VERIZON WIRELESS ANNOUNCES DIME-A-MINUTE CALLS TO MEXICO AT MEDIA EVENT IN EL...

VERIZON WIRELESS ANNOUNCES DIME-A-MINUTE CALLS TO MEXICO AT MEDIA EVENT IN EL PASO



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–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–May 5, 2003

ADVISORY.for Tuesday (May 6)

Demonstrations of New Service to Mexico, Interviews with Spanish- and English-speaking Customers, Verizon Wireless Officials Available

What:

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Verizon Wireless announces a more affordable rate to help customers stay in touch with family and friends in Mexico – 10 cents a minute with a monthly access fee of $2.99 (contract renewal required). The event will include calls to Mexico and demonstrations of other Latino-inspired services — Latin ring tones, Spanish 411, Spanish voicemail and Spanish Web site.

When/Where:

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or later by media request

Verizon Wireless Communications Store

1798 N. Zaragosa, El Paso

915/857-7171

Why:

Special calling rates to Mexico are the first in a series of 2003 Verizon Wireless initiatives aimed at directly meeting the needs of Latinos.

Photo/Interview Opportunities:

— Customers making calls to Mexico from the store after signing up for the new plan.

— Detailed demonstrations of the latest equipment, such as Latin ring tones, Spanish text messaging, etc.

— Spanish and English speaking representatives available for interviews.

— Grand re-opening festivities at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store with the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation’s leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 33.3 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, N.J., Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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CONTACT:

Verizon Wireless

Jenny Weaver, 602/909-6149 (mobile)

VERIZON WIRELESS ANNOUNCES DIME-A-MINUTE CALLS TO MEXICO AT MEDIA EVENT IN EL PASO