News Release

Verizon Wireless Launches High-Speed Express Network in Appleton and Green Bay, Wisconsin

Customers Benefit from Voice and Data Connection on Third Generation Wireless Network

August 13, 2003

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282Susie Falk
For Verizon Wireless
sfalk@bluehorseinc.com  
414-291-7620

MILWAUKEE, WI — Appleton and Green Bay-area consumers and businesses now may reap the rewards of a significantly faster and more robust wireless experience with the launch of Verizon Wireless' Express NetworkSM.

The high-speed network enhances all levels of wireless communication, from voice transmission, Internet browsing, wireless imaging and email, to enterprise applications that give companies with mobile employees tools for increased productivity and efficiency. Express Network, which is now in more than 1,000 cities nationwide, also improves the wireless experience of many specialized, vertical applications, such as telemetry, transaction processing and database access.

"We are very pleased that Appleton and Green Bay have become additional key markets in which we offer this service," said Tracy Nolan, region president of Verizon Wireless. "The freedom and flexibility provided by Express Network will certainly appeal to the Fox River Valley's wireless users, as well as to diverse businesses that strive to use the latest technologies to enhance their operations. Our high-speed data network will exceed customer expectations."

Express Network consistently delivers speeds of 40-60 kilobits per second (kbps), with bursts up to 144 kbps, similar to or better than speeds customers experience on their computers when using dial-up Internet service at work or home.

"Whether using the service with a laptop or PDA, Express Network is cutting time and boosting efficiency for a diverse group of Badger state customers including city building inspectors and sheriffs' departments," added Nolan. "Together with the nation's most expansive network, Express Network lets our customers work faster and smarter as they continue to rely increasingly on wireless products for their business and personal communications needs."

Verizon Wireless offers a variety of Express Network pricing plans to meet different users' needs, including combined minutes/data rate plans as well as unlimited data access packages. Verizon Wireless also offers a collection of megabyte price plans, which are based on the amount of data transmitted.

Verizon Wireless products and services can be found at the company's two retail locations in the Fox River Valley area:

  • 4301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton; and
  • 303 Bay Park Square, Green Bay.

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 34.6 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 www.vzw.com.

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