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Wireless Phone Users In Livonia And Farmington Hills, Michigan, Now Experience Even Clearer Reception And Fewer Dropped Calls

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site

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October 9, 2008

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Alan Upchurch
aupchurch@marxlayne.com
248-855-6777

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

The new cell site improves Verizon Wireless’ voice and data network coverage in Livonia and Farmington Hills and along:

  • 8 Mile Road from Drake Road to Gill Road
  • 7 Mile Road from just east of Newburg Road to Farmington Road
  • Gill Road from just south of 9 Mile Road to 1/2 mile south of 7 Mile Road

“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–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.”

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 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.

About Verizon Wireless
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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