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Verizon Wireless Upgrades Network For Customers At University Of Michigan Football Games

Company Doubles Capacity for Big Crowds at The Big House

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September 22, 2008

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Michael Kern
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ANN ARBOR, MI — With more than 100,000 people converging on Ann Arbor during Football Saturdays, Verizon Wireless has activated a Cell on Light Truck (COLT) that doubles capacity in and around Michigan Stadium. This temporary site is a fully functional mobile cell site that enhances wireless capacity in a given area.

The COLT enables more Verizon Wireless customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make voice calls; send e-mail and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones while enjoying fewer dropped calls and clearer reception. This is the third consecutive year Verizon Wireless has herded a COLT to Ann Arbor for Football Saturdays.

“Whether our customers are inside The Big House cheering on either team or just enjoying an afternoon of tailgating, we are committed to delivering the same reliable service they have come to expect from Verizon Wireless wherever they use our network,” said Greg Haller, president – Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky region, Verizon Wireless.

This enhancement is 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 $1.7 billion of this investment has been spent in Michigan since 2000. In 2007, the company invested more than $145 million in Michigan network improvements.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 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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