Verizon Business to Offer Free Calling During Holiday Season to U.S. Troops in Iraq

Global Capability to Link Troops With Loved Ones



20 Nov, 2006, 00:00 ET from Verizon

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In an ongoing effort to
 help military families and loved ones stay connected around the world,
 Verizon Business today announced it will again provide free phone calls
 during this holiday season for U.S. Armed Forces personnel stationed in
 Iraq.
     Verizon Business will provide the calls from Nov. 22 through 28 and
 from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2. This is the fourth consecutive year that the
 company is offering free holiday calls for military personnel in Iraq.
     "For our troops stationed far away from home, hearing the sound of a
 loved-one's voice can go a long way to lift the spirits during the
 holidays," said Jerry Edgerton, group president for Verizon Federal, the
 sales organization within Verizon Business dedicated to serving federal
 government customers. "Verizon Business has made it a tradition to help the
 troops stay connected during the holiday season as a gesture of
 appreciation for the sacrifices they make daily."
     As a leading communications provider to the federal government, Verizon
 Business has deployed to Iraq a state-of-the-art mobile communications
 facility outfitted with phones to allow military personnel to make calls.
 Verizon Business throughout the year makes technology, resources and
 employee support available to military personnel and their families around
 the world.
     Verizon Business also is supporting the USO of Metropolitan Washington
 on Dec. 17 at Fort Belvoir, Va., by hosting a Verizon Business Phone Home
 for the Holidays program in conjunction with the USO's holiday event.
 Verizon Business will deploy one of its mobile emergency communications
 vehicles to allow troops and their families to make free local,
 long-distance and international calls as well as send e-mails.
     About Verizon Business
     Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ), is a
 leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT)
 solutions to large business and government customers worldwide. Combining
 unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional
 service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless
 business solutions to customers around the world. For more information,
 visit http://www.verizonbusiness.com.
     VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches
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 information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at
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 News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news
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SOURCE Verizon
    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In an ongoing effort to
 help military families and loved ones stay connected around the world,
 Verizon Business today announced it will again provide free phone calls
 during this holiday season for U.S. Armed Forces personnel stationed in
 Iraq.
     Verizon Business will provide the calls from Nov. 22 through 28 and
 from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2. This is the fourth consecutive year that the
 company is offering free holiday calls for military personnel in Iraq.
     "For our troops stationed far away from home, hearing the sound of a
 loved-one's voice can go a long way to lift the spirits during the
 holidays," said Jerry Edgerton, group president for Verizon Federal, the
 sales organization within Verizon Business dedicated to serving federal
 government customers. "Verizon Business has made it a tradition to help the
 troops stay connected during the holiday season as a gesture of
 appreciation for the sacrifices they make daily."
     As a leading communications provider to the federal government, Verizon
 Business has deployed to Iraq a state-of-the-art mobile communications
 facility outfitted with phones to allow military personnel to make calls.
 Verizon Business throughout the year makes technology, resources and
 employee support available to military personnel and their families around
 the world.
     Verizon Business also is supporting the USO of Metropolitan Washington
 on Dec. 17 at Fort Belvoir, Va., by hosting a Verizon Business Phone Home
 for the Holidays program in conjunction with the USO's holiday event.
 Verizon Business will deploy one of its mobile emergency communications
 vehicles to allow troops and their families to make free local,
 long-distance and international calls as well as send e-mails.
     About Verizon Business
     Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ), is a
 leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT)
 solutions to large business and government customers worldwide. Combining
 unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional
 service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless
 business solutions to customers around the world. For more information,
 visit http://www.verizonbusiness.com.
     VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches
 and biographies, media contacts, high quality video and images, and other
 information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the
 News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news
 releases.
 
 SOURCE Verizon

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