News Release

New B-Roll Available To Media: Verizon Wireless Cell Site For Rapid Disaster Response

March 27, 2005

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

WHAT: The following B-Roll of Verizon Wireless' Cell on Light Truck (COLT) is available for use by the media:

  • Video of the COLT being driven to Papago Park in Phoenix, AZ
  • Video of the COLT's generator being set up
  • Video of the COLT's interior

WHERE: The B-Roll can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia  

WHEN: Available today, Monday, March 28, 2005

BACKGROUND: Verizon Wireless Cell on Light Trucks (COLTs) can process thousands of calls every hour in the event cell sites or other key communications equipment are damaged or disabled by a community disaster. The 25,000 pound vehicle features two retractable masts, a microwave antenna to link network components, an emergency power generator and a small office. The COLTs are also fully equipped with resources needed during emergencies including equipment, fuel, electrical generators, food, water and cots.

CONTACT:

Arizona Media:
Jenny Weaver
Verizon Wireless
480.763.6321
Jenny.Weaver@verizonwireless.com

National Media:
Tom Pica
Verizon Wireless
908.306.4385
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com

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 preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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