News Release

Network Enhancement Gives Wireless Customers in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Something to Talk About

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site in Central Pennsylvania

December 25, 2006

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

Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Schuylkill Haven, increasing network coverage and capacity in the town and in portions of Schuylkill County.

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA — The network enhancement enables more Verizon Wireless customers to use their wireless phones to make calls; send and receive email and TXT, Picture and Video Messages; and download games and ring tones.

The new cell site improves network coverage and capacity in the towns of Schuylkill Haven and Cressona. In addition, coverage is improved in the town of Lake Wynonah and portions of state routes 61, 183, 443 and 895.

"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 third quarter of 2006, only 1.24 percent of its customers disconnected their service, a figure well below the industry average.

These recent enhancements in Schuylkill County are part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion in the last seven 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 $160 million of this investment was spent in Pennsylvania in 2006.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 60,000 employees nationwide. The company 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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