News Release

Verizon Wireless Adds New Cell Sites In Brooklyn, New York

Six New Sites Activated in Brooklyn During Past Year to Continue to Improve Service

February 5, 2004

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Robin B. Nicol
908-789-4719

ORANGEBURG, NY — In an ongoing effort to provide the best wireless service for residents and those who travel throughout Brooklyn, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has activated two new cell sites in the borough.

The new sites are part of a planned investment in the company's national wireless network, the largest, most reliable in the country. Verizon Wireless spends $1 billion every 90 days to expand and upgrade its nationwide wireless network and to stay ahead of the growing demand for its voice and data services. The company now serves more than 37.5 million customers.

"Verizon Wireless continues to build cell sites to serve the increasing number of customers who rely on our service for wireless calls, text messages, e-mail and other data services," said Charles Hand, president of Verizon Wireless' New York Metro area. "During 2003, we added a total of six cell sites in Brooklyn and additional locations are planned for this year."

The two most recent sites improve service in the following areas:

  • From E 37th to E 49th Streets between Snyder and Maple Avenues, and on Route 27 from Brooklyn Avenue to Utica Street.
  • On Shore Parkway, Cropsey and Bath Avenues between Bay 16th and Bay 37 th Streets.

Hand said he expects demand for Verizon Wireless' services to continue to be strong, now that customers are able to switch wireless carriers and keep their wireless phone numbers.

"The artificial barrier, forcing customers to stay with one carrier, is gone and they are free to choose the best network," he said.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $8 billion over the last two years in its nationwide network, offering customers access to the most extensive wireless voice and data network in the United States.

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 37.5 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.verizonwireless.com.  To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com.

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