News Release

Oceanside, California, Customers Can Make More Calls

Verizon Wireless Adds New Cell Sites near Camp Pendleton

August 8, 2007

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

IRVINE, CA — A school nurse needs to call a child's parent. A teenager needs a ride home from summer camp. A first responder must text message her entire team. Whatever people consider urgent, they can depend on the most reliable national wireless network thanks to Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless customers in Oceanside, California, and near Camp Pendleton are now experiencing increased coverage thanks to seven new cell sites:

  • Camp Pendleton enlisted housing on San Mateo Road and portions of Christanitos Road and Basilone Road
  • Along North River Road from Douglas Drive to College Boulevard and the surrounding residential area to the north
  • Near Las Pulgas Road, Aliso Canyon Road, Stuart Mesa Rd. north of Aliso Canyon Rd. and Basilone Road
  • Along Vandegrift Boulevard from Stuart Mesa Road and north east
  • Around Horno Summit near Basilone Road and Horno Ridge Road
  • Along Interstate 5 from Basilone Road to the California Highway Patrol checkpoint
  • Along Interstate 5 at Las Pulgas Road and the western portion of Marine Corps base

"Our local expansion is just another way of ensuring that Verizon Wireless' network continues to support our leadership in customer loyalty,*" said John Palmer, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless is the only major carrier with a 30-day network Test Drive pledge that pays for calls if a customer isn't satisfied and switches to another carrier. The company has invested more than $40 billion in its wireless network over the past seven years. Of that amount, more than $4 billion has been invested in California, helping Verizon Wireless stay ahead of the growing demand for its services and add new capabilities, like V CAST Mobile TV.

There are more than 2,300 Verizon Wireless stores nationwide, including those at Circuit City. 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 62.1 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 67,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE:VOD)(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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