Verizon Wireless Launches Industry's First North American Continent Calling Plan

North America's Choice(SM) Offers Business and Leisure Travelers A Calling

Plan That Stretches Beyond the U.S. to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

May 10, 2004, 01:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

    BEDMINSTER, N.J., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless is introducing
 the nation's first North American calling plan that lets customers call from
 the U.S. to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico with no roaming or long distance
 fees.  Beginning today, Verizon Wireless customers, nationwide can sign up for
 North America's Choice, a unique calling plan that includes Canada, Mexico and
 Puerto Rico as part of their monthly plan's calling area.  Customers who sign
 up for North America's Choice will also be able to call within these countries
 and back to the U. S. without incurring roaming or long distance charges while
 in the coverage area.
     "Staying in touch across borders is part of today's reality," said Bill
 Stone, Verizon Wireless vice president of marketing.  "Many of our customers
 want a plan that combines Night and Weekend calling and a generous bucket of
 anytime minutes so they don't have to pay per-minute roaming charges while
 traveling throughout North America.  North America's Choice satisfies the
 needs of these customers."
     Verizon Wireless customers can customize their North America's Choice Plan
 with four different price points, starting at $59.99 for 400 minutes to
 $169.99 for 3,000 minutes.
     Monthly Access          $59.99       $79.99      $119.99      $169.99
     Anytime Minutes            400          800        2,000        3,000
     IN-Network Promotion     1,000        1,000        1,000        1,000
                             Minutes      Minutes      Minutes      Minutes
     Night/Weekend            1,000        1,000        1,000        1,000
                             Minutes      Minutes      Minutes      Minutes
     Customers who sign up for a North America's Choice Plan of $59.99 or more
 will receive, at no extra cost, 1,000 night and weekend minutes and 1,000 IN-
 Network anytime minutes to call other Verizon Wireless customers. (IN-Network
 calling is only available in the U.S.)
 Customers can purchase the North America's Choice Plan by contacting Verizon
 Wireless customer service.
     About Verizon Wireless
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 communications.  The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and
 data network and 39 million customers.  Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ,
 Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ) and
 Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD).  Find more information on the Web at  To receive broadcast-quality video footage of
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