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Residents Of Jefferson County, Missouri To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancement

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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January 9, 2011

Brenda Hill
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ST. LOUIS, MO — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site in Jefferson County, Missouri, near Antonia, which will enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site improves Verizon Wireless voice and data coverage along Lemay Ferry Road South at Antonia in Jefferson County and west of Antonia on Highway M to Old Missouri Highway 21.

"Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless," said Brendan Fallis, president — Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. "Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the most reliable in the nation."

This network improvement is part of Verizon Wireless' commitment to stay ahead of the growing need for the company's voice and data services. The company has spent more than $59 billion since it was formed — $5.7 billion on average every year — to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. . In 2010, Verizon Wireless invested $90.2 million to expand and advance its Missouri network.

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