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Verizon LiveSource Wins Multi-Million-Dollar Directory Assistance Contract With Dobson Cellular Systems


Wireless Customers Now Served by Country’s Largest Directory Assistance and Operator Services Provider

August 23, 2006- NEW YORK - Verizon’s industry-leading LiveSource business unit now provides directory assistance services to Dobson Cellular Systems, the largest independent rural wireless carrier in the United States.

LiveSource recently won a multi-year, multi-million-dollar contract to provide services to Dobson’s wireless customers nationwide.

“At Verizon, we’re committed to excellence and providing our customers with top-quality service that adds value to their business,” said Katherine C. Linder, president of Verizon LiveSource. “As the industry’s No. 1 provider of directory assistance service, our wholesale group gives customers the added edge they need to do business in this competitive environment. We are thrilled to work with Dobson Cellular Systems and assist with its business needs.”

Under the contract agreement, LiveSource offers directory assistance service - providing the industry’s most advanced information services, including call completion, reverse lookup, movie and restaurant listings, weather forecasts, sports updates, Spanish language service, business category searches and text messaging. With text messaging, once a listing is provided, it can be forwarded as a text message to the wireless handset.

“Verizon LiveSource is a proven provider of high-quality customer service and we are pleased to offer our customers this enhanced feature,” said Tom Roberts, chief marketing officer of Dobson Cellular Systems, which is based in Oklahoma and operates under the Cellular One and Dobson Cellular System brands.

Verizon now supports more than 40 percent of the U.S. wireless market with directory assistance services and is the largest operator-services supplier in the country.

Dobson Cellular Systems is a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Dobson Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DCEL). The company operates in more than 65 wireless markets in 16 states and offers its customers state-of-the-art, global system for mobile communications voice and data networks. For more information on Dobson, visit

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