News Release

Irvine, California Residents Can Make More Calls In Los Angeles County

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

April 3, 2007

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

IRVINE, CA — Residents in Los Angeles County, California can now make more calls, thanks to new Verizon Wireless cell sites in the cities of Northridge, Santa Clarita, Venice and West Hollywood.

Network coverage and call capacity have been improved near:

  • Northridge — California State University Northridge, the Northridge Fashion Center and surrounding area
  • Santa Clarita — Along Lyons Avenue from Interstate 5 to Newhall Avenue and surrounding area
  • Venice — At the intersection of Rose Ave and 4th Street and along Pacific Avenue from Marine Street to Venice Boulevard, including surrounding residential area
  • West Hollywood — Near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Gardner Street, between La Brea and Crescent Heights and Sunset Boulevard and Melrose 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 more than $35 billion investment in it in the last seven years," said John Palmer, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

The company's most reliable network claim is based on network studies performed by the real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspire Verizon Wireless' national advertising. These engineers conduct more than 3 million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' and other national carriers' networks while traveling almost 1 million miles annually in specially equipped, company-owned test vehicles.

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 operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 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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