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Verizon Wireless Expands 3G Network Coverage In Limerick, Maine

Company Activates New Cell Site; Invests to Continue to Stay Ahead of Increasing Demand for Reliable Voice, Apps, Messaging and Web Access

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March 2, 2011

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LIMERICK, ME — Verizon Wireless recently activated a new cell site in Limerick that expands wireless voice and 3G data coverage along Doles Ridge Road, Route 5, Route 11 and Route 160 in Limerick, as well as the surrounding areas. The company invested in York County to continue to stay ahead of increasing demand for reliable voice and mobile Internet access. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $2.8 billion into its New England network since 2000, including more than $242 million in 2010 alone, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of customers. Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 3G network.

"We at Verizon Wireless have always believed that the best wireless devices deserve the best wireless networks," said director for Network Systems Performance for Verizon Wireless, Richard Enright. "Today people across Maine are increasingly relying on wireless tablets, smartphones and apps to stay organized and connected. Our investment in York County - and across New England - has kept us ahead of these consumer trends and underscored our belief that any mobile device is only as reliable as the network it runs on."

Advantages of Expanded 3G Service in Limerick
Verizon Wireless' recently expanded 3G data coverage in Limerick empowers more customers using tablets, notebook computers or smartphones to:

  • Find and download useful apps — like GPS-enabled maps with turn-by-turn directions, mobile banking and social networking platforms
  • Surf the Web to check favorite blogs and read breaking news
  • Play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips using V CAST Video
  • Work on-the-go with fast file sharing
  • Send e-mails and text messages to friends, family and co-workers with vivid picture and video attachments
  • Connect with friends across the globe using Skype mobile

Continuing Wireless Investment and Innovation
Verizon Wireless operates America's largest and most reliable 3G network, and has invested more than $65 billion since its inception to increase voice and data coverage nationwide. Recently, the company earned recognition from J.D. Power and Associates* for "Highest Call Quality in New England."

Verizon Wireless recently debuted its new 4G LTE network in Boston, Massachusetts, and 38 other major metropolitan areas, covering more than 110 million Americans. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States. The company has committed to launch 140 additional 4G LTE markets during 2011, covering two thirds of all Americans by the end of this year.

Engineering America's Most Reliable Wireless Network
The company's 'America's most reliable wireless network' reputation is based on network studies performed by test men and test women who traverse more than one million miles annually on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and surface streets in high-population areas — the equivalent of two roundtrips to the moon or 40 trips around the world. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than 3.5 million voice call attempts and more than 19 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the largest high-speed wireless network in America which serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 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. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

*Verizon Wireless received the highest numerical score among wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study (SM), Vol. 1, based on 27,250 total responses measuring four providers in the Northeast Region (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT) and measures opinions of wireless users about the call quality of their service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in July-December 2010. Your experience may vary. Visit jdpower.com

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