GRAND RAPIDS, OH — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Grand Rapids, increasing network coverage in the town and portions of Lucas County.
The network enhancement enables 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 site improves network coverage east along U.S. Route 24 from County Road 4a to Hertzfield Road and from Neowash Road south to U.S. Route 6.
"Verizon Wireless is committed to improving our premier wireless voice and data network," said Roger Tang, presidentOhio/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.
This recent enhancement in Lucas County is part of Verizon Wireless' continuous effort to increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Ohio 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 $110 million of this investment was spent in Ohio in the first half of 2006.
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