News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Service in Southeastern Michigan

New Cell Sites Improve Coverage in Ann Arbor, Downtown Detroit and Dearborn

February 10, 2004

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Jackie Perreca
For Verizon Wireless
jperreca@marxlayne.com
248-855-6777

DETROIT, MI — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, today announced the activation of three new cell sites in southeastern Michigan, resulting in clearer reception and fewer dropped calls for the company's customers.

The new cell sites have been activated in the following locations:

  • Ann Arbor — improved coverage for Ann Arbor residents and commuters along Fuller and Geddes Roads, and US 23 between Plymouth Road and Interstate-94; for visitors of the Veteran's Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • Downtown Detroit — increased coverage along the Detroit River waterfront and East Jefferson, including the Renaissance Center
  • Dearborn — added capacity and coverage along Interstate-94 between Southfield and Schaefer roads

"Southeastern Michigan is a highly penetrated usage area for our customers," said Greg Haller, president — Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. "The activation of these new cell sites reflects our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with the network reliability they expect from us."

The improvements are part of Verizon Wireless' yearly multi-billion dollar nationwide network investment designed to stay ahead of the growing demand for company's voice and data services. Over the past three years, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $12 billion in its national network, offering customers access to the most extensive and reliable 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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