Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of a major wireless network, said today it filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Somerville, N.J., against unknown telemarketers that the company says conducted an unwanted and illegal telemarketing campaign to Verizon Wireless customers.

The lawsuit claims that during March 2007, more than 1 million calls asking customers to press "1" to hear more about a low interest rate mortgage. Verizon Wireless is asking for a permanent injunction and monetary damages.