News Release

Hurricane Preparedness B-Roll And Images From Verizon Wireless Available To Media

May 13, 2007

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7516

WHO:
Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network

WHAT:
Broadcast-quality B-Roll and high-resolution stills showing:

  • Verizon Wireless' ongoing preparations to ensure the year-round readiness and reliability of the company's wireless network
  • Verizon Wireless' network reliability in emergencies, including portable generators that can be deployed to provide emergency power and mobile cell sites that can be rolled out to provide additional wireless call capacity

WHERE:
The B-Roll and still images can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia  

WHEN:
Available Immediately

BACKGROUND:
Verizon Wireless has continued the significant preparations and investments that have kept its network strong, even through the destructive storms of past years, while other communication networks often were adversely impacted. The Verizon Wireless team of real-life test men and women, backed by the company's Network Operations team, test and retest the network's performance and durability all year round. In addition, Verizon Wireless maintains a fleet of mobile generators and Cells on Wheels (COWs) - self-powered call transmitters that can be rolled into hard-hit locations to provide additional service.

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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