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Sun, Sea, Sand And Speed: Outer Banks, North Carolina Beachgoers Can Experience It All This Memorial Day Weekend

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May 23, 2012

Melanie Ortel
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Sherri Cunningham
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LAUREL, MD — To coincide with the start of the busy summer travel season which officially kicks off Memorial Day weekend, Verizon Wireless has expanded its 4G LTE network to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.  Beginning Memorial Day weekend 2012, the company’s 4G LTE high-speed mobile broadband service will be available to local residents, businesses and those vacationing in the Outer Banks beach communities from Corolla south to Hatteras.

With the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, customers can enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage when they stream video, share music and photos, download files and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than before. 

“Today’s 24/7 connected world makes it hard to drop what you’re doing and leave work and life at home behind when you’re on vacation," said Mike Maiorana, regional president for Verizon Wireless in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia. “With 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless, you can enjoy your vacation with family and friends, and still not miss out on important business opportunities, updates and emails from friends or breaking news alerts.”

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 258 markets across the country and offers more than six times the geographic coverage of its nearest competitor’s 4G LTE network.  Verizon Wireless customers can choose from a variety of more than 20, 4G LTE-enabled devices, including notebooks and netbooks; hotspots and modems; and smartphones and tablets, including the new LG Lucid™, an easy-to-use smartphone offering 4G LTE speeds at a low price, and the soon to be launched DROID Incredible 4G LTE by HTC, which will allow users to shoot HD video and capture photos at the same time with its Video Pic feature, all over the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  When customers travel outside a 4G coverage area, their devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was named “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards, and was ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011. For more information about Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets, visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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.

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