News Release

Verizon Wireless Improves And Expands Wireless Coverage In Pinehurst, North Carolina

Network Enhancements Total More Than $719 Million in N.C. Since 2000

December 2, 2007

Carly Culbertson
Verizon Wireless
Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

PINEHURST, NC — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, recently increased wireless coverage in Pinehurst, N.C., and sounding areas throughout Moore County, N.C. Verizon Wireless customers will immediately experience enhanced wireless coverage in the following areas:

  • Along State Road 211 towards the town of West End
  • Near the intersections of Mclean Road and Highway 5 in Pinehurst
  • Near Dawkins Street and Along Highway 5 northwest of Aberdeen
  • Along US-1 and US-15 in Southern Pines
  • Walnut Street in Pinebluff
  • Highway 15 north of Pinehurst near Juniper Lake Road

The recent network enhancement enables more Verizon Wireless customers to use their wireless phones to make calls, send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages, and download games and Ringtones while enjoying superior wireless coverage.

"We are excited to bring better service to this area and meet the needs of our growing customer base," said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless' Carolinas/Tennessee region. "Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the nation's most reliable network." Customers in Moore County can visit the following Verizon Wireless authorized agent locations to sign up for service, update an existing plan or get the latest that Verizon Wireless has to offer in devices and accessories.

  • Best Buy at 11088 North US Highway 15-501 in Aberdeen, NC
  • Cellular Sales at 11000 Highway 15-501 South in Aberdeen, NC
  • VComm Wireless at 2207 Pinehurst Drive along NC Highway 5 in Aberdeen, NC

The enhancement in and around Pinehurst is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in North Carolina. Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested over $719 million in North Carolina.

* Network details at www.verizonwireless.com/bestnetwork.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 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 68,000 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.

EDITORS NOTE: Test Man Ride-Along Program for the News Media
Specially equipped Verizon Wireless test vehicles simultaneously test the Verizon Wireless network as well as the networks of as many as seven other wireless providers, using a mobile laptop computer to generate phonically diverse "conversations." If one of your reporters is interested in setting up an interview or ride-along test drive with your locally-based Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Carly Culbertson.

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