BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless has completed its purchase of partnership interests in Mohave Cellular Limited Partnership (“Mohave Wireless”) from Frontier Communications and Rio Virgin Telephone. Verizon Wireless now owns 100 percent of Mohave Wireless. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
This transaction will expand Verizon Wireless’ footprint in northwest Arizona. Mohave Wireless’ spectrum license and operations cover a population of 203,000. The market is located between Las Vegas Verizon Wireless will integrate Mohave Wireless’ EV-DO (3G) network with the Verizon Wireless network and plans to deploy 4G LTE services in the near future. Verizon Wireless will serve Mohave Wireless customers, using the existing brand name, until the network integration is complete in early 2014. At that time, Mohave Wireless customers will receive a letter from Verizon Wireless explaining their service transition. Mohave Wireless customers do not need to take any action at this time.
Verizon Wireless has invested more than $80 billion since its inception to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network, including the building and rapid expansion of its 4G LTE network, which currently is available in 486 markets nationwide, covering close to 89 percent of the U.S. population.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 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.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 14,700 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
About Rio Virgin Telephone Company
Rio Virgin Telephone Company (dba Reliance Connects) is a privately held communication company that has been in operation for over 100 years. Rio offers broadband, voice, cable television, wireless internet, triple play bundled options and telephony solutions for small business to enterprise PBX systems through Toshiba and Avaya. Rio Virgin’s service area encompasses Mesquite, NV, Bunkerville, NV, Beaverdam, AZ, Scenic, AZ, and Littlefield, AZ. Please see our website for more information www.relianceconnects.com.