News Release

Wireless Phone Users In Wilmore, Kentucky, Now Experience Even Clearer Reception And Fewer Dropped Calls

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site in Wilmore

May 21, 2008

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Bonnie Hackbarth
For Verizon Wireless
bhackbarth@guthriemayes.com
502-625-1658

WILMORE, KY — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Wilmore that expands network coverage, enabling more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; download music, games and ringtones; view high-quality videos; and browse the Internet, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site improves Verizon Wireless' voice and data network coverage in the following areas:

  • In Wilmore
  • On the campus of Asbury College
  • Along U.S. Route 68 from Wilmore into eastern Mercer County
  • Along State Road 29 from the north side of Wilmore to the Jessamine/Mercer County line

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

This new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Kentucky 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 $221 million of this investment was spent in Kentucky since 2000. In 2007, the company invested more than $38 million in Kentucky 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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