News Release

Verizon Wireless Adds Cell Towers Near Sherman, Texas

July 24, 2003

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
817-258-1980

Lora Friedrichsen
Golin/Harris International
Lfriedrichsen@golinharris.com
972-308-9138

SHERMAN, TX — As part of a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service in and around Sherman, Texas, Verizon Wireless — the nation's leading provider of wireless communications — expanded its network with three new cell towers in the area during the second quarter of 2003.  Verizon Wireless has activated a total of 95 cell towers in Texas since January.

 

The following cell towers were added to enhance coverage in and around Sherman:

  • The Sherman West repeater, located between Whitesboro and Sherman, was converted to a full cell site, greatly expanding coverage and capacity to serve the area bounded by Spalding, Gibbons, Hagerman, and Perrin Field Roads.

  • The Collinsville repeater, located  between Whitesboro and Tioga on U.S. Highway 377, was converted to a full cell site, greatly expanding coverage and capacity to serve the area bounded by Interstate Highway 56, Graham's Grove Road, Southmayd Road, and FM 3164.

  • One tower located in Tioga on U.S. Highway 377 was upgraded to provide both additional coverage and capacity to the surrounding area, extending new coverage from south Collinsville to Pilot Point.  The site covers as far east as Seagginsol Road and as far west as County Road 215.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $8 billion nationwide in network development during the past two years.  Network expansion in the Sherman area is a result of Verizon Wireless' ongoing efforts to enhance its digital network — the largest in the United States — and improve its coverage and call reliability in Texas, said David McCarley, executive director of network for Verizon Wireless' Texas Region. 

           

"The performance of our digital network is a key reason Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless service provider in the nation," McCarley said.  "The activation of new towers in the Sherman area demonstrates our commitment to providing the nation's highest-quality wireless network to customers in Texas." 

 

Recent network enhancements in Texas will benefit all customers, especially those on the carrier's Texas Local DigitalChoiceSM plan, which makes every call in Texas a local one with no roaming or long distance charges.

 

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications.  The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 33.3 million customers.  Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD).  Find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com. 

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