News Release

Verizon Wireless Enhances Network In Terre Haute Area, Indiana

Newly Activated Cell Site Increases Network Coverage

April 17, 2005

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Kyle Niederpruem
For Verizon Wireless
kyle@hirons.com
812-331-7500, ext. 225

TERRE HAUTE, IN — To stay ahead of its growing customer base and demand for its voice and data services, Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Vermillion County.

The new cell site improves the company's digital network coverage in the following areas:

  • State Road 63 between Clinton and Cayuga
  • State Road 71 between Clinton and Cayuga
  • U.S. 36 between the Illinois/Indiana state line and the Vermillion/Parke county line

As a result of the network enhancement, Verizon Wireless customers will experience fewer dropped calls and clearer reception while talking on their wireless phones, handling data applications (such as TXT and Picture Messaging) or downloading games and ring tones with the company's Get It Now® services.

"It's no coincidence that we have the most loyal customers in the wireless industry," said Greg Haller, president—Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "Customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us because they want wireless service they can rely on. That is why continuously investing in and improving our network remains our top priority."

Activation of this new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' continuous effort to increase capacity and augment the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Indiana and across the country. Since its inception, the company has consistently spent more than $4 billion annually-and more than $5 billion last year-to expand and enhance its network nationwide. Approximately $103 million of this investment was spent in 2004 to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless products and services in Indiana.

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, N.J., 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 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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