News Release

Wireless Phone Users In Saginaw County, Michigan Now Experience Even Clearer Reception And Fewer Dropped Calls

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Sites in Chesaning and Bridgeport

April 29, 2008

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Adam Zielke
azielke@marxlayne.com  
248-855-6777

CHESANING, MI — Verizon Wireless has activated two new cell sites in Chesaning and Bridgeport that expand network coverage and increase capacity, enabling more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; download music, games and ringtones; view high-quality videos and browse the mobile Internet, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell sites improve Verizon Wireless' voice and data network coverage along State Route 57 between Montrose and Chesaning and also along Interstate 75 between Birch Run and Bridgeport.

"Our customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us because we deliver on our commitment to provide a reliable network," said Greg Haller, president—Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. "We'll continue investing in our network here in Michigan as well as across the nation so that our customers can rely on their wireless phones everywhere they go."

These new cell sites are part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Michigan and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $45 billion since it was formed-$5.5 billion on average every year-to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. More than $1 billion of this investment has been spent in Michigan since 2000. In 2007, the company invested more than $145 million in Michigan network improvements.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to 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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