PRESS RELEASE: Verizon Wireless' new bundled unlimited messaging plans

Verizon Wireless Introduces New America's Choice Select Plans with Unlimited Messaging BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 16 -- Verizon Wireless today announced America's Choice(R) Select plans that include Unlimited Messaging. The owner of the nation's most reliable wireless network is also introducing new America's Choice Family SharePlan(R) Select plans with Unlimited Messaging for all the lines on the plan. The new pricing plans include unlimited Text, Picture, Video Messaging and Instant Messaging to anyone on any network in the U.S. "The new plans are in response to customers' increasing demand for greater text messaging options," said Jim Naughton, director of consumer marketing for Verizon Wireless. "Text messaging has moved from being a nice feature to a necessity for many customers. With the Quick Text features on many devices today, more and more professionals are using this service, in addition to the many teenagers who depend on text messaging for fast communications." During the fourth quarter of 2006, Verizon Wireless customers sent and received an industry record-setting 17.7 billion text messages and exchanged more than 353 million picture and video messages. To get Unlimited Messaging from Verizon Wireless, customers may call customer service at 1-800-2 JOIN IN or dial *611 from their Verizon Wireless phone. Verizon Wireless recently introduced its 30-day Test Drive, an industry first that lets customers experience its network virtually risk-free for 30 days. If customers are not satisfied with their experience and take their numbers to another carrier, Verizon Wireless will refund their money for calls, equipment, activation fee and taxes. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE:VOD).

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