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   October 28, 2010 Jen Howard, (202) 418-0506



                          VERIZON WIRELESS SETTLEMENT

   "Today's consent decree sends a clear message to American consumers: The
   FCC has got your back. People shouldn't find mystery fees when they open
   their phone bills -- and they certainly shouldn't have to pay for services
   they didn't want and didn't use. In these rough economic times, every
   $1.99 counts.

   "I am pleased that Verizon Wireless is now taking the appropriate steps to
   repay 15 million consumers more than $52 million dollars. Their $25
   million payment to the U.S. Treasury -- the largest in FCC history -- is
   an important recognition of the harmful impact on consumers. It will serve
   as a significant deterrent to others in the future.

   "Today's settlement also includes strong FCC oversight and accountability
   to ensure that Verizon Wireless fully repays what they owe to their
   customers and puts new measures in place to improve customer service.

   "Thanks to the hard work of Michele Ellison and the many dedicated public
   servants in the Enforcement Bureau, millions of Verizon Wireless customers
   will finally receive the refund and the peace of mind they deserve."




   Federal Communications Commission

   445 12th Street, S.W.

   Washington, D. C. 20554

   This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the
   full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.

   See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

                                        News Media Information 202 / 418-0500


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