News Release

Video Of Verizon Wireless Network Preparation For Football's Big Game Now Available

February 1, 2005

Regional Media:
Florida
Chuck Hamby
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com
813-615-4803

National Media:
Tom Pica
Verizon Wireless
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4385

WHO:  Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable network

WHAT:  B-Roll Roll illustrating Verizon Wireless' network preparation around Jacksonville's Alltel Stadium, site of this weekend's big game including:

  • Video of people using Verizon Wireless phones around Alltel Stadium
  • A Verizon Wireless portable cell phone tower outside of Alltel Stadium
  • A Verizon Wireless technician preparing a cell phone tower for use during the game
  • Employees working at Verizon Wireless' Mobile Telephone Switching Office

WHERE:  The B-Roll can be found online in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia  

WHEN:  Available beginning Wednesday, February 2, 2005

BACKGROUND:  Verizon Wireless invests more than $1 billion every 90 days in its nationwide network, to offer customers the most extensive wireless voice and data network in the United States. To prepare for this weekend's football game, Verizon Wireless has upgraded permanent cell sites near Jacksonville's Alltel Stadium, location of this year's game, and deployed mobile transmission equipment called COWs (cell sites on wheels) to help handle the surge in voice and data calls. In addition, teams of test men and women have been checking the Verizon Wireless network throughout Jacksonville and surrounding areas for weeks, making sure strong coverage blankets the region.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data 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 on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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