 services and the first navigation service on mobile phones with turn-by-turn voice-guided directions in 2003. Sprint is the #1 wireless provider of GPS solutions.

"The Motorola relationship with Sprint is continuing to grow; therefore, their customers benefit by enjoying flexible options for mobile communications, whether for business efficiency or stylish devices," said Peter Aloumanis, director, U.S. Markets Division, Motorola's iDEN® Subscriber Group. "Our experience producing innovative multi-mode devices enabled us to create the new PowerSource handsets that offer users a choice of design features with flexible service on powerful iDEN and CDMA networks."

Motorola's iDEN technology focuses on streamlining communications into pocket-sized digital handsets that meet the complete needs of mobile-phone users today and provide advanced wireless technologies on leading walkie-talkie, voice and data networks. Highly competitive in the enterprise area, Motorola's iDEN solutions also increase productivity, improve efficiency and reduce costs, all by allowing users to carry a single device.

• Motorola Buzz™ ic502 – Rugged and professional grade, the Buzz is certified to military specification 810F for dust, shock and vibration, and provides impressive durability in a clamshell form factor. The Buzz weighs only 4.1 ounces and sports a color screen and external display. The Buzz is available in black and will be offered later this year in Indian blue/sterling silver. The Buzz is currently being sold for a suggested retail price of $249.99 and as low as $59.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and $40 mail-in-rebate.

• Motorola Blend™ ic402– The Blend will be another appealing option for customers who desire innovative features and functionality that give mobile workforces a powerful edge in a small, stylish form factor. The Blend is currently being sold for a suggested retail price of $229.99 and as low as $39.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and a $40 mail-in-rebate.

Service Plans

Committed to improving customer service and designing new products and services with the intent of making digital life simple, instant, enriching and productive for customers, Sprint has taken several steps to help ensure that customers who choose one of the PowerSource phones can enjoy great value and unmatched wireless capabilities on our powerful networks.

• Customers using a PowerSource phone will receive one bill for services on that device.

• Customers can choose from a variety of voice service plans similar to what is offered for Nextel-only phones that start as low as $29.99 per month for 200 anytime minutes.

• New Sprint Power Pack plans $39.99 and above include Unlimited Nationwide Walkie-Talkie services, Unlimited Nights starting at 7 p.m., unlimited weekends, no roaming charges and nationwide long-distance. And with the option to purchase nights and weekends starting at 6 p.m. for an additional $5 per month, Sprint customers can get even more unlimited talk time with a feature offered by no other carrier in the wireless industry.

• Customers also have the option of selecting a Sprint Free Incoming plan starting as low as $49.99 for 300 outgoing minutes. All Free Incoming plans include free incoming calls from anyone, anywhere as well as Unlimited Nationwide Walkie-Talkie services, Unlimited Nights starting at 9 p.m., unlimited weekends, no roaming charges and nationwide long-distance.

• Customers can add on data or advanced voice services for an additional charge including unlimited Nextel International or Group Walkie-Talkie, unlimited Mobile to Mobile, text messaging or Sprint's PowerSource Data Pack that includes unlimited data access, Web browsing PLUS 1000 Text Messages for just $10 per month.

Customers using a PowerSource phone can view coverage information for both the Nextel National Network and the Sprint Nationwide Network at www.sprint.com/coverage. Sprint plans to offer additional phones utilizing both the Nextel National Network and the Sprint Nationwide Network nationwide later in 2007. For more information about the Buzz or Blend visit www.sprint.com.

Customers purchasing a PowerSource phone as a replacement for an existing mobile phone are encouraged to donate their current phone to Sprint Project Connect. Donated phones, 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:

Amy Schiska-Lombard, Sprint, 913-794-2947 amy.k.schiska@sprint.com

KDDI Announces Exciting Spring au Line-up

KDDI Announces Exciting Spring au Line-up January 16, 2007 -- KDDI and Okinawa Cellular are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new Spring au lineup featuring a total of 14 new models, including 10 new au 3G "CDMA 1X WIN" and 3 'CDMA1X' mobile phones, with 8 'One Seg' compatible models. In addition to superb audio and design, the new phones are equipped with high graphic quality features and include models compatible with 'One Seg' and 'Digital Radio', as well as an 'au design project' model.

The lineup starts with 'MEDIA SKIN', the sixth model in the 'au design project' series, a compact model at merely 13mm thick and the first mobile phone in the world [1] to feature a 260,000-color QVGA electroluminescence LCD in its main display, and includes 7 additional new 'One Seg' compatible models equipped with wide field angle IPS LCD screens, including a 3.0 inch wide VGA LCD screen model, to reduce fluctuations in colors and contrast, allowing users to enjoy high quality graphics.

In addition to 'EZ Channel Plus', several new 'LISMO' video clip models have been added, allowing users to access a wide variety of graphics and contents on the new high quality screens. All models also come with the 'DBEX' function, and Sony high audio quality earphones.

The theme "'Individuality' makes you shine" runs through this new range of models, with various colors and textures, clear soft illumination panels and lighting features allowing users to freely express their individuality.

Hutchison Telecom Launches Vietnamese Operation

Hutchison Telecom Launches Vietnamese Operation Hong Kong, 15 January 2007– Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited today announced the launch of HT Mobile, Vietnam’s newest nation-wide mobile communications service operator.

HT Mobile operates the leading CDMA2000 1XEV-DO network in Vietnam under the investment licence granted to the co-operation partnership between Hutchison Telecom and Hanoi Telecom Joint Stock Company.

Dennis Lui, chief executive officer of Hutchison Telecom said: “Vietnam is one of the most vibrant and high growth economies in the world. HT Mobile’s launch marks a significant step forward towards Hutchison Telecom’s vision to achieve growth through investment in high potential markets.”

HT Mobile will be providing Vietnamese customers with advanced wireless voice and high-speed multi-media data services, flexible call plans as well as a wide choice of handsets. Today HT Mobile also announced the launch of the first 2.4Mbps wireless data card in Vietnam.

“Vietnam has a young and technology-savvy population. The demand for value-added voice and high-speed multi-media data services is growing exponentially. Leveraging Hutchison Telecom’s experience and resources in global procurement, content development as well as technology deployment, HT Mobile is well-positioned to become one of the fastest growing operators in Vietnam,” concluded Mr Lui.

For enquiries, please contact:

Mickey Shiu Corporate Communications Hutchison Telecom Work: (852) 2128 3107 Mobile: (852) 9092 8233 E-mail: mickeyshiu@htil.com.hk

Hanoi Telecom And Hutchison Telecom Launch HT Mobile In Vietnam

Hanoi Telecom And Hutchison Telecom Launch HT Mobile In Vietnam Hanoi, 15 January 2007 – Hanoi Telecom Joint Stock Company (“Hanoi Telecom”) and Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (“Hutchison Telecom”) today jointly announced the launch of HT Mobile, Vietnam’s newest nation-wide mobile communications service provider at a ceremony in Hanoi today. Honouring the occasion were many prominent Government officials and business leaders, both from the local and international telecommunications community and other business sectors.

HT Mobile is committed to providing innovative, customer-driven services and flexible pricing plans as well as a wide choice of handsets to meet growing market demand. It operates an advanced CDMA2000 1XEV-DO network, providing customers with superb wireless voice and high-speed multi-media data services, including mobile broadband services such as PC to PC video calls and large file downloads while on-the-move. It also delivers seamless voice call performance with its soft handover network technology. In conjunction with its inauguration today, HT Mobile also launched the first 2.4Mbps wireless data card in Vietnam, which is approximately 30 times faster than GPRS transmission.

Commenting on this milestone, Dr Pham Ngoc Lang, chairman and chief executive officer of Hanoi Telecom said, “After two years of hard work and determination, HT Mobile is proud to present an advanced CDMA2000 1XEV-DO network with a network presence in all 64 provinces together with a suite of products and services ranging from prepaid, postpaid, SMS and MMS to high-speed internet as well as infotainment services. HT Mobile’s vision is to enable customers to enjoy the best available service with total satisfaction. We are committed to making this happen, and to ensuring that HT Mobile will play a significant role in the social and economic development of Vietnam.”

Dennis Lui, chief executive officer of Hutchison Telecom added, “HT Mobile marks the culmination of the dedication and commitment made by Hanoi Telecom and Hutchison Telecom, to realise our shared vision to provide a top-class mobile voice and data communication service in the country. Today, HT Mobile brings a brand new mobile communications choice to Vietnam.”

“HT Mobile’s launch marks a significant step forward in realising Hutchison Telecom’s mission to be the leading mobile operator in the region. HT Mobile represents the eighth international market in our operations. The synergies and the global opportunities that this brings will benefit customers in Vietnam,” continued Mr Lui.

Elizabete Fong, HT Mobile’s CEO reiterated the benefits of the world-class CDMA2000 1XEV-DO network as well as the new company’s mission, “Our goal is to provide customers with a full range of mobile products and services with the delivery of the best that our network has to offer. We have teamed up with leading and renowned local and international content providers to develop content that is not only informative but also entertaining and inspiring. We also aim to make HT Mobile the country’s neighbourhood communications partner by establishing the strongest sales network across Vietnam.”

“We, at HT Mobile, invite everyone to join us in this new chapter of mobile communications in Vietnam. As a token of thanks we are offering a very generous welcome bonus worth 200,000VND in value, to enable customers supporting HT Mobile’s premium network to enjoy easy and completely hassle-free services. Additionally, customers selecting HT Mobile’s service in groups of two to six users will be entitled to the ‘Circle of Friends’ on-net privilege. With this special offer, they will be able to communicate with each other via voice calls and SMS completely free of charge. We are proud to be the first operator in Vietnam to introduce this value-added approach to customers, offering them genuine benefits,” added Ms Fong.

HT Mobile is introducing innovative customer-service concepts, including one-stop sales and customer service centres. These service centres will not only provide sales and customer services, but also self-service downloading stations enabling users to personalise their handset interface and user preferences conveniently and quickly. A large range of value-added services will also be available soon including a large music library.

Leveraging Hutchison Telecom’s global procurement strengths and the exclusive handset sourcing partnership with China Unicom, diverse and affordable CDMA handsets will be made available to customers. Through its favourable call plans as well as its simple voice and data card bundles, and by offering customers the highest satisfaction, the most affordable services as well as the best mobile experience in the country, HT mobile aims to become one of the fastest growing mobile service providers in Vietnam.

Verizon Wireless Brings Wireless Broadband Network To Greater Tuscaloosa And The University of Alabama

Verizon Wireless Brings Wireless Broadband Network To Greater Tuscaloosa And The University of Alabama TUSCALOOSA, AL — January 12, 2007 — Verizon Wireless announced today it is bringing its wide-area wireless broadband service to the Greater Tuscaloosa area and the University of Alabama, giving local customers access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices. Tuscaloosa joins Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery in the company’s coast-to-coast broadband network.

With this launch, Verizon Wireless customers in the greater Tuscaloosa 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.

“The thriving business community of Tuscaloosa coupled with the University of Alabama, a major, comprehensive, research university has created a dynamic, tech-savvy city that demands the latest, innovative technology and mobile data solutions,” said Jeff Mango, president of Verizon Wireless’ Alabama / Georgia Region. “The expansion of our broadband network delivers mobile professionals and students a desktop experience out of the office. Consumers also have access to premiere entertainment services including downloadable music, high-quality videos and advanced gaming.”

Coverage

Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess area for greater Tuscaloosa delivers continuous coverage between the city and Birmingham totaling more than 1200 square miles. The wide-area broadband network will cover from Tuscaloosa northeast on I-20 to Birmingham and southwest on I-20 to the Greene County line. In addition, coverage includes the University of Alabama campus, Lake Tuscaloosa and extends west on US Highway 82, through the town of Coker and north along US Highway 43, to north of Samantha.

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 about 200 million Americans. Verizon Wireless has invested nearly $200 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.

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

Caran Smith Caran.Smith@verizonwireless.com

AnyDATA Corporation Launches Next Generation Portable High Speed EVDO Modem

AnyDATA Corporation Launches Next Generation Portable High Speed EVDO Modem IRVINE, CA – January 11, 2007 – AnyDATA Corporation today has launched its newest high speed CDMA EVDO USB modem, the ADU-E100D, to the North American marketplace. Powered by download speeds from the Internet of up to 2Mbps, this next generation EVDO modem brings a new level of user experience to your notebook or home PC for wireless Internet access.

The ADU-E100D broadband modem was designed with your life on-the-go in mind. It is sleek, compact, and stylish for mobile browsing of your favorite web sites. No external antenna on the ADU-E100D means no easy breakage like what happens with the first generation EVDO data cards. The ADU-E100D standalone rechargeable battery cradle means it will not drain your notebook PC battery. These new features, with other AnyDATA enhancements are what make this EVDO modem truly a next generation design for the user.

High speed wireless Internet using EVDO technology service is available across the country from the CDMA cellular carriers. The ADU-E100D modem takes advantage of the blazingly fast speeds of EVDO networks for file downloads, for Internet browsing, and for enhancements to all your PC applications being used inside or outside the home. No more waiting, searching, or paying for WiFi hot spots. Just plug the ADU-E100D modem into your USB port, common now on all PC's, and you are ready to access the Internet anytime and anyplace.

EVDO cellular service is all you need to begin using the ADU-E100D. And AnyDATA now offers this service for purchase when you order your ADU-E100D modem. When you purchase both at the same time from AnyDATA, the ADU-E100D will be offered at a reduced price. This lets you do one-stop shopping with AnyDATA and once your modem is delivered, it will be fully activated for you to simply plug it in to the USB port on your PC for immediate use.

"Much has been learned from previous first generation EVDO data cards and the user experiences of those cards" said Ed Huelsman, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for AnyDATA. "AnyDATA used those research results to design a more durable and compact next generation EVDO modem, like the ADU-E100D, to enrich the user experience of being connected while on-the-go."

Media Contacts:

Ed Huelsman AnyDATA Corporation 972-527-3268 ed@anydata.com

Verizon Wireless Expands Wireless Broadband Network To Include Hammond, Louisiana

Verizon Wireless Expands Wireless Broadband Network To Include Hammond, Louisiana HAMMOND, LA — January 11, 2007 — Verizon Wireless announced today it has expanded its wireless broadband network to cover Hammond, Louisiana 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 on the North Shore to include Hammond. 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 New Orleans in early 2004 and expanded the wireless broadband coverage area to include most of the North Shore in June of 2005. The expansion of the wireless broadband network into Hammond brings a variety of new broadband-enabled products and services to businesses and consumers in the area.

“The Hammond 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.”

The company invests more than $1 billion in its network every quarter with over $6 billion invested in 2006 alone. The company has invested more than $35 billion nationwide over the last six years – to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage, capacity and capabilities.

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 (Evolution-Data Optimized) technology, 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 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 Hammond 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 Gulf Coast that a strong, reliable wireless network plays a priceless role in public safety in large-scale emergencies and every day life,” Greene said. “Verizon Wireless will continue to heavily invest here to serve residents, businesses and visitors locally and across the Gulf Coast.”

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 now covers more than 200 million people.

Media Contact Info

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

Verizon Wireless’ Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Mississippi

Verizon Wireless’ Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Mississippi JACKSON, MS — January 11, 2007 — Customers in Jackson and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast 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. The launch includes the Jackson Metro area as well as communities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to expanding high-speed data service across the nation and is proud to announce the launch of our wireless broadband network in Mississippi,” said Katherine Greene, regional president, Verizon Wireless. “Mississippi is an important market with dynamic businesses, recreational attractions and an increasing number of mobile data consumers. This new wireless broadband service will bring the latest wireless products and services to Mississippi businesses and consumers.”

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 phones.

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

Coverage Area

Verizon Wireless’ Mississippi EV-DO expansion includes the Jackson Metro area from Clinton to Brandon and from south of Jackson to Ridgeland and Madison. The Gulf Coast expansion includes Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian and Gulfport along Hwy 90 as well as portions of Biloxi along Hwy 90 and I-110.

The company invests more than $1 billion in its network every quarter with over $6 billion invested in 2006 alone. The company has invested more than $35 billion nationwide over the last six years – to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage, capacity and capabilities.

In addition to allowing advanced applications such as BroadbandAccess and V CAST, the network upgrade in Mississippi 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.”

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 now covers more than 200 million people.

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

Media Contact Info

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

Sprint Launches SnowZone - The One-Stop Information Source For Winter Action Sports Enthusiasts

Sprint Launches SnowZone - The One-Stop Information Source For Winter Action Sports Enthusiasts OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — 01/11/2007 — Skiers and snowboarders need to look no further than their Sprint or Nextel mobile phone to get updates on snow conditions at resorts throughout North America, share and watch videos with their peers, or get the latest updates on the U.S. Ski Team and the U.S Snowboarding team.

Sprint today announces SnowZone, an exclusive wireless site that allows users to get the information they crave from the latest weather and snow conditions at their favorite resorts to getting video clips with the latest tips and tricks from gold medal athletes including freestyle skier Jonny Moseley, known for pushing moguls skiing to the limits, and snowboarder Seth Wescott, who won the first snowboardcross gold medal in his sport last February. Additionally Sprint Power View segments featuring interviews with America's best skiers and snowboarders will be offered, and users can share and watch their most exciting moments on the slopes without having to come off the mountain.

"This is about the skier and snowboarder lifestyle," said Steve Gaffney, director of sports marketing for Sprint. "The content Sprint is providing in this section speaks to skiers and snowboarders who want to be in the know and connected to their family, friends, and the skiing and snowboarding community while they are on the slopes."

SnowZone content is available to Sprint PCS Vision® and Sprint Power VisionSM pack subscribers free of charge. It can be accessed via the Vision or Power Vision home deck or by texting SNOW to 7777. Standard text messaging rates apply.

SnowZone currently includes the following content:

• Snow Reports – Provides weather updates and the latest snow conditions at ski resorts throughout the U.S. and Canada broken down by region (Far West, Rockies, Midwest, Mid Atlantic, East)

• Powder Shots – This section features exclusive video content from Sprint Power View Inside Ride hosted by Moseley and Power View sports anchor Ryan McDonough. Shows will include U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding event coverage and interviews with premier athletes as well as tips and tricks from expert skiers and riders.

• In the Know, News and Events – Get the latest news and information about the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding team with updated results from competitions around the world. Also included are athlete biographies on all the relevant snow sports including alpine, freestyle, cross country, ski jumping, nordic combined, and disabled skiing and snowboarding.

• SnowZone Photo/Video Share – Users can join the SnowZone community to share photos and videos from the hills as well as check out what others have submitted on their phone. Selected favorite photos and videos will be featured in the Sprint Power View Inside Ride program. Additionally users can read blogs on tips, tricks, gear and more from Moseley and Wescott.

• Fun on the Run – Get exclusive access to Moseley's full-track downloads from the Sprint Music Store or download music and music videos from MTV Mobile, Sony Music Box, GoTV Alternative Rock and Hip Hop. Users can also watch Extreme TV (on Sprint TV) or download some of the most extreme wireless games and play them directly on their Sprint or Nextel phone.

• Express Yourself – Included in this section are Wescott's featured ring tones as well as the hottest ringers, screen savers and call tones.

• Community Chat – Users can share their own tips, gear reviews and other thoughts with the skiing and snowboarding community directly from a Sprint or Nextel phone using some of the most popular messaging vehicles including Sports Lounge, Phat Lounge, Yahoo!, AOL and MSN.

Additional SnowZone content will be added throughout the 2007 season.

Media Contact:

Dave Mellin, 720-840-4788 dave.mellin@sprint.com

Pantech Launches Its Metallic Slim Phone

Pantech Launches Its Metallic Slim Phone SEOUL, January 11, 2007: Pantech Group, the leading Korean handset manufacturer, has announced the launch of its IM-U170 handset, a slim phone fully wrapped with a metal case as part of its design innovation initiatives.

The new IM-U170 clamshell handset features enhanced both refinement and durability, coming in a full metal case made of magnesium. The metallic keypad - beamed with EL* light- is another addition to the simple and refined design of the phone, crowning the metallic touch of the phone.

The new handset provides a fresh and fun way to play an interactive game, which is the world’s first face-recognition mobile game in the industry. The built-in camera traces the movement of the user’s face to use for input instead of controllers. Users can have their real-time faces while playing games with the IM-U170.

Man Gi Kim, the spokesperson of Pantech Group said, “Due to its exceptional range of unique features including the metal case and the face recognition game, the IM-U170 is expected to exceptionally appeal to mobile phone users who have been seeking for new and different features and applications in their phone. The IM-U170 will come to the fore as a breakthrough in the metallic mobile phone segment.”

The IM-U170 also focuses on its dynamic and elegant Graphical User Interface(GUI). The animated user interface includes mobile wallpapers and backgrounds, employing the Flash technology.

The dual camera – a 2 mega-pixel camera and a VGA camera – mounted on the IM-U170 presents video telephony function. They can also recognize a shape of face and automatically adjust it to take the best photo when shooting.

Other highlights include a 2.2-inch QVGA LCD with 260,000 colors, 128 polyphonic ringtones and a multi-tasking MP3 player. Also it has document viewer functionality, enabling users to scroll through the documents in MS office file format.

The new phone is now available in Korea under Pantech’s superior mobile phone brand, SKY.

*EL :Electroluminescense

IM-U170 features include:

- Clamshell handset in metal case + metallic keypad

- Main: 2.2’’ 260K QVGA TFT LCD; Sub: 1 line OLED

- Dimenstion: 96.5 x 48 x 15.4 mm / weight: 106.6g

- 2M CMOS(w/Auto Focus) + VGA CMOS

- Face recognition technology

- MP3 Player

- 128 polyphonic ringtones

- User memory capacity: up to 120MB

- Electronic dictionary

- Document viewer

- Internal antenna

Media Contacts:

Young Cheol Ahn, ycheolan6667@pantech.com, +822-2030-1912

Yuin Yang, sweetyuin@pantech.com, +822-2030-1934

Cell Service Improved In Regina Beach, Cupar, Leroy, Spruce Home Areas

Cell Service Improved In Regina Beach, Cupar, Leroy, Spruce Home Areas January 10, 2007 -- SaskTel today announced digital cellular coverage improvements in the Regina Beach, Cupar, Leroy and Spruce Home areas. Regina Beach area customers can expect improved coverage and capacity along Long Lake and on surrounding highways. Cupar and Leroy residents can expect improved coverage in town and along local highways and grid roads. Customers at Spruce Home will experience improved coverage within the community and along Highway 2 north of Prince Albert.

“SaskTel remains committed to expanding and improving digital cellular service in this province,” Minister Responsible for SaskTel Deb Higgins said. “These latest initiatives are part of SaskTel’s ongoing expansion which will bring SaskTel’s total investment in digital cellular service since 1998 to $120 million.”

“SaskTel understands that reliable coverage is critical for many of our customers and digital service with 1X functionality improves call clarity, enhances privacy and provides wireless customers with access to e-mail, corporate databases and the internet,” SaskTel President and CEO Robert Watson said. “We will continue to evaluate the network to provide our cellular customers with the latest wireless technologies over the largest wireless network in the province.”

SaskTel has the most extensive cellular network in Saskatchewan. Digital and 1X cellular service provides advanced functionality that allows customers to send and receive text messages and photos, push-to-talk, browse the internet, download video clips, watch streaming video, perform banking transactions and access real-time information such as news, weather and stock quotes.

For media inquiries only, please contact:

Michelle Englot, SaskTel Corporate Affairs Phone: (306) 777-4476 E-mail: michelle.englot@sasktel.sk.ca

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In St. Clairsville

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In St. Clairsville ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – January 10, 2007 – Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, is now offering Axcess Broadband service in St. Clairsville and surrounding communities, including New Philadelphia, Marietta and Wheeling, W.Va. 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.

Axcess Broadband makes it easy to surf the Internet, access e-mail and calendars and download large, graphic-rich files while on the go. Using the service, customers can access advanced business, news 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.

"Alltel Wireless is committed to meeting the growing data needs of our customers," said Karen DelSignore, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in Ohio and West Virginia. "Axcess Broadband wireless 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 began offering Axcess Broadband in Cleveland and Akron in 2005 and recently introduced the service in Youngstown and surrounding communities, including Warren, Boardman, Salem and East Liverpool. Nationally, Alltel has introduced Axcess Broadband in metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, Tampa, Charlotte and Lansing; in smaller cities such as Little Rock, Ark.; Raleigh, N.C., and Savannah, Ga., and in towns such as Grand Haven, Mich.; 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

UTStarcom Launches Itsy Bitsy CDMA Camera Phone At International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

UTStarcom Launches Itsy Bitsy CDMA Camera Phone At International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) LAS VEGAS and HAUPPAUGE, NY, January 9, 2007 – Small enough to accompany a yellow polka dot bikini and capable of snapping photos of a day at the beach, the new, itsy bitsy CDM8935 handset from UTStarcom Personal Communications, a division of UTStarcom, Inc., is one of the smallest wireless CDMA camera phones in North America. Measuring less than four cubic inches overall, the CDM8935 fits easily in the palm of your hand, into a small evening bag or in your front pocket. The CDM8935 was unveiled today at the UTStarcom booth (# 30306 South Hall 3) at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The CDM8935 is so compact and affordable, there’s little reason not to have a wireless camera phone with you everywhere you go,” said Philip Christopher, president of UTStarcom Personal Communications. “Plus, it’s a good-looking phone that’s designed for ease of use, making both staying connected and capturing the moment a snap.”

The clamshell-style, dual-mode (800/1900 MHz CDMA) CDM8935 weighs less than three ounces and measures only (h) 3.3” x (w) 1.7” x (d) 0.7”. The phone is equipped with a CMOS 310K camera and images can be viewed on its 1.5-inch 262K Color TFT (128 x 128) main display screen. The phone also has a one-inch 65K Color CSTN (96 x 64) exterior display.

The CDM8935 camera phone features a built-in speakerphone, voice-activated dialing, CMX 32 polyphonic ringtones and is designed to support many of the popular audio formats including MIDI, SP-MIDI, PMD, QCP-13K, EVRC, I-MELODY and MP3 and image formats such as JPG, GIF, Animated-GIF, BMP, WBMP, PNG and BCI. The CDM8935 is also designed to support text messaging, Enhanced Message Service and Multimedia Message Service. The CDM8935 has 16 MB Flash/8 MB Ram, making it easier for consumers to store important photos. The phone is also designed to store up to 500 phone book entries.

CONTACTS:

At CES 2007: Booth #30306 Joan Cear Mobile: (516) 317-0728

Joe Vasquez/Linda Krebs G.S. Schwartz & Co., Inc. (212) 725-4500 jvasquez@schwartz.com lkrebs@schwartz.com

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In New York And New Jersey

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In New York And New Jersey ORANGEBURG, NY — January 9, 2007 — Verizon Wireless today announced it has expanded its local Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to cover more than 95 percent of the New York Metro area population.

The expansion means that Verizon Wireless customers in the following areas now can access the company’s high-speed wireless network:

• In New York City in southern and eastern Brooklyn and central Queens. • On Long Island’s North Shore in Nassau and Suffolk counties • In New Jersey in northern Passaic County, northern and western portions of Morris County, southeastern Sussex County and throughout Hunterdon County.

Residents in these areas will now join thousands of area residents already enjoying two prime services: BroadbandAccess, 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; and V CAST, a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including 3D games, music videos, news, weather and sports.

“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,” said Charles Hand, New York Metro Region president. “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.”

First introduced in Manhattan in September of 2004 and expanded throughout the area in 2005 and 2006, this latest multi-million dollar expansion entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in an additional 230 wireless transmission sites. It is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled more than $2 billion in New York Metro area and $35 billion nationally in the last seven years.

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 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, high-speed data connection. Business customers can access information when they are on-the-road — at customer locations, at job sites or in taxis — 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 and exper ience 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 Hand. “With these advantages comes an increase in productivity and bottom-line business benefits.”

BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access with a new one- or two-year customer agreement. BroadbandAccess service also is available as an integrated option on select notebook and laptop computers.

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, including breaking news, weather, sports highlights and the hottest entertainment clips.

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.

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 at no charge from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song, one for the handset and 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.

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Lynette Viviani lynette.viviviani@vivianipr.com 973-283-9228

Verizon Wireless Brings Wireless Broadband Network To Greater Montgomery, Alabama

Verizon Wireless Brings Wireless Broadband Network To Greater Montgomery, Alabama MONTGOMERY, AL — January 9, 2007 — Verizon Wireless announced today it is bringing wide-area wireless broadband service to the Greater Montgomery area, giving local customers access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices. Montgomery joins Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville in the company’s coast-to-coast broadband network.

With this launch, Verizon Wireless customers in the metro Montgomery 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.

“As the state capital, Montgomery is an important market with dynamic, tech-driven businesses, strategic government offices and an increasing number of mobile data consumers,” said Jim McGean, president of Verizon Wireless’ Alabama / Georgia Region. “The expansion of our broadband network provides access to the very latest wireless technology that delivers mobile professionals a desktop experience out of the office and consumers access to premiere entertainment services including downloadable music, high-quality videos and advanced gaming.”

Coverage

Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess expansion delivers more than 1,400 square miles of coverage, stretching from Montgomery north up I-65 to the Chilton County line and south on I-65 to the Lowndes County line. Customers now have coverage at the Montgomery Regional Airport and along US Highway 80 west to the Lowndes County line. Coverage also stretches along I-85, from Montgomery to Shorter including the City of Tallassee, extending along US Highway 231 from north of Lake Jordon south, through Montgomery to the Pike County line.

The BroadbandAccess coverage area also includes the River Region cities of Prattville, Wetumpka, Pine Level, Pike Road, Millbrook, Lake Martin, and Emerald Mountain.

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 200 million people. Verizon Wireless has invested nearly $200 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 $0.99 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.

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Caran Smith Verizon Wireless Caran.Smith@verizonwireless.com 678.339.4891

Verizon Wireless First To Launch High-Speed Wireless Network In Peoria, Illinois

Verizon Wireless First To Launch High-Speed Wireless Network In Peoria, Illinois PEORIA, IL — January 9, 2007 – Verizon Wireless announced today it has expanded the national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to Peoria, the area’s first operational 3G network.

The launch of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers in the greater Peoria area 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 and sports.

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 taxis—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 and experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

“Our BroadbandAccess service gives our business customers three key advantages in wireless communication—speed, mobility and security,” said T.J. Fox, president–Illinois/Wisconsin Region for 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, including breaking news, weather, sports highlights and the hottest entertainment clips.

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 greater Peoria area, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 2,200 square miles around the cities of Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Knox and surrounding communities and covers routes between them along U.S. Interstate 155 and U.S. Highway 150. Nearby towns located around and south of Highway 150—Peoria Heights, Washington, Eureka, Bartonville, Chillicothe—are within the coverage area. In September, the company also expanded its EV-DO service in Illinois to Springfield and Decatur.

“The greater Peoria area is a vital market with dynamic, tech-savvy businesses and consumers,” Fox 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 $35 billion nationally in the last seven years. The company has invested more than $910 million since 2001 in its Illinois network.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. Peoria is the latest market to be added to Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area, now available to more than half the nation’s population. Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was introduced in Illinois in Chicagoland 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 and laptop computers.

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® 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 to their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for $0.99, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card at no charge from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song, one for the handset and 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.

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Carolyn A. Schamberger, APR Verizon Wireless Carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com 847-619-4282

Verizon Wireless Lifts Curtain On V CAST Mobile TV; True Broadcast Quality, The Best Of TV

Verizon Wireless Lifts Curtain On V CAST Mobile TV; True Broadcast Quality, The Best Of TV LAS VEGAS, NV and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — January 7, 2007 — Were you glued to your couch to watch a great play of the big game, catch updates on the 2006 midterm elections, or witness one of those spectacular music award-show eyebrow-raisers? Have you stood in the family room, late for an appointment, because your young children wouldn’t hop in the car because they were watching their favorite cartoon? Or worse: how often have you missed those touchstone moments that affect a whole nation because you were on the move?

A revolutionary service is on the way – and all you’ll need is a great new wireless phone from Verizon Wireless. On the eve of the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Verizon Wireless today announced V CAST Mobile TV, a new and unique service that will allow TV viewers to leave the house and still watch many of their favorite TV programs while on-the-go. V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2007.

With an initial launch in many major U.S. markets, V CAST Mobile TV will feature the best of broadcast and cable television with live content and other programming 24 hours a day from many of the world’s best-known entertainment brands, including CBS, Comedy Central, Fox, MTV, NBC News, NBC Entertainment and Nickelodeon, representing a variety of options for all types of TV viewers.

“V CAST Mobile TV isn’t just a place-holder for broadcast programming on the mobile phone – it is the best of television programmed specifically for the mobile customer with great programs, the way they were meant to be seen, on your mobile phone,” said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon. “Television has revolutionized our culture, and wireless phones have become an integral part of our everyday lives. V CAST Mobile TV represents the convergence of these two realities. V CAST Mobile TV was designed to bring the best programs to customers who enjoy their mobile lifestyles, creating a truly exciting mobile television experience. The service has something for everyone, it will be available on hot new handsets, and is presented in a programming format that’s familiar to any TV viewer. This is a real transformation of the American media market.”

Working with its key partner, MediaFLO USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated, Verizon Wireless expects to turn on the service in major U.S. markets in the first quarter of 2007. Since MediaFLO USA operates a dedicated multicast network that delivers programming in a linear format, the integration of V CAST Mobile TV with the MediaFLO USA service means that Verizon Wireless can offer customers the latest in mobile entertainment without impacting its award-winning voice services.

The new service will be accessible on new V CAST Mobile TV handsets via a dedicated V CAST Mobile TV key. The programming will be presented in “time block”/scheduled availability, consistent with familiar cable and satellite TV models, in both Eastern and Pacific Time zones. The initial lineup will include programming from TV’s best channels and shows, including CBS, Comedy Central, FOX, NBC News, NBC Entertainment, MTV and Nickelodeon; additional channels are expected to be added to the lineup after launch. The program guide includes date, time and program information, and also allows customers to view programming details up to 48 hours ahead of the scheduled broadcast. A dedicated V CAST Mobile TV Web site will feature a customized program listing grid, a search feature to discover programs by keywords, content information and previews, and editorial and community features, as well as service information and support. The service also includes optional parental control fe atures, consistent with existing multimedia standards, which will be accessible from the Options Menu to allow parents to set ratings for TV and movies.

V CAST Mobile TV Phones

Two impressive new handsets from mobile powerhouses will be available to V CAST Mobile TV customers – the Samsung SCH-u620 and the LG VX9400 – that also feature V CAST Music, V CAST Video, Mobile Web 2.0SM and Get It Now® capabilities, so customers can immerse themselves in a truly mobile multimedia experience. In addition, the Samsung SCH-u620 will feature a 1.3 megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth® support and enhanced speech recognition with dictation for multimedia messaging. The LG VX9400 also features Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel camera, integrated speakerphone and an external memory expansion slot for music, pictures and video clips. Packed with features, these two multimedia phones will offer customers the latest in innovation, design and access to the services that fit their mobile lifestyles.

Pricing

Verizon Wireless will announce pricing options for V CAST Mobile TV, handset pricing and market availability when V CAST Mobile TV is launched.

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.

A replay of today’s teleconference from Las Vegas will be available for playback at approximately 6:00 p.m. ET at 800-310-4931. The Web cast will also be available for playback at http://verizonwebcast.vzw.com/login.php later today. Both the teleconference and the Web cast will be archived for two weeks following the news conference.

Media Contact Info

Jeffrey Nelson Verizon Wireless Jeffrey.Nelson@verizonwireless.com 917-968-9175 (mobile)

LG Mobile Phones And Verizon Wireless Announce The LG VX9400 To Support V CAST Mobile TV

LG Mobile Phones And Verizon Wireless Announce The LG VX9400 To Support V CAST Mobile TV LAS VEGAS, NV — January 7, 2007 — Today, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) and Verizon Wireless announced the LG VX9400 will be available in the first quarter to support V CAST Mobile TV, the latest breakthrough in mobile entertainment technology. The LG VX9400 shows off a slim, stylish swing bar design with a large color LCD screen for optimal TV viewing and new cutting-edge features, while also offering customers the ability to access V CAST Music and Video, Get It Now® and Mobile Web 2.0SM, plus get Bluetooth® capabilities and a 1.3 megapixel camera/camcorder. All of these multimedia-centric features make the LG VX9400 the must have device for 2007.

The LG VX9400 will be the perfect handset to view Verizon Wireless’ all new V CAST Mobile TV service since customers will be able to enjoy the convenience of mobility and entertainment in one device. Additionally, with the LG VX9400’s easy-to-use multitasking capability, users can take calls, messages, and when they hang up, go right back to enjoying their program – just like if they were to step away from the television set during a program for a minute or two at home.

LG VX9400 users will also have the ability to enjoy the latest in mobile music innovation. The LG VX9400 is V CAST Music-enabled with a music player, allowing customers to download and listen to the latest hits right on their phones and the external microSDTM memory card slot allows them to easily move their music from their computer directly to the phone. Customers can also take their music with them by transferring files from their phone with a USB connection. In addition, users can take their music experience to the next level by pairing the LG VX9400 with a Bluetooth stereo headset to gain a totally wireless music experience.

“The LG VX9400 is yet another benchmark in a long line of firsts for LG Mobile Phones,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. “V CAST Mobile TV is truly groundbreaking in mobile phone technology, and we are proud to be among the first manufacturers to support this service that will change the way we use mobile devices forever.”

The LG VX9400 complements its robust entertainment capabilities with a full set of mobile features that consumers have come to expect from LG and Verizon Wireless. The LG VX9400 includes a 1.3 megapixel camera with flash and camcorder that allows users to record up to one hour of consecutive video with an external memory card. A one-touch speakerphone, Web-based e-mail and Flash User Interface make the LG VX9400 one of the most feature rich handsets available in the U.S. market.

The LG VX9400 offers some of the most advanced mobile phone features available to wireless phone users today, including:

• V CAST-capable

o V CAST Mobile TV – check out the latest streaming television programs on your wireless phone

o V CAST Music – download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto a microSD memory card

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

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

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

• microSD Memory Port to store music, pictures and customer generated videos (card sold separately)

• Flash User Interface for Clear Images/Text & Fun Animations

• Standalone Mode (RF Off)

• Music Only Mode (RF Off except Bluetooth)

• 1.3 megapixel camera with flash

• Self-Portrait capability and mirror for self- portraits

• Resolution: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 (default), 320 x 240, 176 x 144, 160 x 120 pixels

• Video Resolution: 320 x 240, 176 x 144 (default) pixels

• Up to 4x digital zoom

• Customizable brightness, white balance, shutter sound, color effects, photometry, self-timer and night mode

• Image Editor – zoom, rotate, crop

• Bluetooth capable (v1.2) – compatible with headset, hands-free, dial-up networking (SPP), advanced audio distribution, file transfer, object push for vCard, basic printing, audio/video remote control

• Bluetooth stereo headset support for listening to music*

• TXT, Picture and Video Messaging capability – send and receive messages with text, sounds, photos and videos

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

• Instant Messaging capability

• One-touch speakerphone

• Enhanced speaker-independent voice recognition

• Voice commands: call, send message, go to, check, lookup, My Account

• Voice memo recording

• 13 Unique Ring Tones, plus vibrate and silent modes

• TTY/TDD support

• Hearing aid compatible (M4-Rating)

• Personal organizer with calendar with scheduler, alarm clock, notepad, plus world clock, calculator, Ez tip calculator tools

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

• Speed dial (98 entries plus a voicemail default)

• English and Spanish language support

• Simultaneous GPS for Enhanced Location Accuracy

• Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (Digital Dual-Band)

• Dimensions: 4.04" (H) x 1.93" (W) x 0.73" (D)

• Weight: 4.06 oz.

• Soft-Feel coating for comfortable and firm grip

• Slim and stylish swing bar design with large (2.2”) color LCD for optimal (landscape) TV viewing

• LCD display: 262K Color TFT, 320 x 240 pixels, 13 lines

• Standard battery: 950 mAh Li-Polymer

• Usage time: up to 3 hours and 35 minutes

• Standby Time: up to 12 days and 12 hours

Media Contact Info

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

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

Keith Carpenter Ogilvy PR for LG Keith.Carpenter@ogilvypr.com 303-634-2679

Verizon Revolutionizes TV At Home And On Mobile Phones

Verizon Revolutionizes TV At Home And On Mobile Phones LAS VEGAS, NV and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — January 7, 2007 — Ringing in the next great revolution in television, Verizon’s new president and chief operating officer Denny Strigl today said the company is leading the way in the next revolution of television. “With the strength of our powerful wireless and fiber networks, we have transformed our business into one of the world’s greatest content-delivery systems,” he said. To prove the point, Strigl, accompanied by two of Verizon’s most senior executives, introduced new products that marry the phone, the Internet and television for consumers in ways not available from any other company.

Speaking on the eve of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Strigl raised the curtain on two new products that move television to a new level: Verizon’s next-generation, groundbreaking FiOS TV and V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless.

Verizon, the premier global telecommunications and content-delivery company, toda y outlined the new services. Verizon Telecom introduced FiOS digital media new interactive program guide and a platform that offers the company’s growing base of FiOS TV customers a myriad of multimedia applications linking television, the Internet, personal computers and phones. Both will be available in the first half of 2007. At the same time, Verizon Wireless raised the curtain on V CAST Mobile TV, unrivalled as the first true mobile TV service in the nation, which is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2007.

Strigl detailed the two-fold strategy behind these products, which crystallizes the changing nature of Verizon’s consumer business. “At Verizon, we build great networks and we offer great content. We have built the nation’s most comprehensive all-digital broadband fiber network that reaches all the way into individual homes, while we offer the most reliable wireless voice and data network, period,” he said.

Verizon FiOS, with unmatched quality and reliability, provides individual homes and businesses in 16! states with up to 50 megabits of Internet speed, and FiOS TV is already available in more than 200 cities in 10 states. Verizon Wireless’ broadband network covers more than 200 million people, offering V CAST Video, V CAST Music and BroadbandAccess for high-speed laptop and PDA connectivity.

“Our parallel networks of fiber and wireless create a delivery system for the high-bandwidth content of today, and will meet consumers’ needs for years to come,” Strigl noted.

Verizon’s fiber and wireless broadband networks, and their superior reach, quality and speeds, provide the basis for advancing existing strong partnerships with technology companies such as QUALCOMM Incorporated, whose MediaFLO USA subsidiary supports V CAST Mobile TV. In addition, deep and extensive relationships with leading content providers, appearing on FiOS TV, on Verizon Online and in a variety of mobile platforms to package, format and program TV content, will combine to deliver the best overall TV experience in the industry.

Details about specific service offerings, including availability, pricing and programming, are expected to be available in the coming weeks.

Media Contact Info

Brenda RaneyBrenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com908-559-7518

Kimberly WaltonMWW Group for Samsung kwalton@mww.com 972-301-5402 972-989-4559

Verizon Wireless Customers Will Tune In to The Best Of TV With The Samsung SCH-u620

Verizon Wireless Customers Will Tune In to The Best Of TV With The Samsung SCH-u620 LAS VEGAS, NV, BASKING RIDGE, NJ and DALLAS, TX — January 7, 2007 — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) announced today that its new V CAST Mobile TV service will be available on the new Samsung SCH-u620 mobile phone. V CAST Mobile TV, the latest breakthrough in mobile entertainment technology that brings the best of TV to the palms of customers’ hands, and the SCH-u620 are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2007.

The Samsung SCH-u620 is one of the first mobile phones to support Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Mobile TV service and features a vibrant two-inch QVGA 240 x 320 pixel LCD screen to view the V CAST Mobile TV streaming broadcasts. Built for optimum viewing pleasure, the SCH-u620 also boasts stereo Bluetooth® support for enhanced audio, a dedicated V CAST Mobile TV key and a retractable V CAST Mobile TV antenna. The SCH-u620 is also a fully-loaded multimedia device, supporting V CAST Music, Get It Now® applications and Mobile Web 2.0SM.

“The launch of Verizon Wireless V CAST Mobile TV on the SCH-u620 is an exciting landmark for the mobile phone users in the United States,” said Dale Sohn, Samsung Telecommunications America president. “Samsung brings its worldwide experience with video-capable phones to the U.S. with a quality handset that showcases Verizon Wireless’ new V CAST Mobile TV service.”

In addition to supporting V CAST Music, Get It Now applications and Mobile Web 2.0, the SCH-u620 is the perfect device for use with VZ NavigatorSM, Verizon Wireless’ tool for customers that gives them access to a wide array of Location Based Services (LBS) options, including mapping, audible turn-by-turn navigation and the ability to find over 14 million points of interest. Key features of the SCH-u620 include:

• 1.3 Megapixel digital camera with flash

• Camcorder with MMS length or full-length capabilities

• V CAST-capable o V CAST Mobile TV – check out the latest streaming television programs on your wireless phone

o V CAST Music – download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto a microSDTM memory card

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

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

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

• TXT , Picture Messaging and Video Messaging-capable

• Advanced speech recognition with dictation

• Bluetooth wireless technology profiles for stereo headset (for music playback) as well as mono headset, hands-free, serial port, dial-up networking, and object push (for vCard only)*

• Expandable memory with microSD memory card slot

• Dimensions: 3.76” x 1.86” x .85”, 3.7 ounces with standard battery

• QVGA display (240 x 320)

• Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish

• Speakerphone

• Personal organizer with calendar, calculator, to-do list, currency converter, alarm clock, world time, and a stop watch

• File viewer for DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF, TXT, HTM, and image files (like JPEG and BMP)

* The SCH-u620 does not support all Bluetooth OBEX profiles. Go to www.verizonwireless.com/bluetoothchart to check car kit and accessory compatibility.

Media Contact Info

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

Kimberly Walton MWW Group for Samsung kwalton@mww.com 972-301-5402 972-989-4559

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Nebraska

Alltel Wireless Debuts EVDO Wireless Broadband Service In Nebraska LINCOLN, Neb. – January 5, 2007 – Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, now offers the largest wireless broadband coverage area in Nebraska. No other carrier matches Alltel's Axcess Broadband footprint, which stretches from Lincoln and Omaha west to Scottsbluff. This new coverage complements Alltel's extensive Axcess Broadband network in neighboring Kansas. Alltel's 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.

Other Nebraska communities now served by Axcess Broadband include Norfolk, Columbus, Grand Island, Beatrice and North Platte.

Axcess Broadband makes it easy to surf the Internet, access e-mail and calendars and download large, graphic-rich files while on the go. Using the service, customers can access advanced business, news 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.

"Alltel Wireless is committed to meeting the growing data needs of our customers," said Jay Ortman, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in Nebraska. "Axcess Broadband wireless 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 expanding its high-speed network across the country, giving it one of the largest EVDO footprints of any carrier. Axcess Broadband service is available in metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, Charlotte, Tampa and Cleveland; in smaller cities such as Little Rock, Ark., Wilmington, N.C., and Savannah, Ga., and in towns such as Killeen, Texas; Dothan, Ala., and Durango, Colo.

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 Extends Knoxville’s Wireless Broadband Network To Additional East Tennessee Areas

Verizon Wireless Extends Knoxville’s Wireless Broadband Network To Additional East Tennessee Areas KNOXVILLE, TN — January 4, 2007 — Verizon Wireless announced today the company has expanded its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network in an effort to provide East Tennessee residents with access to high-speed business and entertainment-based services on their wireless phones, laptops and other wireless devices.

Customers in metropolitan Knoxville have enjoyed the high-speed business and entertainment-based services since August 2005 and today, more Verizon Wireless customers in the east Tennessee towns of Athens, Morristown, Sweetwater, Talbott, White Pine and Witt can experience the high-speed wireless service.

“Knoxville was the first Tennessee market to acquire Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO technology 16 months ago and has become incredibly popular among area residents,” said Jerry Fountain, Carolinas/Tennessee region president for Verizon Wireless. “Verizon Wireless can now offer more residents access to high-speed data connection on their laptops and PDAs and access Verizon Wireless’ exclusive V CAST Music services on their handsets.”

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States, and the company’s EV-DO network reaches more than 200 million Americans. Verizon Wireless currently offers EV-DO services in all five Tennessee metropolitan areas (Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Tri-Cities) as well as Tazewell, Union City and Dyersburg.

In 2006, Verizon Wireless invested $200 million to build, maintain and expand its high-quality network, and since 2003, the company has spent $430 million in the volunteer state to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity. On a national level, Verizon Wireless has spent $35 billion nationwide over the last seven 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.

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 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.

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

Media Contact Info

Carly Culbertson Verizon Wireless Carolyn.culbertson@verizonwireless.com 864.987.2006

Tara Healy/ JDPR tarah@jdpr.com 864.233.3776, ext. 14

Verizon Wireless Extends Rollout Of High-Speed Network To St. Cloud, Minnesota

Verizon Wireless Extends Rollout Of High-Speed Network To St. Cloud, Minnesota ST. CLOUD, MN — January 4, 2007 — Verizon Wireless announced today it has expanded the national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to St. Cloud, Minn.

The launch of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers in the greater St. Cloud area can access the company’s high-speed wireless network and enjoy two prime services: BroadbandAccess, 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; and V CAST, a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music videos, news, weather and sports.

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 taxis—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 and experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

“Our BroadbandAccess service gives our business customers three key advantages in wireless communication—speed, mobility and security,” said Nancy B. Clark, president–Great Plains Region for 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, including breaking news, weather, sports highlights and the hottest entertainment clips.

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 covers the greater St. Cloud area in Sherburne, Benton and Stearns counties. From St. Cloud, coverage extends southeast along Interstate 94 to Minneapolis, northwest along I-94 to Sauk Centre, southwest along State Route 23 to Paynesville, and north along U.S. Highway 10 to Rice.

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 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.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. St. Cloud is the latest market to be added to Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network coverage area, now available to more than half the nation’s population. Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was introduced in Minneapolis and Saint Paul in August 2005 and Duluth in December 2006.

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 and laptop computers.

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 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 to their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for $0.99, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card at no charge from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song, one for the handset and 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

Karen Smith Verizon Wireless Karen.Smith@verizonwireless.com 763-595-2511

Alex Cook For Verizon Wireless Adc@Lilja.com 952-893-7140

Verizon Wireless Expands Popular Nashville Wireless Broadband Network To Adjacent Middle Tennessee Areas

Verizon Wireless Expands Popular Nashville Wireless Broadband Network To Adjacent Middle Tennessee Areas NASHVILLE, TN — January 4, 2007 — In an effort to provide Middle Tennessee residents with access to high-speed business and entertainment-based services on their wireless phones, laptops and other wireless devices, Verizon Wireless has expanded its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network in the Nashville area to surrounding counties, cities and towns.

Customers in metropolitan Nashville have enjoyed the high-speed business and entertainment-based services since October 2006, and today, more Verizon Wireless customers in the middle Tennessee counties of Cheatham, Maury, Robertson and Wilson can experience the high-speed wireless service.

“More Tennesseans can download streaming video, television news clips and 1.5 million songs from Verizon Wireless’ music library, all at high-speed and on the nations most reliable network.*” said Jerry Fountain, Carolinas/Tennessee region president for Verizon Wireless. “Business executives can now stay connected to the office and their files with remote access e-mail and wireless Internet services from across town or the country.”

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States, and the company’s EV-DO network reaches more than 200 million Americans. Verizon Wireless currently offers EV-DO services in all five Tennessee metropolitan areas (Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Tri-Cities) as well as Tazewell, Union City and Dyersburg.

In 2006, Verizon Wireless invested $200 million to build, maintain and expand its high-quality network, and since 2003, the company has spent $430 million in the volunteer state to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity. On a national level, Verizon Wireless has spent $35 billion nationwide over the last seven 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.

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 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.

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

Media Contact Info

Carly Culbertson Verizon Wireless Carolyn.culbertson@verizonwireless.com 864-987-2006

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

AnyDATA Corporation Launches Smallest CDMA Wireless GPS Personal Locating Device

AnyDATA Corporation Launches Smallest CDMA Wireless GPS Personal Locating Device IRVINE, CA – January 4, 2007 – AnyDATA Corporation today has launched its newest product, the AGT-100D, a CDMA wireless GPS personal location device. The AGT-100D can be tracked using any existing Internet-based web application that currently uses assisted-GPS (AGPS) services for tracking. AGPS service is the same service used today for E911 location of cell phones by CDMA carriers, but now is commercially available for personal location devices. The AGT-100D is one of the first CDMA data devices to use the AGPS services for personal asset tracking.

Because of the low price and very small size of the AGT-100D, it can be used as a personal asset tag for locating people as well as valuable personal assets which may become mobile. The people-applications include locating your child, parent, employee, or a health-impaired person. Even family pets can be located. The personal-asset applications include locating all your mobile assets transported in a vehicle, or the location of the vehicle itself. Being able to locate the lost or stolen mobile assets reduces safety/security concerns for any consumer or business.

With the emergence of wireless-Internet capabilities on a variety of mobile devices, locating a personal asset just became even easier. Laptop personal computers and Smartphone’s can now run a tracking software application to access the location of the AGT-100D tag. Look for even newer location technologies to emerge to further enhance the uses of the AGT-100D.

“While location-based-services have been available using GPS technology for quite sometime, the AGT-100D personal asset tag using AGPS technology opens new markets of location applications such as locating your assets indoors away from view of the GPS satellites” said Ed Huelsman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AnyDATA. “The AGT-100D is only the first of a whole new family of wireless devices and services being launched in 2007 by AnyDATA.”

Media Contacts: Ed Huelsman AnyDATA Corporation 972-527-3268 ed@anydata.com

Sprint and Motorola Add The Smart And Sleek Moto Q To Sprint's Power Vision Device Lineup

Sprint and Motorola Add The Smart And Sleek Moto Q To Sprint''s Power Vision Device Lineup OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and Plantation, Fla. — 01/04/2007 — Consumers and professionals striving to be more organized and productive in the new year can rely on Sprint and Motorola to achieve their New Year's resolution. The companies announced today they plan to begin offering the Sprint Mobile Broadband Smart Device MOTO Q™ by Motorola later this month in Sprint business sales channels and online at www.sprint.com. Sprint is expected to begin offering the MOTO Q in all channels including Sprint Stores in mid-February.

Slim and stylish, the Moto Q offered from Sprint operates on the Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Platform with the Messaging and Security Feature Pack and gives customers easy access to mobile email*, Web*, calendar, music, video and phone functionality in one pocket-sized device. Exclusive features available only from Sprint include:

• Sprint Mobile Broadband Service on the Sprint Power Vision(SM) Network.

• Customized Sprint Powerdeck - The NEW Sprint Powerdeck Located in the Internet Explorer Favorites Menu will provide users with Featured Content, optimized content links and an online searchable User Guide for convenient access to tips, troubleshooting techniques and how-to instructions.

• NFL Mobile – available exclusively from Sprint, this application brings the world of NFL to your handset. Access team content, check real-time scores and stats, and shop for NFL downloads. NFL Mobile is included with any Sprint Power Vision data pack starting as low as $15 a month.

• On Demand – retrieve customized, up-to-date web content such as sports, weather, news, money and movie information with the push of a button.

"Life today goes beyond the home or office. The Motorola Q operating on the Sprint Power Vision Network gives our customers the power of information that moves with them in a sleek, ultra-thin form factor," said Danny Bowman, vice president of customer equipment for Sprint. "And with a Sprint Power Vision Access pack, available for as low as $15 per month, Sprint customers have the power do more for less each month."

In addition to the exclusive Sprint offerings, customers can benefit from the following advanced features:

• Enhanced email capabilities with Good Mobile Messaging – provides secure, real-time access to email and corporate data with familiar, Outlook-like interface. Available directly from the Sprint Powerdeck allowing for convenient and easy installation*

• QWERTY keyboard for easy, accurate messaging

• Flexible push e-mail capabilities including support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Good Mobile Messaging, as well as consumer email solutions such as POP3, IMAP4 and (SM)TP protocols*

• Wireless synchronization with Microsoft Outlook e-mail, calendar, tasks and contacts

• Windows Media Player 10 Mobile for playback and streaming of music, video and audio

• Large, high-resolution display

• Integrated version 1.2 Bluetooth wireless technology 1.2

• 1.3 MP camera with flash and 6x digital zoom, video capture with sound and playback

• Externally accessible mini SD card slot for additional storage

• Five-way navigation button and thumb wheel for single-handed operation

Sprint is enabling the MOTO Q with flexible connectivity options including phone-as–modem functionality to allow customers to use the device with a laptop for high-speed data access via the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.*

"The MOTO Q is a great example of how Motorola is executing upon its vision of seamless mobility, providing complete and reliable mobility," said Peter Aloumanis, Vice President and Strategic Account Manager, Motorola Sales and Services. "On the Sprint Power Vision Network, the MOTO Q provides Sprint customers with high-quality voice and data in a sleek and intelligent device that is ideal for productivity and entertainment."

Certified content is available via the Sprint Software Store powered by Handmark™, an intelligent on-device catalog of applications and digital media, allowing users to find, download and buy games and applications simply and securely. The store can also be visited online at http://softwarestore.sprint.com.

Sprint customers can currently use several Motorola devices on the Sprint Power Vision Network including the MOTOKRZRTM, MOTORAZRTM and MOTOSLVRTM. Sprint today has the most wireless broadband coverage of any carrier through its Power Vision Network (EV-DO), which reaches well over 180 million people nationwide, covering over 219 communities with at least a 100,000 population as well as 725 airports nationwide. Additional information on the Sprint Power Vision Network, including coverage maps showing current and future coverage, Mobile Broadband service plans, and the latest access devices, can be found at http://powervision.sprint.com/mobilebroadband/.

Media Contact:

Amy Schiska-Lombard, 913-794-2947 amy.k.schiska@sprint.com

Verizon Wireless Expands Memphis Area Wireless Broadband Network To Neighboring Counties And Cities

Verizon Wireless Expands Memphis Area Wireless Broadband Network To Neighboring Counties And Cities MEMPHIS, TN — January 4, 2007 — Verizon Wireless announced today the company has expanded its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to reach the towns of West Memphis, Marion, Hernando and Walls. Customers in metropolitan Memphis have enjoyed the high-speed business and entertainment-based services since December 2005 and today even more Verizon Wireless customers in neighboring Mississippi and Arkansas towns can access EV-DO.

“Due to the growing popularity of Verizon Wireless’ established EV-DO service in the Memphis area, we have expanded our service beyond Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Lakeland, Millington, Olive Branch and Southaven to neighboring DeSoto and Crittenden counties,” said Jerry Fountain, Carolinas/Tennessee region president for Verizon Wireless. “When customers travel to neighboring towns around Memphis, they will have access to our high-speed data connection on their laptops and PDAs and access Verizon Wireless’ exclusive V CAST Music services on their handsets.”

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States, and the company’s EV-DO network reaches more than 200 million Americans. In 2006, Verizon Wireless invested over $200 million to build, maintain and expand Tennessee’s network, and since 2003, the company has spent $430 million 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. Unlimited BroadbandAccess with a two-year customer agreement is $59.99 a month with any voice plan. For non-voice customers, unlimited BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access 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.

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.

Media Contact Info

Carly Culbertson Verizon Wireless Carolyn.culbertson@verizonwireless.com 864-987-2006

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

Cricket® Leaps Into The New Year With The Kyocera K323 Cameraphone

Cricket® Leaps Into The New Year With The Kyocera K323 Cameraphone San Diego, CA - (January 3, 2007) - Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, and Leap Wireless International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced the availability of the Kyocera K323 for Cricket customers. A compact camera phone with a soft-touch exterior, internal antenna and Bluetooth® wireless technology, the K323 is well designed to take full advantage of Cricket's flat-rate unlimited calling and texting plans.

Designed with ease of use in mind, the Kyocera K323 is sleek and compact with an external text caller ID and photo caller ID on the vivid internal color display. Dedicated one-touch buttons access a powerful speakerphone, volume controls, and the phone's full-featured camera with an integrated flash and digital zoom. Photo touchup is easy for adjusting resolution, color and adding fun frames to favorite snapshots. The K323 also includes all the features voice purists need, including real-music ringtones and voice-activated dialing. For those who prefer to "talk" with their thumbs, multimedia text messaging and instant messaging are simplified with a large backlit keypad and predictive text input software for rapid text entry.

"The Kyocera K323 offers everything that a voice- and text-centric user could want in a flip phone," said Tom Maguire, vice president of global marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Cricket's flat-rate plans make ease of use and style appeal paramount factors for choosing a phone. With its soft-feel finish, large keypad and Bluetooth connectivity, the K323 offers both in one compact, attractive handset."

"Our customers have proved to be highly data savvy, sending approximately five times more text messages per month than the industry average," said Al Moschner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Leap. "The addition of the Kyocera K323 handset enables Cricket to bring even more value and functionality to our customers."

The Kyocera K323 is also compatible with Cricket's roaming service, Travel Time™, and is mobile Web enabled for browsing the Web for sports, entertainment and movies. It can also download wallpapers, screensavers, games and ringtones directly over the air to add to those already included on the phone.* The phone also features pre-loaded polyphonic ring tones and screen savers, a contact directory and volume controls on the side of the phone. Productivity tools include a scheduler, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, tip calculator, countdown timer, and voice memos.

Measuring just 3.54 in. x 1.81 in. x 0.92 in., the K323 weighs only 3.4 ounces and has a CDMA talk time of up to 210 minutes and standby time of up to 165 hours. It is equipped with a secure battery containing patent-pending technology for increased security and safety, just one of the many Genuine Accessories by Kyocera™ available for the Kyocera K323.

For more information, please visit a local Cricket retail location, or online visit www.mycricket.com or www.kyocera-wireless.com.

For more information, contact:

Kyocera Wireless Corp. Brad Shewmake phone: 1-858-882-2028 e-mail: shewmake@kyocera-wireless.com

Leap Wireless Greg Lund phone: 1-858-882-9105 e-mail: glund@cricketcommunications.com

Verizon Wireless Extends South Carolina's Wireless Broadband Network To Charleston

Verizon Wireless Extends South Carolina's Wireless Broadband Network To Charleston CHARLESTON, SC — January 3, 2007 — Verizon Wireless announced today that the company expanded its national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Georgetown counties now have access to high-speed business and entertainment-based services on their wireless phones, laptops and other wireless devices with Verizon Wireless’s BroadbandAccess and V CAST multimedia services.

“For the first time, our customers in Charleston and surrounding areas can experience all that Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess and V Cast services have to offer, like the ability to download music videos, favorite TV show clips, sports highlights and over 1.5 million songs, all while having the security of the nation’s most reliable network,” said Jerry Fountain, Carolinas/Tennessee region president for Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States, and the company’s EV-DO network reaches more than 200 million Americans. The company’s EV-DO service reaches beyond the city of Charleston into Summerville, James Island, Hanahan and Dorchester.

In 2006, Verizon Wireless invested $131 million to build, maintain and expand its high-quality network, and since 2000, the company has spent $445 million in the Palmetto state to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity. Charleston joins other South Carolina cities already offering EV-DO services such as Columbia, Greenville and Myrtle Beach.

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. Unlimited BroadbandAccess with a two-year customer agreement is $59.99 a month with any voice plan. For non-voice customers, unlimited BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access 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.

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.

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Carly CulbertsonVerizon WirelessCarolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com 864-987-2006

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Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In Michigan

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In Michigan SOUTHFIELD, MI — January 2, 2007 — Verizon Wireless announced today it has expanded the national rollout of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network to Flint and Lansing. The company also built out its current coverage of metropolitan Detroit.

The expansion of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers in Michigan can access the company’s high-speed wireless network and enjoy two prime services: BroadbandAccess, 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; and V CAST, a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music videos, news, weather and sports.

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.

In the greater Flint area, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 1,020 square miles and includes Beecher, Clio, Davison, Flint, Fenton, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Holly, Lapeer, Mount Morris and Swartz Creek. In the greater Lansing area, the company’s BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 808 square miles and includes East Lansing, Holt, Lansing and Okemos.

In metropolitan Detroit, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 3,725 square miles. The expansion provides continuous coverage along the following major roads and highways: U.S. Interstate 75 from Auburn Hills to the Ohio state line, U.S. Interstate 94 from Detroit to Chelsea, U.S. Interstate 96 from Detroit to Fowlerville, U.S. Route 23 from Hartland to the Ohio state line.

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 taxis—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 and experience average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

“Our BroadbandAccess service gives our business 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, including breaking news, weather, sports highlights and the hottest entertainment clips.

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.

Investment

The multi-million dollar expansion entailed installing high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites. It is part of an ongoing network investment by Verizon Wireless that has totaled $35 billion nationally in the last seven years. The company has invested $915 million in the past seven 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. The company’s EV-DO network coverage area is available to more than half the nation’s population.

Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was introduced in southeastern Michigan 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 and laptop computers.

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 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 to their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for 99 cents, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card at no charge from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song, one for the handset and 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

Alan Upchurch For Verizon Wireless aupchurch@marxlayne.com 248-855-6777

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In Kentucky

Verizon Wireless Expands High-Speed Wireless Network In Kentucky LOUISVILLE, KY — January 2, 2007 — Verizon Wireless announced today it has built out the current coverage of its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network in Louisville Metro. The company also recently expanded its advanced wireless network in Lexington and Owensboro.

The expansion of the wireless broadband network means Verizon Wireless customers in Kentucky can access the company’s high-speed wireless network and enjoy two prime services: BroadbandAccess, 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; and V CAST, a consumer-oriented multimedia service that offers music and short content on demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music videos, news, weather and sports.

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.

In Louisville Metro, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage now spans approximately 982 square miles and includes the following communities: Bullitt County, Clark County, Shepherdsville and Mount Washington, Ky.; and Corydon, Palmyra and Scottsburg, Ind. The expansion also provides continuous coverage along Interstate 64 between Louisville and Winchester.

In Lexington, Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 1,059 square miles and includes Berea, Floyd County, Frankfort, Harrodsburg, Lawrenceburg, Richmond and Winchester. In Owensboro, where Verizon Wireless was the first company to offer a 3G network, BroadbandAccess and V CAST service coverage spans approximately 345 square miles of Daviess County and includes Kentucky Wesleyan College, Brescia University and Town Square Mall.

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 taxis—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 and 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–Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan 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, including breaking news, weather, sports highlights and the hottest entertainment clips.

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.

Investment

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 in the last seven years. The company has invested $173 million in the past seven years in its Kentucky network.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. The company’s EV-DO network coverage area is available to more than half the nation’s population. Verizon Wireless’ broadband network was introduced in Louisville, Kentucky, in August 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 and laptop computers.

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® 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 to their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their PC for 99 cents, and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled handset or memory card at no charge from their PC. Purchases from the handset include two copies of every song, one for the handset and 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

Lori Riddle Eberenz For Verizon Wireless lriddle@guthriemayes.com 502-584-0371

Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Albany And Corvallis, Oregon

Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Albany And Corvallis, Oregon PORTLAND, OR — January 2, 2007 — Customers in Albany and Corvallis, Oregon 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. Customers now have access to the same high-speed Verizon Wireless services that were launched earlier in the greater Portland and Salem metropolitan area. They are also available in Eugene, La Grande, Pendleton, and Umatilla, Oregon.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to expanding our high-speed data network across the state and the Eugene area is an important part of that expansion with growing businesses and an increasing number of mobile data consumers,” said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president, Verizon Wireless. “Now, more customers throughout the state have access to the true mobility of wireless data.”

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 1.5 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.

Coverage

With the launch, Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO coverage in Oregon now includes:

• The greater Portland and Salem metropolitan area

• Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, La Grande, Pendleton, Springfield, and Umatilla

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 200 million people.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $233 million in Oregon over the past five 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 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.

Media Contact Info

Georgia Taylor Georgia.Taylor@VerizonWireless.com 425-603-2894

Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Spokane, Washington

Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Spokane, Washington SPOKANE, WA — January 2, 2007 — Customers in Spokane, Washington 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. Customers in Spokane now have access to the same high-speed Verizon Wireless services that were launched earlier throughout the Puget Sound region. They are also available in Colfax, Clarkston, Ellensburg, Moses Lake, Pullman, Tri-Cities, Yakima, Walla Walla, and Wenatchee, Washington along with Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, and Moscow, Idaho.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to expanding our high-speed data network across the state and the Spokane area is an important part of that expansion with growing businesses and an increasing number of mobile data consumers,” said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president, Verizon Wireless. “Now, more customers throughout the state have access to the true mobility of wireless data.”

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 1.5 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.

Coverage

With the launch, Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO coverage in Washington now includes:

• The greater Puget Sound region from Bellingham to Olympia as well as Longview

• Eastern Washington including Chelan along with Ellensburg, Moses Lake, Prosser, Sunnyside, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, and Yakima

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 200 million people.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $400 million in Washington over roughly the past five 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 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.

Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Eugene, Oregon

Broadband Wireless Network Speeds Into Eugene, Oregon EUGENE, OR — January 2, 2007 — Customers in Eugene, Oregon 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. Customers in Eugene now have access to the same high-speed Verizon Wireless services that were launched earlier in the Portland and Salem metropolitan area. They are also available in Albany, Corvallis, La Grande, Pendleton, and Umatilla, Oregon.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to expanding our high-speed data network across the state and the Eugene area is an important part of that expansion with growing businesses and an increasing number of mobile data consumers,” said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president, Verizon Wireless. “Now, more customers throughout the state have access to the true mobility of wireless data.”

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 1.5 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.

Coverage

With the launch, Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO coverage in Oregon now includes:

• The greater Portland and Salem metropolitan area

• Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, La Grande, Pendleton, Springfield, and Umatilla

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 200 million people.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $233 million in Oregon over the past five 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 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.

Media Contact Info

Georgia Taylor Georgia.Taylor@VerizonWireless.com 425-603-2894