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Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Network Quality Leader in Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, in Latest J.D. Power Study

August 30, 2013

LAUREL, Md., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

    WHO:        Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network
                and largest, most reliable 3G network

    WHAT:       Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national wireless
                providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes Maryland,
                Virginia and Washington, DC, and in the five other regions
                covering the rest of the continental U.S., in the J.D. Power 2013
                Wireless Network Quality Performance StudySM, Volume 2, issued
                Aug. 29.

                The J.D. Power study measured network quality among U.S. wireless
                service providers. More than 26,000 wireless subscribers were
                surveyed by J.D. Power from January through June 2013 about their
                experiences with wireless voice, text messaging and data usage.
                Based on their responses, Verizon Wireless ranked highest among
                national wireless companies in all six regions, including the Mid-
                Atlantic Region, and tied in the North Central region.

    WHERE:      In six regions covering the U.S., including the Mid-Atlantic
                Region, covering the states of Maryland, Virginia and the District
                of Columbia.

    BACKGROUND: The Verizon 4G LTE network is now available to nearly 301 million
                people in more than 500 markets across the United States,
                representing more than 99 percent of the company's 3G footprint.

                Since December 2010, when Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE
                network in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, the company has
                aggressively expanded its 4G LTE footprint throughout the region.

                Verizon Wireless' roll out of its 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution)
                network across the Maryland/Virginia/Washington, DC region is
                now substantially complete.

                For the past decade, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $280
                million on average each year to upgrade and expand its regional
                wireless network in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.  The
                company's total regional network investment during the past ten
                years exceeds $3 billion.

                "We remain committed to providing our customers with the best, most
                reliable network experience," commented Mike Maiorana, Regional
                President for Verizon Wireless. "We continue to invest hundreds of
                millions of dollars each year in our wireless network across
                Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, empowering
                Verizon Wireless customers to use smart devices and accessories in
                faster, more innovative ways."

                For a full list of 4G LTE markets please visit

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 100.1 million retail customers, including 94.3 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

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