News Release

Verizon Wireless Enhances Wireless Service And Shopping In Arizona's West Valley

Three new cell sites added and three new stores opened to accommodate rapid growth

April 29, 2007

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

CHANDLER, AZ — Wireless users in the West Valley are now experiencing increased coverage thanks to three new Verizon Wireless cell sites.

Network coverage and call capacity have been enhanced near:

  • Avondale — Palm Valley Shopping Center and the surrounding residential area
  • Peoria — Ventana Lakes Golf Club, Westbrook Village community and the surrounding area
  • Surprise — Near the intersection of west Bell Rd. and north Cotton Ln. and the surrounding area, including the Arizona Traditions Golf Club

And to make shopping and service even more convenient, the company has opened three new retail stores in the West Valley:

Glendale (Northern Crossing)
13869 W. Bell Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85301

Peoria (Peoria Crossing)
9184 W. Northern Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85345

Surprise
5849 W. Northern Ave.
Surprise, AZ 85374

"Our West Valley network and retail expansion is tied to our commitment to provide the best possible wireless experience for customers. It's just another way of ensuring that Verizon Wireless continues to be the leader in customer loyalty,*" said Tony Heyman, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

"And now customers have the opportunity to Test Drive our network for themselves for 30 days, virtually risk-free by adding a new line of service."

In an industry first, Verizon Wireless is putting customers in the driver's seat to take the nation's most reliable wireless network for a spin.

If at any point during the 30-day Test Drive customers are not satisfied with their experience and take their number to another wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless will refund their money for their calls, equipment, activation fee and taxes.

Verizon Wireless has invested nearly half a billion dollars in its wireless network in Arizona over the past six years to stay ahead of the growth in demand for our products and services and to ensure the most reliable network in the industry.

The company has invested $37 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.

For more information about Test Drive from Verizon Wireless or any of our products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

* Loyalty claims based upon publicly available churn (customer turnover) figures.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 60.7 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 66,000 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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