News Release

Residents Can Call More In Santa Monica, California

Two New Verizon Wireless Cell Sites Increase Coverage Area And Call Capacity

May 4, 2006

Ken Muche
Ken.Muche@VerizonWireless.com
949-286-8193

IRVINE, CA — Residents in Santa Monica, California can now make more calls, thanks to Verizon Wireless' construction of two new cell sites in the city.

Network coverage and/or call capacity have been improved along:

  • San Vicente Boulevard between 20th Street and Ocean Avenue
  • Montana Avenue between 20th Street to Stanford Street
  • 26th Street between West Benvenue Street to California Avenue

"A school nurse needs to call a child's parent…A college student wants a ride home for the weekend…A first responder must email her team…Whatever you consider urgent, you can depend on the most reliable national wireless network thanks to our $30 billion investment in it since 2000," said John Palmer, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

Real-life test men and women inspired the "Can you hear me now? Good®" advertising campaign. These technicians gather data on more than 300,000 calls monthly to test all major wireless networks. They travel over 100,000 miles a month in specially equipped vehicles to conduct testing. Engineers analyze each test call and execute plans to further enhance the network. Redundant computer and power systems help ensure network reliability during crises and throughout the year.

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you'd like to schedule an interview or ride-along test drive with a local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Ken Muché at 949-286-8193 or ken.muche@verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD and LSE). 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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