News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Its Network In York County, Pennsylvania

Demand Grows for Wireless Calling, Data Access

February 9, 2005

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Patricia Quolke
For Verizon Wireless
pquolke@adelphia.net
12-563-0367

YORK, PA — In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service in York County, Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, has expanded its network with two new cell sites in New Freedom and Dallastown. The new cell sites improve network coverage and capacity in the following areas:

  • New Freedom, Shrewsbury and Interstate 83 south of Shrewsbury
  • Dallastown, Cape Horn and Yoe

The new cell sites are part of Verizon Wireless' aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand in York County and nationwide for the company's voice and data services, such as TXT and Picture Messaging, NationalAccess and Get It Now® ringtones, games, productivity applications and more. Verizon Wireless spends more than $4 billion nationally each year to expand and upgrade its nationwide wireless network.

"Customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us because they know they'll get wireless service they can depend on," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "Our continued investment in its premier wireless network and its focus on strong customer service are the drivers behind the record-setting growth."

This network investment is part of Verizon Wireless' commitment to offer customers the most reliable service available in the nation today. The company's 'most reliable network' claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and women who inspired the company's national advertising campaign. These test men and women are Verizon Wireless engineers who make more than 300,000 test calls monthly on Verizon Wireless' and other national wireless carriers' networks while they travel more than 100,000 miles nationwide in specially equipped, company-owned test vehicles.

Test Man Ride-Along Program for the News Media
Specially-equipped Verizon Wireless test vehicles simultaneously test the networks of as many as eight wireless providers, using a mobile laptop computer to generate phonically diverse "conversations." If you are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along test drive with your locally-based Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Laura Merritt at 614-561-2605.

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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