News Release

Las Vegas Residents And Visitors Can Make More Calls

Verizon Wireless adds five new cell sites to provide additional wireless coverage

July 10, 2006

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

LAS VEGAS, NV — Verizon Wireless expanded its network in the second quarter with five key cell sites in greater Las Vegas.

As a result of the new cell sites, network coverage and capacity have been improved in the following areas:

  • Centennial Parkway north to Highway 215 
  • Washburn Rd. with coverage north to Centennial Rd. and south to Craig Rd.
  • Southeast of McCarran Airport along Sunset Rd. and Eastern Ave.
  • South of Spring Mountain to Flamingo along Interstate 15 
  • Along Interstate 15 and Losee Rd.

"These new sites, along with the three sites added in the first quarter, reflect our ongoing commitment to provide customers with the reliable, high quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless," said Tony Heyman, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

"We've invested more than $215 million in our wireless network in Nevada over the past five years, and we will continue to invest to stay ahead of the explosive growth in Clark County."

The company 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.

The company's 'most reliable network' claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspired the "Can you hear me now? Good®" national advertising campaign.

These engineers conduct more than 750,000 voice call attempts and 1.4 million data tests quarterly on Verizon Wireless' and other national carriers' networks. These real life "test men and women" travel more than 225,000 miles quarterly in specially equipped, company-owned test vehicles.

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along test drive with your local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Jenny Weaver at 480-763-6321 or jenny.weaver@verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, 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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