News Release

Network Enhancements Give Wireless Customers In Monroe County, Pennsylvania Something To Talk About

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Sites in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

September 25, 2006

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

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA — Verizon Wireless has activated three new cell sites in East Stroudsburg, increasing network coverage and capacity in the town and portions of Monroe County.

The network enhancements enable more Verizon Wireless customers to use their wireless phones to make calls, send and receive e-mail and TXT, Picture and Video Messages, and download games and ring tones.

The new cell sites improve network coverage and increase capacity in the following areas:

  • East Stroudsburg;
  • North Stroudsburg;
  • Along U.S. Business Route 209 northeast from State Route 191 to State Route 447;
  • Along U.S. Route 209 northeast from East Stroudsburg to the Pike County line;
  • Along U.S. Interstate 80 southeast from East Stroudsburg to the town of Delaware Water Gap;
  • From Delaware Water Gap north to Buttermilk Falls

"Verizon Wireless is committed to improving our premier wireless voice and data network," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "Our customers join us and stay with us because they are confident they'll receive reliable service."

Reliable service is fundamental to customer loyalty, and Verizon Wireless boasts the highest customer loyalty in the industry. During the second quarter of 2006, only 1.1 percent of its customers disconnected their service, which is well below the industry average.

These recent enhancements in Monroe County are part of Verizon Wireless' continuous effort to increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Pennsylvania and across the country. 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. More than $81 million of this investment was spent in Pennsylvania in the first half of 2006.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, 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 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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