News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Local Network With New Cell Site At Harvey's Lake, Pennsylvania

Customers Now Experience Enhanced Network Coverage

May 3, 2006

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605DeAnna Halewski
dhalewski@sacunas-stoessel.com
717-652-0100, ext. 21

HARVEY'S LAKE, PA — Verizon Wireless has installed a new cell site at Harvey's Lake in Luzerne County, enabling more area customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls, send and receive TXT and Picture Messages, and download games and ring tones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site enhances network coverage for the communities surrounding Harvey's Lake, including Shawanese and Lehman. It also improves service along state Route 118 between state Route 415 and Pikes Creek, and along state Route 415 from state Route 309 to state Route 29.

"In 2005 in Pennsylvania, call volume on our network increased by more than 40 percent," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "This new cell site reflects our ongoing commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers and to provide them with the reliable, high quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless."

Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion in the last six years-$5 billion on average every year since the company was formed-to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. In 2005, Verizon Wireless invested $240 million in Pennsylvania.

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