News Release

Verizon Wireless Completes $30 Million Expansion Of Indianapolis Network Facility

Upgrade of Mobile Telephone Switching Office Enhances Network Reliability for Customers across Indiana

September 30, 2007

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Kyle Niederpruem
kyle@kylecommunications.com
317-509-7334

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Verizon Wireless announced today that it recently completed a $30 million expansion and upgrade of one of its Mobile Telephone Switching Offices (MTSO) in Indianapolis to further increase the reliability of its network statewide for its customers.

The Indianapolis MTSO houses the electronics that run much of Verizon Wireless' network in the following 29 counties in Indiana and covers a geographic territory of approximately 7,591 square miles.

  • Adams
  • Allen
  • Blackford
  • Boone
  • Clinton
  • DeKalb
  • Delaware
  • Grant
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hendricks
  • Howard
  • Huntington
  • Jasper
  • Jay
  • Johnson
  • LaPorte
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Morgan
  • Newton
  • Pulaski
  • Shelby
  • Starke
  • Tippecanoe
  • Tipton
  • Wells
  • White
  • Whitley

The MTSO, which is now capable of processing nearly 54 million calls daily, has increased in size from 16,000 to 20,000 square feet to accommodate the growing demand for products and services by an increasing number of Indiana customers. With the expanded facility and newly installed equipment, Verizon Wireless continues to prepare itself for future customer growth and expansion into new markets.

As part of the investment, Verizon Wireless enhanced its backup power systems at the state-of-the-art MTSO to ensure uninterrupted service in the event of a power outage.

"As the backbone of our wireless network, this newly expanded and upgraded MTSO ensures that Verizon Wireless has the capacity to accommodate our customer needs," said Scott Grosz, director—network operations, Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "We will continue to stay ahead of the exploding demand for wireless voice and data communications across Indiana."

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 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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