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21 June 2013
VERIZON WIRELESS OFFERS TEXT-TO-DONATE TO HELP REBUILD OKLAHOMA ONE TEXT AT A TIME


Beginning today, customers of any wireless carrier may donate by texting the keyword REBUILD to 52000, which will give an automatic donation to the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Verizon Wireless customers will be limited to five text donations.

"As a proud supporter of The Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert, Verizon Wireless believes in putting technology and communication to good use that will last well beyond this recovery effort," said Dean Taylor, president for the South Central Region of Verizon Wireless. "A text-to-donate program makes the most sense. And, we are hopeful that providing this service will result in significantly more aid for the people who need it most."

Tickets for the benefit concert went on sale Friday, June 21 and have sold out. Artists to perform include Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, Sammy Hagar, Mel Tillis and John Anderson, all donating their time to support the state of Oklahoma.

About Verizon Wireless:
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers, including 93.2 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 their News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.
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