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Alcatel-Lucent Introduces CDMA2000 Mobile Network Solution For 700 MHz Spectrum Band

Alcatel-Lucent Introduces CDMA2000 Mobile Network Solution For 700 MHz Spectrum Band Paris, February 28, 2007— Alcatel-Lucent today introduced its CDMA2000® mobile network solution for the 700 MHz spectrum band. Alcatel-Lucent’s commercial CDMA2000 solution, deployed by service providers worldwide, is being enhanced to support the specific needs of the public safety organizations of state and local governments.

Based on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the solution supports services beneficial to public safety personnel including secure, high-speed access to critical information and the ability to share multimedia data, images and video from any location, push-to-talk services to establish easy communication between groups such as first responders, and critical location-identification services. It also will enable applications such as access assurance, which guarantees specific users network access during times when network traffic may be high due to an event such as a natural disaster.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide public safety organizations with a high-quality, reliable mobile network solution that leverages the power of our commercial platform,” said Mike Iandolo, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s CDMA/EV-DO activities. “Public safety and other personnel will be impressed with the high-quality voice and the very high-speed data capabilities that CDMA2000 technology delivers.”

Alcatel-Lucent’s commercial CDMA2000 products available to support public safety networks include the Alcatel-Lucent CDMA Modular Cell 4.0 Compact and Radio Network Controller. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent is developing the necessary operations and network management software needed to support public safety services including authentication and encryption capabilities that provides users with secure access to certain services.

The CDMA Modular Cell 4.0 Compact base station will be shown in Alcatel-Lucent’s booth (#1562) at the upcoming Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) 2007 trade show taking place March 27-29 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Centre.

The solution also will be sold to federal government customers through LGS, an independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent dedicated to serving the U.S. government community. LGS, headquartered in Vienna, Va., and with offices in California, Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina, was created by joining the Lucent and Alcatel Government business units and Bell Labs Government.

* CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association.

Contact the Alcatel-Lucent Press Office: press@alcatel-lucent.com

Verizon Wireless Customers In Philadelphia Region To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Philadelphia Region To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network TREVOSE, PA — February 27, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in the Philadelphia Tri-State region now can access e-mail, corporate data, and the Internet at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before thanks to the roll-out of the next-generation of the company’s high-speed broadband network across the region. The enhanced wireless broadband network now reaches Verizon Wireless customers throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

The technology, called Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Rev. A, provides customers sending and uploading data with uplink speeds even faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network and covers more than 95 percent of the Philadelphia Tri-State region population, including the following markets:

• Southeastern Pennsylvania – The service is now available throughout the City of Philadelphia and surrounding Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware counties, as well as most of Chester county. In the Lehigh Valley, EV-DO Rev. A is available throughout the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metro area and in dozens of surrounding towns in Lehigh and Northampton counties. In Reading, Pa., coverage extends throughout the entire City of Reading and the immediate surrounding areas.

• South Jersey – Available throughout southern New Jersey, including Trenton, the state capital, as well as Princeton, Camden, Cherry Hill and surrounding areas. Coverage also extends south along the Garden State Parkway and is available along the entire Jersey Shore, including Atlantic City and Cape May.

• Delaware – Available throughout most of the “First State,” including the cities of Wilmington, Newark and Dover, the state capital, and surrounding areas.

Rev. A wireless broadband coverage is also available at all of the region’s major airports, including Philadelphia International. In addition, business professionals and commuters traveling by rail along the Northeast Corridor from Philadelphia north to Boston or south to Washington, D.C., will be able to utilize the enhanced broadband service throughout the entire stretch of their commutes.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of a better customer experience when using Web-based applications. For example, BroadbandAccess customers can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps. Customers with Rev. A-compatible devices will be able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds, significantly faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO Rev. A technology.

The company’s existing EV-DO network was the first in the nation and enables customers to access e-mail on their PDAs, BroadbandAccess service on their laptops, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The network covers more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering superior network reliability and services,” said Christine Baron, the company’s Philadelphia Tri-State region president. “Our EV-DO network will perform faster and more efficiently with these new enhancements and greatly benefit customers that upgrade to compatible devices.”

Devices that take advantage of the faster speeds provided by the EV-DO Rev. A network enhancements are the USB720 wireless modem, the AirCard 595 and PC5750 AirCard from Verizon Wireless. Each is fully compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Interested customers can contact a business sales representative at 1-800-922-0204. Devices and pricing are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

Sheldon JonesSheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com215-638-5668 (office)215-219-8890 (mobile)

Verizon Wireless Customers In The Greater Milwaukee, Madison And Fox Valley, Wisconsin, Areas Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In The Greater Milwaukee, Madison And Fox Valley, Wisconsin, Areas Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network MILWAUKEE, WI — February 27, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in the greater Milwaukee, Madison and Fox Valley areas can now have access to the Internet and to their e-mail and corporate data at faster speeds, uploading files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out its next-generation high-speed broadband network. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in the greater Milwaukee, Madison and Fox Valley areas with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network.

The EV-DO Rev. A network coverage area spans approximately 7,500 square miles around Wisconsin and will provide Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data. Coverage includes the following communities and major highways:

• Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and their surround ing 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. • The greater Madison area and 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 along I-43 northeast to U.S. Highway 12, including the cities of Delavan, Elkhorn and Lake Geneva. • In southeastern Wisconsin, EV-DO Rev. A coverage encompasses all of Kenosha, Racine, Waukesha and Milwaukee counties.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the na tion, is already available to more than 200 million American! s in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said T.J. Fox, region president for Verizon Wireless. “Our customers who enjoy the latest technology will applaud Rev. A’s faster data uplink speeds for their cutting-edge devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than that of the company’s existing wireless broadband network, while interacting with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect aver age download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Customers purchasing either device can get significan tly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when i! n an enh anced network coverage area. Customers in Wisconsin interested in purchasing either device can contact the Verizon Wireless business sales team at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ. The devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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

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

Verizon Wireless Customers In Anderson, Lafayette And Muncie, Indiana, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Anderson, Lafayette And Muncie, Indiana, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network INDIANAPOLIS, IN — February 27, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Anderson, Lafayette and Muncie can now have access to the Internet and to their e-mail and corporate data at faster speeds, uploading files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out its next-generation high-speed broadband network. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Anderson, Lafayette and Muncie with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in all three markets in December 2006.

Verizon Wireless rolled out Rev. A to greater Indianapolis and greater Fort Wayne in early February. In Indiana, Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO Rev. A coverage area now extends across the following communities:

• In Anderson, spanning approximately 325 square miles;

• In Muncie, spanning approximately 300 square miles and including Ball State University;

• In Lafayette, spanning approximately 550 square miles and including Purdue University and downtown Lafayette;

• In greater Indianapolis, including Franklin, Greenfield, Lebanon, Martinsville and Shelbyville;

• In Fort Wayne, including Auburn, Huntington and New Haven.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said Greg Haller, president, Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan region, Verizon Wireless. “Our customers who enjoy the latest technology will applaud Rev. A’s faster data uplink speeds for their cutting-edge devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than that of the company’s existing wireless broadband network, while interacting with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless servi ce providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Customers in Anderson, Lafayette and Muncie purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 260-449-1838. The devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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

Kyle Niederpruem For Verizon Wireless kyle@kylecommunications.com

Verizon Wireless Customers In Several Alabama Cities Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Several Alabama Cities Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network BIRMINGHAM, AL — February 27, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Alabama can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network to several major metropolitan areas around the state including Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Tuscaloosa. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Alabama in 2006 and January of this year.

The faster network coverage for the cities of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa offers more than 1250 square miles and continuous connection between the two cities. The Birmingham coverage area extends from Gardendale to Carlera and from Vance to Westover and includes the corridors of I-65 from just north of Gardendale to Calera and along I-20 from Moody to Vance. In Tuscaloosa, coverage extends 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 U.S. Highway 82 through Coker and north along U.S. Highway 43 to just north of Samantha.

The Huntsville coverage area offers more than 665 square miles of coverage stretching from Decatur to Athens and Decatur through Huntsville north to the Tennessee State Line along U.S. Highway 231/431. The east and west points of coverage extend from Madison – including the Huntsville Airport along I-565, Hwy 72 and County Line Road to Owens Cross Road along Hwy 431 including the Hampton Cover area.

The Mobile coverage extends more than 1460 square miles from Schillinger Road on the west side of the city to Mobile Bay and from State Road 158 on the north side of Mobile to Theodore south of the city.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Alabama customers in these cities are already enjoying the benefits of our wirelesss broadband network,” said Jeff Mango, president, Alabama/Georgia region for Verizon Wireless. “With the rollout of Rev. A, we’re taking wireless broadband for business and entertainment to the next level and delivering an even faster more robust wireless data experience to our customers.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wirele ss service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Alabama customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Alabama customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative by calling 1-800-899-4249 or by visiting their local Verizon Wireless Communications Store. Devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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

Holly Lollar O2Ideas Holly@O2ideas.com 205-949-9583

Verizon Wireless High-Speed Broadband Network Now Available In Central Arkansas

Verizon Wireless High-Speed Broadband Network Now Available In Central Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, AR — February 27, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Arkansas now have access to the fastest wireless service available, supported by the nation’s most reliable network, with the launch of the company’s high-speed wireless broadband network, a popular service for tech-savvy residents, visitors and businesses.

The multi-million dollar expansion of the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in Little Rock and surrounding areas, along with its enhanced Revision A (Rev. A) technology, will allow faster access through Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST services. Local Verizon Wireless customers now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

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.

Customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network allows Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The EV-DO launch further enhances the company’s V CAST service, which provides customers with access to short video content, downloadable music and cutting-edge 3D games on their mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and entertainment programming on demand, and with access to more than 1.5 million songs, music lovers with V CAST Music-enabled phones can download and play their favorite songs – all while on-the-go.

“The expansion of our wireless broadband network gives residents access to the latest high-speed productivity and entertainment applications and services, and our continued investment in the region further strengthens the local network,” said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. “We’ve set out to give our customers the fastest connection speeds possible and we’ve accomplished that with our latest network enhancements.”

Verizon Wireless’ continued network investment in Arkansas and throughout the country is key to maintaining the nation’s most reliable network and meeting the needs of more than 59 million customers. The company has invested $35 billion in the last seven years – $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed and more than $6 billion in 2006 – to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

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

• Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 12018 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock

• Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 4000 McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock

• Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 109 Markham Park Drive, Little Rock

• Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 4339 Warden Road, North Little Rock

Media Contact Info

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

Mark Scott Stone Ward for Verizon Wireless mscott@stoneward.com 501-604-6155

Wellington And Christchurch Latest Cities To Get Telecom’s Mobile Broadband Upgrade

Wellington And Christchurch Latest Cities To Get Telecom’s Mobile Broadband Upgrade February 26, 2007 -- Mobile Broadband users in Wellington and Christchurch cities now have access to the world’s best available mobile broadband technology, with Telecom’s revision a upgrade now available in the CBDs of both cities.

This follows the successful first phase of the revision a upgrade in Auckland City last December.

Telecom’s GM Business Products Martin Butler says Telecom customers are among the first in the world to have access to the new technology, which is to be rolled out to over 70% of where New Zealanders work and live by December 2007.

“The Mobile Broadband revision a upgrade is an example of the investment we are continuing to make to ensure New Zealanders have access to the latest mobile data technology, and prepares us for further new and exciting applications, and faster speeds that we will soon be bringing to our customers.”

The enhancements to the EVDO technology that powers Telecom’s Mobile Broadband allows 10-15 percent faster download speeds and a 500 percent increase in upload speeds for sending media and other data-heavy files from mobile data devices. The technology provides average download speeds of 800Kbps and upload speeds of 300Kbps.

Mr Butler says substantially increased upload speed with Mobile Broadband revision a is a particular bonus for business users.

“The enhanced speeds up and down, together with lower latency, mean business people can be much more productive when they’re on the move. Not just checking emails and downloading files much faster but also sending information and working on material situated on secure company networks and servers.

The phased rollout will see Mobile Broadband revision a available across more than half of Telecom’s coverage footprint by June. Telecom’s entire Mobile Broadband network is scheduled to be upgraded to revision a by December 2007.

Telecom was the first to bring 3G Mobile Broadband to New Zealand, first to upgrade all main towns and cities and now one of the first in the world to upgrade to Mobile Broadband rev a.

Telecom’s Mobile Broadband (EVDO)rev 0 (existing Mobile Broadband service) Average down 300-500 kbps Average up 100kbps

Telecom’s Mobile Broadband (EVDO)rev aAverage down 800kbpsAverage up 300kbps

For more information please contact:

Katherine EastBusiness PR ManagerTelecom NZKatherine.east@telecom.co.nz027 4222 709

UTStarcom Announces Contract to Supply MovingMedia 2000 All-IP CDMA Solution to MCP to Enable Wireless Communications Services at Sea

UTStarcom Announces Contract to Supply MovingMedia 2000 All-IP CDMA Solution to MCP to Enable Wireless Communications Services at Sea ALAMEDA, Calif., Feb 21, 2007 -- UTStarcom, Inc., a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, today announced a contract to provide its MovingMedia(R) 2000 all-IP CDMA network solution to Maritime Communications Partner AS (MCP), a Norway-based global maritime cellular operator and wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian network operator, Telenor ASA. The contract will enable CDMA wireless voice and data services for MCP's fleet of ferry and cruise ship customers.

"UTStarcom's MovingMedia 2000 solution proved to be the best technology choice to deliver reliable, high-quality CDMA wireless communications services to our worldwide maritime shipping partners," said Svein Are Folgero, chief executive officer of MCP. "Utilizing UTStarcom's small, easily transportable radio base station on board the ship connected via satellite to the core network on shore, we will be able to offer our customers a suite of services, including voice, high-speed data and fax."

Today's announcement is the second nautical deployment of UTStarcom's MovingMedia 2000 all-IP CDMA network solution. In November 2006, UTStarcom announced a contract with Seattle-based SeaMobile, Inc., a leading provider of advanced at-sea wireless voice communications and data applications.

"This second nautical implementation of our MovingMedia 2000 solution with a major maritime cellular operator confirms the solution as one of the most cost-effective and efficient means of delivering CDMA wireless voice and data services at sea," said Jack Mar, president of the CDMA/GSM division at UTStarcom, Inc. "Our versatile, portable CDMA base station can also be used in any form of transportation, including trains and commercial airplanes, and provides transmission flexibility to the PSTN that enables significant opex saving for operators."

With a combination of CDMA2000 technology and satellite back-haul, UTStarcom's MovingMedia2000 can be deployed quickly in a range of environments, including disaster relief and military operations, where there is no existing communications infrastructure. MovingMedia2000 is also designed to provide seamless roaming in urban, suburban, rural and enterprise locations, enable high data rates and feature rich applications, and offer reduced operating expenses.

Contact:

Andy Tennille, Senior Manager, Public Relations, UTStarcom, Inc., +1-510-814-4421, or andy.tennille@utstar.com

Verizon Wireless Customers In Greater Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Northern Virginia And Eastern Shore Areas Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Greater Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Northern Virginia And Eastern Shore Areas Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network LAUREL, MD — February 20, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, as well as in Northern Virginia and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network.

The area covered extends along Interstate-95 from Woodbridge, Va. to the border of Harford and Cecil Counties, Md. It includes most of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun Counties as well as Washington, D.C., and most of Montgomery, Howard, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties. Coverage extends throughout greater Baltimore, to portions of Harford, Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick Counties, and to portions of Maryland’s Eastern Shore including Cambridge, Easton, Salisbury and Ocean City.

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides significantly faster data uplink speeds than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network rolled out in 2003 in Washington and Baltimore.

With the new Rev. A network enhancements, the company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will provide average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps. The improved speeds translate to downloading a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – such as a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds, and uploading the same size file in less than 25 seconds.

Verizon Wireless regional president Tami Erwin said, “Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them send data from their mobile devices even faster.”

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Customers purchasing either device will be able to get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Either device can be purchased through Verizon Wireless local business sales representatives or online at www.verizonwireless.com.

The company’s existing EV-DO network allows customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

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

Sherri Cunningham For Verizon Wireless 202-364-5856

Verizon Wireless Customers In Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Spokane, And Vancouver, Washington, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Spokane, And Vancouver, Washington, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network BELLEVUE, WA — February 20, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Spokane, and Vancouver can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, and the Internet at faster speeds with the company’s next generation high-speed broadband network. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers with data uplink speeds five to six times faster than its EV-DO network, as well as faster download speeds.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast. It was rolled out in Washington in June 2005.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president for Verizon Wireless.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of the faster upload speeds plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

Two new devices from Verizon Wireless – the compact USB720 wireless modem or the AirCard 595 PC Card – will enable customers to experience significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Both devices are fully compatible with the company’s enhanced network and backward compatible with its existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology).

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

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

Verizon Wireless Customers In Idaho Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Idaho Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network BOISE, ID — February 20, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Idaho can now access e-mail, corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network in Boise, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Rexburg. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in the greater Boise area and eastern Idaho with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Idaho in late 2006.

The faster network coverage includes the greater Boise/Nampa area, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Rexburg, providing Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data.

The company’s existing EV-DO network allows customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing Rev. A technology that helps them work even faster and enjoy a more robust wireless data experience,” said Melanie Braidich, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas will be able to take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wi reless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Idaho customers purchasing either device will be able to get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Customers interested in purchasing either device can visit any Verizon Wireless Communications Store in the area, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go online to www.verizonwireless.com.

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

Verizon Wireless High-Speed Broadband Network Now Available In Tulsa, Oklahoma

Verizon Wireless High-Speed Broadband Network Now Available In Tulsa, Oklahoma TULSA, OK — February 20, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Tulsa now have access to the fastest wireless service available, supported by the nation’s most reliable network, with the launch of the company’s high-speed wireless broadband network, a popular service for tech-savvy residents, visitors and businesses.

The multi-million dollar launch of the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network in Tulsa and surrounding areas, with its enhanced Revision A (Rev. A) technology, will allow faster access through Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess and V CAST services. Local Verizon Wireless customers now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices.

The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

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.

Customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network allows Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

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

Verizon Wireless’ continued network investment is key to maintaining the nation’s most reliable network and meeting the needs of more than 59 million customers. The company has invested $35 billion in the last seven years – $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed and more than $6 billion in 2006 – to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

Customers can see a demonstration of the new services available by visiting a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store.

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

Verizon Wireless Customers In Springfield-Decatur, Illinois Area Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Springfield-Decatur, Illinois Area Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network SPRINGFIELD, IL — February 20, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in the Springfield-Decatur area can now have access to the Internet and to their e-mail and corporate data at faster speeds, uploading files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out its next-generation high-speed broadband network. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in the Springfield-Decatur area with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in September of 2006.

The EV-DO Rev. A network coverage area spans approximately 1,000 square miles around the cities of Springfield and Decatur and surrounding communities, and covers routes between them along U.S. Interstate 72, providing Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data. Nearby towns located north or south of this stretch of I-72 – including Auburn, Boody, Buffalo, Chatham, Dalton City, Harristown, Macon, Mt. Zion, Oreana, Riverton, Rochester, Sherman, and Warrensburg – are within the coverage area.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said T.J. Fox, president, Illinois/Wisconsin region, Verizon Wireless. “Our customers who enjoy the latest technology will applaud Rev. A’s faster data uplink speeds for their cutting-edge devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than that of the company’s existing wireless broadband network, while interacting with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file –in less than 15 seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless servic e providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Springfield-Decatur customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Customers in the Springfield-Decatur area interested in purchasing either device can contact the Verizon Wireless business sales team at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ. The devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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

Verizon Wireless Customers In Portland And Salem, Oregon, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Portland And Salem, Oregon, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network PORTLAND, OR — February 20, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Portland and Salem can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, and the Internet at faster speeds with the company’s next generation high-speed broadband network. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers with data uplink speeds five to six times faster than its EV-DO network, as well as faster download speeds.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast. It was rolled out in Washington in June 2005.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president for Verizon Wireless.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of the faster upload speeds plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

Two new devices from Verizon Wireless – the compact USB720 wireless modem or the AirCard 595 PC Card – will enable customers to experience significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Both devices are fully compatible with the company’s enhanced network and backward compatible with its existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology).

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

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

Verizon Wireless And Palm Announce Treo 700wx Smartphone Now Available

Verizon Wireless And Palm Announce Treo 700wx Smartphone Now Available BASKING RIDGE, NJ and SUNNYVALE, CA — February 20, 2007 — Verizon Wireless and Palm, Inc. today announced the availability of the Palm® Treo™ 700wx smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology, adding another choice to Palm’s current EV-DO product offerings for Verizon Wireless customers.

The Treo 700wx smartphone combines broadband-like speeds on Verizon Wireless’ high-speed network with wireless e-mail(1) and rich media capabilities all in one – bringing Palm’s world-class ease of use to the Windows Mobile platform. The Treo 700wx has a full QWERTY keyboard for easy messaging, a 1.3 megapixel camera, a bright 240 x 240 touch screen and support for Bluetooth® stereo headsets.(2) The built-in 64 MB of RAM allows the use of a more robust set of applications, while storage can be enhanced by using the SD slot to add memory cards of up to 2GB(2), which are great for storing data, photos, music and video.

Verizon Wireless customers using the Treo 700wx have the benefit of Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess service – which runs on the nation’s most reliable national wireless broadband network – to send and receive data. With the wireless broadband connection, customers can get access to broadband speeds while out of the office. Today, Verizon Wireless’ broadband network covers more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast and offers average download speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second.(3)

“People love the Treo smartphone because they are driven by the need to stay in touch and manage a variety of communications and information – both business and personal,” said Tim Roper, vice president, U.S. region, for Palm, Inc. “Palm’s one-of-a-kind user experience and broad support of key applications and e-mail solutions make the Treo 700wx a core asset for mobile professionals to stay productive and maximize their downtime while on the road.”

With Windows Mobile 5.0, the Treo 700wx offers the tools mobile professionals need, including access to mobile versions of Windows Media Player 10, Internet Explorer, and Outlook applications in addition to the ability to view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files and view PowerPoint and PDF files. The Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) is available out of the box with the Treo 700wx and includes Direct Push Technology, which gives Verizon Wireless customers connected to a Microsoft Exchange Server fast, automatic wireless updates of their e-mail, calendar items, contacts and tasks.(4) It provides added security features for IT administrators, such as over-the-air password policy enforcement and remote wipe for lost or stolen devices. MSFP also gives users over-the-air lookup of a company’s Global Address List (GAL), providing employees with quick access to colleagues’ e-mail and contact information.

Support for Verizon Wireless’ Wireless Sync service is also available, which provides the convenience of automatic delivery of e-mail and easy access to personal information-management tools, such as contacts and calendar, as well as enterprise tools, such as device management and file synchronization.

“Palm and Verizon Wireless share our dedication to bring business customers powerful devices to manage work on the go,” said John O’Rourke, general manager, Mobile and Embedded Devices, Microsoft Corp. “Verizon Wireless’ fast EV-DO network combined with the Palm experience on Windows Mobile will help customers get to information to stay on top of their jobs such as Microsoft Outlook e-mail, calendars and tasks and connected to the people they care about.”

The Palm Experience on Windows Mobile

• Unique to the Treo smartphone based on Windows Mobile 5.0 is a suite of software enhancements developed by Palm that underscores its brand promise of fast access, ease of use and simplicity, including the following:

• Today Screen enhancements, which feature the ability to “dial by name” with a few keystrokes on the keyboard, perform a Web search directly from the Today Screen and perform one-touch dialing with personalized photo speed dials;

• Ability to manage a call directly from the Today Screen and stay on top of voice mail with on-screen, VCR-like icons, such as rewind, delete and fast-forward controls for easy navigation; and

• Ability to ignore a call and quickly compose a text message, such as “In a meeting” or “Can’t talk.”

Pricing and Availability

The Palm Treo 700wx smartphone from Verizon Wireless is available now at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, Verizon Wireless business channels and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $399.99 after a $100 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Enterprise customers are encouraged to contact their Verizon Wireless Business Specialist at 800-VZW-4BIZ or www.verizonwireless.com.

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

Jim Christensen Palm, Inc. Jim.christensen@palm.com 408-617-7455

Christina Valencia A&R Edelman for Palm, Inc. cvalencia@ar-edelman.com 650-762-2920

Verizon Wireless Customers In Burlington, Vermont, To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Burlington, Vermont, To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network WOBURN, MA — February 20, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in and around Burlington, Vermont, can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as the company rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network.

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network now reaches Verizon Wireless customers in Burlington, South Burlington, Williston, Essex and Burlington International Airport.

Rev. A allows customers to send and upload data with uplink speeds even faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which is already available in Burlington.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering superior network reliability and services,” said Ken Dixon, New England region president, Verizon Wireless. “The faster uplink speeds will greatly benefit customers that upgrade to Rev. A compatible devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of a better customer experience when using Web-based applications. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, translating to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds, significantly faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO Rev. A technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology).

Vermont customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ, purchase them online at www.verizonwireless.com, or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 825 Williston Road in Burlington, University Mall in South Burlington or inside Circuit City in Williston.

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Mike Murphy Michael.Murphy@VerizonWireless.com 781-932-1213

Marcia Simon For Verizon Wireless 860-395-7244

Verizon Wireless Customers In Cedar Rapids, Dubuque And Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Cedar Rapids, Dubuque And Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — February 20, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa, can now have access to the Internet and to their e-mail and corporate data at faster speeds, uploading files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out its next-generation high-speed broadband network. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in these eastern Iowa communities with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo/Cedar Falls in December 2006.

The EV-DO Rev. A network coverage area provides Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data in the following areas:

• The cities of Cedar Rapids and Marion and from the cities heading north on Interstate 380 to four miles south of Urbana and south on I-380 to U.S. Highway 30; west on U.S. Highway 30 to the 16th Ave./Edgewood exit and east to near Mt. Vernon; northeast of Marion on U.S. Highway 151 to five miles west of Springville and southwest on U.S. Highway 151 to U.S. Highway 30.

• In the Dubuque area, from the Mississippi river in the downtown area along U.S. Highway 20 west to Dyersville and southwest on U.S. Highway 151 to Cascade.

• In the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area, on U.S. Highway 218 from Cedar Falls, north to Plainfield, including Janesville and Waverly; along I-380 south to exit 55; east on U.S. Highway 20 to Raymond; northeast on U.S. Highway 63, including the Waterloo Regional Airport, and southwest on U.S. Highway 63 to Hudson.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said Nancy Clark, president, Great Plains region, Verizon Wireless. “Our customers who enjoy the latest technology will applaud Rev. A’s faster data uplink speeds for their cutting-edge devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than that of the company’s existing wireless broadband network, while interacting with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless servi ce providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo/Cedar Falls customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Customers interested in purchasing either device can visit one of eight Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the area, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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Karen Smith Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com 763-595-2511

Tom Albers For Verizon Wireless TomAlbers@alberscommunications.com 888-296-2411, ext. 1

Verizon Wireless Network Ready To Show Off Its Skills At Basketball’s East Vs. West Challenge In Las Vegas

Verizon Wireless Network Ready To Show Off Its Skills At Basketball’s East Vs. West Challenge In Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV — February 16, 2007 — With festivities surrounding this year’s basketball challenge tipping off in Las Vegas the weekend of February 16, the Verizon Wireless network is game-ready for the anticipated additional wireless call volume when thousands of basketball fans flock to town.

Verizon Wireless’ cell sites surrounding both pre-game events at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Sunday’s game located at the Thomas and Mack Center are ready to handle the increased call volume as more than 18,000 basketball fans converge in Las Vegas to catch all the hoop action. Verizon Wireless customers can rely on the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and can talk, text and send picture messages to friends for each exciting slam dunk and buzzer beating shot.

“Throughout the year thousands of people visit Las Vegas for major conferences, entertainment shows, and sporting events like Sunday night's basketball game. Our customers rely on us to keep them connected with friends, family and colleagues both here and at home,” said Tony Heyman, president – Southwest region for Verizon Wireless.

“Customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us because we are committed to providing the best overall wireless experience. We work to ensure that our network stands up to its excellent reputation for everyday use and during major events like this.”

In Nevada, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $260 million since 2000 – part of its $35 billion nationwide network investment over the last seven years – to expanded coverage, capacity and capabilities and to add new services.

Hoop fans who can't wait for tip off, can visit Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® Virtual Store to access the top selling basketball video games right from their wireless phones. Customers with V CAST and Mobile Web 2.0SM-capable phones can also check out all of the latest basketball news and information.

For more information, please visit www.verizonwireless.com.

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Jenny Weaver Jenny.Weaver@verizonwireless.com 480-763-6321

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TELUS Delivers Canada's First EVDO Rev A-Capable Wireless Network Card For Portable PCs

TELUS Delivers Canada's First EVDO Rev A-Capable Wireless Network Card For Portable PCs Vancouver, B.C. – February 15, 2007 – TELUS and Sierra Wireless today announced that the Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 wireless wide-area network card is the first available in Canada capable of operating on TELUS' Wireless High Speed (EVDO) Rev A network when available.

EVDO Rev A is TELUS' next-generation wireless network technology that offers typical upload speeds of 300 to 400 kilobits per second with maximum possible upload speeds of 1.8 megabits per second, and typical download speeds of approximately 450 to 800 kilobits to a maximum possible speed of 3.1 megabits per second. TELUS plans to introduce EVDO Rev A service in selected markets across Canada later this year. The AirCard 595 offers forward compatibility with TELUS' EVDO Rev A network through a simple software upgrade.

“TELUS is committed to providing our clients with mobile data solutions like the Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 that offer fast, secure and convenient access to e-mail, the Internet, and corporate networks and applications,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS' senior vice-president of Products and Services. “And with its easy EVDO Rev A upgradeability, the AirCard 595 is also an investment in the future of wireless high-speed.”

“TELUS' future upgrade to EVDO Rev A will offer significant benefits, particularly to mobile users who create large files like photos or other media content that need to be submitted from the field,” said Dan Schieler, senior vice-president of Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. “The AirCard 595 enables customers to take advantage of the increased efficiency of the network as soon as it is available.”

The Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 now operates on the TELUS Wireless High Speed network (EVDO Rev 0). 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.

TELUS Wireless High Speed (EVDO Rev 0) service is currently available to more than 50 per cent of Canadians in 36 regions across the country, including all major urban centres. TELUS clients can also access Wireless High Speed Internet while traveling in more than 230 cities in the United States. Where TELUS Wireless High Speed service is not available, TELUS clients can also access the Internet through TELUS 1X digital service, which reaches 92 per cent of Canadians. For more on service availability, please visit telusmobility.com/coverage.

The AirCard 595 fits a standard Type II PC Card slot on portable computing devices and is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000 and operating systems. With the launch of EVDO Rev A, the AirCard 595 will also support Windows Vista and MAC OS X. The AirCard 595 offers improved reception, speed and durability thanks to its high-performance fixed antenna design.

The Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 is available from TELUS retail locations across Canada for as low as $99.99 on a three-year contract subject to promotional requirements until March 31, 2007, or $349.99 with no contract.

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Julie SmithersTELUS Media Relations(416) 684.6817julie.smithers@telus.com

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Marina GuyHigh Road Communications604.630.1039mguy@highroad.com

Verizon Wireless And Justin Timberlake Present JT-TV

Verizon Wireless And Justin Timberlake Present JT-TV LOS ANGELES and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 15, 2007 — Verizon Wireless and multi-Grammy winner Justin Timberlake today announced the availability of JT-TV, an exclusive new channel available on the Verizon Wireless V CAST service. Justin Timberlake is the first artist to launch his own mobile channel that will be updated throughout the year with a variety of content that is unique to JT-TV. This innovative platform allows Justin Timberlake to deliver new content to fans immediately, directly to their V CAST-capable handsets. JT-TV will roll out four "channels" in 2007: Fashion, Film, Music and Lifestyle.

For the first time ever, behind-the-scenes footage of Justin’s first William Rast fashion show will be made available to consumers through the JT-TV Fashion channel available exclusively on V CAST. The content will feature snippets from the fashion show and also include exclusive interviews with Justin, his William Rast partner Trace Ayala, giving fans insight into the concept and the personal significance of this new line.

“This is a truly exciting time for me in my career. With JT-TV I am able to express myself and share more of my creativity directly with my fans. I am excited to launch JT-TV and give V CAST subscribers a sneak peek into my world of music, fashion, film and lifestyle,” said Justin Timberlake. “I hope my fans will enjoy JT-TV as much as I have enjoyed creating it and I am excited to be working directly with Verizon Wireless to make it all possible.”

“JT-TV will connect Justin with his fans in a way that has never been done before and deliver our customers unprecedented access into the world of their favorite multi-platinum artist,” said John Harrobin, vice president of digital media and marketing for Verizon Wireless. “Verizon Wireless is thrilled to join with Justin Timberlake to launch this new and innovative approach to reaching his fans.”

"When Verizon Wireless approached me about getting involved with Justin's tour and creating a new mobile experience through JT-TV, I immediately knew this was the next wave in media and was something Justin should pioneer,” said Johnny Wright, Justin Timberlake’s manager and president and chief executive officer of Wright Entertainment Group. “We've always been about creating unique and innovative experiences for fans and are proud to be able to join Verizon Wireless in this cutting-edge venture."

With its V CAST services, Verizon Wireless delivers its customers the biggest artists, the best content and the most unique user experience. Mobile has become the most effective way for artists to get their latest projects directly into their fans’ hands. Verizon Wireless looks forward to the launch of JT-TV’s Film, Music and Lifestyle channels coming soon.

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

Candice J. Yusim Tribal Brands for Verizon Wireless candice@tribalbrands.com 323-935-3483

Stephanie Venia PMK/HBH for Verizon Wireless stephanie.venia@pmkhbh.com 212-373-6132

Sonia Muckle M2M Construction for Justin Timberlake sonia@m2mconstruction.com

Verizon Wireless And Samsung Introduce Slim, Dual-Hinge Phone – The Perfect Combo For E-Mail And TXT Messaging

Verizon Wireless And Samsung Introduce Slim, Dual-Hinge Phone – The Perfect Combo For E-Mail And TXT Messaging BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and DALLAS — February 14, 2007 — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the SCH-u740 from Samsung – a slim, sleek and stylish messaging device with a dual-hinge. The handset’s unique design allows for communications options both vertically and horizontally with its full QWERTY keyboard and offers customers the ability to access Verizon Wireless’ multimedia services, including V CAST Music and Video, Get It Now® and Mobile Web 2.0SM.

The Samsung SCH-u740 is available in a stylish metallic champagne color with couture appeal and Ivy League brainpower. Text enthusiasts can open the phone horizontally to find a full QWERTY keyboard at their fingertips for ease of use in text messaging and e-mail using Wireless Sync, Verizon Wireless’ proprietary e-mail solution. With Wireless Sync, Verizon Wireless customers can synchronize their SCH-u740 with their home or office PC for easy access to their new e-mail, calendar, contacts and task information.

“Young adults average 98 text messages a week, and the SCH-u740 provides greater ease of use for text enthusiasts,” said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president, Samsung. “The stylish, slim form factor of the SCH-u740 provides the best of both worlds with a full QWERTY keyboard for texting and optimal voice communications services.”

Open the flip vertically and the SCH-u740 is a stylish, thin clamshell phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth® capabilities, microSD™ card slot and extensive voice commands. And with V CAST Music, customers can choose from more than 1.5 million songs to download and play on their phones while they’re on-the-go.

The new SCH-u740 also features a 2.2 inch, 176 x 220 TFT display in one of the slimmest and lightest dual-hinge mobile devices. Other key features include:

• 1.3 megapixel digital camera with flash

• Camcorder

• V CAST-capable:

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

o V CAST Video – download or stream video clips from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more

• Get It Now-capable – download games, Ring Tones, wallpapers, location based services and more

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

• Instant Messaging using AIM, MSN, Yahoo

• TXT Messaging, Picture Messaging and FLIX Messaging

• Bluetooth wireless technology supports Object Push Profile for vCard, as well as headset, hands free, serial port and certain dial up networking profiles

• Expandable memory with microSD memory card slot

• Dimensions: 3.8” x 2.04” x .58”; 3.65 ounces with standard battery

• Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish

• TTY/TTD Capable

• Personal organizer with Calendar, Calculator, Notepad, Currency Converter, Alarm Clock, World Time and Stop Watch

The SCH-u740 is available today for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement online at www.verizonwireless.com and in more than 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.

For more information on V CAST, V CAST Music and other Verizon Wireless multimedia services, visit www.verizonwireless.com, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN.

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

IGN Entertainment Launches Mobile Video Channel For Verizon Wireless V CAST Customers

IGN Entertainment Launches Mobile Video Channel For Verizon Wireless V CAST Customers BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LOS ANGELES — February 14, 2007 — IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, and Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless broadband network, today announced the availability of the IGN Mobile Video channel on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST service. The channel will be updated daily with video content from IGN.com’s (http://www.ign.com) leading collection of videogame, entertainment and lifestyle features, offering Verizon Wireless V CAST customers approximately 50 segments per week.

On the IGN Mobile Video channel, video segments will range from two to eight minutes in length and cover a broad range of topics, including videogame reviews; game and movie trailers; celebrity interviews; and game gear. Much of the V CAST channel’s content will be derived from the IGN Web site’s IGN Video (http://video.ign.com) offering, which includes the popular “IGN Weekly” video show – a weekly summary of what’s new and hot in gaming and entertainment. The V CAST channel is specially formatted for high-quality viewing on mobile devices.

V CAST from Verizon Wireless is the first true wireless broadband consumer multimedia service in the country and runs on Verizon Wireless’ Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network, available to more than 200 million Americans from coast to coast. With V CAST Video, customers can get video content on-demand including news, weather and sports updates, clips from popular TV programs, music videos, movie trailers, 3D games and more.

“This agreement with Verizon Wireless is another great step in extending the reach of FIM’s leading Web content to users on every possible platform,” said John Smelzer, senior vice president and general manager of mobile for Fox Interactive Media. “We are proud to work with Verizon Wireless to make IGN’s leading gaming and entertainment content available to all Verizon Wireless V CAST subscribers.”

The extension of IGN Entertainment’s video content to mobile devices builds upon the site’s decade-long original video production efforts, which were recently boosted by the launch of “IGN Weekly” in 2005. IGN.com currently delivers more than four hours per week of gaming, entertainment and lifestyle video content to its more than 15 million monthly visitors. The agreement with Verizon Wireless’ V CAST marks the third platform on which consumers can access IGN Mobile Video. The agreement also builds upon Fox Interactive Media’s existing relationship with Verizon Wireless, which currently includes the availability of stats, scores and video content from FOXSports.com on V CAST.

To get V CAST, customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use or by signing up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription. The IGN Mobile Video channel is located within the Entertainment category on V CAST. Customers get unlimited basic video, including IGN Mobile Video, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

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

Dan Berger Fox Interactive Media dan.berger@fox.com 310-969-7842

Verizon Wireless And BET Networks Launch New V CAST Channel

Verizon Wireless And BET Networks Launch New V CAST Channel NEW YORK and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 14, 2007 — BET Networks, the premier provider of urban and African American programming, and Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s most reliable national wireless broadband network, are bringing BET Networks’ brands and top-rated content to Verizon Wireless’ V CAST multimedia service. Beginning today, BET brands and content segments will be available on V CAST Video, including interviews from 106 & PARK, the number one music video show on television, AMERICAN GANGSTER, the highly rated docudrama that chronicles the life and times of American’s most notorious Black criminals, COLLEGE HILL, television’s first Black dramatic reality show, BET’S COMIC VIEW, the longest running comedy show on cable television, BET’s leading music specials, news programs, and much more.

“Mobile video distribution is an integral part of our overall digital media strategy as our research clearly indicates that African Americans are both leading consumers of, and have the most enthusiasm for, mobile media,” said Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks. “I’m very excited about our relationship with Verizon Wireless, as I believe our audience’s unique demand for mobile content, and our network’s content in particular will allow BET to have an outsized impact on mobile media consumption.”

With V CAST Video, customers can get video content on-demand including news, weather and sports updates, clips from popular TV programs, music videos, movie trailers, 3D games and more. Verizon Wireless customers can find BET programming in the Entertainment section on V CAST-enabled phones. BET programming, including 106 & PARK interviews, AMERICAN GANGSTER, COLLEGE HILL, BET’S COMIC VIEW, BET’s leading music specials, news programs and more are included in V CAST subscriptions.

“Verizon Wireless provides customers the content they want how they want it, and we are thrilled to extend an array of content for the urban and African American audiences to our customers,” said John Harrobin, vice president of digital media for Verizon Wireless.

To get V CAST, customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for a 24-hour use subscription or by signing up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription. Customers get unlimited basic video – including BET programming – but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

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

Marcy Polanco BET Marcy.Polanco@BET.net 212-975-3327

Verizon Wireless Customers In Topeka, Kansas, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Topeka, Kansas, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network TOPEKA, KS — February 13, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Topeka can now have access to the Internet and to their e-mail and corporate data at faster speeds, uploading files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out its next-generation high-speed broadband network. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Topeka with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in December of last year.

The EV-DO Rev. A network coverage covers the city of Topeka and extends along Interstate 70 and throughout the entire Interstate 470 loop. South of Topeka, coverage extends along U.S. Highway 75 including the towns of Pauline, Carbondale, Wakarusa, Lyndon and Melvern. Coverage also extends north of the city along U.S. Highway 75 through the town of Elmont and along U.S. Highway 4 through the towns of Meriden and Rock Creek. U.S. Highway 24, which is north of the city and runs parallel to I-70, is also covered throughout the Topeka area, providing Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said Mark Crumpton, president, Kansas/Missouri region, Verizon Wireless. “Our customers who enjoy the latest technology will applaud Rev. A’s faster data uplink speeds for their cutting-edge devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than that of the company’s existing wireless broadband network, while interacting with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless servi ce providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Topeka customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 785-249-7108. The devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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Cheryl Bini Armbrecht or Brenda Hill 314-920-4444

Jessica Spencer-Gardner For Verizon Wireless 913-660-9638

Verizon Wireless Customers In Upstate New York To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Upstate New York To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network ROCHESTER, NY — February 13, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Upstate New York can now access e-mail, the Internet, everyday corporate data and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before, as the company rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network across the region. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network now reaches Verizon Wireless customers in and around several Upstate New York markets, giving customers sending e-mails with attachments and picture messages speeds even faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network.

Beginning today, the faster Rev. A technology is now available in the following markets:

• Buffalo – throughout the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, as well as dozens of surrounding towns and villages and into Genesee County.

• Rochester – throughout the City of Rochester, nearly all of Monroe County, and into Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties.

• Syracuse – throughout the City of Syracuse and most of Onondaga County, northwest toward Oswego, and east toward the Utica area.

• Albany – throughout the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls, surrounding towns and villages, and south along the I-87 corridor through the Poughkeepsie area.

• Orange-Dutchess-Ulster – available in the cities of Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Newburgh, Middletown, Monroe, Harriman and West Point, and dozens of surrounding towns and villages.

• Binghamton – available throughout the greater Binghamton area and along the Route 17 corridor west to Corning.

• Elmira-Corning – available throughout the cities of Elmira and Corning, including surrounding towns and villages.

• Ithaca – available throughout the Greater Ithaca area, including several surrounding towns and villages.

Rev. A coverage now stretches from Buffalo east through Syracuse, Albany north to Glens Falls and south through the Poughkeepsie area, Binghamton west through the Elmira-Corning area, and in Ithaca.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering superior network reliability and services,” said Marquett Smith, president of Verizon Wireless’ Upstate New York region. “The faster uplink speeds will greatly benefit customers that upgrade to Rev. A compatible devices.”

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of a better customer experience when using Web-based applications. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, translating to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds, significantly faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO Rev. A technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless. Both devices are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks, and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Upstate New York customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a business sales representative at 1-800-922-0204. The devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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John O'Malley John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com 585-321-7264

Meredith Dropkin For Verizon Wireless meredithd@mragroup.com 315-233-3000

Verizon Wireless Customers In New York And New Jersey To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In New York And New Jersey To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network ORANGEBURG, NY — February 13, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in New York and New Jersey now can access e-mail, corporate data, and the Internet at faster speeds, and upload files five-to-six times faster than before thanks to the roll-out of the next-generation of the company’s high-speed broadband network across the New York Metro region. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network now reaches Verizon Wireless customers in the five boroughs of New York City; Long Island; Rockland and Westchester counties; and northern and central New Jersey. Rev. A provides customers sending and uploading data with uplink speeds even faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which covers more than 95 percent of the New York Metro area population.

The company’s existing EV-DO network was the first in the nation and enables customers to access e-mail on their PDAs, BroadbandAccess service on their laptops, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. It already is available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering superior network reliability and services,” said Charles Hand, the company’s New York Metro region president. “The faster uplink speeds will greatly benefit customers that upgrade to Rev. A-compatible devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of a better customer experience when using Web-based applications. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps. Customers with Rev. A compatible devices will be able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds, significantly faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO Rev. A technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless. Each are fully compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). New York and New Jersey customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ; the devices also are available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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David Samberg David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com 845-365-7212

Kim Ancin For Verizon Wireless kimberlyancin@vivianipr.com 845-429-3839

Verizon Wireless Customers In New Hampshire To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In New Hampshire To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network WOBURN, MA — February 13, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in New Hampshire can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as the company rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network across the Granite State.

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network now reaches Verizon Wireless customers in and around Concord, Nashua, Manchester, Portsmouth and the southeastern coastline of the state. Service is also available at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Rev. A provides customers sending and uploading data with uplink speeds even faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which is already available in New Hampshire, as well as all other New England states.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering superior network reliability and services,” said Ken Dixon, New England region president, Verizon Wireless. “The faster uplink speeds will greatly benefit customers that upgrade to Rev. A compatible devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of a better customer experience when using Web-based applications. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, translating to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds, significantly faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO Rev. A technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology).

New Hampshire customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ; or purchase them online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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Mike Murphy Michael.Murphy@VerizonWireless.com 781-932-1213

Verizon Wireless Customers In Maine To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Maine To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network WOBURN, MA — February 13, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Maine can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as the company rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network across the Pine Tree State.

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network now reaches Verizon Wireless customers from the southernmost state border and towns of York County northward to the towns of Cumberland County. Service is also available to downtown Portland and surrounding towns, as well as the southeastern seacoast of Maine along I-95.

Rev. A provides customers sending and uploading data with uplink speeds even faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which is already available in Maine, as well as all other New England states.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering superior network reliability and services,” said Ken Dixon, New England region president, Verizon Wireless. “The faster uplink speeds will greatly benefit customers that upgrade to Rev. A compatible devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of a better customer experience when using Web-based applications. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, translating to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds, significantly faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO Rev. A technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology).

Maine customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ, or purchase them online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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Mike Murphy Michael.Murphy@VerizonWireless.com 781-932-1213

Verizon Wireless Customers In Omaha, Nebraska, And Council Bluffs, Iowa, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Omaha, Nebraska, And Council Bluffs, Iowa, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network OMAHA, NE — February 13, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Omaha, Neb. and Council Bluffs, Iowa, can now have access to the Internet and to their e-mail and corporate data at faster speeds, uploading files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out its next-generation high-speed broadband network. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Omaha and Council Bluffs with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Omaha and Council Bluffs in October 2006.

The EV-DO Rev. A network coverage area extends north from Omaha to the Douglas/Washington County border, west to 204th Street, south to U.S. Highway 370 (including the city of Bellevue) and east of Council Bluffs to where Interstate 29 and Interstate 80 split. The EV-DO Rev. A coverage area extends to 92 percent of the population of the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area and its surrounding communities, providing Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said Nancy Clark, president, Great Plains region, Verizon Wireless. “Our customers who enjoy the latest technology will applaud Rev. A’s faster data uplink speeds for their cutting-edge devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than that of the company’s existing wireless broadband network, while interacting with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless servi ce providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Omaha and Council Bluffs customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Customers interested in purchasing either device can visit one of eight Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the area, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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Tom Albers For Verizon Wireless TomAlbers@alberscommunications.com 888-296-2411, ext. 1

Verizon Wireless Customers In Mississippi Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Mississippi Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network JACKSON, MS — February 13, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Mississippi can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network in Mississippi. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Jackson and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Mississippi in 2006.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our BroadbandAccess wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways,” said Katherine Greene, Gulf Coast region president. “Now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that enables customers to send files at significantly faster speeds.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wirele ss service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Mississippi customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Mississippi customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a local business sales representative by calling 1-800-899-4249 or by visiting their local Verizon Wireless Communications Store; the devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

Verizon Wireless Customers In Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, Areas Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, Areas Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network LOUISVILLE, KY — February 13, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Louisville Metro and the Lexington area can now have access to the Internet and to their e-mail and corporate data at faster speeds, uploading files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out its next-generation high-speed broadband network. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Louisville Metro and the Lexington area with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Louisville in August 2005 and in Lexington in December 2006.

The EV-DO Rev. A network coverage area extends along Interstate 64 between Louisville and Winchester as well as across Louisville Metro and includes the following communities: Shepherdsville and Mount Washington, Ky.; and Charlestown, Corydon, Floyd County, Palmyra and Scottsburg, Ind. The Lexington coverage area includes Berea, Frankfurt, Georgetown, Lawrenceburg, Richmond and Winchester.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said Greg Haller, president, Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan region, Verizon Wireless. “Our customers who enjoy the latest technology will applaud Rev. A’s faster data uplink speeds for their cutting-edge devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than that of the company’s existing wireless broadband network, while interacting with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless servi ce providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Louisville Metro and Lexington area customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Local customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their business sales representative in Louisville at 502-264-2549 or in Lexington at 859-612-2048. The devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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

Lori Riddle Eberenz For Verizon Wireless lriddle@guthriemayes.com 502-625-1655

Verizon Wireless Customers Across Metropolitan Tennessee Experience New Faster Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers Across Metropolitan Tennessee Experience New Faster Wireless Broadband Network NASHVILLE, TN — February 13, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in all five metropolitan Tennessee markets can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network.

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Tri-Cities, Dyersburg, Union City and Tazewell with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network.

The faster network coverage area extends across the state of Tennessee providing Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data. The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Verizon Wireless customers in Memphis, Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga and Tri-Cities have experienced the benefits of EV-DO services for months now, and will now enjoy faster uplink speeds while working remotely or streaming video and music to their wireless devices,” said Jerry Fountain, Carolinas/Tennessee region president for Verizon Wireless. “The deployment of Verizon Wireless’ Rev A technology illustrates our company’s commitment to bringing cutting-edge wireless technology to residents across the state of Tennessee.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wirele ss service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Tennessee customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area.

Tennessee customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 901-758-6786 or 615-333-5229. 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

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

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

Verizon Wireless Customers In Louisiana Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Louisiana Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network NEW ORLEANS, LA — February 13, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Louisiana can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network in Louisiana. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, the North Shore, Shreveport, Lake Charles and Bossier City with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Louisiana in 2005 and 2006.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our BroadbandAccess wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways,” said Katherine Greene, Gulf Coast region president. “Now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that enables customers to send files at significantly faster speeds.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wirele ss service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Louisiana customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Louisiana customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a local business sales representative by calling 1-800-899-4249 or by visiting their local Verizon Wireless Communications Store; the devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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

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

ESPN And Verizon Wireless Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement For Award-Winning ESPN Sports Content

ESPN And Verizon Wireless Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement For Award-Winning ESPN Sports Content BASKING RIDGE, NJ and BRISTOL, CT — February 8, 2007 — ESPN, The Worldwide Leader in Sports, and Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s most reliable national wireless broadband network, announced today an exclusive multi-year agreement to deliver an unmatched ESPN mobile sports content line-up to Verizon Wireless customers.

Through the relationship, Verizon Wireless customers who sign up for a V CAST subscription will receive exclusive access to a variety of ESPN content choices, including Mobile ESPN, the award-winning, immersive sports content application which was the heart of the Mobile ESPN MVNO service. The Mobile ESPN application will be available only through Verizon Wireless.

“ESPN has built the best wireless sports application of its kind and we are extremely pleased to offer our unique content and unmatched innovation through the nation’s leading wireless carrier and data provider,” said Salil Mehta, executive vice president, ESPN Enterprises. “For ESPN, this is the right strategy and the right carrier relationship to grow our business while serving millions of sports fans with the information they want, when and how they want it.”

Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless, said, “Through our relationship with the worldwide leader in sports, we will offer our customers access to the best in sports, across our mobile platforms. This is truly about providing customers with sports news and entertainment in the way they want it – whether they want text alerts on changing game scores and sports news or want to be immersed in a complete multimedia experience with V CAST.”

The exclusive agreement offers a variety of ways for Verizon Wireless customers to keep up to date with information from the undisputed sports leader, including:

• The Mobile ESPN application, which will offer real-time sports news, scores and information; personalization for favorite teams; scoring alerts; video and much more for V CAST customers.

• Exclusive information and features from ESPN, including select ESPN Insider content and ESPN fantasy team management on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST services.

• With ESPN On Demand mobile video, V CAST customers will get video clips including highlights, analysis, news and content from ESPN-branded shows including SportsCenter, Cold Pizza, Rome is Burning, Outside the Lines, Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn.

ESPN will be included in the standard V CAST daily and monthly subscription packages so that V CAST customers can enjoy news and entertainment from ESPN at no additional charge.

Additionally, Verizon Wireless’ forthcoming V CAST TV service, provided by MediaFLO USA, will also include, ESPN Mobile TV, a 24/7 channel from ESPN with a compelling selection of live, simulcast sports events; comprehensive and breaking sports news, commentary and analysis; and real-time sports scores and game updates. V CAST TV – the first service of its kind in the country – will bring Verizon Wireless subscribers an unmatched mobile entertainment experience.

For more information about Verizon Wireless’ products and services, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

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

Rebecca Gertsmark rebecca.gertsmark@espn.com 212-916-9304

Verizon Wireless And Lime Launch #1 Healthy Living Brand’s Programming On New V CAST Video Channel; Marks Lime’s First Mobile Video Initiative

Verizon Wireless And Lime Launch #1 Healthy Living Brand’s Programming On New V CAST Video Channel; Marks Lime’s First Mobile Video Initiative BASKING RIDGE, NJ and NEW YORK — February 7, 2007 — LIME™, the multi-platform lifestyle brand dedicated to a healthier, greener and more balanced lifestyle, and Verizon Wireless have teamed up to offer a new mobile video channel, LIME: Healthy Living With A Twist on the new V CAST Video channel. This deal marks LIME’s entry into the mobile video marketplace. The announcement was made today by C.J. Kettler, Founder and CEO, LIME.

Starting today, Verizon Wireless V CAST customers can get video segments from best selling author Deepak Chopra, yoga instructor to the stars, Rodney Yee, and more healthy living content on select V CAST-enabled phones. The new V CAST Video channel offers customers some of LIME’s flagship programming and features key talent and segments from LIME’s health and wellness series, “Mind, Body and Soul.”

V CAST Video segments on LIME will range between one and eight minutes in length and new segments will be offered from LIME’s original programming. V CAST from Verizon Wireless runs on the nation’s most reliable national wireless network and is available to more than 200 million Americans from coast to coast.

“We are extremely excited about our relationship with Verizon Wireless, the first true wireless broadband consumer multimedia service in the country,” said Kettler. “Our goal is to provide more control and convenience for our users to access LIME’s programming. With the exponential growth of the mobile video marketplace and the increased number of users accessing content through their phones, we are taking another leap forward in giving our consumers true on-demand access to healthy living programming content.”

LIME, Healthy Living With A Twist, is available on select V CAST-enabled phones. Customers can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for a 24-hour use subscription or can sign up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription. Customers get unlimited basic video – including LIME: Healthy Living With A Twist – but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

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

Media Contact Info

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

Amelie Tseng LIME PR amelie.tseng@comcast.net 973-207-3874

Sprint 'Powers Up' Kansas City And Wichita By Upgrading The Largest Mobile Broadband Network With Faster EV-DO Revision A Technology

Sprint ''Powers Up'' Kansas City And Wichita By Upgrading The Largest Mobile Broadband Network With Faster EV-DO Revision A Technology OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — 02/07/2007 — Beginning today, Sprint customers in the Kansas City and Wichita metropolitan areas join the more than 95 million people in 24 other major markets who enjoy the upgraded Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, which provides users faster data speeds and the ability to ultimately use richer applications and services such as high-speed video telephony, music-on-demand, video messaging and large file uploads.

The industry's fastest available mobile broadband network allows customers in the Kansas City and Wichita markets to experience significantly faster average upload speeds of 350-500 Kbps (compared with 50-70 Kbps on current EV-DO networks) and average download speeds of 600 Kbps-1.4 Mbps (from 400-700 Kbps).

"Sprint customers in the Kansas City and Wichita metro areas can now take advantage of the fastest available mobile broadband network to send and receive information at DSL-like speeds," said Rob Bryant, Sprint area vice president of Sales. "This leading technology gives our customers the power to manage their business and personal lives much more efficiently while on the go, which is a tremendous benefit in today's world."

Upgraded EV-DO Revision A coverage will be available throughout most of the metropolitan Kansas City area including:

-- Kansas City International Airport

-- the downtown area

-- Most of the I-70 corridor west to Topeka, Ks. and east to Houstonia, Mo.

-- Much of the I-35 corridor south to Melvern, Ks. and north to Liberty, Mo.

-- In and around Lawrence, Leavenworth and Overland Park, Ks.

Coverage in the Wichita area includes:

-- the downtown business district

-- Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

-- and south on the I-35 corridor to the Oklahoma border, north to Cassoday and west to Greensburg

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 and 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.

Device Portfolio And GPS Leadership

Sprint has the industry leading portfolio of Revision A-capable devices. That portfolio will grow later this 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 rugged, 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 use the first Location Based Services (LBS) capability on a Revision A connection card through an enhanced version of the Sprint Connection Manager 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. 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 Sprint Connection Manager, or it can be downloaded from www.sprint.com/downloads.

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/.

Local market coverage

In addition to the launch of EV-DO Revision A, Sprint also announced CDMA network enhancements that will boost coverage on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network and iDEN network enhancements in the following areas:

-- Kansas City, Ks. (at Nebraska Furniture Mart)

-- Kansas City, Mo.

-- Louisburg, Ks.

Media Contact:

Miles McMillin 913-794-3775 miles.x.mcmillin@sprint.com

TV Guide Launches First Verizon Wireless V CAST Program Listing; TV Guide Content Also Now Available On V CAST

TV Guide Launches First Verizon Wireless V CAST Program Listing; TV Guide Content Also Now Available On V CAST BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LOS ANGELES — February 7, 2007 — TV Guide Mobile Entertainment Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., a leading media, entertainment and technology company, and Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s most reliable national wireless broadband network, today announced a relationship that brings the V CAST program listing to TVGuide.com, and offers a new entertainment channel from TV Guide to V CAST customers.

As a result of the joint agreement, TVGuide.com will feature V CAST program listings, Verizon Wireless’ first ever mobile service listings. The V CAST program listings are expected to be available on TVGuide.com sometime in the second quarter of this year. TV Guide’s media platforms will promote this new online feature.

In addition, Verizon Wireless customers with select V CAST-enabled phones will be able to view TV Guide programming in the TV To Go section. TV Guide Channel will create more than 30 new mobile episodes per week focused on popular TV shows and celebrities.

V CAST from Verizon Wireless is the first true wireless broadband consumer multimedia service in the country and runs on Verizon Wireless’ Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network, available to more than 200 million Americans from coast to coast. With V CAST Video, customers can get video content on demand including news, weather and sports updates, clips from popular TV programs, music videos, movie trailers, 3D games and more.

John Harrobin, vice president of digital media for Verizon Wireless, said, “The TV Guide platform helps Verizon Wireless extend V CAST in new and innovative ways, helping new customers discover why V CAST is the most popular mobile video service in the market. Our relationship with TV Guide serves as another example of how we are expanding the experience our customers expect on their mobile phones.”

Bob Shallow, vice president and general manager, TV Guide Mobile Entertainment Group, said, “We’re delighted with our relationship with Verizon Wireless and the significant opportunity it represents to distribute TV Guide video programming to mobile users. We believe Verizon Wireless’ customers will benefit from our short-form programming and V CAST program listings on TVGuide.com. At TV Guide Mobile, we remain focused on bridging the gap between television, the Internet and the growing mobile arena.”

To get V CAST, customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST from their phones for just $3.00 for a 24-hour use subscription or by signing up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription. Customers get unlimited basic video – including the TV Guide V CAST Video channel – but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

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

Media Contact Info

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

Bo Park Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. Bo.Park@tvguide.com 212-852-7589

Analysts and Investors:

Rob Carl Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. 323-817-4600

Verizon Wireless And Hearst Magazines Digital Media Launch Seventeen Mobile On Mobile Web 2.0

Verizon Wireless And Hearst Magazines Digital Media Launch Seventeen Mobile On Mobile Web 2.0 BASKING RIDGE, NJ and NEW YORK — February 7, 2006 — Beginning today, Verizon Wireless customers can access content from Seventeen magazine on their Verizon Wireless phones. With Seventeen Mobile, Verizon Wireless customers can get the latest information on health, fashion and beauty reports, horoscopes, daily tips and daily “traumas” – one of Seventeen’s branded and most well-read sections – right in the palms of their hands on any Mobile Web 2.0SM-capable phone. Seventeen joins Hearst’s CosmoGIRL! as the leading teen information sites on Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Web 2.0 service.

Seventeen Mobile is heavily interactive with polls, Q&As and quizzes, and offers Verizon Wireless customers weekend ideas for movies to see, books to read and things to do. “Trends-to-try” is a unique feature with step-by-step instructions that teach customers how to achieve the newest looks.

Chuck Cordray, vice president and general manager of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, noted: “Seventeen is the leading teen magazine in America and we want to be everywhere our readers are. The mobile site is the newest platform for our branded content, and Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Web 2.0 service will help us reach our audience in new ways that align with our readers’ busy lifestyles.”

“We know that teens use their wireless phones not only as communication devices to make calls or send text messages, but as mobile companions,” said Ann Shoket, editor-in-chief of Seventeen. “They take their phones with them everywhere and Seventeen will be there with them, providing everything they want to know about trends, offering expert advice and asking for their opinions, too.”

Seventeen is America’s largest teen magazine reaching more than 13 million readers per month. Since Hearst acquired Seventeen almost four years ago, the young women’s fashion and beauty leader has experienced five consecutive periods of newsstand growth and has the most frequently visited magazine Web site in the teen magazine category.

Seventeen Mobile is available in the Magazines section of Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Web 2.0 service; customers can bookmark the site as one of their favorites to the Verizon Wireless home page on their phones.

Mobile Web 2.0 can be self-provisioned, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service. Customers simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on their Mobile Web 2.0-capable handset by visiting the Get News and Info category under the Get It Now® menu on their phones. Mobile Web 2.0 is available for $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime, if purchased as a standalone service from the phone.

Customers can also get Mobile Web 2.0 when they sign up for Verizon Wireless’ VPak – which includes unlimited access to Mobile Web 2.0, access to V CAST and other multimedia services – for $15 monthly access added to their calling plan by visiting a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or calling customer service. Premium application fees may apply and customers need to be in a Verizon Wireless digital coverage area to access Mobile Web 2.0.

For more information about Mobile Web 2.0 from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/mobileweb. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com .

Media Contact Info

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

Jessica Kleiman Hearst Magazines jkleiman@hearst.com 212-649-2545

Alexandra Carlin Hearst Magazines acarlin@hearst.com 212-649-2573

Verizon Wireless And Unity In Values Offer First Faith-Based V CAST Channel: The Mobile Word

Verizon Wireless And Unity In Values Offer First Faith-Based V CAST Channel: The Mobile Word BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and LOS ANGELES — February 7, 2007 — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s most reliable national wireless broadband network, and Unity In Values, the leader in Christian mobile content, today announced The Mobile Word is first available on V CAST from Verizon Wireless. A faith-based channel dedicated to the religious needs of America’s youth, The Mobile Word offers Verizon Wireless V CAST customers cool, faith-based video content that resonates with the youth market. The Mobile Word V CAST channel includes music, extreme sports, and entertainment, age-targeted religious programming from many of the nation’s largest churches and a complete, interactive version of the New Testament.

“With V CAST, Verizon Wireless pioneered wireless entertainment so it only seems appropriate that they would be a pioneer in spiritual mobile content,” stated Fred Clarke, president of Unity In Values. “With a strong presence among young adults, Verizon Wireless helps us reach young people seeking to enjoy and access faith-based content wherever they are.”

With more than 270 million Christians in the U.S. alone, wireless carriers have a unique opportunity to offer young Christians a way to stay connected to their community. The agreement with Verizon Wireless demonstrates Unity In Values’ success in working with religious leaders to deliver compelling, inspirational and fresh entertainment to wireless subscribers.

Delivered via Verizon Wireless’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network, The Mobile Word provides access to several of the nation’s largest churches including those of Pastor Greg Laurie, the senior pastor of the Harvest Christian Fellowship, the eighth largest church in America, Pastor Guillermo Maldonado, founder of “El Rey Jesus” Church, one of the fastest growing churches in the South, and others. Verizon Wireless customers can find The Mobile Word in the Spiritual section of V CAST on select V CAST-enabled phones.

John Harrobin, vice president of digital media for Verizon Wireless, said, “What differentiates our V CAST service is our commitment to address the broad content needs of our customers. Our relationship with Unity In Values enables us to provide the best faith-based content, powered by a deep understanding of this spiritually active community, to our customers who want to stay connected and informed while on-the-go.”

To get V CAST, customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use subscription or by signing up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription. Customers get unlimited basic video – including The Mobile Word – but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

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

Media Contact Info

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

Sherry Longstreth Weber Shandwick for Unity In Values slongstreth@webershandwick.com 425-452-5447

Verizon Wireless Customers In Fresno, California Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Fresno, California Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network WALNUT CREEK, CA — February 6, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Fresno can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network in Northern California.

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Fresno with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Fresno in December 2006.

The faster network coverage area includes the City of Fresno, Yosemite International Airport, River Park Shopping Mall, Manchester Center, Sierra Vista Mall, Fashion Fair Mall, and Fresno State University, providing Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster and more efficiently,” said Rich Garwood, Northern California and Nevada regional president for Verizon Wireless.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience.

For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Fresno customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Fresno customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ; the devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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

Verizon Wireless Customers In The San Francisco Bay Area Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In The San Francisco Bay Area Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network WALNUT CREEK, CA — February 6, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in the San Francisco Bay Area can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network in Northern California. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in the Bay Area with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in the Bay Area in August 2005.

The faster network coverage is available throughout the nine Bay Area counties – including the cities of Berkeley, Concord, Daly City, Fairfield, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Sunnyvale, and Vallejo – providing Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data. Rev. A coverage is also available in San Benito County.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster and more efficiently,” said Rich Garwood, Northern California and Nevada regional president for Verizon Wireless.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience.

For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Bay Area customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Bay Area customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ; the devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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

Verizon Wireless Customers In Bakersfield, California Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Bakersfield, California Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network WALNUT CREEK, CA — February 6, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Bakersfield can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network in Northern California.

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Bakersfield with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Bakersfield in November 2006.

The faster network coverage area includes the Bakersfield core, Highway 99 north from Bakersfield to the county line, Delano, Shafter, Wasco, McFarland, Arvin, Ridgecrest, and Mammoth areas, providing Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster and more efficiently,” said Rich Garwood, Northern California and Nevada regional president for Verizon Wireless.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience.

For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Bakersfield customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Bakersfield customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ; the devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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

You Can Buy 3G Services From PEOPLEnet Already Today!

You Can Buy 3G Services From PEOPLEnet Already Today! Kyiv, February 06 -- PEOPLEnet, the first in Ukraine operator of new generation telecommunication services, has completed the testing and from February 7 has begun the sales to the customers of the services of high-speed mobile Internet, mobile communication and multimedia at unique tariffs in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Odesa.

PEOPLEnet began its work in December 2006 with special offer «Try 3G first!» First customers of the operator were able to use the services free of charge, make sure of real advantages of 3G, as well as, which is very important, to determine what exactly services and tariffs are necessary today for people. PEOPLEnet collected impressions and wishes and offered unique services at universal tariffs for first users of breakthrough communication technology 3G.

«PEOPLEtalk» is the offer for those who wish to talk to the maximum, free themselves from limitations and always have communication and high-speed Internet at any point of space.

«PEOPLEsurf» - it is simple to check e-mail, surf Internet pages, view schedule of performances, the map and address of the nearest shop, because now Internet is everywhere.

PEOPLEnet breaks common image of working place! PEOPLEwork is possibility to do your business, solving the most important questions at any place and at any time.

Tariffs for national intranet calls – from UAH 0.10, international calls – from UAH 1.00. You will be surprised with absence of connection fee and Internet charges – UAH 0.10 per Mb traffic. Unique tariffs of PEOPLEnet is a kind of “tariff erector”, which enables each customer to create his own tariff plan.

“PEOPLEnet started selling its services in the largest cities of Ukraine having provided opportunity to demanding customers to feel all advantages of 3G. However we continue developing, because we want mobile Internet and quality communication to become accessible throughout Ukraine,” says Vitaliy Vorozjbit, General Director of the company.

“We build national network, which will allow to create unique conditions for our customers. High-speed Internet, video by request are the first of unique services, later videophony introduced on the basis of Rev. A. will follow. We will test it already this year,” adds Technical Director Anatoliy Volynets.

“From the founding of PEOPLEnet we want to create such network in which each customer will feel as a person whose opinion and wishes are addressed,” says Oksana Ferchuk, Marketing and Sales Manager. “That's why both when creating tariffs and selecting services we do not stop communicating with our customers. We want to establish network for people – PEOPLEnet.”

Advertising campaign of mobile service provider will commence February 7. The main idea behind it is world changes thanks to people’s wishes. People always want. They want something new, better. Humanity evolution is evolution of wishes. They prompt people to new opinions, solutions, and discoveries. The first 3G mobile service provider promises to fulfill every bold wish of its customers!

For more information please call Marianna Konina, PEOPLEnet PR Manager +380 (44) 569-70-70 or write at pr@people.net.ua

Motorola Plans Neotel WiMAX And CDMA Networks In South Africa

Motorola Plans Neotel WiMAX And CDMA Networks In South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 6 February 2007 – Motorola, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement with Neotel, South Africa’s second national operator, for Radio Frequency (RF) planning of its wireless networks in South Africa. This is the first contract between Motorola and Neotel, and over a period of time, will encompass the RF planning for various wireless technologies including WiMAX and CDMA.

Ajay Pandey, Managing Director of Neotel said, “With its recognized technology leadership, Motorola is ideally placed to bring its vast global experience and competency to effectively support Neotel in achieving its ambitious growth objectives. We’re proud to be the first alternative infrastructure based network provider in the telecoms sector in South Africa and are committed to offering our subscribers high quality, cost effective services. This agreement with Motorola is another important step in this direction.”

Motorola’s efficient and scaleable solutions will ensure optimal network plans for Neotel and cost-effective networks to support affordable services for the end-user.

Motorola is a global leader in both WiMAX and CDMA in addition to its industry leadership in advanced multi-vendor, multi-technology network performance services, including the RF planning services delivered under this agreement with Neotel. To date, Motorola has announced four WiMAX contract wins and is participating in 22 WiMAX trials globally.

Ali Amer, vice president, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Networks & Enterprise said, “We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Neotel. Motorola recognizes the changing structure of the South African telecoms market, having been in this market for several decades. With our knowledge, skills and comprehensive portfolio of services for WiMAX and CDMA, we are confident that we will effectively support Neotel in designing robust networks that will enable the operator to meet its objectives and the needs of the South African public.”

Motorola and Neotel are committed to building the communities in which they operate in and will use local Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) suppliers to conduct site surveys around the country.

Neotel officially launched its first services to the wholesale telecoms market on 31 August 2006. Neotel’s service portfolio includes basic voice and data services, high-speed internet (as well as true broadband access), virtual private networks, network management and hosting services that can be assembled cost-effectively to meet the specific business and technology needs of each user.

Media Contacts:

Lamia Jaroudi Communications Manager Motorola Middle East and Africa Tel: +9714 3081356 lamia@motorola.com

Christa Botha Magna Carta +27 11 784 2598 christa@magna-carta.co.za

Mala Suriah Head of Communications Neotel Mala.suriah@neotel.co.za +27847660027

Verizon Wireless Customers To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network EAST HARTFORD, CT — February 6, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Connecticut can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as the company rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network across the state. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network now reaches Verizon Wireless customers in and around Hartford, New Haven, Fairfield County, Waterbury, New London and in other communities throughout Connecticut. Rev. A provides customers sending and uploading data with uplink speeds even faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which is already widely available throughout the state.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports coast to coast.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering superior network reliability and services,” said Ken Dixon, New England region president, Verizon Wireless. “The faster uplink speeds will greatly benefit customers that upgrade to Rev. A compatible devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of a better customer experience when using Web-based applications. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, translating to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds, significantly faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO Rev. A technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Connecticut customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ; the devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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Mike Murphy Michael.Murphy@VerizonWireless.com 781-932-1213

Marcia Simon 860-399-0191

Football’s Big Game Provides Super Workout For Wireless COLTs

Football’s Big Game Provides Super Workout For Wireless COLTs MIAMI, FL — February 6, 2007 — Indianapolis was not the only group of COLTs to post super numbers at professional football’s championship game in Miami this past weekend. Two Cells on Light Trucks from Verizon Wireless received a “game ball” from the company’s network team for their performance before, during and after Sunday’s big event.

The brand new COLTs, the most powerful and technologically advanced mobile cell sites ever deployed by Verizon Wireless in Florida, combined with several permanent sites nearby to complete nearly 90,000 connections per hour during peak network activity. That represents a tenfold spike in wireless calls, text messages, picture and video messages, Internet connections and other wireless traffic on cell sites serving the area near Dolphins Stadium, compared to a typical Sunday during those hours.

Verizon Wireless network sites serving Miami’s South Beach – host to most parties and game-related activities during the week and on Sunday – also got quite a workout before and after the game. Those sites processed nearly three times as many calls and data connections as is normal in the days leading up to, and including, Sunday’s game.

Across the state at the height of game-related activities, Verizon Wireless completed millions of successful connections per hour on its Florida digital network.

“Our network team has been to ‘the big game’ before, so we know what it takes to win the network performance battle,” said Pamela Tope, Florida region president of Verizon Wireless. “These technologies are part of our game plan to maintain the strongest and most reliable wireless coverage throughout the year for customers here in Florida, and across the country.”

The COLTs had been rolled into position near Dolphins Stadium earlier in the week to boost wireless coverage for tens of thousands of football fans, game sponsors, news media, and residents. Each COLT features a 75-foot telescoping antenna, nine dedicated voice channels and two high-speed data channels, which can handle hundreds of phone calls and data transmissions simultaneously.

Verizon Wireless invested $205 million in 2006 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 the most 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.

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.

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Chuck HambyChuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com813-615-4803

Verizon Wireless Customers In Hawaii Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Hawaii Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network HONOLULU, HI — February 6, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Hawaii can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, as well as upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network in Hawaii. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island, and Lanai with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Hawaii in November 2006.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Am ericans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said Mark Yamauchi, director of Hawaii sales for Verizon Wireless.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail att! achment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Hawaii customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Hawaii customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 866-665-1433 the devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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

Cell Service Improved In Deer Valley And Eyebrow Areas

Cell Service Improved In Deer Valley And Eyebrow Areas February 6, 2007 -- SaskTel today announced digital cellular coverage improvements in the Deer Valley and Eyebrow areas. Customers in Deer Valley, just north of Regina, can expect improved coverage in the community and the surrounding area, including Deer Valley Golf Course. Eyebrow area customers can expect improved in-building and in-vehicle coverage in town and on surrounding highways and grid roads.

“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 use the newest and most innovative services such as sending and receiving text, picture and video messages, communicating via push-to-talk service, browsing the internet, downloading video clips, watching streaming video, performing banking transactions and accessing real-time information such as news, weather and stock quotes all from their cell phone.

For media inquiries only, please contact:

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

Verizon Wireless Customers In New Mexico Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In New Mexico Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network ALBUQUERQUE, NM — February 6, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in both northern and southern New Mexico can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds – and upload files five to six times faster than before.

Verizon Wireless is rolling out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network in greater Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Las Cruces and Alamogordo, N.M.

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in areas within northern and southern New Mexico with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network.

The company rolled out its EV-DO network in northern New Mexico in October 2006 and in southern New Mexico in December 2006.

The faster network coverage area extends from Albuquerque to the state capitol in Santa Fe and north to Nambe in northern New Mexico. In the southern part of the state the coverage area includes Las Cruces, Alamogordo, University Park, White Sands, Chaparral, Santa Teresa and Doña Ana.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones.

Verizon Wireless’ national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast. “New Mexico customers are already enjoying the benefits of our broadband wireless network. We’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing Rev. A technology that helps customers work even faster and enjoy a more robust wireless data experience,” said Tony Heyman, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

“The launch of this next generation of our high-speed broadband network is part of our ongoing, significant investment in the state of New Mexico.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements.

Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience.

The network provides Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data.

For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps. This translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds.

The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless.

Both devices are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology).

New Mexico customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 505-816-6868. The devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

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Jenny Weaver Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com 480-763-6321

Novatel Wireless Launches EV-DO Rev. A ExpressCard Operating On Sprint Mobile Broadband Network

Novatel Wireless Launches EV-DO Rev. A ExpressCard Operating On Sprint Mobile Broadband Network SAN DIEGO, Feb 06, 2007 -- Novatel Wireless, Inc, a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced the commercial availability of the Novatel Wireless Rev. A ExpressCard(TM) for the Sprint Power Vision Network. This product offers A-GPS location-based capability and higher data speeds, providing Sprint users with increased mobility and productivity while maintaining contact with clients and colleagues.

With the Merlin(TM) EX720 ExpressCard, Sprint customers in areas of EV-DO Rev. A coverage can achieve a mobile DSL-like experience. When used in markets with the technology upgrade the Merlin EX720 provides 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).

Through the location-based software capability, the users will be able to find nearby locations, such as restaurants, gas stations, banks etc., without having to input their current location. This is achieved with software that allows the ExpressCard to instinctively get a GPS reading. An automatically launched web browser, with a mapping software solution indicates the location of the user and provides results from the search query.

"Being an industry leader with another commercially available EV-DO Rev. A ExpressCard underscores our commitment to delivering innovative, high-quality wireless products that enhance our customers' time to market advantage," said Rob Hadley, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Novatel Wireless. "With the Merlin EX720, Sprint customers can now utilize the power of the first location-based services available on their EV-DO Rev. A network and we are pleased to work with Sprint in delivering this innovative solution to the market. This also begins our longer term growth initiatives of incorporating value-added applications into our products, and then extending our platforms and services into new end-to-end offerings."

The Merlin EX720 ExpressCard supports different operating systems and easily functions with Windows(R) (XP, 2000, Vista) and Mac(R) (10.4 or higher). This product is a smaller and lighter form factor than a traditional PCMCIA card and is designed for use in mobile computing notebooks that support the ExpressCard 34 and/or 54 interface.

The intuitive user interface via the Sprint Connection Manager is simple to install and allows for easy navigation through the card's cast features. Finally, the advanced dual band diversity antenna system design incorporates a flip-up antenna, maximizing data speed performance and allowing for stronger network signal reception.

The Novatel Wireless Merlin EX720 Rev. A ExpressCard will be available by late February in Sprint sales channels including retail stores and at www.sprint.com as the Merlin EX720 ExpressCard, a Sprint labeled and provisioned product.

Townsend Inc. for Novatel Wireless, Inc. Liya Sharif/Natasha Grach, +1 858-457-4888 lsharif@townsendinc.com ngrach@townsendinc.com

Verizon Wireless Customers Throughout Texas Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers Throughout Texas Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network DALLAS, TX — February 6, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Texas can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network to more than a dozen major metropolitan areas throughout the state. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Texas from 2004 to 2006.

The faster network coverage area includes Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Sherman/Denison, Wichita Falls, Waco, Temple/Killeen and Bryan/College Station. Also benefiting from the new Rev. A technology are Longview, Tyler, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, Victoria, Laredo an d the Rio Grande Valley. In Austin, where EV-DO broadband service was first introduced in Texas, the high-speed network should be available before April 1.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Last year, we focused on expanding our high-speed wireless broadband network throughout the state in order to provide the very best in wireless business and entertainment,” said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. “With Rev. A launching in more than 20 Texas cities, we are now taking that commitment to the next level, enabling significantly faster uplink speeds.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAcc ess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new netwo! rk enhan cements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster s peeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Texas customers purchasing either device can get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Texas customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a local business sales representative by calling 800-899-4249 or by visiting their local Verizon Wireless Communications Store. Devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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.ve rizonwireless.com.

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Verizon Wireless Becomes The First Wireless Carrier To Showcase Footage Of The Legendary Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Celebration

Verizon Wireless Becomes The First Wireless Carrier To Showcase Footage Of The Legendary Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Celebration BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 6, 2007 — On February 10, 2007, Verizon Wireless customers will have the opportunity to go where no other wireless carrier has been – to the Clive Davis legendary pre-Grammy Beverly Hills extravaganza. Verizon Wireless today announced that the wireless company will be allowed behind the scenes to provide V CAST customers with an inside view of the music industry’s most highly anticipated annual event. The live footage will also be captured with V CAST phones and will include some of the night’s musical performances as well as the behind-the-scenes excitement from the party. All of the content will be available directly on V CAST enabled handsets the very same evening.

This annual event, which occurs on the eve of the Grammy Awards, long-ago established itself as the destination for A-list celebrities, Grammy winners, Hollywood stars, sports legends, authors and influential entertainment industry executives. Verizon Wireless customers will see and hear some of the biggest names in Hollywood as the event moves from the red-carpet to dinner to exclusive performances delivered directly to V CAST capable handsets.

“We are delighted to have Verizon Wireless join us as a sponsor this year, and we are thrilled to have the show recorded live and available to their mobile customers the same evening. It’s exciting to break new ground to showcase this legendary annual party and its show-stopping performances,” states Tom Corson, executive vice president and general manager, J/Arista Records.”

“Verizon Wireless is pleased to be a part of the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party, the most anticipated event in music and to deliver it directly into the hands of our customers,” said John Harrobin, vice president of digital media and marketing for Verizon Wireless. “We are excited to provide music lovers a behind-the-velvet-rope experience to a previously insider-only industry event.”

In recent years, performers at Clive Davis’ legendary Pre-Grammy Party have included Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, Barry Manilow, Carlos Santana, Chris Brown, Foo Fighters, Jamie Foxx, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Ludacris, Luther Vandross, Maroon5, Mary J Blige, P. Diddy, Patti LaBelle, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Usher, Whitney Houston and Wyclef Jean among others.

Attendees have included Antonio Banderas, Ashley and Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Chris Rock, Courtney Love, Diana Ross, Evander Holyfield, Howard Stern, Jackie Collins, Jennifer Lopez, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Lance Armstrong, Magic Johnson, Mariah Carey, Martha Stewart, Nick Lachey, Penny Marshall, Prince, Quincy Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Sharon Stone, Sheryl Crow, Sidney Poitier, Steven Tyler, Terrence Howard and more.

The performance lineup for the event is kept secret until the night of the show. This year the event is being held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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Verizon Wireless Rolls Out Faster EV-DO Revision A Wireless Broadband Network In Indianapolis And Fort Wayne

Verizon Wireless Rolls Out Faster EV-DO Revision A Wireless Broadband Network In Indianapolis And Fort Wayne INDIANAPOLIS, IN — February 6, 2007 — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless provider, announced today that its next-generation high-speed broadband network is now available in the greater Indianapolis and Fort Wayne areas. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Rev. A coverage areas with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Indianapolis in June 2005 and in Fort Wayne in December 2006.

The EV-DO Rev. A coverage area extends across greater Indianapolis and includes Franklin, Greenfield, Lebanon, Martinsville and Shelbyville. The Fort Wayne coverage area includes Auburn, Huntington and New Haven.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on t heir wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Rev. 0 has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said Greg Haller, president–Indiana/Kentucky/ Michigan region, Verizon Wireless. “Our customers who enjoy the latest technology will applaud Rev. A’s faster data uplink speeds for their cutting-edge devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new EV-DO Rev. A network enhancements than with its predecessors. Customers in EV-DO Rev. A coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than that of the company’s existing EV-DO network, while interactin g with Web-based applications with improved latency for a be! tter cus tomer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in EV-DO Rev. A coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps. In Rev. A coverage areas, customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 25 seconds.

The first two EV-DO Rev. A-compatible devices to launch on the Verizon Wireless network are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible with the company’s EV-DO Rev. A, Rev. 0 and CDMA 1xRTT networks. Greater Indianapolis and Fort Wayne area customers purchasing either device can take advantage of the benefits of Rev. A speeds when they are in Rev. A coverage areas; yet, when outside Rev. A coverage areas, the devices are backward compatible and work seamle ssly across EV-DO Rev. 0 and 1xRTT networks. Greater Indianapolis and Fort Wayne area customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 317-607-6286. The devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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Verizon Wireless Customers In Rhode Island To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Rhode Island To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network PROVIDENCE, RI — February 6, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Rhode Island can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as the company rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network across the Commonwealth. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network now reaches Verizon Wireless customers in and around Providence, Cranston, Warwick, Barrington, Bristol, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, Narragansett and in other communities throughout Rhode Island. Service is also available on Block Island and at T.F. Green Airport. Rev. A provides customers sending and uploading data with uplink speeds even faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which is already widely available throughout the state.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering superior network reliability and services,” said Ken Dixon, New England region president, Verizon Wireless. “The faster uplink speeds will greatly benefit customers that upgrade to Rev. A compatible devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of a better customer experience when using Web-based applications. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, translating to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds, significantly faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO Rev. A technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Rhode Island customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ; the devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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Alcatel-Lucent Deploys High Speed EV-DO Network For China Unicom On Macau

Alcatel-Lucent Deploys High Speed EV-DO Network For China Unicom On Macau Paris, February 5, 2007 - Alcatel-Lucent today announced it has been awarded a contract to deploy a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) high-speed wireless network on the island of Macau for China Unicom, a leading Chinese telecommunications service provider.

Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will provide incremental hardware and software upgrades to existing CDMA2000 base stations supplied by the former Lucent Technologies. Once the upgrades are complete, China Unicom will be able to provide high-speed mobile data services such as broadcasting and video telephony to users across Macau.

In total Alcatel-Lucent has deployed 10 CDMA2000 networks for China Unicom across China. It expects that the EV-DO Rev. A network it installs in Macau will serve as a showcase that demonstrates the ease with which existing CDMA2000 1X networks can be upgraded and the benefits a high-speed wireless data network can deliver to operators and their customers.

“This win with China Unicom in Macau is significant because it shows that Alcatel-Lucent is already delivering on the promise set out during the merger,” said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific. “The company now occupies a leading position in wireless thanks to the combined assets of the former Alcatel and Lucent and the recent acquisition of UMTS access components from Nortel,” he added.

Alcatel-Lucent provides solutions in all three 3G standards W-CDMA, CDMA2000, and TD-SCDMA and is well-positioned to satisfy the demands of any customer in China and in the Asia Pacific region.

This contract follows an Alcatel-Lucent EV-DO Rev. A win in New Zealand and points to the company’s growing presence in the region’s 3G market.

EV-DO Rev. A is an enhanced version of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO that increases the efficiency, data speeds and capacity of existing CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO networks. EV-DO Rev. A enables users to receive data (forward link) at speeds up to 3.1 Megabits per second (Mbps) and send data (reverse link) at speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps. These increased forward and reverse link data speeds reduce data latency and will enable operators to deliver Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and other multimedia services.

The Hot List: This Valentine’s Day, Romance Is In The Air With Music From Verizon Wireless

The Hot List: This Valentine’s Day, Romance Is In The Air With Music From Verizon Wireless BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 5, 2007 — This Valentine’s Day, Verizon Wireless customers can set the mood with their favorite love songs in their choice of format – set a romantic song as a Ring Tone or Ringback Tone, download a favorite song through V CAST Music or watch that special music video on V CAST. With more than 1.5 million songs in the V CAST Music library and more than 20,000 Ring Tones and Ringback Tones to choose from, Verizon Wireless customers can find timeless tunes and some of today’s hottest hits for the most romantic day of the year.

The following Ring Tones, Ringback Tones, V CAST Music full-track downloadable songs and V CAST music videos are available from Verizon Wireless:

Ring Tones

• “Sexual Healing,” by Marvin Gaye, SonyBMG • “Crazy In Love,” by Beyoncé, SonyBMG • “Love Song,” by 311, SonyBMG • “I Wanna Love You,” by Akon, UMG • “Hello I Love You,” by The Doors, WMG • “My Funny Valentine,” by Chet Baker, EMI • “How Sweet It Is,” by The Temptations, UMG • “Valentine’s Day,” by Happy Valentine’s Day Beautiful, Airborne • “Cupid’s Chokehold,” by Gym Class Heroes, WMG • “My Love,” by Justin Timberlake, SonyBMG • “Sexy Love,” by Ne-Yo, UMG • “You’re Beautiful,” by James Blunt, WMG • “I Want Your Sex,” by George Michael, SonyBMG • “Calling Dr. Love,” by Kiss, UMG • “Your Body Is A Wonderland,” by John Mayer, SonyBMG • “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life,” by Stevie Wonder, UMG • “Tu Amor,” by RBD, EMI • “Valentine’s Day,” by Death Metal Valentine, Airborne • “Always On My Mind,” by Elvis Presley, SonyBMG • “Sexy Back,” by Justin Timberlake, SonyBMG • “Happy Valentine’s Day,” by Outkast, SonyBMG • “Wicked Game,” by Chris Isaak, WMG • “I’m Still In Love With You,” by Al Green, EMI • “Tonight’s The Night,” by Rod Stewart, SonyBMG • “I Want To Know What Love Is,” by Foreigner, WMG • “Let’s Get It On,” by Marvin Gaye, UMG • “Love Shack,” by The B-52s, WMG • “Come Away With Me,” by Norah Jones, EMI • “My Boo,” by Usher, SonyBMG • “Ain’t No Other Man,” by Christina Aguilera, SonyBMG • “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love),” by Louis Armstrong, UMG • “My Valentine,” by Rhett Miller, UMG • “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” by Aretha Franklin, WMG • “The One I Love,” by REM, EMI • “Promise,” by Ciara, SonyBMG • “Shortie Like Mine,” by Bow Wow, SonyBMG • “Unfaithful (I Don’t Wanna),” by Rihanna, UMG • “Addicted To Love,” by Robert Palmer, UMG • “Crazy,” by Gnarls Barkley, WMG • “Love Song,” by Tesla, UMG • “Oye Mi Amor,” by Mana, WMG • “Lonely No More,” by Rob Thomas, WMG • “Give Me All Your Love,” by Whitesnake, UMG • “More Than A Feeling,” by Boston, SonyBMG • “I Got You Babe,” by Sonny & Cher, WMG • “Iris (Chorus),” by Goo Goo Dolls, WMG • “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” by UB40, EMI • “Everybody Loves Somebody,” by Dean Martin, EMI • “You Save Me,” by Kenny Chesney, SonyBMG • “S.E.X.,” by Lyfe Jennings, SonyBMG • “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” by Michael Jackson, SonyBMG • “Valentine’s Day,” by Bitter Cupid, Airborne • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours),” by Stevie Wonder, UMG • “Sowing the Seeds Of Love,” by Tears for Fears, UMG • “A La Primera Persona,” by Alejandro Sanz, WMG • “(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me (feat. Keyshia Cole),” by Sean Paul, WMG • “L-O-V-E,” by Nat King Cole, EMI • “Me & U,” by Cassie, WMG • “Foxy Lady,” by Jimi Hendrix, UMG • “Baby, I Love Your Way,” by Peter Frampton, UMG • “I’ll be There,” by Jackson 5, UMG • “Tengo Un Amor,” by Toby Love, SonyBMG • “L.O.V.E.,” by Ashlee Simpson, UMG • “I Need More Love,” by Robert Randolph, WMG • “In Your Eyes,” by Peter Gabriel, UMG • “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe,” by Barry White, UMG • “He Said, She Said,” by Ashley Tisdale, WMG • “Booty Call Voice Message,” by T-Pain, SonyBMG • “Wanna Love You Girl,” by Robin Thicke, UMG • “My Girl,” by Smokey Robinson, UMG • “No One Like You,” by Scorpions, UMG • “If You Want My Love,” by Cheap Trick, SonyBMG • “Don’t Stop Believing,” by Journey, SonyBMG • “Happy Weird Valentine’s Day,” by Weird Al, SonyBMG

Ringback Tones

• “Sexual Healing,” by Marvin Gaye, SonyBMG • “Crazy In Love,” by Beyoncé, SonyBMG • “Love Song,” by 311, SonyBMG • “I Wanna Love You,” by Akon, UMG • “My Funny Valentine,” by Chet Baker, EMI • “Valentine’s Day,” by Happy Valentine’s Day Beautiful, Airborne • “Cupid’s Chokehold,” by Gym Class Heroes, WMG • “My Love,” by Justin Timberlake, SonyBMG • “Sexy Love,” by Ne-Yo, UMG • “You’re Beautiful,” by James Blunt, WMG • “I Want Your Sex,” by George Michael, SonyBMG • “Calling Dr. Love,” by Kiss, UMG • “Tu Amor,” by RBD, EMI • “Valentine’s Day,” by Death Metal Valentine, Airborne • “Always on My Mind,” by Elvis Presley, SonyBMG • “Sexy Back,” by Justin Timberlake, SonyBMG • “Happy Valentine’s Day,” by Outkast, SonyBMG • “Wicked Game,” by Chris Isaak, SonyBMG • “I’m Still In Love With You,” by Al Green, EMI • “Let’s Get It On,” by Marvin Gaye, UMG • “Love Shack,” by The B-52s, WMG • “Come Away With Me,” by Norah Jones, EMI • “My Boo,” by Usher, SonyBMG • “Ain’t No Other Man,” by Christina Aguilera, SonyBMG • “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love),” Louis Armstrong, UMG • “My Valentine,” Rhett Miller, UMG • “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” by Aretha Franklin, WMG • “The One I Love,” by REM, EMI • “Promise,” by Ciara, SonyBMG • “Shortie Like Mine,” by Bow Wow, SonyBMG • “Unfaithful (I Don’t Wanna),” by Rihanna, UMG • “Addicted To Love,” by Robert Palmer, UMG • “Crazy,” by Gnarls Barkley, WMG • “Lonely No More,” by Rob Thomas, WMG • “Give Me All Your Love,” by Whitesnake, UMG • “More Than A Feeling,” by Boston, SonyBMG • “I Got You Babe,” by Sonny & Cher, WMG • “Iris (Chorus),” by Goo Goo Dolls, WMG • “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” by UB40, EMI • “Everybody Loves Somebody,” by Dean Martin, EMI • “You Save Me,” by Kenny Chesney, SonyBMG • “S.E.X.,” by Lyfe Jennings, SonyBMG • “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” by Michael Jackson, SonyBMG • “Valentine’s Day,” by Bitter Cupid, Airborne • “Sowing the Seeds Of Love,” by Tears for Fears, UMG • “A La Primera Persona,” by Alejandro Sanz, WMG • “L-O-V-E,” by Nat King Cole, EMI • “Me & U,” by Cassie, WMG • “Foxy Lady,” by Jimi Hendrix, UMG • “Baby, I Love Your Way,” by Peter Frampton, UMG • “I’ll Be There,” by Jackson 5, UMG • “Tengo Un Amor,” by Toby Love, SonyBMG • “L.O.V.E.,” by Ashlee Simpson, UMG • “Tru Love,” by Faith Evans, EMI • “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe,” by Barry White, UMG • “He Said She Said,” by Ashley Tisdale, WMG • “Wanna Love You Girl,” by Robin Thicke, UMG • “My Girl,” by The Temptations, UMG • “No One Like You,” by Scorpions, UMG • “If You Want My Love,” by Cheap Trick, SonyBMG • “Don’t Stop Believing,” by Journey, SonyBMG

V CAST Music, Full-track Songs

• “Sexual Healing,” by Marvin Gaye, SonyBMG • “Crazy In Love,” by Beyoncé, SonyBMG • “Love Song,” by 311, SonyBMG • “I Wanna Love You,” by Akon, UMG • “Hello I Love You,” by The Doors, WMG • “My Funny Valentine,” by Chet Baker, EMI • “How Sweet It Is,” by James Taylor, WMG • “Cupid’s Chokehold,” by Gym Class Heroes, WMG • “My Love,” by Justin Timberlake, SonyBMG • “Sexy Love,” by Ne-Yo, UMG • “You’re Beautiful,” by James Blunt, WMG • “I Want Your Sex,” by George Michael, SonyBMG • “Calling Dr. Love,” by Kiss, UMG • “Your Body Is A Wonderland,” by John Mayer, SonyBMG • “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life,” by Stevie Wonder, UMG • “Tu Amor,” by RBD, EMI • “Babe,” by Styx, UMG • “Always On My Mind,” by Elvis Presley, SonyBMG • “Sexy Back,” by Justin Timberlake, SonyBMG • “Happy Valentine’s Day,” by Outkast, SonyBMG • “Wicked Game,” by Chris Isaak, WMG • “I’m Still In Love With You,” by Al Green, EMI • “Tonight’s The Night,” by Rod Stewart, SonyBMG • “I Want to Know What Love Is,” by Foreigner, WMG • “Let’s Get It On,” by Marvin Gaye, UMG • “Love Shack,” by The B-52s, WMG • “Come Away With Me,” by Norah Jones, EMI • “My Boo,” by Usher, SonyBMG • “Ain’t No Other Man,” by Christina Aguilera, SonyBMG • “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love),” by Louis Armstrong, UMG • “My Valentine,” by Rhett Miller, UMG • “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” by Aretha Franklin, WMG • “The One I Love,” by REM, EMI • “Promise,” by Ciara, SonyBMG • “Shortie Like Mine,” by Bow Wow, SonyBMG • “Unfaithful (I Don’t Wanna),” by Rihanna, UMG • “Addicted To Love,” by Robert Palmer, UMG • “Crazy,” by Gnarls Barkley, WMG • “Love Song,” by Tesla, UMG • “Oye Mi Amor” by Mana, WMG • “Lonely No More,” by Rob Thomas, WMG • “Valentine’s Day With Ciara,” by Ciara, SonyBMG • “Give Me All Your Love,” by Whitesnake, UMG • “More than A Feeling,” by Boston, SonyBMG • “I Got You Babe,” by Sonny & Cher, WMG • “Iris (Chorus),” by Goo Goo Dolls, WMG • “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” by UB40, EMI • “Everybody Loves Somebody,” Dean Martin, EMI • “You Save Me,” by Kenny Chesney, SonyBMG • “S.E.X.,” by Lyfe Jennings, SonyBMG • “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” by Michael Jackson, SonyBMG • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours),” by Stevie Wonder, UMG • “Sowing the Seeds Of Love,” Tears for Fears, UMG • “A La Primera Persona,” by Alejandro Sanz, WMG • “(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me (feat. Keyshia Cole),” Sean Paul, WMG • “L-O-V-E,” by Nat King Cole, EMI • “Me & U,” by Cassie, WMG • “Foxy Lady,” by Jimi Hendrix, UMG • “Baby, I Love Your Way,” by Peter Frampton, UMG • “I’ll Be There,” by Jackson 5, UMG • “Tengo Un Amor,” by Toby Love, SonyBMG • “L.O.V.E.,” by Ashlee Simpson, UMG • “Tru Love,” by Faith Evans, EMI • “I Need More Love,” by Robert Randolph, WMG • “In Your Eyes,” by Peter Gabriel, UMG • “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe,” by Barry White, UMG • “He Said She Said,” by Ashley Tisdale, WMG • “Booty Call Voice Message,” by T-Pain, SonyBMG • “Wanna Love You Girl,” by Robin Thicke, UMG • “My Girl,” by The Temptations, UMG • “No One Like You,” by Scorpions, UMG • “If You Want My Love,” by Cheap Trick, SonyBMG • “Don’t Stop Believing,” by Journey, SonyBMG • “Happy Weird Valentine’s Day,” by Weird Al, SonyBMG

V CAST Video, Music Videos

• “Cupid’s Chokehold,” by Gym Class Heroes, WMG • “Lips Of An Angel,” by Hinder, UMG • “Lost In Love,” by Air Supply, SonyBMG • “Sexy Love,” by Ne-Yo, UMG • “Like You,” by Bow Wow feat. Ciara, SonyBMG • “My Love,” by Justin Timberlake feat. T.I., SonyBMG • “Ain’t No Other Man,” by Christina Aguilera, SonyBMG • “Always Be My Baby,” by Mariah Carey, SonyBMG • “Let Me Love You,” by Mario, SonyBMG • “Girl,” by Paul Wall, WMG • “You’re The Inspiration,” by Chicago, WMG • “With You,” by Jessica Simpson, SonyBMG • “Crazy In Love,” by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, SonyBMG • “When We Make Love,” by Ginuwine, SonyBMG • “She Will Be Loved,” by Maroon 5, SonyBMG • “Like I Love You,” by Justin Timberlake, SonyBMG • “You’re Beautiful,” by James Blunt, WMG • “The One I Love,” by David Gray, SonyBMG • “I Love You,” by Cheri Dennis feat. Jim Jones and Yung Joc, WMG • “Your Body Is A Wonderland,” by John Mayer, SonyBMG • “Stickwitu,” by Pussycat Dolls, UMG • “Every Time I Hear Your Name,” by Keith Anderson, SonyBMG • “Amazed,” by Lonestar, SonyBMG • “You’ll Always Be My Baby,” by Sara Evans, SonyBMG

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Surprise The One You Love With Strawberry Chocolate

Surprise The One You Love With Strawberry Chocolate BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 5, 2007 — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Verizon Wireless customers can purchase the iconic Chocolate by LG in luscious Strawberry Pink. The new Strawberry Chocolate features the same sleek, ultra-thin minimalist style, glowing red, touch-sensitive keypad and silky-smooth slider design as the traditional black, Cherry, Mint and White Chocolates, but with a sweet Strawberry Pink finish.

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

Wrap Your Chocolate in a Hershey’s Pouch

Custom made for Chocolate by LG and branded with the most recognizable name in chocolate, the Hershey’s Carrying Pouch is the perfect accessory for Valentine’s Day. The Hershey’s Carrying Pouch is a fun, fashionable phone pouch that is a perfect size for all flavors of Chocolate by LG, as well as the LG VX8600, and comes with a Hershey’s Hugs Chocolates Charm and a strap so that it can be attached to any purse or bag. The Hershey’s Carrying Pouch also includes coupons for a free Special Dark® chocolate bar and $1.00 savings on selected Hershey’s Packaged Chocolates.

Pricing

Strawberry Chocolate is available only at the Verizon Wireless online store for $99.99 after a $50 instant online rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The Hershey’s Carrying Pouch is available exclusively from Verizon Wireless and can also be purchased online at www.verizonwireless.com for $24.99.

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Verizon Wireless Rolls Out Faster EV-DO Revision A Wireless Broadband Network In Greater Chicago Area

Verizon Wireless Rolls Out Faster EV-DO Revision A Wireless Broadband Network In Greater Chicago Area SCHAUMBURG, IL — February 2, 2007 — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless provider, announced today that its next-generation high-speed broadband network is now available in the greater Chicago area. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Rev. A coverage areas with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Chicago in January 2005.

The EV-DO Rev. A coverage area extends north to the Wisconsin border; south to Joliet, Ill.; west to Naperville, Aurora, Elburn, Elgin, and Hampshire, Ill.; and southeast to Gary and Merrillville, Ind., providing Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Rev. 0 has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them work faster,” said T.J. Fox, president-Illinois/Wisconsin region, Verizon Wireless. “Our customers who enjoy the latest technology will applaud Rev. A’s faster data uplink speeds for their cutting-edge devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new EV-DO Rev. A network enhancements than with its predecessors. Customers in EV-DO Rev. A coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than that of the company’s existing EV-DO network, while interacting with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in EV-DO Rev. A coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps. In Rev. A coverage areas, customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment¯the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file—in less than 15 seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 25 seconds.

The first two EV-DO Rev. A-compatible devices to launch on the Verizon Wireless network are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible with the company’s EV-DO Rev. A, Rev. 0 and CDMA 1xRTT networks. Greater Chicago area customers purchasing either device can take advantage of the benefits of Rev. A speeds when they are in Rev. A coverage areas; yet, when outside of Rev. A coverage areas, the devices are backward compatible and work seamlessly across EV-DO Rev. 0 and 1xRTT networks. Customers in the greater Chicago area interested in purchasing either device can contact the Verizon Wireless business sales team via a toll-free number, 1-800-VZW-4BIZ. The devices are also available online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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Verizon Wireless Customers In Utah Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Utah Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network SALT LAKE CITY, UT — February 1, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Utah can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network in Salt Lake City, West Valley City and Provo. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in areas within the Salt Lake City metro area with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Salt Lake City in December 2005.

The faster network coverage area extends along the Wasatch Front from Provo to Salt Lake City, including the Salt Lake City airport, providing Verizon Wireless customers with faster access for sending and uploading data.

The company’s existing EV-DO netwo rk enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing Rev. A technology that helps them work even faster and enjoy a more robust wireless data experience,” said Melanie Braidich, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas will be able to take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based app! lication s with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, translating to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced a nd existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Utah customers purchasing either device will be able to get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Utah customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 801-718-7189. The devices also will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning Friday, Feb. 2.

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Verizon Wireless Customers In Massachusetts To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Massachusetts To Benefit From Enhanced, Faster Wireless Broadband Network WOBURN, MA — February 1, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers in Massachusetts can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as the company rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network across the Commonwealth. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network now reaches Verizon Wireless customers in and around Boston, Lowell, Worcester, and Springfield, on Cape Cod, the North and South Shore, and in other communities throughout Massachusetts. Rev. A provides customers sending and uploading data with uplink speeds even faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which is already widely available throughout the state.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to delivering superior network reliability and services,” said Ken Dixon, New England region president, Verizon Wireless. “The faster uplink speeds will greatly benefit customers that upgrade to Rev. A compatible devices.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of a better customer experience when using Web-based applications. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, translating to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds, significantly faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO Rev. A technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Massachusetts customers interested in purchasing either device can contact a business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ; the devices will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning tomorrow, Feb. 2.

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Verizon Wireless Customers In Florida Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Florida Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network TAMPA, FL — February 1, 2007 — Verizon Wireless customers throughout Florida can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network throughout the state of Florida. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in areas throughout the state with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Florida in 2003.

The faster network coverage area in Florida includes the company’s entire network footprint, providing Verizon Wireless customers across the state with faster access for sending and uploading data. Significant population centers in Florida now covered by the enhanced wireless broadband network include Miami, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Naples, Tallahassee, Sarasota, Daytona Beach, Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach, Bradenton, Saint Augustine, Panama City, Lakeland, Ft. Myers, Sebring, Vero Beach, Melbourne and The Florida Keys.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

“Our original BroadbandAccess service has enabled Florida customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways,” said Pam Tope, Florida region president. “Now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that makes users even more productive and capable, thanks to faster data uplink speeds.”

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with the new network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas will be able to take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, plus interact with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, translating to being able to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage areas allow Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who use non-EV-DO technology.

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Florida customers purchasing either device will be able to get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Florida customers interested in purchasing either device can contact their local business sales representative at 813-615-4800; the devices will also be available online at www.verizonwireless.com on Feb. 2.

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Verizon Wireless And Novatel Wireless Launch EV-DO Rev. A USB Modem

Verizon Wireless And Novatel Wireless Launch EV-DO Rev. A USB Modem BASKING RIDGE, NJ and SAN DIEGO — February 1, 2007 — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s most reliable national wireless broadband network, and Novatel Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced the Feb. 2 availability of the USB720, the first CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) USB wireless modem from Verizon Wireless. The compact USB720 wireless modem is compatible with all the latest notebooks, desktops and handhelds via an industry standard USB interface.

“With the USB standard available in virtually all computing devices in the marketplace, the USB720 offers Verizon Wireless customers the tremendous flexibility of using a USB port for wireless connectivity,” said Rob Hadley, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Novatel Wireless. “Providing Verizon Wireless’ first EV-DO Rev. A USB modem shows Novatel Wireless’ commitment to developing the most ad vanced and valuable wireless broadband access solutions. We are pleased that Verizon Wireless has selected us as a supplier for EV-DO Rev. A products.”

In conjunction with this announcement of the USB720, Verizon Wireless today announced enhancements to its network to provide BroadbandAccess customers with the increased speeds of Rev. A technology in portions of Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts, Utah and Virginia. Customers in Verizon Wireless’ enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas will typically experience average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps. To the busy professional, the enhanced speeds will translate into the ability to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same size file in less than 25 seconds.

The USB720 is highly compact, measuring 3.52 x 1.49 x .69 inches (89.5 x 38 x 17.6 mm) and weighing a mere 1.6 ounces (45 g). The ! modem is also fully compatible with the Verizon Wireless’ enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). The modem has an advanced dual band diversity antenna system design with an integrated flip antenna, which maximizes performance and strengthens network signal reception. The USB720 works seamlessly with the Enterprise edition of VZAccess Manager software and supports Windows® (2000, XP, and Vista), and Mac OS X.

Customers in Rev. A enhanced coverage areas who purchase the new USB720 and who are current subscribers to BroadbandAccess will enjoy the new improved speeds immediately – there are no additional charges. Customers with a Verizon Wireless voice plan of $39.99 or higher may sign up for unlimited BroadbandAccess with the new Rev. A speeds for an additional $59.99 monthly access. For customers without a voice plan, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access.

The USB 720 is $149.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $199.99 with a new one-year customer agreement. The USB720 is available immediately through Verizon Wireless’ business sales channels and online at www.verizonwireless.com. The device will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, inclusive of those in Circuit City, on Feb. 20.

For more information on Verizon Wireless data services, including BroadbandAccess and the USB720 wireless modem, customers can contact a Verizon Wireless business sales representative directly at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ.

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Verizon Wireless Launches Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Launches Faster New Wireless Broadband Network BASKING RIDGE, NJ — February 1, 2007 — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless provider, today announced it is launching its next-generation high-speed wireless broadband network in cities throughout the country, giving customers the ability to upload files five to six times faster than before, giving them faster access to e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more. Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the network enhancements will launch initially in Mass., including Boston and its suburbs, the Richmond and Hampton Roads, Va. areas, Chicago and its suburbs and including Gary, Ind., Salt Lake City and other cities in Utah, as well as in Florida throughout the state’s entire existing area of Verizon Wireless’ wireless broadband network. Verizon Wireless customers in those areas will have data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s existing national wireless broadband network – the first in the nation – is the most reliable wireless broadband network in the country and already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

The company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will run faster and more efficiently with these network enhancements. Customers in enhanced coverage areas can take advantage of upload speeds that are five to six times faster than with the company’s existing wireless broadband network, while interacting with Web-based applications with improved latency for a better customer experience. For example, BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced wireless broadband coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps, which translates to downloading a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and uploading the same size file in less than 25 seconds. The enhanced network coverage allows Verizon Wireless customers to download files approximately six times faster than customers of wireless service providers who do not use EV-DO technology.

Today, Verizon Wireless also announced a new compact USB720 wireless modem that will be available tomorrow, which boasts high-speed wireless broadband Internet access and the ability to connect to all the latest notebooks, desktops and handhelds via an industry standard USB interface. The USB720 joins the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless as the first two enhanced wireless broadband network devices from Verizon Wireless. Both devices are available through business sales channels today and will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com tomorrow.

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. Business customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/business or contact a Verizon Wireless sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.

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Verizon Wireless Customers In Richmond And Hampton Roads, Virginia, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network

Verizon Wireless Customers In Richmond And Hampton Roads, Virginia, Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network LAUREL, MD — February 1, 2007 —Verizon Wireless customers in Richmond, Petersburg and most of Hampton Roads can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds, and upload files five to six times faster than before as Verizon Wireless rolls out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network.

Richmond area communities covered include most of the cities of Richmond, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, and Petersburg, and portions of Chesterfield, Henrico, Goochland, Powhatan, Hanover and New Kent Counties.

Hampton Roads communities covered include most of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg, as well as portions of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York Counties.

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the enhanced wireless broadband network provides significantly faster data uplink speeds than the company’s award-winning national EV-DO network rolled out in 2005 in Eastern Virginia.

With the new Rev. A network enhancements, the company’s flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, will provide average download speeds of 450-800 kilobits per second (kbps) and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps. The improved speeds translate to downloading a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – such as a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds, and uploading the same size file in less than 25 seconds.

Verizon Wireless regional president Tami Erwin said, “Our existing wireless broadband network has enabled customers to work remotely and stay entertained in unprecedented ways; now we’re taking wireless to the next level by introducing technology that helps them send data from their mobile devices even faster.”

The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company’s enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company’s NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology). Customers purchasing either device will be able to get significantly faster upload speeds and improved download speeds when in an enhanced network coverage area. Either device can be purchased through Verizon Wireless local business sales representatives or online beginning Feb. 2 at www.verizonwireless.com.

The company’s existing EV-DO network enables customers to access BroadbandAccess on their laptops, e-mail on their PDAs, and V CAST Video and Music on their wireless phones. The company’s national wireless broadband network, the first in the nation, is already available to more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast.

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

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